Deep Fryer Fun

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I know…fried foods are bad for you.  But so is sugar, salt and a bunch of other things I love.

Ever since I got my Deep Fryer this year, I’ve been making Fried Shrimp, Fried Chicken, Biscuit Donuts and my favorite, French Fries.

French Fries in the deep fryer beat store-bought frozen French Fries hands down.  And they’re really easy to make.  Serves 4.

French Fries

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 cups Warm Water
  • 3 Russet Potatoes
  • Vegetable Oil for Deep Fryer
  • Salt

Directions

In a big bowl, dissolve Sugar in Warm Water.

Peel Potatoes and slice into thin 1/4 inch strips. (Note:  I prefer NOT to peel them…the choice is yours.)

Soak sliced Potatoes in water mixture for 15 minutes.  Drain and dry potato strips. (Hint:  The better you dry the potato strips, the less steam you will have.)

Heat Vegetable Oil to 375 degrees.

Place in Deep Fryer Basket.  Fry for 1 minute.  Remove from oil.  Drain in deep fryer basket.  (This helps retain the moisture in the French Fries.)

Right before you’re ready to serve them, put them back in the Vegetable Oil and fry until golden brown.  Drain on paper towel.

Salt French Fries to taste.  Your family will think you’re the BOMB!

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Buttermilk Biscuit Donuts

While I was at it, I also made some Glazed and Jelly Donuts.  These are so simple, yet delicious!  Just get a can of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits, cut out the center to make a hole and put in the Deep Fryer at 375 degrees.  Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Mix ingredients for your Glaze.  Dip your donuts and serve.

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar (Confectioner’s Sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 3 teaspoons Milk

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 teaspoons Milk

To make the Jelly Donuts, do the same as above (but don’t cut out the center).  After frying, use the end of a spoon to hollow out the inside.  Use a Ziploc bag with the bottom tip cut off to fill donuts with your favorite fruit preserves or jelly.  You could even fill them with Vanilla or Chocolate Pudding if you want to be fancy.  Sprinkle Sugar on them and serve.

Bust My Stash Photo Challenge

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Now since I’ve shared my Deep Fryer recipes with you, the least you could is VOTE for me in the AccuQuilt Contest.  Just scroll down to PAGE 7, and I’m the 4th photo (black metal cabinets).  You can vote once a day!  Thanks!

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Sew Tuned In

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I must have been living under a rock.  Two new sewing shows?  Oh yeah!

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First up is It’s Sew Easy!  The scheduled initial air date was Thursday, June 30, 2011.  It replaces America Sews with Sue Hausmann.  Here’s some info I found on their website:  

It’s Sew Easy offers a new concept to Public Television viewers. The program does not feature a main host, but is based on designers and education that revolves around the experts. The focus is on contemporary style, not age. The goal is not to stress perfection, but rather concentrate on easy ways to accomplish a great project. Projects will be easy enough for beginners but creatively challenging, combined with interesting style elements to pique the interest of all sewing enthusiasts.

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Special guest designers appearing include: Valerie Mayen and Suede (both of Project Runway fame), Bobbie Bullard, Colbey Decker, Shannon Dennis, Stephanie Kimura, Nancy Odom, Eileen Roche, Peggy Sagers, my beautiful Sheree Schattenmann, Angela Wolf, Linda Augsburg, Pamela Damour, Tricia Waddell, Londa Rohlfing, Janet Pray, Cindy Losekamp, Gina Moorehead, Rebecca Cornell, Christy Howden, and Trish Preston.

The format will include two main projects per week and one shorter technique segment. Shows will be themed. Each project will include project instructions and a pattern with a link to the instructions found on the It’s Sew Easy website, plus additional related projects and patterns.

Show themes include: Apparel Details and Embellishments, Simple Sewing-Easy Tricks, Dress Up Ready Made Home Décor, Garment Construction Tips, Surface Embellishment, Restyling, Fun Fabrics, T-shirt Surgery, Gifts, and more.

It’s Sew Easy taped in March, 2011. It will be available to all Public Television stations across the country. The shows are shot and posted at EDR Media’s Beachwood Studios Production Center in Beachwood, Ohio.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find it on my TV lineup.  I do, however, get Sue Hausmann’s show, so maybe I’ll get it soon.  Fingers crossed.

