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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day Three of The Great Glitzy Hack Off Crisis

The hacks are FLYING!!!
You guys are nuts!
I'm really impressed with how crazy you've gotten with the paint and glue
artistry, using things you've got, yard sale finds,
and even cheap picnic cutlery to craft some pretty high end looking stuff!
Only two days have gone by, and already the creativity is hot and heavy.
How hot?
Let's peruse, shall we?
Distressed Donna is more at home with country and primitives, but she
sure grabbed a can of silver spray paint like a pro.
This little nest got guilded and nestled in tulle with lights to create...
drum roll, please...
...a Z Gallery inspired Glitzy Little Night Light!
Did she stop there?
When you have the silver bug, an oncoming freight train can't stop you.
Silver shells turned into Silvery Tree Shells~
and her neighbor wants one!
We may corrupting the neighborhood.
I think at this point, she realized everything looks better in silver
including Frozen Charlottes, glass funnels, and paper tags,
I'm waiting breathlessly to see what she does next!
but the colors were not at all her house.
 What's a girl to do?
Well look at that, it's available in other colors!
At least it is at Danni's.
You're decorating YOUR home, after all, and this is the great part of a hack;
if the original doesn't completely work for you, hey~
buy different paint.
I'm loving the blue with the silver fronds.
 Danni also fell hard for this clam shell,
which runs between $60 and $130 at the Z.
Can a price tag stop true love?
She ferreted out her own bargain version at a Goodwill for...
Eighty. Seven. CENTS.
I bow to your shopping talents, Madam.
For Mich in LA, price was no object.
She wanted this hack badly enough to pony up the extra pennies 
and blew a full dollar on her plastic bowl at a yard sale.
The back got painted a glossy white.
The interior, however...
...remained this dreamy blue.
Translucent heaven, isn't it?
 Summery, decorative, and even practical, this food tent is weighted with shells,
but also a high dollar amount.
I think Gail at Purple Hues and Me found a way around that as
a tent she already had got a seaside makeover for nearly nothin'.
This really takes a pest solution from practical to show stopping.
 This pillar is a coastal fantasy.
 She liked the look of the natural shells better and 
Scroll back and notice how nicely this compliments Gail's 
new food tent too!
They're perfectly coordinated.
 This one scared me.
Take small children out of the room.
Is it safe?
Gail went pure mad scientist here.
Her version is is every bit as showy, and it's made from...
...wait for it...
If this ran her a dollar, I'd faint,
and it's a dead ringer for the $15 version!
Minions, light a fire and grab the cutlery!
My cohort in this lunacy
Steff, the Lisbonlioness of Three bed semi
was okay with the yellow.
It's a nice color.
But the zebra print?
Must. Hack. Zebra.
This little table lamp got elevated to eye catcher with some animal magnetism.
And, brave crafter that she is,
she risked her very domestic bliss for this ceiling bauble with a froufrou frock of boa trim.
c'mon, up!!!
I've had a silver shell affair for years.
I had a slight cloche call with my latest project.
Get it?
Cloche call?
Yeah, I know, not funny.
Then there were these little coral candle holders.
Steff went for a driftwood interpretation for a natural, light, airy effect.
I love how it perfectly compliments her other goodies too,
bringing in some subtle sea and sand without changing the mood.
I think I need one of these myself for the beach house.
Do I win some leopard spandex capris for that?

If you haven't gotten your rhinestones together yet,
you still have two days!
Let's glitz it up!
What do I have for tomorrow?
Something tall.
Something big.
Something shellicious.
My project for today, unfortunately, went horribly wrong.
The hot glue didn't hold.
And the project got hungry and left.
We did learn that you absolutely CANNOT use upholstery staples on a cat.
I declared it a FAIL, and we're starting over.
Right now I have some serious apologizing to do.
Someone get the Feline Overlord Morsels.
We'll be back tomorrow with another dose of weirdness.
I need a drink...


lisbonlioness said...

Why the heck aren't you in my Google reader feed anymore? What have you done???
Great minds think alike, I did an appreciation post today, too. A teensy craft to follow.
STOP FOLLOWING YOUR CATS WITH A GLUE GUN, I am pretty sure it's illegal in most states. But that's ok, I won't tell if you promise to make amends.

lisbonlioness said...

sorry for the double commenting- I've just re- subscribed to you directly from the reader, and your feed stops after the skeletal tablescapes- have you made any changes? Do other readers experience the same? x

Della said...

You aren't in my Google reader either, nor does my blog roll for you's stuck on Tablescapes from the Minions.

But I am so impressed with all the great hacks! Hats off to all of you crafty ladies!

lisbonlioness said...

thanks, I was wondering wether I was the only one. I wander what the redhead has been messing with :)
Della, get crafting! It's not too late, and everyone is invited. If you have spray paint and a glue gun, you are set!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Hey thanks for the shout-out and links! You weren't in my reader either today. I also had trouble with my post going on the reader this morning. If you can't fix it Sunny, email me and I'll tell you what my problem was! (Some swearing was involved!) Della....I's not too late..c'mon! Get down with your bad self and hack something off!

Life in Rehab said...

I can't fix it, and I made up a few new swear words, so for God's sake woman, help!

Michelle L. said...

1. You are not in anyone's reader. Arggh. I don't know what to suggest. Captain America? Mine also stops at the tablescapes of the minions post.

2. thanks for the fabulous roundup of the projects - wow, so impressed! I think people have gone the extra mile and I love the skill and variety. Hoorahh for the glitzy hackers! Everybody is the coolest!

3. I have been looking for Feline Overloard Morsels at Petco, but the lady there says they stopped selling them because of fears of...well...Feline Overlording.

Donna Wilkes said...

Thank you for showing my crazy, er. glitzy projects and for the links and shout outs. I did not know something would tell you there was a new post! Loved the glitzy cat - yours must be more patient than ours, though I did have a pup with a silver nose for a day. I was really into that chrome spray paint!

Gail said...

You all are toooooooo FUNNY! . . . . and talented!

CassandraJ said...

These are amazing creations ladies!!! What an inspiring group of talented women. Btw to add to the bad news of the google reader I am not recieving new posts either. The last one showing for me also is the tablescapes of the minions.:( Keep up the great work, and thank you Sunny for your great ideas and for making me laugh!:)