Friday, February 27, 2015

The fridge it is

So, you thought that white fridge wikk be awesome! Think again. As I found out, cleaners
Do damage after a time along with the fact that this thing is 15 yrs ild and plastic rots.
So what to do.
Wipe down
Protect with paper and tape
Spray on the new color
Let it dry
Sand down drips
Do a second coat
Let dry
Sand down and maybe clear coat
Let dry
Sand those drips
I hope this holds up until it breaks and I have to get a new one.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ankle/Shoe Enhancement

MI have seen a lot of shoe with ankle buckles that just seem to make the shoe cost more and it looks more complicated than it is worth.
Also, what if you wish that part of that shoe could be with the other?
I have the solution!
So at JoAnne's the sell jewelry elements that you barely have to do anything with.
So, I bought 4 chain bracelets and 4 large jump rings.

And then just wear them around each ankle for a little added touch.

Need extra?
-String colored embroidery thread through one of the chains links. 
- Add a charm by attaching it with a lobster clasp

Have fun and let your emagination go!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Window seat is finished!

I gave up on sewing a cover for the cushion and bought new material that I just pinned in place with safety pins. Now I can sit and have a cup of tea by myself or share with friends.
Just to give you a list of parts:
A upper cabinet from the Habitat for Humanity Restore
Green cushion/high density foam from Joanne's Fabric
Indoor/Outdoor Fabric from Joanne's Fabric
Large Safety pins from Walmart

Using coupons or getting on sale items, I spent probably around $80
If I had bought brand new units plus pre-made cushions, I would have spent around $300+!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Shoe Transformation Update

Ok, definately gave up on the original idea.
These are the final results.

Pen & Pencil holders ect...Recycle Project

Take some Free Triumph Posters
Some empty Coffee Creamer/Sugar containers
And some tape

I am constantly re-using items at work to hold things in a somewhat orderd clutter.
i started covering my creations with the leftover from stamps and stickers but it really was tacky and unproffessional so I decided to do something about it.

I used hite out around the edge but if I get really industrius, I may come back with t-shirt Slick paint and fill that in.

You can see the difference b/t the ones I have covered and the stickered covered ones.
Also, Here I used the corners that were originally used to protect a whipe board during shipping.
THe mistake I made was in not going ahead and removing them before attempting to cover the whole thin and then just reattach the corners.
if you look inward you can see the shadow of the two corners attached to the back for support and to keep the box from tipping the other way.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shoe Transformation: Decisions

This is how I made my decision on how to choose what earrings I wanted for what shoe.

I used straight pins to tack the earrings in place and then observed the look.

Step 2 Shoe Transformation: Deciding which earrings go with what shoes

I originally bought the black bracelts to go with the black shoes, but after removing the elastic, I really didn't like the look.

I really like the look of the Mesh earrings on the back and front of the shoes but I think I would rather attach some rhinestones with my hot setter rather than try to attach these type of earrings to the heel.

Saw a Great pair of shoes done that way in Hawaii with the rhinestones set along the back of the shoe heel.

The red shoes i prefer the heart earrings which is what I originally purchased for these shoes.

I did worry about choosing a different color than silver if I ever chose to wear gold jewelry but I tend to have only 10% of my jewelry is gold, ok 5%!