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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Moving into a house... UGLY cupboards! on: December 09, 2010 09:58:33 AM
My boyfriend, roommate and I are moving into a house in 11 days. Pretty short notice. The house is so cute, and has a ton of potential, except we are renting.  I am really excited about this place for quite a few reasons:

1. My boyfriend's aunt is going to be our landlord, and her husband, the maintenance guy.
2. IT IS A HOUSE! Well, duplex, but a HOUSE. Not a stinkin' apartment.
3.It is like a 2 minute walk to the center of downtown, and like a 5 minute walk to Caribou coffee, and right on the bus line which is great seeing that I don't drive.
However, these kitchen cupboards are so nasty. Now, since we are just renting, and poor, we can't do anything to these nastys, but I Would like to make them more aesthetically pleasing, since I do spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  Does anyone have any ideas for something that is a non-permanent fix for these?:

So, here's the thing, I sort of do appreciate that they are already white, which is pretty cute, but it is the nasty wood bordering it.  (I can not STAND the look of wood, I have no idea why, I just don't like it) Its not like I can change the drawer pulls, because there aren't any. I am just at a loss.

Just thought I would add: none of the junk on the counters is ours, these were taken on the 1st of the month, and the previous tenants had literally just moved out. And that weird looking microwave thing on the counter in the first picture is actually a mini dishwasher we learned. weird.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Inchies (A few questions) and Ideas needed. on: March 05, 2010 11:34:16 PM
Recently, I was browsing through Craftster, and came across the Alphabet Inchie Swap.  I read about it, and normally something like this wouldn't draw me in, but it did.  I knew I had to sign up, and I did, and ever since then I have been researching Inchies online like a mad woman! I have since started some "Practice" inchies for the upcoming swap, but have come across a few questions. The first of which is what should be used as a backing for an inchie? 

My next  question have nothing to do with the swap, but inchies to use as home accents.  I realized yesterday that the space above the toilet in my bathroom is a bit bare, and tonight I though "HEY! I can make an inchie art thing"  And I have colors of my bathroom (A magenta-y purple-y color, a teal-y aqua, and an apple green)  But I need a good quote to put on it.  I have actually considered maybe using Twinchies instead and making them like 5 across by 5 down, so, any little quotes or something would be great.  I am just not sure what a good, fun quote would be to put in a bathroom  So, yeah.  Sorry, the post was a little lengthy, but I hope someone can help!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Greeting Cards for a school assignment on: December 17, 2008 07:56:39 AM
So, I am in a class called Writer's Workshop at school.  For a part of our final we have to do a choice assignment and we have to pick three of the 25 choices.  One of the choices is the one i chose:
   creating a series of ten greeting cards based on a single idea such as "cards for John Marshall students to exchange."  Cards might address ideas as "Want to go to prom" or "I'm sorry I dented your car." Try to achieve a professional quality. 

  I of course thought "Hey! I can do that!"  But i have never done a paper craft.  SO, I have a few questions:
*Any ideas for the theme?
*What type of paper should I use
*Any other tips?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / I don't even know what resin is! on: April 21, 2008 04:09:45 PM
Can anybody explain please?
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Bottle Caps on: March 29, 2008 09:02:24 PM
I have some bottle caps, not very many, but a few, from work.  I am hoping to collect more as time passes. However I am at a loss for what to craft out of them. any ideas?
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / I feel so ignorant... A silly planting question on: March 29, 2008 08:43:00 PM
So I have Mint seeds because i really want mint leaves.  But I have no pot, no money and no way to get to a store to buy one. SO the question is is there anyway I canplant my plant in anything but a pot? Also a question about dirt: Do i have to buy dirt or can I just use my yard dirt. Thank you so very much in advance for helping with my ignorance
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Choo-Choo bag for my sister on: March 22, 2008 10:48:46 AM
My sister is turning 5 today!! My parents went to a toy store the other day and bought her a Thomas The Train play mat and two trains to go with it so they suggested that I just get her another train. but hey I'm a craftster. So the bf and I went to the toy store and I bought her a dairy train that says MOO when you slide open one of the doors. and the bf got her a Chinese Dragon one.

But of course I couldn't give her JUST those! So I drug my bf to Hobby Lobby and saw this fabric. LIGHTBULB!!

So I decided to make her a bag to put her trains in. It's a little big considering she only has 4 trains so far. I think I did an okay job considering it is my first REAL project other than my dress recon for a dance.

This is a magnetic board i own that i used to determine the size.


THEN I finish and see that part of the fabric was smaller than the lining

So i fixed it and this is the finished product-

up close-\

It doesn't look that round-y at the top, it's really all square it was just because it was hanging on my door rather than a person.  Like I said not bad practice for me, Helped me practice straight sewing Wink

This took a lot longer to type and stuff considering I am supposed to be keeping my  almost-1 yr. old brother occupied as my mother cleans my sister's room to get ready for the party, and I got in trouble for being on the computer like 3 times already. ENJOY
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Wooden letters AND Switch Plate/ Outlet Covers :) on: March 22, 2008 10:27:01 AM
So, I saw a tute on here somewhere, (sooo sorry I can't seem to find it, if anyone can, PLEASE feel free to post it) on how to make wooden letters using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.   and of course, was inspired. No real background to this... well I guess a little, So, my bedroom is originally Black, White, and Grey based off of my Black and white pictures I have in my room of Marilyn Monroe and Then I saw this Scrapbook paper and I had to use it for my letters, (the paper that is on the D, E, M) Well they are Smiley

Then I saw switch Plates on here, No particular post, just a bunch. So, of course, I needed some of those too. Sorry this picture is blurry, I couldn't seem to get my hand steady for the picture.

And then I decided, well, why not make outlet covers too:

And an action shot (haha) thanks to my amazing-o Cell Phone Charger and Alarm Clock Wink

9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / The Pinball Messiah on: November 09, 2007 10:02:17 PM
okay so, my boyfriend's college did Tommy the rock Opera for their play this past month, and since then, i have become absolutely obsessed with Tommy. Well I was wanting to paint some shoes with maybe one with a pinball machine and it says the pinball wizard or pinball messiah, and the other have his face and next to it like maybe ear plugs, and sunglasses or something, i dunnno, anyway, i suck at drawing... like absolutely suck, so I was wondering if there were any ways i could do this with out messing it all up
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Just went thrifting on: May 05, 2007 09:05:42 PM
And I don't exactly know what to do with my new fabric Undecided. Any ideas?
a red and black print(sheet) :

up close:

A sun moon and stars pillow case (the kind that open in the back)

Up close

A sheer blue w/ white polka spots:

up close of polka spots (they are white):

a hot pink sheet:

and a purpley maroon burgundy silky fabric i got to make my homecoming dress with but never did:

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