Craft Challenge #28 – In The Hot Seat

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This month’s challenge was to take an old chair — the uglier the better — and remake it into something beautiful!

This was one of my favorite challenges. I loved seeing all of the transformations within the projects — simply amazing! 🙂

The winner of the challenge is Sharon.S for her entry titled, “Two Chairs to a Bench For Two
Bench For Two

Bench For Two - In Progress
Sharon.S created this beautiful bench from two previously wonky chairs and parts from an old headboard. To read more of the details regarding her project, follow this link:

Sharon.S is the winner of a copy of the beautiful new book by Susan Beal titled Bead Simple!

Bead Simple

Bead Simple’s description:
Most beading books include a mix of patterns but call for very specific beads and materials. So if crafters don’t like the beads used in the projects, or don’t have them in hand, they won’t enjoy the projects, no matter how beautiful they are. But Susan Beal has untangled this knotty problem. Bead Simple is the first work of its kind that offers stunning jewelry patterns that can be completely customized with a variety of beads and stringing materials. Based on simple, yet effective beading techniques, this strikingly illustrated pattern guide includes 50 glittering designs, each featuring two bold variations for a total of 150 projects that can easily be achieved with different materials or tweaks. With hot guest designers, including DIY Network’s Jennifer Perkins and Megan Nicolay, author of the bestselling Generation T, here is the one book that finally offers jewelers the versatility to let their unique personalities shine through.

Bead Simple

Bead Simple

And here are a few of my personal favorites this challenge!

Phizzychick revamped a curbside stool into a work of art.
My journal has grown legs!
To see more of her images and project details, click here:

turtlelove crafted her sewing chair into an adorable monster chair.
Monster chair
Check out more of her furry monster photos and projects details here:

EasilyAmused created a gorgeous seat of love for two from two old arm chairs.
Seat of Love
To see more pictures of the sleek revamp, check out her project thread here:

Thanks to Susan Beal for donating the wonderful prize package this month! Also thanks to ALL of our entrants for another amazing and successful Craft Challenge!

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  1. All the chairs are awesome, though I am partial to the monster one! Love that book too. Susan is such a sweetie and there are so many amazing projects inside.

  2. Arther says:

    Monster !!!! Love IT !!!

  3. catherine jameson says:

    wow, two chairs into one how genius is that?! Love it love it, now i’m eyeing my boring clunky kitchen chairs with fressh eyes… congrats

  4. Maureen says:

    Awesome transformations! Particularly loved the “Curbside Stool” transformation – such attention to detail!
    Kudo’s to all!

  5. John says:

    Hey!. Great job.

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