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Thursday, July 13th, 2006
2:08 pm - Plywood headboard

halobat
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Thursday, January 26th, 2006
1:24 pm

hexenwolfe

Apothecary / Hex Plastic Storage Containers - Lot of 5

I'm selling these on Ebay:

Apothecary / Hex Plastic Storage Containers - Lot of 5



I've got the first set of 5 up for auction.

I have alot more, if you want more or less than 5 contact me.

X-POSTED

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Monday, December 26th, 2005
2:09 am - $3 Tree

puffy_cream
Inspired by St. John Cathedral NY's Christmas tree, I made origami cranes for ornaments.
It cost $3 plus tax for the tree, gold wrapping paper, and 1 silver string.
I used aluminum foil for the tree skirt.

The LED string light has been around for a while (I got it from Target for about $8).

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Let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
1:45 pm

dinosaurface
Hey guys --My sister and her Husband just got married in September, and moved cross country from San Diego, CA, and Lansing, Mi

They moved to Lansing at the end of September, and turned a run-down tiny apartment into a posh pad -- all for under $500. (Take it, trading spaces.) Check it out!




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They've entered it into a contest and they made it into the finals. They've made the top 4 out of 65 apartments all over the country, and now we need your help! We get a $3000 shopping spree if we get first place, so every vote helps! Please help us!

Click Here and vote for Tod and Corey Marie! Every single vote will help us get closer to winning!

Thank you so much -- this would be the best wedding present ever for them!!

*****PLEASE NOTE******
I'm not posting this as a 'stuff the ballot approach. in fact, i posted this in my livejournal, and i just decided to post it in here, because i thought you guys would be interested. Please feel free to vote for whomever you'd like.

C

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Friday, October 28th, 2005
1:09 am

dinosaurface
My sister Corey and her husband Tod are in a contest on apartmenttherapy.com ! This is an awesome website, and whoever wins the contest could win up to 3,000 dollars in merchandise.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/102605/fall-colors-contest-east/ive-got-color-east-side-rumble-004671


EDIT: I didn't mean for this entry to be a "HEY VOTE FOR MY SISTER!" I just figured you guys would enjoy them. Sorry for coming on too strongly, and like i mentioned.. feel free to vote for whoever you think should win..

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
2:58 pm - Newbie

_diet_coke
I am new to the community and look forward to exchanging cheap decor ideas!!

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Sunday, October 16th, 2005
2:10 pm - new and question

mentalconundrum
hey i'm new and i'm asking for some help!

i want to display my pictures on my big, blank wall without picture frames, but any tape i've used to stick them directly on the wall fails miserably. My desired result is sort of collage-esque and large. Any suggestions on how i can get them on the wall (without thumbtacks- i don't want holes in the pictures!) or what to mount them on?

thanks a lot!

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
10:04 am - saucy with a little color

sukieseven
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
2:46 am
stick_shifting Hey all I am just letting you know that I put a crazy 'lightning lamp' on sale on ebay. If you guys are interested here is the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5601578273&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

And yes, those are the lamps that everyone had back in like the 70s or whatever... Here is a picture for you to seeeeee:
And yes, I also realize it is kinda in an odd shape, but I swear it is just a lamp.

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
8:09 pm - ARTISTIC FLOOR MATS

gr8shapes

Being a starving artist..i buy all my frames at thrift stores. sometimes the frame comes with  (in my opinion) an ugly painting. so..what do you do with the painting on canvas if you are someone like myself who doesnt like to waste anything and takes pride in "recycling"? you take your exacto knife, cut the canvas off  the stretcher bars and turn that ugly $1 painting into an interesting artistic floor mat! they are perfect in the kitchen in front of the sink... they can be wiped clean with water and last quit awhile!

 

 

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Saturday, June 11th, 2005
7:50 am - EASY PROJECT

gr8shapes

LOOK WHAT I MADE =^..^=

tiki cat candle (image/art is (C) Joanna Nelson. this project is for personal use ONLY, and NEVER resale with out my permission/contract. thank you)

 yes, YOU can make one too!

1. simply look through my journal for the kitty you like.

2. print it out to the size you need.

3. cut it out to fit a glass candle holder (which everyone usually has handy somewhere in the house hehe)

4. add double stick tape to back of the picture

5. carefully apply picture to the outside of the candle holder

and WHALLLLLA, there you go! instant whimsy! ;)

***please do not leave burning unattended!***

ENJOY!

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Friday, June 10th, 2005
9:53 pm - from tacoma, washington

lingeringxsoul
I love decorating, and I love cheap. I moved into this apartment a few weeks ago.
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Tuesday, June 7th, 2005
4:47 pm - DIY Cartoon Wall Mural

bonniegrrl

I hate white walls.
I mean really hate them.

So I made a wall art installation at my old apartment of the Trix Rabbit using nothing but tape, construction paper and wrapping paper, I figured lots of other crafty kids might want to know how to do it.

I pitched the DIY article to the magazines BUST, ReadyMade and Budget Living, but no one seemed to care enough to publish my DIY article on it, so then documented how to do it on Grrl.com:
DIY Cartoon Mural

I hope you try making your own mural... it's cheap and fun and can come down easily when you get bored.

current mood: artistic

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005
1:58 pm

la_guerona
I trashpicked a couch that matches my living room perfectly (purple and orange, you don't like it? i don't care!). Problem, it got a little rained on. I am positive it can be saved, it's just a little damp and not at all stinky. Any advice? Steam cleaning? What? Thanks

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Saturday, December 11th, 2004
10:33 pm - DIY Headboard

puffy_cream
Well, I finally can read in my bed now.

Check out my DIY headboard - it took me about 20 mins to finish.
It's not much to look at, and I wished I add some foam to make it thicker and more boxy.
But being the cheapskate I am, I thought I was saving $3.49 on the foam. Oh well, it still looks decent as long as I don't see it from sideways.

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another view

Total cost: about $30 + tax for MDF, batting, and fabric.
The most expensive item is the fabric, but it is made from this really nice soft velour materials.

Now I found a website selling upholstery button (you just put a piece of fabric and snap the button case) for about $3 for a dozen plus shipping.
Should I add the upholstery buttons? That's an extra cost, but it does look a bit blah right now.
Yay or Nay?

Thanks.

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
4:52 pm - Aluminum wall

puffy_cream
I don't know if you consider this super cheap, but I think it's a very nifty idea and definitely affordable:

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You can also alternate with cheaper cardboard or wrapping paper, or even some remnant carpet to make black and white checker pattern would be really cool.
I think I saw something similar in one of Trading Spaces episodes.

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