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Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 17-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,725
Posted By irishrose
That looks terrific!

That looks terrific!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 26-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,725
Posted By irishrose
Absolutely gorgeous! Well done you!

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done you!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 19-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,725
Posted By irishrose
It looks terrific! Well done!

It looks terrific! Well done!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 07-12-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,860
Posted By irishrose
Brilliant job, Cherry! Well done you!

Brilliant job, Cherry! Well done you!
Forum: Home Improvements 21-10-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,449
Posted By irishrose
Is the pine unfinished or is it sealed? If it's...

Is the pine unfinished or is it sealed?
If it's unfinished, you can buy some inexpensive matt finish paint in the color of your choice and paint it on and rub most of it off with a soft cloth before...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 14-08-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,707
Posted By irishrose
Great job! It looks wonderful!

Great job! It looks wonderful!
Forum: Home Improvements 14-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,074
Posted By irishrose
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Home Improvements 03-07-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,074
Posted By irishrose
Good on ye for the table runner and serviettes! ...

Good on ye for the table runner and serviettes! I'd have to see a photo of the owl to even have a guess at it. Try going to Google and typing in something like owl sewing kit instructions and see...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 02-07-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,773
Posted By irishrose
That's brilliant!

That's brilliant!
Forum: Home Improvements 27-06-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,074
Posted By irishrose
You wouldn't necessarily need heavy material for...

You wouldn't necessarily need heavy material for placemats. You can sew two pieces of lighter weight fabric together by placing the rights sides together and sewing around them, leaving just enough...
Forum: Home Improvements 25-06-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,074
Posted By irishrose
How about Christmas stockings? Red, green, white...

How about Christmas stockings? Red, green, white fabric, or patterned fabric, for that matter, with a bit of trim at the top and a loop to hang the stocking with are attractive and easy. Teeny ones...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 18-04-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,725
Posted By irishrose
Lovely work!

Lovely work!
Forum: Home Improvements 24-02-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,992
Posted By irishrose
I've seen this sort of thing done with an old...

I've seen this sort of thing done with an old desk as well.
Forum: Home Improvements 20-10-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,696
Posted By irishrose
I would lay the flat sheet on the mattress and...

I would lay the flat sheet on the mattress and then, allowing about one inch "give" at each corner, I would pin straight down, mitering the corners. Then trim off the mitres and hem the bottom edges...
Forum: Home Improvements 20-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,720
Posted By irishrose
I've never tried to remove a crackle glaze, but...

I've never tried to remove a crackle glaze, but there are several good non-toxic water-based paint/shellac removers on the market. A hardware/DIY shop might be able to suggest the best one. Failing...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 01-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,164
Posted By irishrose
Well done you! Brilliant!

Well done you! Brilliant!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 11-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,585
Posted By irishrose
Fantastic job, Shonastar!

Fantastic job, Shonastar!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 02-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,745
Posted By irishrose
Wonderful idea, Paprika! It's grand to see...

Wonderful idea, Paprika! It's grand to see people sewing again, and in your case, so creatively! Well done!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 30-01-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,257
Posted By irishrose
Nitro - had I been in possession of a jig saw I...

Nitro - had I been in possession of a jig saw I might've attempted the cut myself. However, it was cheaper to take the door to a wood place (Interwood) and have them do it instead. I marked an...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 02-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,257
Posted By irishrose
Snowdaisy - I got the wire mesh at Woodies. It's...

Snowdaisy - I got the wire mesh at Woodies. It's supposed to be used for making pet cages. They sell it in 3x2 metre pieces, I think. The paint is just wall paint with a coat of water-based...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 03-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,783
Posted By irishrose
Well done, you! Brilliant!

Well done, you! Brilliant!
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 17-08-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,874
Posted By irishrose
cider vinegar in a bowl along with a squirt of...

cider vinegar in a bowl along with a squirt of washing up liquid. Cover the bowl with cling film and poke some holes in it with the tines of a fork. The fruit flies are attracted to the scent of...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 14-08-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,349
Posted By irishrose
I'd wash them carefully and touch up the paint if...

I'd wash them carefully and touch up the paint if it needs it. When they're dry, give them a coat or two of water-based satin varnish. I think what's happening is it's a wall paint and is absorbing...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 14-08-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,349
Posted By irishrose
I think I'd wash them carefully and touch up any...

I think I'd wash them carefully and touch up any paint that needs it. Then I'd use a water-based varnish in a clear colour on them. I think what's happening is the paint is absorbent because...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 10-08-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,075
Posted By irishrose
That looks terrific! Very impressive!

That looks terrific! Very impressive!
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