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Question: What is your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #59, Super Ugly to Super Awesome?  (Voting closed: February 17, 2011 06:49:01 AM)
"Dressed in my finest polyester..." - 2 (0.8%)
"I never wanted to be a shirt, make me into a purse!" - 3 (1.1%)
"Imma grape" Dress suit to epic-ness (picture overload) - 56 (21.1%)
1940's lame lamp to steampunk stylin' source of light - 4 (1.5%)
barely un-bear-able - 0 (0%)
Cute Black and White Dress for My Valentine's Day Dinner. - 2 (0.8%)
Dilapidated medicine cabinet to sweet new message center - 10 (3.8%)
Fairyland Theatre (too many pics) - 42 (15.8%)
From drab to fab - dull duvet to great gijinka (seriously image heavy!) - 2 (0.8%)
Golden dragon of doom - 3 (1.1%)
Granny afghan you will be Exterminated! - 2 (0.8%)
lamp attacked with glue gun! - 2 (0.8%)
Lil Boy Grows Up! Into a Sexy Girl?!?! - 2 (0.8%)
Motorcycle Pants into Lovely Leather Handbag- Packed w/ Pics - 28 (10.6%)
Music Man mini-drawers - 6 (2.3%)
Nasty A*$ Shirts and child's boa, to pretty little Angel - 1 (0.4%)
Nigerian Dress skirt to cutesy Sun dress - 15 (5.7%)
Old clock and snack plate...into new moon clock... - 8 (3%)
Outdated Dress into Fun Headband - 1 (0.4%)
Outdated Frilly Shirt into Birthday Bowling Button Up! - 2 (0.8%)
paisley horror sack to slinky dress of joy! - 2 (0.8%)
Revamped cabnet for glasses - 3 (1.1%)
Rooster Breadbox to Pimpin' Purple Message Center! - 2 (0.8%)
Super Crusty Curtains(&shirt)into Super Cushty Cross Stitch Wrap gift for mum - 8 (3%)
Sweater Love (huge sweater to cute dress) - 11 (4.2%)
Tea Time for a dinosaur! - 4 (1.5%)
Trippy skirt into cute mini dress! - 3 (1.1%)
ugly art-> awesome art! - 7 (2.6%)
Ugly old men's sweater.. New Owl pillow for the couch - 10 (3.8%)
ugly seagull shadowbox to artsy memorial shadowbox - 4 (1.5%)
Ugly Wool Sweaters to Toasty-oasty Scarf - 1 (0.4%)
Ugly Yellow Director's Chair into Pretty Primary Patchwork- chair - 3 (1.1%)
Unloved Nekked Dolls Into My Little Wild Child Fasion Doll-photo phat - 16 (6%)
Yucky Silk Dress Re-do With Matching Headband Smiley - 0 (0%)
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« on: January 10, 2011 08:44:43 AM »

Craft Challenge #59 - Super Ugly to Super Awesome Round 3 - Due Feb 1 - Feb 8

Winner Announced!



Our winning entry was created by Nicoleeoliee_4_Life! The entry titled, ““Imma grape” Dress suit to epic-ness,” is an absolutely jaw-dropping creation that started as a jacket and dress and ended as a gorgeous detailed formal dress.

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We're at it again!  We're bringing back Super Ugly to Super Awesome for... Round 3!  For a blast from the past, check out Round 2 and Round 1 of Super Ugly to Super Awesome.

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:

  • Craft your project during this challenge period (Jan 10 - Feb 8 2011) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will not be removed from the entry board, but they will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • Post your craft during the period of Feb 1 - Feb 8 2011.  No sooner.  No later.  On Feb 1 2011 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from Feb 9 - Feb 16 2011.
  • Enter only ONE project.  Your entry can have multiple components to it.

Originality:

It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original, 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, please give credit to that project. Smiley

Prizes:

At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner (US or non-US) will get:

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) and a prize from us at Craftster.org -- any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011 11:01:01 AM »

Can I use something truly ugly that I got for free?
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011 01:52:42 PM »

Can I use supplies I already have in my stash in addition to thrifted ugliness?
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011 01:55:48 PM »

Can I use something truly ugly that I got for free?

Not for this particular challenge.  Part of this challenge is hunting for hideous! Cheesy

Can I use supplies I already have in my stash in addition to thrifted ugliness?

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 #4 on: January 12, 2011 10:39:08 PM »

I love the thrift store!!  I am going to have to make a trip out to our local Sally and see what goodies my Good Will hunting will uncover Smiley  (Ok.. I can't take credit for the good will hunting pun.. my brother said it years ago and it's been floating around in my head for an appropriate time to use it lol)
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011 03:39:19 PM »

So I picked up some serious ugly in preparation for this challenge, and I've got a few different ideas already.

