Creative Envy


HANDY ADVERTISING.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 9:36 pm
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So I realize that this is really just a big advertisement for Rustoleum spray paint, but leave it to ReadyMade to make it into a full-fledged DIY project. They offer up two ideas to spruce up boring personal objects.

The first, updating your beat up vintage suitcase with some graphic splendor. Step-by-step instructions can be found here or you can check out a video.

Claim Check

Project #2, prettying up your patio furniture. Instructions here or a video version.

Lounge Act

Currently scouting for a well-ventilated area.

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FUNNY BLOGS.
Monday, August 18, 2008, 10:38 pm
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This one comes courtesy of ReadyMade’s blog. I had to re-post because these ideas fall into the category of “why didn’t I think of that?” and they will definitely have you laughing out loud. From Readymaker Jen T:

Now entering the blogosphere: beautifully funny blogs about unfortunately ugly stuff.

First up, It’s Lovely, I’ll Take It! [A collection of poorly chosen photos from real estate listings]. Sara’s commentary is so witty and pretty much genius.

...previous tenant was a giant pitcher of Kool-Aid.

Caption reads: ...previous tenant was a giant pitcher of Kool-Aid.

This one was titled 'Wood paneling with wood paneling accents'

This one was titled 'Wood paneling with wood paneling accents'

Next up, D-Listed Decor [Design Within Retch: The worst home furnishing finds of Craigslist] from ickykittygumgum. Look at this absurdity:

Custom Made Living Room Set - $800

Custom Made Living Room Set - $800

Made of bull horns and bull fur.

Made of bull horns and bull fur.

The commentary: “These bulls died for your sins. Are you happy now?”

And finally, Cake Wrecks [When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong] by Jen.

Extra Terrible

Title: Extra Terrible

What the customer said:
“So we’re throwing a going-away party for our friend, and we’d like you to write “Good luck at U.C.”, since that’s the college she’s going to. Also, she’s a big E.T. fan – you know, from the movie? – so we want to incorporate that somehow. I’ll leave it up to you; we just want something E.T.- related on it. Can you do that? Yeah? Cool! Thanks!”

What the decorator heard:
Blah blah blah, write blah E.T. blah blah on it. Blah.”

What the decorator was thinking:
“Okey doke, easy peasy, now I’ll just write ‘Good Luck‘… oh, wait: does ‘good’ have two ‘o’s or two ‘d’s? Dang. Oh well, I’ll just make this letter look a little like both. There! No one will notice anyway. Ok, and then: ‘at…U.C…’…thank goodness that doesn’t need any periods; those are so hard to do with this icing! Ok, let’s see here…you know, I think I’m going to go the extra mile for these folks and write E.T. on it THREE times. And I’m pretty sure just the ‘E’ has a period… yeah, that looks right. Dum dee dum…. There! All done! Aw, they are just going to love me.”

These made my day.