January 15, 2011

Welcome to Ugly to Awesome!

Have you ever re-made, re-decorated, or re-purposed something and you can't believe how good it looks?? If yes, then this is a place for you!

I have always loved to create stuff! It's not the final outcome of my creation that I get so much joy out of (although that can be pretty great), but the process of creating. Doing the work of the project - searching for the perfect fabric for that chair that you came across in a thrift store, taking the time to handsew a fancy stitch, or finding just the right paint colour, and then actually ripping apart, sewing & painting...creating new is the good part. There is something beautiful and peaceful and plain old FUN in making something with your own skills and imagination.

Anyway! This blog is meant to inspire you, showcase your projects (and mine) and perhaps to teach you something along the way.

I've love to post something here that was once ugly, but thanks to your talent and creativity, you've made awesome! If you've got something to share, email some before & after photos to!

Happy Creating!


  1. What a great idea, Erica! I had no idea this was in the works, but I love it! Maybe one day I'll have something for you to post about, although we all know I prefer to let the professionals make the ugly into awesome. You should post your chair!

  2. How did you get this background? Cute!