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5 DIY Craft Supplies that Save you Money!

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Let’s face it, sometimes craft supplies can be expensive.  But I do have a few DIY ideas that can save you money.  You can get the same or similar look at a fraction of the price, and have a lot of fun in the process! One of the most popular projects on the Sitcom uses Faux […]

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More ideas with embossed aluminum cookie sheets!

My daughter and her husband moved to Florida a few weeks ago and one of the pieces of furniture that she was in need of was a cabinet for her bathroom.  She loved the Enchanted Fish Pattern that I made a few weeks ago out of a disposable cookie sheet, so we made a smaller […]

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Feature Friday- Introducing my latest kit – Chicken Run!

If you are familiar with my more popular projects, then you have probably seen my tutorial on my Faux Stained Glass Peacock.  Since that tutorial was published, I have had numerous requests for the pattern, and the kit and pattern are currently the biggest seller in my Etsy shop. So, it stood to reason that […]

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Recycled Crafts – Faux Tin Tiles from Disposable Cookie Sheets!

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Recycled crafts are one of my specialties.  Embossing disposable cookie sheets is an easy technique and creates amazing art.  Beautiful faux tin tiles!  Want to know how? This is my second recycled craft idea using disposable cookie sheets!.  I’m always on the look out for interesting things to make out of the unexpected.  I found some disposable […]

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Feature Friday- Faux Chair Rail Tutorial

In celebration of The Sitcom’s Two Year Anniversary, I am bringing back some of my oldest tutorials, revamped and updated with fresh new photos and extra information.  Hope you enjoy… This tutorial was originally published on June 10, 2010. We’ve been in this house for about 8 years now. When we bought it, it was […]

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Feature Friday- Inspired by the Sitcom!

I am always thrilled to receive mail from folks who have been inspired by my tutorials.  This week, I thought I’d feature of few of the recent ones to hit my mailbox.  So check out some of the awesome projects that were originally inspired by a Sitcom post! Your faux stained glass project got me hooked […]

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Feature Friday- How to Enlarge Patterns

After posting my Faux Punched Tin project last week, I received numerous requests for the pattern.  So, I’m happy to offer a free link to it at the end of this post.  Since the finished project is a bit bigger than the 8 1/2″ x 11″ pdf pattern, I thought it might be helpful if […]

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Create Faux Tiffany from a Thrift Store Find!

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Create a faux tiffany lamp!  A great way to revamp a thrift store lamp and create awesomeness using a faux stained glass method created with school glue and acrylic paint. While perusing thrift stores during our trip to Gatlinburg, my sister-in-law pointed out a brass lamp to me. Brass with a glass shade, to be […]

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Feature Friday- Faux Wood Inlay

The week I was snowed in, I got very adventurous and decided to finally do something about the little sewing table that sits in my hallway. It is one of those tables that folds up and hides a Singer Sewing machine. Not what you would exactly call antique, but definitely an older model. The top […]

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Faux Stained Glass with Acrylic Paint and Glue

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I love to peruse my vintage craft books and bring back ideas that seem new to some.  And I stumbled upon an idea to create faux stained glass using only acrylic paint and glue.  What is great about this project is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. The project is relatively child […]

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