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Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,960
Posted By leck
Thank you! Will post again when I try that out.

Thank you! Will post again when I try that out.
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-07-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,960
Posted By leck
Sparklyspark: what is PVA wash? -- is it PVA glue...

Sparklyspark: what is PVA wash? -- is it PVA glue mixed with water. I want to try some decoupage and not sure what glue to use. I would like to use Mod Podge but understand it's very expensive here...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,512
Posted By leck
Sorry, not sure how to add photos inline with...

Sorry, not sure how to add photos inline with text so adding another post to show the result after waxing.

Finding wax was a problem. I'm in Mayo. The local hardware shops only had beeswax which I...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,512
Posted By leck
This is the result of two coats of chalk paint...

This is the result of two coats of chalk paint and a light sanding. I tried to use a small electric sander first but it took off too much too quickly. I had better control sanding by hand.

The...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-07-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,512
Posted By leck
Chest of drawers painted with homemade chalk paint

This is my first adventure with chalk paint.

These two photos show how it was before I started. The drawers have been removed.

The second photo shows the top of the piece of furniture. There is a...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 04-07-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,888
Posted By leck
Beautiful

Great job.It sounds like you hit a lot of hiccups but the finished result is well worth it. I love the Ikea fabric and the orange paint. How did you prep the wood and what paint did you use?
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 27-06-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,819
Posted By leck
Where to send Christmas cards for recycling?

I'm in Mayo. Anyone know of anywhere in the West of Ireland that recycles old greeting cards? Or any suggestions on how I might resuse them myself? They are mostly Christmas cards.
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