Get your excitedface on, it’s time for round three of the Mystery Thrift-Off! I’m having so much fun! Are you having fun too?
This is the last round of projects before we vote tomorrow. Did you see round one or round two? Get your buns over there and check them out if you didn’t! Like Steven Tyler, you don’t want to miss a thing.
Today’s first mystery item was the most expensive item in the contest, costing a whole $18. But when I saw that lovely face …
… I nearly peed myself. Creepy creeper creeping hard. It’s like a mummy, only the mummy’s face is somehow on the outside of the bandages, and the bandages are actually potato peels.
I couldn’t get it out of my house fast enough. I sent it onward to Kelley at Life & Art with Glamma Fabulous. I knew she could make some headway. Heh. Heh. Headway.
What I didn’t think was that she’d create something out of this mummy bust that I’d actually want to put in my house! I really would. It’s so darn funky and quirky. All it needed was a head of fabulous flowing flower hair. Kelley somehow managed to cut the top of the head off to fit the flowers in, and did you notice the necklace? She’s a classy gal.
Next up, this clock from Jenna at Jenna Watley.com. I wish you could touch it. It had this spongy cork layer that was certifiably disgusting and was missing a hand. Was a treasure lurking underneath?
Oh yeah. After a couple false starts, (one included a spitball dartboard game) she ended up with this an adorable weathered-wood tray. I’m quickly learning that I’ll never need to buy a regular tray at a regular store again.
Eileen at Johnson 3 received one of the more ‘mundane’ items, this very babyish tissue holder.
But it grew up fast when Elaine covered it in Chinese red SNAKESKIN! Check out that entire table underneath it too! Elaine is a custom furniture artisan and commonly works with exotic skins and textiles, and most likely never ever works with tissue boxes festooned with duckies. Fantastic.
And very last but not least, we have Erin at Purdue Avenue. I was stunned to discover that Erin lives only a few miles away from me! That was lucky for me, not only so I can worm my way into her life and make her my friend and have her bake me up some of her delicious looking recipes, but also because I was so worried that her mystery item wouldn’t survive a trip trough the mail.
So, I hand-delivered her this gorgeous beast:
Even though her first light-hearted attempt included giving the German Shepard a fabulous mustache, we both knew that he wouldn’t be sticking around for long. She scraped him away and added some girly details and the inspiring ‘Be YOU tiful’ lettering that she made with her cutting machine.
She also included a tutorial and a printable on her blog so you can make one of your own! You could make this on almost any surface, but bonus points for starting with a German Shepard mirror.