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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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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009 02:41:07 PM »

Or if you don't have a thrift store in your area, is a T.J. Maxx-type everything-the-normal-stores-don't-want-anymore store alright?
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009 03:01:57 PM »

Or if you don't have a thrift store in your area, is a T.J. Maxx-type everything-the-normal-stores-don't-want-anymore store alright?

Definitely no retail chain stores for this challenge.

Try to stick to thrift stores, but if you don't have one in your area, perhaps you could find a yard, garage sale or curb find.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009 02:50:12 PM »

Can it be something we already have? I have this hideous dress I used for dress up when I was little and I have a great idea for it.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2009 03:05:02 PM »

Can it be something we already have? I have this hideous dress I used for dress up when I was little and I have a great idea for it.

Not for this particular challenge.  Part of the challenge this time is the hunt for the ugly item! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009 03:27:59 PM »

I had asked once already and didn't appear to get an answer, so I'll ask again. Can I use my dumpster find or must I spend money on something else?
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2009 03:39:04 PM »

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

It would probably be fun to go out and find something just for this challenge (be it at the thrift store or from a dumpster).  We don't require receipt scans for this challenge, so use your best judgement.

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?

Your main/ugly item should be from the thrift store, but additional supplies can be from your stash, from other stores, etc.  Additional supplies do not need to be included in your total cost.
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009 08:56:05 PM »

Yay! I just bought enough items at the thrift store for not 1, but actually 3 specific ugly-to-awesome projects. Haha. Now to see which one makes the cut (AKA a) that I finish it; and b) that it's the most impressive).
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2009 09:05:38 AM »

Just to clarify, I'm in England, and we don't have 'thrift' shops....is this like a 1 / $1 shop? or more like a chairty shop?
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2009 10:17:02 AM »

Just to clarify, I'm in England, and we don't have 'thrift' shops....is this like a 1 / $1 shop? or more like a chairty shop?
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Great question!  A charity shop would fit the scope of this challenge perfectly.
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2009 12:20:59 PM »

Another English person here (and a newbie to Craftster, so apologies if this question has been asked before and I've missed it). Is the amount we're allowed to spend 20, or $20 converted into ?
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