NonTeam Treasury Challenge

This week’s inspiration item is this lovely vintage slip from ChatteJolie‘s shop, the winner from last week’s challenge.

Here’s my entry!

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Creative Projects – Upcycling!

I follow lots of craft blogs, they always talk about wonderfully inspiring projects. I love seeing what people can do! Sometimes I read them and am in awe by the amazing-ness of the projects taken on. And sometimes, I read them and think: That’s so wonderful and simple, why haven’t I done this before?

One of these sorts of projects is the DIY, upcycling, home improvement project where you take an old, beat up and often, ugly thing and give it fresh life with a coat or two of spray paint. So, this week, I decided to give it a try!

This is really only an intermediate step, I’m not completely finished with these things, but I was so excited that I had to share pictures of the process:

Before

After

I’ve got a fantastic lamp shade to top off that (newly) gorgeous white lamp. And, for the frames, I’m going to paint one bright red and the other I’m vacillating between bright orange or yellow… we shall see. But already these things are all much improved from the dark colored, chipped states they were in before. Hooray for upcycling!

Friday Feature

It may be a silly meme, but it made me giggle: May the Fourth be with You! So, in honor of this “Star Wars Day” I thought I’d feature some items that went along with it.

First is this fantastic Stromtrooper and Crossbones Sweatshirt from the shop of repurposefulPUNK. I love this take on an old school theme. Also, the distressed look in the print gives the shirt an awesome vintage feel. Really great! Be sure to go over to the shop and check out all the other fun things posted there!

And, lastly, there’s this most excellent iPhone case of Han Solo in Carbonite from Graphicpals. I love all the amazing detail, it looks like it could be 3D! Fantastic! Be sure to go over and look at all the other clever and creative items in this shop.