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Next up is Sew It All TV!  Use the TV station finder to see if it’s available in your broadcasting area.  If not, write your local TV station and request it!  And no, I also don’t have this show in my broadcast area.  FML.

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Ok…with all this talk about sewing shows, I have to tell you…I have only TWO things on my Bucket List.  Yep.  Just two.  The first is to visit Tahiti.  I’ve been many places, but never Tahiti.  I’ve spent hours and hours surfing the web learning everything I can about Tahiti, checking airline prices, swooning over beautiful little huts in the water.  Mr. Diva said he won’t go, so in the next few years, I’ve decided I’ll just go myself.  Maybe I won’t come back.

Thirty years ago, I had plane tickets to Tahiti with this guy.  I was only 19 years old and my older brother wouldn’t let me go (fearing I would become a missing person).  He was probably right considering that guy ended up stalking me for two years until someone went and had “a talk” with him.

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And that brings me to the second thing on my Bucket List—my own TV show.  Don’t laugh, but for years I’ve dreamed about having my own TV show.  No, not like Oprah or Martha.  More like Diva.  Yes, there would be sewing, decorating, cooking and organizing.  But it would be different, because I have no desire to make my own laundry detergent (nor of folding fitted sheets properly).

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My show would have to be on a cable television network, because I curse.  A lot.

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Oh crap.  There is already a Diva TV over in the UK!  But I’m not going to let that stop me.  I just have to figure out how to pull it off.  Any suggestions?

So tell me…What’s on YOUR BUCKET LIST?  Because I need some ideas.  Having just two things on my bucket list is sad, right?

With friendship,

Lisa

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Sew Cuts Like A Knife

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Like most of you who sew, I, too, have an obsession with scissors.  Heck, I’ve had this obsession long before I saw my first sewing machine.  I’m almost positive I’ve given one of my siblings a haircut in my younger years.

Well anyway, a few months ago when I went to Eileen’s Spring Fiesta in Mechanicsburg, PA, she gave me a tour of her new sewing room.  And what do I see?

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Giant Scissors on her wall!

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Don’t you think they look AWESOME in my sewing room?  They look perfect on my Idea Board!  Thanks Eileen!

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So, to compensate her for my thievery of her Giant Scissors, I bough her some cool fabric out of guilt (Mrs. Sews and Sews).  I’m sure a nice friend.  Now all I have to do is actually mail it to her.  Maybe I’ll save on postage and just have her pick it up when she come to the big BBQ.  Yep…sounds like a plan.

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How cool are these giant scissors by Design Dragon?  I’d be afraid to hear how much they probably cost.

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Or what about these Huge Scissors?  Those things should be considered a weapon!

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Would I be nuts to get these Scissors Nail Art?  They do scream, “Seamstress.”  Actually they probably scream, “Cutter.”  I think I’ll pass.

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Check out this neat Runs With Scissor machine embroidery appliqué design by Claire!  Love it!

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What about these awesome postcards?

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Even better for this southpaw…a magnet for my refrigerator!

Happy Sewing!

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Show Me Your Sewing UFOs and PHDs

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Source:  PhD Decal

An article from Threads Magazine got me thinking about Sewing UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and PHDs (Projects Half Done).  l recently reorganized my sewing studio and came upon a bunch of sewing projects I didn’t finish for one reason or another.ufocart

I had to decide which UFOs and PhDs might actually get completed.  I had a pile of over 30 different projects.  There was absolutely no way I would ever tackle them all.  So I sorted them into 3 piles:

1.  FINISH – These projects would be my sewing projects for the next few months.  Most of these were either important or nearly completed.

2.  REUSE – Most of these projects were barely started.  The fabrics for these could be put back in my fabric stash and used for another project.

3.  DUMP – These projects were ones that went terribly wrong or no longer held any interest.  Out in the garbage they went.

Once I sorted through my pile, I evaluated each of the 13 projects that made the cut.  Here’s what I ended up with:

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UFO #1

Project:  My Godchild’s Bedding which includes a Queen Size Quilt, 2 Pillow Shams, Dust Ruffle, Throw Pillows and Doll Bedding.  This is a massive project that I started at least 2 years ago.

