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  1. Drawing, Painting
    I was wondering if anyone is interested in discussing sketching, painting, etc. I like show and tell, but I am also interested in talking more in depth about making art. I would like to talk about making art from a frugal perspective. Art supplies can be expensive, but they do not need to...
  2. Home Environment
    I want to paint my bathrooms, but I don't want to take the toilet apart to get behind it. Can anyone tell me how to paint behind it without making a huge mess? What painting tools do I use? Help!
  3. Clay Pot Crafts
    I paint my pots with the flowers or herbs I'm going to plant in them. It helps me keep track of what I've planted, and gives me an idea of what each one should look like as it grows.
  4. Automotive
    ~Ok, our 2000 minivan runs fine but has always been outside. The rust is starting to become too obvious so I want to have it painted. DH has a friend at Maaco so we should be able to get it done for about $400. We're calling it our mother's and father's day gifts this year. Now for the dilemma...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    27 March 2007 Painting Rebar for Tomato Supports 27 March 2007 Painting Rebar for Tomato Supports I paint all the metal in the garden using green Tremclad. I lay the metal on a plastic sheet and use a brush. It only takes a few minutes. Longevity is about ten years or more with minimal rusting...
  6. Question and Answer
    I purchased two paintings by the artist Wonsmos at a Estate sale this past August. But my husband does not like them, and wants to toss them or put them in the garage. I thought if I could find out that they are worth more that what I paid for them, it would change his mind. Any help with this...
  7. DIY
    We live in a mobile home... we want to paint the walls. currently it is just the thin drywall covered with vinyl. I know others have painted right over the vinyl but i'm wondering if i need to use a primer? or some other thing? will any kind of interior paint stick or do i need a special kind...
  8. General Chat
    The rental house I live in has knotty pine panelling everywhere - walls, ceilings, and in every room (kitchen and bathroom included). The landlady said I could paint over it, but I've been researching it and it seems to be a huge project. I've also got small kids and parrots in the house so I've...
  9. Home Decorating
    Did you know that you can paint a laminate countertop? My mother suggested it as an alternative when I told her that a new countertop wasn't in this year's budget. She had a friend who did it and it worked. I've looked up the instructions and you paint it with oil based paint then coat with...
  10. Home Environment
    My 12 year old has asked for her room to be painted for her birthday. So, on her birthday I went to Sherwin Williams and got paint. I had a wonderful experience. Yeah...I could've went to Walmart or Lowe's and got cheaper paint but what I got at Sherwin williams was wonderful. So I have the...
  11. Home Environment
    I hate painting, I suck at it and yet I JUST KEEP ON REDECORATING! I have begun to paint out all the dark woodwork in my old house (I .can feel the shudders from all you wood-lovers out there) I started with the dining room, which we are turning into a family room since we rarely dine, we just...
  12. Home and family challenges
    I have a 1973 blue bathroom that I'm at least wanting to up-date. The walls are all 4"x4" light blue tiles, but are trimmed all around with rectangular tiles in a deeper blue. They're probably 2 x 6 inches. I'm thinking I'd like to paint that trim in navy. I think it'll make a world of...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    Painting Trellis Material http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Trellis 15 April 2009 Painting Trellis Many trellises are required throughout the garden. I use 4 by 8 concrete metal reinforcing sheets. This 6 inch mesh material rusts if it is not painted. The pictures depict the painting method. Tremclad...
  14. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    Do any of you do this for extra money? My Dad is a Professional Magician and makes a good income working birthday parties and I'm thinking about trying it out. I am not worried about marketing the business, my Dad is an expert at this and will help but I'd love to hear any words of wisdom from...
  15. Blog
    ...that I didn't do anything that I mentioned in yesterday's blog entry. I started off with a bang and thought I'd paint Lauren's room and get it over with. I am not a fan of painting. I love the end result, and I don't mind using the rollers to do it, but I hate all the prep work. I changed...
  16. Blog
    ....that I finish painting Lauren's room? I started doing a bit to make sure she liked the color. She does. Then I got busy with holiday planning & such, and I never went back to it. It's going to be a lot of moving furniture and stuff around, and I'm not sure I have it in me today. I may do a...
  17. Home Decorating
    Has anyone painted their concrete floors? I'm thinking of doing this in DS10's room. He has carpet, and I was thinking I could pull that up, and paint the floor a neutral color and decorate with his same rug. The carpet is nasty because he was a very sick child and threw up a lot when he was...
  18. Drawing, Painting
    Recently, I went to South Africa for a week on an official tour. And I must tell you, the country is beautiful and their culture is so colorful that I was overwhelmed. During my stay there, I got a chance to visit some of the art galleries. The original paintings displayed there were...
  19. Drawing, Painting
    Hello Recently, I have developed an interest in paintings. I am not that good as I am in the learning process. I started with water colors and now I have switched to oil paintings. Well, my first oil painting turned out to be really good. I painted an old lady sitting in a garden. Now I want to...
  20. Drawing, Painting
    here's what i have been up to... blown out chicken eggs...painted, dyed with onion skins-then painted, and so on. Thought I'd share what i have been up to.
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