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Anthro-Inspired Mirror

Anthro-Inspired Mirror
You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror. Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version! (Bear with me here – taking a picture of a mirror is a bit tricky. Ready for the tutorial? You’ll need: A MirrorEasy Off Oven CleanerFabric (enough to cover the frame and the back of the mirror)Mod PodgeA Staple Gun or other framing tool I went searching for a method to removing silvering and came across a great tutorial at Mitzi’s Collectibles. I started with a frame that I found at the thrift store. Obviously not clean. We actually had to ask on this one – because it just said 1951. $19.51 seemed way to high – and it was. Start by taking your mirror out of the frame. Lay your mirror down on a protected surface.

http://www.flamingotoes.com/2010/06/anthro-inspired-mirror/

Painted Upholstery – The Process Revealed (Tutorial) *NOTE – There are other examples of painted upholstery (mostly from readers) on the Chairs page at the top of the blog. In addition, there are other upholstery painting methods on that page, if you are interested. I recently painted an upholstered chair and have been asked about the process. Below are before and after photos: And, here it is after 15 months. Still looking great!

DIY Thread LED Tealight Cover I was messing around with different materials trying to dress up a little LED tealight, and this is one of the versions I ended up liking (plus it’s dirt cheap since it’s just thread!). I love me some textures. This may be useful for those with wedding venues that don’t allow real flames. Finding these* at the dollar store is what started this mess… 1) Get your hands on some thin cardboard that you’ll be recycling anyway. Some Not-So-Usual Photos These are photos of one Russian online community members of which enjoy making some staged photos with creepy plot. Here we have some of their recent topics, like: “A Cheating Wife: You need to make a photo of a man, “a lover”, hanging outside the real window.

How to make an easy and stylish paint chip mobile for your nursery Supplies: Wooden knitting ring Assorted paint chip samples in colors of your choosing Spray adhesive (optional) Circle punch Sewing machine Tape Punch out piles of circles from your paint chips samples. I had about 20 circles in each of the 5 colors. Valentine craft for LMNOP blog By Kate on February 4, 2011 Did you know you can make great invisible ink from lemon juice? Armed with this new bit of knowledge I put my thinking cap on and came up with the idea that invisible ink + message in bottle = cool valentines day gift! The invisible ink bit is easy…simply squeeze a lemon and use the juice to write a message on a piece of white paper. I don’t have a dip pen so just ended up using a q-tip (cotton bud). Then you need to find a bottle to put the message in.

Pajama Eaters – Downloadable Pattern There are few new additions to our household. Each of these helpful and huggable creatures lives on a small bed, and has quite an appetite for clean-but-not-squeeky pajamas. We feed them every morning and they give back the jammies at night. Isn’t that nice of them? We call them our Pajama Eaters. Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case.

British Rubbish: Shadow Art Tim Noble and Sue Webster use garbage to make crazy sculptures with recognisable shadows for their series British Rubbish. Share How to Turn Old Magazines into a Bookshelf The magazines you’ve read through can be turned into extra storage space for the home in a few easy steps. Magazines can be thick, but individually, the floppy, thin pages seem like the last material you would use to build a sturdy bookshelf. To everyone’s surprise, Sean Miller did the unthinkable and crafted a bookshelf from 80 National Geographic magazines and was named one of 23 finalists in Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest . Sean Miller's award-winning design.

Water Balloon Luminaries A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types I’ve recently ventured into drafting patterns starting from my basic bodice and skirt sloper. The fit issues are minimal, since the sloper is made skin tight. Design ease is added as you go along. I found these reference pictures useful for ideas on basic sleeves, necklines, collars, and dress types. These are from Vogue Sewing, circa 1982. Dressier Dresser You guys didn’t think that we used an entire gallon of paint on our new bed, did you? Oh no. We are much too thrifty to let perfectly good paint go to waste. That is why hours after we finished our new farmhouse bed, I frantically walked the rooms of our house looking for something else to ‘brush up’.

‘52 Things I Love About You' Ideas & Tips ‘52 Things I Love About You’ Ideas & Tips Over the summer I posted ‘52 Things I Love About You’ Deck of Cards Album , a gift I made for my husband for our wedding anniversary. Lately, I have people asking how to come up with 52 reasons I love my husband.

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