Problem:  This project was first delayed, because the fabric had been discontinued and it took me more than 3 months to locate enough yardage.  But that was only part of the problem.  See, I don’t know how to quilt, nor do I really want to learn.  And then there’s the Queen Dust Ruffle:  ‎630 inches aka 52.5 feet aka 17.5 yards = panel of fabric I had to sew together to make the Queen Dust Ruffle. Did I mention it’s a one-way directional print?  That’s 14 sections. And honestly, the thought of having to gather 630 inches is a bit overwhelming to me.  Lastly, I have to find some oversized sheeting material for the Dust Ruffle deck (base) that is at least 80 inches wide.

Progress:  So far, I’ve only completed two throw pillows (a ruffled one and a print one) and some doll bedding.  This week, I managed to cut, serge and sew all 14 sections of the fabric together for the Queen Dust Ruffle.  I smartened up and solved the oversized sheeting problem by purchasing a Queen Dust Ruffle for $13 to use for the base.  I ripped off the tailored bed skirt and serged the raw edges of the base.

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Plan:  Once I gather the 630 inches of fabric, I’ll attach it to the base for the Dust Ruffle.  For the Queen Quilt, I found a great tutorial on Sew4Home for a Queen Duvet.  I’m going to use the diagram to make the quilt top.  Then I’ll send it out to be quilted and bound (because if I don’t, it will never get done).

Probability:  High.  Serious Guilt Factor.

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UFO #2

Project:  Four Embroidered Bath Towels and 4 Embroidered Hand Towels for my Sister-in-Law.  This project started 5 years ago when my Sister-in-Law asked me to make her some embroidered towels for her bathroom.  I finally purchased the blank towels this past Christmas.  Gave her them all gift-wrapped and then took them from her.

Problem:  My son busted my dongle (necessary key) for my embroidery software, so I had to order a new one from Husqvarna Viking (which took about 3 months to receive).

Progress:  Washed towels to shrink before embroidering.  No other progress.

Plan:  Need to design a monogram in my embroidery software, test it and then stitch it out on the towels.

Probability:  Medium.  Will become a high priority as we get closer to Christmas.

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UFO #3

Project:  Silk Curtains for the Bagel Store

Problem:  This project is stalled until my BFF decides what height she wants to hang her curtain rods.

Progress:  All that I need to do is sew the headers and bottom hems.

Plan:  I’ll sew the headers while I wait for her to hang the curtain rods.  That way all I have to do is sew the hems when she’s ready.

Probability:  High.

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UFO #4

Project:  Baby Ruffle Pants, Baby Shirt and coordinating Burp Cloths.

Problem:  After spending time on this project, I find out the recipient is having had a BOY!  FML.

Progress:  I finished these Baby Ruffle Pants.

Plan:  To figure out what to make for the baby boy.  Something Blue.

Probability:  Pink – Low.  Blue – High.

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UFO #5

Project:  When my 9-year-old son outgrew his favorite Yankee shirt, I thought it would be perfect to make him a simple pillow out of the fabric.  That was more than a year ago.

Problem:  I could not bring myself to throw out my son’s $27 NY Yankees baseball shirt.  Only problem is I’m too lazy to just get it done.

Progress:  None.

Plan:  Cut out a square and sew it up next time I have Gray thread in my serger.

Probability:  Low.

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UFO #6

Project: In order to get my sizing perfect for this Christening Dress, I made two other silk bodices.

Problem:  I simply couldn’t throw the unused bodices out in the trash…so they need to become baby dresses.

Progress:  None.

Plan:  None at the moment.

Probability:  Very low.

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UFO #7

Project:  This turquoise silk was supposed to become a beautiful little girl’s dress.  I dyed the purchased entredeux and some vintage lace bright orange. 

Problem:  I was new to sewing entredeux, so it didn’t come out perfect like I had pictures.

Progress:  I recently purchased a beautiful soft orange netting to use as an underskirt for this dress.

Plan:  To daydream some more about this magnificent creation in my head.

Probability:  Someday I might finish this dress, but don’t count on it.

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UFO #8

Project:  I started this silk baby jacket back in September 2007…umm, that’s 4 years ago to match the silk baby bottoms.

Problem:  I got the pattern from the Baby Couture book (and no, I don’t recommend buying this book–it’s one of the worst I’ve seen for children’s garment construction).  The collar pattern was so wonky that I trashed it.

Progress:  The base of the jacket is sewn.

Plan:  Hem the sleeves and the bottom of the jacket.  Then draft a new collar pattern and finally finish this jacket. 

Probability:  Yeah right.