Just one question are we meant to be remaking it into something else, or revamping it to a more pleasing version of its current state? or does it not matter either way?
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011 03:53:11 PM »

Just one question are we meant to be remaking it into something else, or revamping it to a more pleasing version of its current state? or does it not matter either way?

Entirely your choice!  Don't forget to take a picture of ugly in its original state.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011 12:50:42 PM »

Oh yes! I am going to make the item I planned to make for the LAST Ugly to Awesome, had already bought the ugly materials for . . .  and still haven't started. (Has it really been a year? Shocked)
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011 10:32:33 AM »

I'm kind of new to craftster and I was wondering where to post my creation for this challenge. Do I just post it as I would anything else or is there a special spot I post it and do I have to have a certain title for the post? What do I do?
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011 02:33:29 PM »

I'm kind of new to craftster and I was wondering where to post my creation for this challenge. Do I just post it as I would anything else or is there a special spot I post it and do I have to have a certain title for the post? What do I do?

On February 1st a special folder will be created and you can put your entry in there Smiley

I took a trip into the big city this weekend and searched for some fantastically ugly stuff that I could pretty up. There were slim pickin's this time around but I did manage to grab something that I think will work really well. There's an idea bouncing about my little head so I'm crossing my fingers that I can make something nifty  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011 05:34:12 PM »

This is awesome! A great idea! I'll pick something up tomorrow. So, we can create anything?
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011 06:30:55 PM »

I found my ugly! I think that I've figured out just what to do with it.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011 05:14:19 AM »

I cant wait for this one! already underway with transformation! There are going to be some super cool things in this one looking at the previous entries!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2011 03:28:39 PM »

i was at the thrift the other day and found the ugliest thing i've seen in a good long while, i went back for it this week and it was GONE! the only possible reason was someone bought it for this challenge and beat me to it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2011 08:48:34 PM »

Why is it when you're looking for ugly, the thrift stores shockingly improve the quality of their stock?!  Wink  I hope I have enough time to enter my ugly item in!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2011 08:50:01 PM »

Why is it when you're looking for ugly, the thrift stores shockingly improve the quality of their stock?!  Wink  I hope I have enough time to enter my ugly item in!  Cheesy

Haha, SO true! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2011 08:51:36 PM »

i was at the thrift the other day and found the ugliest thing i've seen in a good long while, i went back for it this week and it was GONE! the only possible reason was someone bought it for this challenge and beat me to it.

GASP!  You know you're going to see it on the entry board, ha!
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2011 08:52:13 PM »

I cant wait for this one! already underway with transformation! There are going to be some super cool things in this one looking at the previous entries!  Grin

I think so, too!  I can't wait to see the entries.
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011 03:14:58 PM »

I can't wait, think I found the perfect thing Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2011 04:13:35 PM »

Why is it when you're looking for ugly, the thrift stores shockingly improve the quality of their stock?!  Wink

Seriously!! Lol.

I went in today and everything was actually nice and pretty. I did score some *other* things I won't be using for this Challenge though. I did manage to find one thing I'm really excited about altering into something awesome but it's not truly ugly to begin with (just boring) so I'm wondering if I should bother entering it. Assuming I can get it done in time for that matter... lol. I'll be posting it when I finish it regardless. Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2011 02:53:40 AM »

i really wanna have a go at this one it looks like loads of fun. but an strugglin to find the truly ugly. have found plenty or naff/ tacky/dull / and dirty lol and a lovely wooden sewin box 4 me but no ugly lol.

does anyone know what $20 is in £stirling?? hope i can get somethin bought and made as there's not much time left x
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2011 04:51:03 AM »

$20 is about £12.50. Check out the salvation army they are super cheap and have loads of really horrible stuff! I couldn't find anything really ugly in the one near me so I asked one of the ladies and she brought some hideous GEMS up from the stock room for me to look at. I got a proper rank thing that way!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2011 04:22:19 PM »

I shopped early whilst the ugly was still hot, fresh and bountiful!! I can just picture it now all across the world people are scoring fantastic stuff because we've bought up the ugly so the real treasures are uncovered!!

