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Cindy Fortin
Interests: hiking, animals, bike riding, reading, crafts, ebay, upcycling
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Thank you so much for your comment. I am glad that you have the love of a furry four legged creature they are definitely worth any trouble that they cause. Best of luck to you as well.
Hi Lori, Thanks for your question. It has been quite a while since I made these projects but if I remember correctly the back brim pieces are not cut on the fold, they are sewn together. Thanks again for checking out my project.
Hi Barbara, Thanks so much for your comment.
Hi Trish, Thanks so much for your comment.
Thanks. It did take a little while but I like how it turned out.
Hi Janice, Thanks for your question. If you click on the video in this post it will show you how I made the pattern for this hat.
Hi, Thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by my blog.
Hi Patti, Thanks for your comment. I am sure you could paint these baskets. I have painted magazine pages for other projects. It sounds like you are ready to start weaving. Great to here that you enjoy recycling / upcycling. Cindy
Hi Mary, Thanks for your comment! To answer your questions the chair feels a bit like a wicker chair now so, not super comfortable but not really uncomfortable either. I actually have two of these chairs and the first one I made is in perfect condition. The second one has required a few repairs as in re-gluing some spots due to the fact that our golden colored dog has claimed it for her personal viewing spot to look out the window and for some weird reason she like sleeping in it too, which is really strange because she hardly fits in the chair. LOL
Hi Katy, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am sorry but I don't know how to answer your questions I made this hat so long ago and actually sold it so I don't even have it anymore as a reference. Cindy
Thanks Natalie, I would love to see what you are doing with your dinning room and kitchen. It sounds fun. Cindy
Funny you should ask. It has stood up to the cats quite well but I am in the middle of a minor repair required due to the dogzilla's. :-)
Hi Merilyn, I am not sure if I understand your question. But there is a link to the pattern tutorial at the bottom of this post. Hope that helps. Thanks for your comment.
Hi Willow, I used tin snips to cut them. Thanks for stopping by.
Hi Kathie, Yes I used regular cans from soup and vegetables etc.
Hi Barbara, I don't see why it wouldn't work on a counter top but it is not a smooth surface. Also you might want to investigate a different sealer or finish for the top coat. Thanks for stopping by.
Hi Joni, Yes this chair looks the same as when I first covered it. I did have to repair one spot that the dogs got to but I hope they are through their phase of chewing everything. Remarkably I have never seen the cats using the chairs for scratching. :-)
Thank you everyone for the nice comments and for checking out my post.
They are silver thumb tacks that were also given the fire burned rust application.:-)
Hi Michael, I am willing to look at what you come up with but I am concerned that slight color and shape changes will conflict with my brand. Since designing this logo I have made my own color changes for different uses. Can you tell me more about your company and how you will be using the logo? Thanks, Cindy
Thanks for the info Jenny. There is so much I need to learn about my new space. I will check into it. Hope you are having a great new year.
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Hello friends, Just a quick post today to let you know that this will be my last post on Upcycled Design Lab. It is a new year and I am finally tackling a goal that I have had for some time now, to move to the Wordpress platform. So all my future post will be there under the name Upcycle Design Lab. It is a little scary to make this move and I have a lot to learn but I believe that it will be best in the long run and will allow me to ultimately build a better blog.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Upcycled Design Lab Blog
Hi Annie, I would not recommend machine washing this finish. Spot cleaning would be better.
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I know last week I said that I was finished decorating but well inspiration struck and I guess that makes me a fibber. It started with a big box and an idea. The idea was that even though we don't have a Christmas Tree this year, we could still have wrapped presents. The only problem with that idea is that I am not one of those people who has all their Christmas shopping done in November and it wouldn't be Christmas Eve if I were not in a last minute panic to get everything wrapped. So I decided to wrap... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Upcycled Design Lab Blog