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UFO #9

Project:  Started these two pairs of girl’s capris probably more than 5 years ago.

Problem:  Took so long for me to get them half-done that they no longer fit my daughter.

Progress:  Solid black pair needs waistband casing, elastic and bottom hem.  Polka dot pair only needs elastic in the waist.

Plan:  Complete them for another recipient.

Probability:  Medium.

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UFO #10

Project:  Started this peasant top for my Godchild when she was a size 2T.  She’s now a size 6x/7.

Problem:  The arm elastic was too tight for her.

Progress:  All I needed to do was gather the ruffle, attach it to the bottom and topstitch it. Complete!

Plan:  To give this top to another little girl.

Probability:  DONE!

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UFO #11

Project:  Three pair of boys pants done with the exception of the inseam and bottom hem.

Problem:  Too many projects.  Easily distracted.

Progress:  Inseams done on two pair now.

Plan:  Finish 3rd pair of inseam and hem all 3 pants.

Probability:  Medium.

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UFO #12

Project:  I started this boy’s beach shirt in May 2007.

Problem:   It’s done…only need to add 5 snaps.  Talk about lazy!

Progress:  None.

Plan:  To attach the 5 snaps.

Probability:  Low.

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UFO #13

Project:  Silk Christmas dress for my Godchild.

Problem:  She didn’t like it.  That and I hate doing buttonholes.

Progress:  Need to make buttonholes and attach rhinestone buttons.

Plan:  To wait to find the right recipient before attaching buttons (to ensure perfect fit).

Probability:  Medium.

Ok…so there you have…my shameful UFOs and PhDs.  So tell me, how bad is your pile?  What keeps you from finishing yours?

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Where I Sew – SEWING ROOM TOUR

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Kathy of Pink Chalk Fabrics is hosting a Where I Sew sewing room tour.  Go check out all the awesome sewing rooms around the web!

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Thought I’d share a quick tour of my Sewing Room prior to the expansion.

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Sewing Room Expansion

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WOW!  Talk about a lot of work!  I decided to expand my 13’ x 16’ sewing studio in the unfinished basement dungeon to 13’ x 35’!!!  You know, because I didn’t have enough on my To Do List.

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First, I moved my Wall of Fabric (3 black storage cabinets) that once sectioned off my office from my sewing studio.sewingroomexpansion4

Now the cabinets line the side of the sewing room dividing it from the laundry area.

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Here’s the other side of the new sewing studio.  I still have to move my massive desk, internet cables, etc.  Then I can set up all my industrial sewing machines along the 35’ wall.

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Here’s the other side of the basement which will soon become my new office.  But before I can set my desk up, I have to figure out how in the world I’m going to move those huge industrial cutting tables into the sewing studio.

I also have to cover up the unfinished walls.  Luckily I still have some pink pleather fabric like I used on the existing sewing studio walls.  I even found some gray pleather fabric for the office area.

This is turning out to be more work than I had thought.  But I WILL get it done.  Come on over if you’re not doing anything.  I’ll even pay you in fabric!

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Diva’s Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation

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Every year for the last 17 years, I look at my fugly oak kitchen cabinets (pictured above) and fantasize about calling the cabinet guy to have a new fancy smancy kitchen installed.  And every year, I get sidetracked (as does my budget).

To redo a kitchen here in NYC, I was looking at $35,000 to $45,000…that’s not chump change!  So after searching the web for instructions on how to redo my kitchen cabinets, I came across Rustoleum’s Cabinet Transformations.  I played around with their Virtual Tool to see what would look best in my kitchen.  The kit claims there is NO STRIPPING, NO SANDING, and NO PRIMING!  Sounded too good to be true.

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I tried to do my research about this product earlier this year, but all I could find were reviews from bloggers who were given a trip to New Orleans by Rustoleum to try out both the Cabinet and Countertop Transformation kits.  Here are their reviews:

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Retro Renovation

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It’s a four step process.  First you “degloss” your cabinets.  Then you paint two coats of the primer/base color.  After that you can glaze it (basically brush it on and then wipe it off) to give it a more detailed look.  Finally, you paint on a sealer.  But the best thing about it is it’s a WATER-BASED product!  No fumes, easy clean-up!  So if I totally screwed it up, at least I would be able to clean it up easily.

