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Kid Room Eye Candy! Kids to Teens

posted by: oceanna on 03.14.2008 at 08:27 am in Home Decorating Forum

As usual, please feel free to contribute to this thread (please size your pics), and if you created something here, please step up and take credit.

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clipped on: 11.28.2009 at 10:35 am    last updated on: 11.28.2009 at 10:36 am

Home made art for a tight budget?

posted by: juliann74 on 07.10.2009 at 09:45 am in Home Decorating Forum

I really relate to xoxosmom's post about being overwhelmed with decorating! That got me to thinking about how I need to finish decorating the walls in our 3 yr old house (I have been avoiding this due to being overwhelmed!).

Since I have been an occasional poster here, but a daily lurker for years, I have been picking up on tips on how to find artwork on a budget. I have been obsessed with Craigslist and local thrift shops- but haven't liked anything I have seen.

I have been throwing around the idea of home made art/paintings. When I search for inspiration photos of home made art, I find only contemporary looking pieces, and I am a traditional/transitional girl at heart. Are there shapes or simple ideas that would blend with traditional decor?

Do you have any ideas or inspirational pics? Thank you for your help!

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clipped on: 10.25.2009 at 08:56 am    last updated on: 10.25.2009 at 08:56 am

FAQ/Answers Bathroom Plumbing for dummies

posted by: sheilaaus122 on 06.23.2008 at 11:06 am in Bathrooms Forum

I hope this is not hijacking the previous thread of Showers- FAQ but I thought since Bill V had offered to answer a bunch, those were more likely to be tiling related. I thought maybe we should start a new one of plumbing related FAQ's and if we get lucky- answers will be posted here too.
I will start-
for a shower/tub configuration, what is needed besides the tub spout, the shower head, and the on/off thingy?
For a shower configuration(like the master bathroom with a separate tub) what is needed beside the shower head and on /off thingy?
And for both of the above, what optional fixtures do you like? (handheld, stuff like that).

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clipped on: 10.19.2009 at 10:46 am    last updated on: 10.19.2009 at 10:46 am

3rd CL chair transformation

posted by: balego on 09.23.2009 at 01:20 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I am almost finished this little barrel chair, which is one of a pair that I bought for $20 each. They are not antiques, but probably from the early 70's. I had stripped this down, and was pleased that all of the innards were clean and perfect, so I didn't have to do anything with that. I did strip and restain the wood trim and legs. The only thing I have left to do is sew up some double welting trim and apply it around the trim to hide the staples. I did pick up one of the staple removers we talked about on Sheesharees' post a couple of weeks ago, and I can recommend it very highly! It is almost effortless to remove staples, compared to anything else I tried! It digs in under the staples easily and twists them out, usually without having to grab pliers to get them all of the way out. The fabric here is a chenille damask in a suede-y taupe colour, that I bought off Ebay. I bought 23+ yards of the stuff for only $75 (valued at $48 per yard), so I have lots left over for other projects.

I did cheat on the channel back. I simply handstitched my fabric in the grooves to cover the original channels. Everything else is stapled, except for one 3 foot length of welting that was applied along the seat edge, and two short seams where the back meets the upper wing.
Although this kind of chair is said to take 4-5 yards of fabric, I might have used only 3 yards off the roll. The only real expense was aching fingers and a stiff back from bending over for the good part of the 8 hours it took to upholster it!

Bev

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clipped on: 09.28.2009 at 10:07 am    last updated on: 09.28.2009 at 10:07 am

RE: concrete ball (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: dcarch on 09.04.2009 at 10:48 am in Garden Junk Forum

Just MHO:

1. Styro foam to make the ball lighter will not work because it will float to the top. Very difficult to keep it down.

2. I seriously doubt smickerdoodle's link's method will work. In any case the end result will not be a smooth ball.

You may want to give this a try:

Fill the ball with only 3/4" of cement (sand mix, not concrete) wait about three days, rotate the ball and fill it with another 3/4", wait three days again, so on until the ball is completely filled. you should wait 7 days after the last fill, then cut open the ball, you will have a perfectly smooth light weight cement ball.

In this method, you will not need to support the ball with sand.

You may want to incorporate filberglas fiber into the cement if you want to make it extra strong.

You may want ot add color to the cement for each fill, the end result would be very interesting.

If you want to make more than one, just cut the basket ball in half, duct tape the ball together and fill with cement.

If you want to be really fancy, look up how to do terrazzo. It is easy.

dcarch

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clipped on: 09.13.2009 at 10:00 am    last updated on: 09.13.2009 at 10:01 am

Baby Shower gifts......

posted by: cheri_c on 09.04.2008 at 05:24 pm in Crafts and Decorations Forum

My niece just had a baby girl and I made her these roses out of baby socks and also made her this diaper wreath. I had it hanging on the door when she came home from the hospital. I got the idea for the wreath from Jeni on Prim Mart. I did a google search for the diaper wreaths, and OMGosh there's tons of them to get ideas from.
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clipped on: 09.04.2009 at 08:25 am    last updated on: 09.04.2009 at 08:25 am

Pond 2008

posted by: nosambos on 06.07.2008 at 09:27 am in Ponds & Aquatic Plants Forum

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clipped on: 04.21.2009 at 07:04 pm    last updated on: 04.21.2009 at 07:04 pm