Incidentally I am half way through my entry (why does that sound so wrong?!  Tongue) and I'm so excited to post it, I have to physically stop myself from finishing it in case I accidentally post it on here early or blog about it!
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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2011 05:26:07 AM »

lol. at above.

thanks i never thought of "askin" for the really ugly stuff. the stuff that was so ugly that they have to keep it out the back cos its too ugly to be seen by the general public.
i went to some different shops and deadline looming i found a collection of "Ew gross...that's nasty". as opposed to one big super ugly. now i just have to see what i can turn it into and work bloomin fast to make the deadline . am well excited.
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2011 09:33:46 AM »

I don't know if GoodWill has any more of these stores but in my area (Austin) they have a "Blue Hanger Store" which is essentially just a large warehouse and parking lot for all of their empty donations trucks? In the warehouse though, they have rows and rows of bins that are brought in and cycled out all day long full of the stuff that didn't sell in the stores, so it's brought there and HEAVILY discounted. It's kind've gross (I always wear gloves because if not, your hands are so grimy after digging through everything) but I think it's fun... lol. You can find some really awesome stuff and get it for cheap or free. I was looking for empty game boxes and got like 6 of them for free because to them at that point, it's just trash.

But anyway... among all the buried "diamonds" is LOADS of ugly. It's like the Island of Misfit Toys for GoodWill Junk and it's awesome. If you're looking for ugly, or even just like the idea of digging through a bunch of junk like I do, it's worth seeing if there are any in your areas. Smiley I go there once every few months and spend about $20-30 for an entire cart LOADED to overflowing with things I've found. I sometimes score fabric and yarn this way too.
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2011 12:44:49 PM »

indeed i went in one charity shop  the other day (as i saw a marvelous wooden cantilever sewing box in the window for £3 Shocked  Grin ) the shop stank so bad of stale urine  i had to hold my breath, i was so grossed out i was too scared to touch anything (gloves would have been very handy) and i just grabbed my bargain sewing box left without without hunting for my ugly...i'm sure there would have be loads of ugly in the store but the stench was so strong it made my eyes water.

as far as i am aware though in my area of the uk we dont have anything like that but it does sound like loads of fun i bed i could find loads of recyclable craftables in one of those shops. it would be dangerouse my family already refer to me as the one with the hoarding problem  Roll Eyes lol
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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2011 02:41:44 AM »

I don't know where you are in the uk but here in Bristol there is a place called the scrap store- its AMAZING you can fill a trolley for £5 Grin  there is everything crafty and things you never even considered for crafts as well! Ooh and we have a free shop! also amazing but things definetly need washing that you get there! Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2011 08:04:30 AM »

I went in today and everything was actually nice and pretty. I did score some *other* things I won't be using for this Challenge though. I did manage to find one thing I'm really excited about altering into something awesome but it's not truly ugly to begin with (just boring) so I'm wondering if I should bother entering it. Assuming I can get it done in time for that matter... lol. I'll be posting it when I finish it regardless. Tongue

Everyone has a different idea of what is ugly. A lot of the current clothes that most people consider fashionable I think look awful Tongue Maybe I'm just spoilt because I can make whatever I like and cater to my own tastes. I certainly hope you do get your entry done in time - I too found something boring and unloved, and have almost finished transforming it into something that's not only cute but something I can use Cheesy Although the thing I bought was more super dull than super ugly, I'll be posting it - whether or not it counts - because it felt good buying from a charity shop and making something epic out of what I purchased ^_^
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« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2011 11:17:37 AM »

That is true. Smiley I went to another store and managed to find something "very used and out-dated" so perhaps I will enter that project instead. Still need to visit Home Depot for supplies though.... Heh.
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« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2011 06:35:51 PM »

I got something at the thrift store today. Now I'm all like >.< because I have no idea what to do with it now. I've search the internets for at least an hour trying to get an idea! Silly me
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« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2011 09:19:53 PM »

i feel the same i've got this stuff and didn't know what to do with it lol. in the end i've adapted another idea i already had to use my ugly bargains. i don't think its "wow!" enough to be a winner! and i still have to Get it made in time but its been lots of fun so far i'm havin a blast :-)
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« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2011 10:55:32 PM »

I've been working on my project tonight. It's out on the patio and paint is drying. Smiley I'll be able to finish up the paintjob tomorrow I think but still have to wait until payday on Tuesday to go get the finishing touches. Still... total cost of project (even including buying stuff I don't have like paint) is gonna be less than $20. Can't really beat that. Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2011 10:50:52 AM »

02/01/2011 - The entry board is open! Smiley

Please post your entry here as a NEW TOPIC:
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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2011 06:53:27 AM »

Winner Announced!



Our winning entry was created by Nicoleeoliee_4_Life! The entry titled, ““Imma grape” Dress suit to epic-ness,” is an absolutely jaw-dropping creation that started as a jacket and dress and ended as a gorgeous detailed formal dress.

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