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I headed over to my local Home Depot where the staff knew absolutely nothing about this product.  Great.  So I through caution to the wind and picked up two Light colored kits.  I probably could get away with just one kit, but was not taking any chances of not having enough for finish my kitchen.  A small kit will cost you $80.  They have a large kit, but it wasn’t available at the store.  Had my kits mixed for the Pure White base color (the first color on the chart below).

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There are two types of Cabinet Transformation Kits.  You choose either Light or Dark depending on what color you’d like.  Then the nice paint guy at the store mixes your base color.

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It’s times like this I wish Mr. Diva was handy.  But no such luck.  However, he has no problem with me hiring help.  So, I paid my housekeeper an extra $20 to scrub the cabinets down first with the Deglosser. You wouldn’t want me ruining my manicure, right?

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I then gave my daughter’s boyfriend $40 to remove the kitchen cabinet doors and drawers, tape the walls, and empty most of the contents.

Of course, the Knucklehead broke one of the 20-year-old discontinued European hinges.  But not to worry…I found USA Cabinet Hardware on the web!  I just sent them photos of the hinge and hope they find me a replacement.  Fingers crossed.

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Then I gave Marielle’s boyfriend another $40 to put the first coat of Base paint on.  And I soon realized he was no painter.  So I took over.

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When painting the cabinet doors, get yourself a few 2” x 4”s.  Put a few nails in them to rest the doors on.  I placed the 2” x 4”s on a large table spacing them to accommodate the doors.  This raises them off the table so you can paint the sides easily.

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Be prepared to live in chaos for a while.  But the good thing is you have an excuse not to cook.  Be sure to have lots of food delivery menus on hand…LOL!

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2 coats of Base paint/primer?  Nope…I know paint and it definitely was not enough coverage.  Glad I bought that extra kit (even though the online calculator said I wouldn’t need it).

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My cabinet frames needed 3 coats and my cabinet doors needed 4 coats of base paint.

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Next up was the Glazing process.  This was the easiest for me.  But then again, I’ve glazed so many surfaces over the years that is was second nature to me.

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My suggestion is to work in small sections at a time and use as little glaze as possible.  You can always add more glaze if you want it darker.  When Glazing, you need to work quickly as the longer you keep it on, the harder it is to wipe off.

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After the Glaze has dried a day or two, you can paint on the Sealer.  I used two coats of Sealer to ensure I got good coverage.

HARDWARE MAKEOVER

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My cabinet knobs and drawer pulls were as ancient as my cabinets.  They were an antique gold cover and worn from use over the last 17 years.  However, I still liked the style of them.  After pricing replacement hardware, it seemed silly not to just paint them!

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I love the rusted iron look, so I went with my tried and true method:  Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer and Satin Chestnut Brown (#7774).

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First, I got a big piece of Styrofoam, covered it with plastic sheeting and stuck the hardware in it (using the screws on the back of the hardware).  I then spray painted them with the Rusty Metal Primer.

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Once that dried, I lightly sprayed a little of the Brown Chestnut Satin.  Finally, I sealed them with some clear gloss sealer spray paint.  And there you have it—new kitchen cabinet hardware for under $10!  Genius.

Lastly, I ripped off the old mint green vinyl wall base (aka kick plate, cove base) that no longer matched my decor.  I bought new Chocolate Brown Vinyl Wall Base for a mere $1.67 a piece.  I only needed 6 to redo the base of my cabinets.  To do the job properly, I also purchased the appropriate adhesive and spreader tool.  Total cost for new vinyl wall base…$21.00!  This should be pretty easy.  All you need is a utility knife and a blow dryer (to heat the vinyl so it easily bends).  Still haven’t gotten to this job, but hopefully before the big BBQ.

Even though I need to go pick out the brown granite for my new countertops and some Travertine marble tiles for the backsplash, I thought I’d show you the progress to date…

THE BIG REVEAL

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I absolutely love it!!! (Don’t mind the cabinet door on the bottom left…need to have someone figure out how to attach the tricky replacement hinge.)

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Yes, it’s a lot of work for someone lazy like me.  But the results are well worth it.

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Mr. Diva loves it—he thinks I’m amazing.  He certainly had his doubts throughout the process…often making snide remarks on how I was destroying “his” kitchen cabinets.

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Even my professional painter friends were impressed with my results.

