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Keli
Michigan
Interests: almost everything
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When you come to visit this summer we can put an air mattress on the floor in there and you can sleep cozily amidst all my stuff instead of in a comfy hotel room with your hubby.
Toggle Commented yesterday on sorting and organizing at iseecerulean
I'm not a fan of plastic. I have room for two armoires if I don't want to open the sides where necklaces hang. Am going to start with one then see if I need more drawer room.
Toggle Commented yesterday on sorting and organizing at iseecerulean
I already thought of that, it's not feasible. :(
Toggle Commented yesterday on sorting and organizing at iseecerulean
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After I discovered that big-box stores only carry inexpensive jewelry armoires at Christmas time, I ordered one from Amazon. While I wait for it to arrive I'm sorting accessories into like piles and rearranging the furniture on my shelves to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at iseecerulean
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I love the color, it's exactly what I wanted. Now I have to figure out where to put how many of which lamps, then redo holes in the floor to run wires. First I have to clean my studio. I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at iseecerulean
I don't know, she's not to fond of having her irl pet, she might bite. She loves head scritches though.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on it's wallpapering day at iseecerulean
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A couple of months ago I gave up on finding paper for the walls, so bought fabric. I was in JoAnn's last weekend to buy a glue stick, and unexpectedly found the perfect paper in a clearance bin. Yes! It's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at iseecerulean
Forgot to answer your question about how you apply it. You brush it on with a damp paintbrush.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on bathroom fixtures installed at iseecerulean
I discovered gel medium as an adhesive when I went through my collage phase. Gel medium is an additive for acrylic paints. It is, basically, acrylic paint without pigment, so it dries clear. It is waterproof and archival....flexible, non-yellowing, and it doesn't crack. I use it to glue my papers down, then as a sealant over the top. It comes in both gloss and matte finish (I use matte), and in different consistencies (I use soft or medium, never heavy for gluing....consistencies can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer...I usually buy Liquitex, but have used Golden too). Info here... http://www.liquitex.com/GelMediums/ And here's a quick, basic, article to read... http://archives.gaalcreative.com/2011/10/10/gel-medium-glue/ Gel mediums are also available with textures too, which can be fun.... http://www.liquitex.com/glassbeads/ http://www.liquitex.com/blacklava/ http://www.liquitex.com/blendedfibers/ You can find gel medium in the acrylic paint section (not the craft paint section, but the artist's paint section) of Michael's, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, etc, as well as at art supply stores, and, of course, online.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on bathroom fixtures installed at iseecerulean
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The sink is in. I put double stick tape over the back, put it in place, and held it there while I screwed it in from the back side. Worked like a charm. The part of the exterior with screw... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at iseecerulean
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I'm building a bathroom sink. Since the sink will be barely visible, if at all, I thought I'd try my hand at creating plumbing from odds and ends, for the learning experience. If it turns out weird, nobody will see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at iseecerulean
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Installing the wallpaper with double stick tape was remarkably easy. I'm suspect. I'm going to leave it alone for a few days to make sure it's going to stay stuck before I continue on with the room, or go crazy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at iseecerulean
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The paper is thin, I used Elmer's because I was out of gel medium, and I tried to turn too many corners with one sheet of paper. I have another sheet of this paper, and am going to try again... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at iseecerulean
That's an intriguing idea, Nancy.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2017 on super thrifty privacy glass at iseecerulean
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I know you all love a good trash to treasure story. The small window that came with my kit was missing a pane of "glass". I emailed HBS, expecting them to send a piece of acrylic, but they sent a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at iseecerulean
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I picked out a grout color after painting swatches on scrap paper and holding them up to the tiles. I painted the floors with it, but then decided I hated it next to the carpet. I also decided I need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at iseecerulean
Dear Journal, THere is something weird about this room. I swear I just saw the walls moving.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2017 on not every idea is a good idea at iseecerulean
That website is HYSYERICAL. The captions! I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2017 on not every idea is a good idea at iseecerulean
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I'm not done coloring, but I know this is not going to work. Wow. If I had to use that bathroom I'd have to pee with my eyes closed so I wouldn't get dizzy. I've got to have something in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at iseecerulean
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The carpet and interior walls are glued in place. While the glue was drying Husband and I went out and about to enjoy the warm spring weather. Our art museum is in the midst of an expansion and is closing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at iseecerulean
Nancy's sketchbooks did it. I've been collecting for this room for a while, but didn't see it in this build until I saw Nancy's sketchbooks, open on the table, next to other things I have....the tablescape appeared in my mind, then the rest of the room came into focus.
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2017 on change of plans at iseecerulean
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This is what I was going to do with the kit....a hotel room... I changed my mind. This is the new plan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at iseecerulean
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After the walls had dried and I removed the clamps I drilled holes and cut grooves for the wiring. When that was done I glued on the top wall piece and the slanted roof supports. I put waxed paper under... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at iseecerulean