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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Removing paint and Sharpie with home methods instead of paint stripper? on: October 06, 2010 01:40:02 PM
Hello all Smiley So I have a wall in my room that had sharpie on it (a good deal; people wrote phrases and drew pictures) and it was then painted over. Yes. I realize that it doesn't cover because the latex doesn't adhere to oil-based markers. >.<

So I was wondering if any of you had luck with home-methods of removing sharpie, such as nail polish remover or hand sanitizer. I really don't want to buy paint stripper as my dad will be PISSED if he finds out.

If this can't be done (I'd do trial and error right now but we're out of remover!) is there such thing as oil-based wall paint, and if so, where can I get it? How does its price compare to normal paint?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Letter to a Penpal Help! on: September 18, 2010 03:16:05 PM
My friend and I decided that we wanted to be pen pals. I live in Massachusetts and she lives in Chicago. Since we're both using regular envelopes to write to each other, the stuff has to be fairly flat/small. My envelope is 5x7" and so far I have the letter itself, an origami heart, one of my senior pictures, and a piece of homemade bubble paper. She likes the color blue and she's a recovering anorexic. Do you guys have any ideas of creative things I could do? Thanks for your help Smiley
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My House - first shrine! on: April 02, 2010 08:02:56 AM
This is so incredibly inspiring. I am a teenage girl suffering from bipolar disorder and anxiety as well as a recovering self-injurer and sexual abuse survivor. I'm so inspired to make something like this to highlight my struggles and show how I overcame them. Your shrine is absolutely BEAUTIFUL as well! Great job!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: DIY Headboard on: January 07, 2010 02:39:59 PM
I'd love something that nice in my room! My bed is just a mattress & box spring on the ground.  Undecided
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Clean-Along Its time for a major cleanup and redo- Post Your Own Pics on: October 04, 2009 08:33:45 PM
Currently my room is pretty organized, but there isn't enough space for everything. My bookshelf only has three shelves, and I have a book collection that far exceeds that. Not to mention that I have NO room for any of the pretty stuff I want to display, like my Finding Nemo snowglobe or wood trinkets my grandparents got in Poland. Right now EVERYTHING is on the top shelf of my closet, which is frustrating when I need to access it. My desk doesn't hold a lot and I don't have a nightstand. So my current plans are:

1. Buy IKEA six-shelf bookshelf and assemble.
2. Paint and assemble old desk in shed.
3. Take my sister's nightstand.
4. Find some sort of small shelving unit (3x3 ft, approx). for end of bed.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Work/Craft/Art room remodel - Picture and explanation DENSE on: April 27, 2009 03:08:27 PM
I have to say, I've seen a lot of great craft rooms & work spaces on Craftster... and this one is truly BEAUTIFUL.

Great job!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Teen girl room - low-budget style - lots of pics on: April 10, 2009 05:43:03 AM
I had a bedspread similar to that for a while. Great job! Btw, I LOVE the Harry Potter books on the shelf. XD
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sticky stuff that won't come off! *URGENT* on: October 26, 2008 06:14:06 AM
The rubbing alcohol trick is working! Over half the icky sticky stuff has come off my walls! XD

Thank you for all your suggestions guys!   Cheesy
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sticky stuff that won't come off! *URGENT* on: October 25, 2008 04:39:27 AM
Where can I get this Goo-Gone or UnDo?
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Sticky stuff that won't come off! *URGENT* on: October 24, 2008 06:25:19 PM
A while back, I got inspired by a multipurpose board on here and put up a 4'x4' white board/bulletin board grid on my wall. The white/cork boards adhered to the wall using a sticky, sort of double-sided tape with foam in the middle.

It won't come off the wall now that I've taken them down.

Short of scraping it all tediously, is there anything I can do?

Note: I've got the foam part off, but the sticky part is still stuck to the wall.

ANY advice would be appreciated, THANK YOU!
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