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But I think the best compliment came from the kitchen remodeling guy who came to measure for the new countertops and backsplash.  He asked me where I purchased my “custom” kitchen cabinets…adding that they probably cost me some big bucks.

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When I told him about the Cabinet Transformations product, he was amazed!  He said that in order to get this type of custom finish, he has to send out the factory “custom” cabinets and his customers can easily spend upwards of $40,000 for a full kitchen.

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And then he asked me if I wanted a job doing this for him.  Um, NO.  LOL!

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Join Us for the 7th Annual NYC BBQ aka Diva-Q

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It’s that time again…BBQ Time!!!  And you’re invited!  Every year we pick a new theme…you know, because theme parties are more fun.  We’ve done zebras, flamingos and a bunch of other things/colors.

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This year’s theme is I LOVE NY!  It’s the perfect theme—tons of ideas floating around in my head.  Think NYC skyline, traffic lights, street signs, subway tokens and taxis.  The primary color scheme is, of course, pink, black, white and some silver.

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Although there are lots of city themed display kits available, most of them are over $500—so that idea was a no go.  I’ll have to be creative and do it for a lot less.

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I was going to buy the same huge skyscraper backdrop that I used for my Downtown Joey tradeshow display, but remembered what a pain in the arse it was to put together.  Not to mention it was $99 a 8’ x 12’ section.  Instead, I opted for several of the small skyline rolls which are 18” x 25 feet long for the BBQ and this cheaper backdrop.

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Love these NYC street signs.  I can easily make them using my Silhouette SD electronic cutting machine.  I’ll just pick up some green poster board and make some white vinyl letters!

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Love these subway signs, but they are only 11” x 17”.  Think I can make huge ones with my Silhouette?  I’m thinking at least 3’ x 5’.  Crazy?  Probably…LOL.

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Definitely need to make one for Coney Island,

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Little Italy,

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and Yankee Stadium, of course!

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Oooh…what about a taxi stand at the curb?

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While I’m making all these signs, I might as well make some NYC park signs….I’m thinking Battery Park,

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Central Park and even Bryant Park (for my designer friends)!

In addition to making lots of tissue paper pom poms, I’ll be making yards and yards of Ruffled Crepe Paper Streamers.  Let’s hope I get all of these things done in time!

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Last time Julie was in NYC, I had her convinced I was going to purchase a Giant Statue of Liberty from a souvenir store.  She watched as I talked the merchant down from $7,000 to $5,000.  Mr. Diva would certainly kill me if I bought it!

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For a moment, I considered this huge inflatable, but realized I just don’t have the room on the lawn for it.  Maybe at my next house…ha ha!

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I could, however, fit a Statue of Liberty cardboard stand-up like this.  Maybe Servane will bring one as it would be the perfect gift from someone French (hint, hint)!

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I was going to spend $30 a piece for these cool traffic lights, but realized I’d need too many of them, so instead I found these ones without the lights for a few bucks.

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I still have this neat NYC Sewer rug that I purchased for my Downtown Joey tradeshow display.  It will be perfect for the front stairs.

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However, I found these cool cardboard manhole covers to use outside!

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Oriental Trading had lots of great things including these NYC Beach Balls.  The kids will love these!

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Found a few pricey Empire State Building centerpieces and other city skyline centerpieces, but realized they were definitely out of my budget.  However, I could easily make the glass ones myself using some vinyl with my Silhouette.

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Or I can also make some of these.

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Found this city building confetti, so I ordered a bunch of it for the tables…even though it will probably end up in everyone’s cocktails.

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Look!  Chocolate NYC Subway Tokens!  Too bad, they’d melt or I’d definitely have to get some.  However, I’m on the prowl for some fake NYC subway tokens.  Any idea where I could find some?

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How cool are these subway cocktail napkins?  Unfortunately, I need 600 napkins. At $3.60 for a pack of 24, I’d go broke quickly.  Same goes for the matching paper cups.  Ugh.

 

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Wouldn’t these I Love NY aprons be perfect for Frank the BBQ Guy™ and staff?

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Now you’re probably wondering what to wear, right?  Well, what about this cool MetroCard t-shirt?

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and perhaps these fun Subway Flip Flops?  And don’t forgot some NYC jewelry!

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Oooh look!  I found the perfect design for my nails!

If anyone has additional ideas on decorating for the NYC theme, please do share!  Hope to see you at the BBQ!

With friendship,

Lisa

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