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Question: What is your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #45, Super Ugly to Super Awesome?  (Voting closed: December 13, 2009 07:48:51 AM)
"Ugly" doll transformation. - 6 (1.6%)
25 pence to 25 - 0 (0%)
80s sweater dress to biker jacket inspired cardigan *pic heavy?* - 34 (9.3%)
Atrocious Wooden Calendar becomes Artsy Display Shelf! - 80 (22%)
Bring your Daughter to Work - Office Appropriate Attire for your Toddler - 5 (1.4%)
Dining room chairs for my first apartment - 47 (12.9%)
face lift for a night light - 5 (1.4%)
First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!! - 4 (1.1%)
Fresh Apple Chairs! - 17 (4.7%)
From Lumberjack to Princess - 3 (0.8%)
Funky punky fishy dress from ugly 'cyber security awareness' t-shirt - 4 (1.1%)
Ghetto-fabulous shirt? Bring it! - 12 (3.3%)
Mary Engelbreit inspired makeover - 6 (1.6%)
Mechanic's Onesie to Mermaid-like Skirt - 9 (2.5%)
Miss Molly Puddlesox - 18 (4.9%)
No I didn't lose weight, I remixed this outfit! - 8 (2.2%)
Oversized men's jacket to cute fitted poncho - 25 (6.9%)
Shabby Shelf to Sweet Shoe Storage! - 17 (4.7%)
Shirt and Pants Fashioned Into a Cute Dress! - 9 (2.5%)
Steampunk teapot! - 2 (0.5%)
Super uuuuuuuuuuuugly clock to cute modern timepiece Smiley - 5 (1.4%)
sweatpants to skinny "jeans" - 2 (0.5%)
Sweet like Sugar skull frame. - 1 (0.3%)
Ugly Chairs and Afghan to Awesome Chairs, Cushions and Scarf! - 7 (1.9%)
Ugly foam cooler and box to cool chameleon wall hanging w/secret compartment! - 38 (10.4%)
Total Voters: 364

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« on: November 02, 2009 11:08:17 AM »

Craft Challenge #45 - Super Ugly to Super Awesome Round 2 - Due Dec 1 - Dec 5

12/14/09 - Winner announced!

Congrats to OriginalYouth for her entry titled, Atrocious Wooden Calendar becomes Artsy Display Shelf!
Read all about her project here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330126.0



Check out the blog featuring a bunch of the other entries as well!  http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=6585

12/07/09 - Time to vote!  Scroll up for the voting poll!

Browse all the challenge entries here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=433.0

12/01/09 - The entry board is open!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=433.0

Some of you might remember when we did the Super Ugly to Super Awesome challenge back in 2007.  Well, now it's time to do it again!

Your challenge this month is to spend $20 or less at a thrift store and buy something super ugly, tacky or otherwise abominable and revamp it into something totally awesome.  You must take pictures of the item in its original state, so we can see both the before and the after.  Your purchase can be a piece of artwork, clothing, figurine, statue, platter, furniture, whatever!  You decide.  You can purchase more than one item at the thrift store as long as your total is $20 or less and your items somehow come together in the same theme of the project.  If you're not located in the U.S., you can spend the equivalent of $20 USD in your own currency.


Rules:

  • Post your craft during the period of Dec 1 - Dec 5 2009. No sooner.  No later.  On Dec 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from Dec 6 - Dec 12 2009.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project (Although your entry can have multiple components to it).

Originality:

It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original and has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, then just give credit to that project.

Prizes:

At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog

And this prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):

Any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!


http://www.shop.craftster.org


http://www.spreadshirt.com/shop.php?sid=70592


http://www.cafepress.com/craftster
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 11:26:00 AM »

I was not around for the 07 challenge so this is new to me. It sounds absolutely fabulous.

I do have a question, does the item(s) have to retain their original use or style (not sure this is the right word for what I am asking). For example, if someone found a hideous painting, does the original art still need to be visible? Or a dress does it still need to be a dress or even a piece of clothing? I might be thinking too much into this, but it would be my first challenge so I do not want to mess anything up.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 11:32:04 AM »

I was not around for the 07 challenge so this is new to me. It sounds absolutely fabulous.

I do have a question, does the item(s) have to retain their original use or style (not sure this is the right word for what I am asking). For example, if someone found a hideous painting, does the original art still need to be visible? Or a dress does it still need to be a dress or even a piece of clothing? I might be thinking too much into this, but it would be my first challenge so I do not want to mess anything up.

Great question!  The purchased item does not have to retain its original function.  For example, you could buy a very ugly sweater and turn it into an awesome bag.  Or you could buy the world's ugliest couch and turn it into a desk.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 04:49:27 PM »

Can I use my dumpster find that I have been working on instead of purchasing another item at a thrift store?
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 06:27:33 PM »

Sooo pumped for this contest!
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009 08:31:40 AM »

What about additional supplies needed (paints, thread, etc.) are there any guidelines regarding this?  Do they get included in the total cost?

THANKS! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009 12:48:26 PM »

What great fun this should be!  I'll get busy this weekend   ;o)   Thanks for the inspiration! 
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009 02:39:52 PM »

Yay! This was such a good contest. I'm getting my sister into it, and we're going thrift shopping for ugliness!
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009 08:18:12 AM »

What about additional supplies needed (paints, thread, etc.) are there any guidelines regarding this?  Do they get included in the total cost?

THANKS! Smiley

I was wondering the same thing sort of - like, what if you are recovering something - does the fabric have to be from the thrift shop too?
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009 04:34:59 PM »

Can I use my dumpster find that I have been working on instead of purchasing another item at a thrift store?

Curious about this as well...I recently purchased a bulk clothing haul (one car load of left over garage sale mystery clothing for $30 ) could I use something from this?
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