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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Chairs on: October 31, 2006 11:29:33 AM
Well I have redone two chairs. I'm sorry, I was so excited I didn't take before pictures, and I also forgot to. Eek!
One is an office chair I got from Target, that my dogs decided to chew while we were away at work. Ahh, the pre-kennel days. Coming home to something new trashed. *sigh* Anyways, it was really bad. Leather falling off, chair fluff missing.

The other was a chair I think I got for free somewhere, that once again my dogs (pre-kennel days) decided to chew while we were gone. It wasn't as horrible as the first, but it was pretty bad. The wood part was an awful scratched up, and a little chewed on, brown stain. I'm sure it looked really nice before I got it. Smiley I ran out of fabric so this is it's almost-finished stage. The back and underside are the unfinished parts, that you can't really see in these pictures. (My dog likes to model for the camera.) I'm wondering if I should use a different fabric for the back, that goes well with black... hmmm...

2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / New-old sewing machine on: October 25, 2006 08:57:35 PM
I really didn't know where to put this, I apologize if it is in the wrong area. But... here's my dilemma:
Now, I bought an older Singer sewing machine today at Goodwill for guess how much! 20 bucks!!! And, it's the kind that is in a table, and folds underneath... my mother had one that I learned on, so there is some nostalgia going on.
Anyways, it's in great exterior condition. Had a few missing parts, that I picked up today, and then on my way home found a sewing machine repair place, and stopped in for a tiny part. I found out that a gear or gears are messed up. It'll cost anywhere from $90-160 to fix! Eek!
This is where I stop rambling and come to the main question. Yay! 
The gear that spins the bobbin around is not spinning. (I don't know if there are more gears that are messed up or if it is just this one.)
So, all you genius' out there, I'm curious if I should buy the replacement gear, and attempt to replace it myself. The gear costs about $15 (with s/h). Any suggestions?
I think, I also, need to oil it, how do I go about that?
(Keep in mind, I'm a poor 20 year old.)
(And, this was posted on a different forum, if you have seen this already Tongue)
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Upholsetering headboard on: October 20, 2006 11:54:08 AM
Well, here's the lowdown. My boyfriend and I bought a fancy bed with a fancy wood frame, thinking it was all groovy, we'd have it the rest of our lives. Ha! Don't ever spend tons of money on particleboard! (I'd like to let it be known, while looking in the store, they totally fooled us that it was partical board or MDF, whatever that horrible, flimsy, fake wood is.) Anyways, so theres a great wooden simple frame with the basic headresting part of the headboard done in that crap.
Okay, done with my long rant, now I would like to be able to sit up in bed and read without breaking the headboard (you laugh, but trust me there a few cracks from both of us). And I have seen on all the design shows, them cool people redoing headboard with batting and a uber cool fabric. I want that!
So, I think I have the basic concept down, any suggestions from experiences, anyone may have? It would be much appreciated!

PS I did a search but couldn't find anything, if I missed it, just point me in the direction! Thank you tons!
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