Saturday, November 5, 2016

Anything But Cute Challenge #19 - Rustic Glam

Happy Saturday!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! It's time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute!! The theme this week is an awesome one...Rustic Glam :)


The fabulous and amazing Niki of Pawsitively Creative is the hostess for this challenge!! Here's what she had to say about the theme:


Create a mixed media design featuring rustic elements such as whitewashed wood, chicken wire, burlap, soft subtle tones and neutrals. Don't forget to add the GLAM part with some sparkle and BLING!


For my Rustic Glam project, I upcycled an old bamboo light. This is what it looked like before.


I disassembled it and then coated the surface with super heavy gesso.


Once the gesso dried, I covered it with DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium. Once that dried and the cracks appeared, I applied DecoArt Antiquing Medium in Antique Gray to the cracks and then wiped most of it off with a wet wipe.


Here's where my project went off course. I'd planned on using real chicken wire and then adhering crystals to the holes. So, I went to Menards and Rural King and Tractor Supply, hoping to purchase a small roll. The smallest roll I could purchase was 50 yards!! I really had no use for 49 extra yards of chicken wire. So I was wandering the aisles of Joann and I came across these rolls of mesh. The one on the left is actually a chicken wire pattern with bits of glitter...glam bonus!! I loved the look of the one on the right, too so I purchased both :)


I used the chicken wire mesh on two sides and this one on the other two. To add a bit more bling, I strung crystals and added them to the panels.


Here's another look at the chicken wire mesh. You can see the bits of glitter.


It's kinda like Rustic Glam meets Shabby Chic!! Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Anything But Cute to see the AMAZING projects my very talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Rustic Glam mixed media project! I can't wait to see what you create :)

48 comments:

  1. This is stunning, that mesh with the glitter is stunning!

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  2. Wow, such a stunning project! Great upcycling on your bamboo light, and you made me laught with the 50 yard of real chicken wire.... Surely too much for a crafter :D
    Love the crackling, the meshes and the crystals! Your lamp now is so glam and rustic!!The glitters on the mesh look fabulous!

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  3. This is absolutely awesome! I love all these details...especially the faux rain!! Wonderful project my friend! Hugs, Robin

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  4. Hi Lisa,
    I really LOVE this!! It is beautiful! I love the mesh with the pretty glitter.
    Stunning job my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    M'
    Crafting with Creative M

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  5. Wow, what a cool project Lisa! Your recycled bamboo light turned out amazing! Of course, once you get your hands on anything, it turns into SPECTACULAR! I love the rustic feel and the lighting through the wire looks awesome! I love the crackled edges to:) So fun and so creative!!!
    I hope you are having a great wknd! I get to spend a couple hours with the little munchkins today. We are planning on getting outside and going to the park. We are expecting temps around 65 today. So crazy for Nov 5th but you know, we'll take it!!! I'm sure you we be even a bit warmer than that? I have had some extra time to get better prepared for winter this year for a change, lol!
    Have a super day!!!
    Sherrie K

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  6. You hit the jackpot at JoAnn's Lisa because it seems you found the PERFECT items for Rustic Glam - WOW. What a WONDERFUL project... just look the crackle and the shimmering mesh. I can only imagine how much more BEAUTIFUL it must be in person. LOVE it. Xj.

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  7. Wow, wow, wow Lisa, this is one of those pieces I just want to reach out and touch! Your transformation of the bamboo lamp is nothing short of genius - I love how you used the mesh, the crackle on the frame is superb and the extra bling with the crystals is amazing - clever and incredibly beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Wow absolutely beautiful - you did a great job as always and I love everything about it thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  9. Hot diggity I am dancing up a jig here! What a total transformation of that bamboo lantern! Whoohoo! I am kinda glad you used this version of chicken wire because it is gorgeous and adds to the glam factor. What a wonderful find and clever idea! The crackles are amazing and the crystals are gorgeous! Totally Rustic Glam design dearie! Nailed it! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  10. That must have been fun putting all those elements together, Lisa! Isn't it amazing that the hardware stores want you to buy so much? I understand why they do it. We are rural and could have mailed you what you needed LOL Anyway, too cute with the blingy chicken wire! LOL A unique night light! hugs, de

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  11. Lisa, I can usually spot your wonderful artwork from a mile away but I had to look twice at this one as it's something completely different. What a fabulous piece up recycling, it looks great and I love the mesh that you've used on the sides. Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend. Hugs, Sandra x

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  12. SImply stunning! I love your rustic glam design, Lynn! The crackle finish is superb. I can just see you with your extra 49 yards of chicken wire ... 'Honey!" LOL!! Sounds like you did a wonderful take 2 of your idea as this is just gorgeous! hugs!

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  13. Glad you went to Joanns. This is spectacular and I bet you had fun watching it transform. Just love it.

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  14. This is fabulous Lisa, you are so clever!!
    Kevin xx

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  15. wow! this is stunning!
    love it very much!
    have a great weekend!
    lots of hugs

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  16. WOW! You did a wonderful job on your fabulous creation! Isn't it fun creating things.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh wow this is amazing! You are so clever!

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  18. This project is really amazing, Lisa! Love the stunning transformation of your old bamboo light! The crackle is fabulous and I love how you added the crystals. Brilliant!!!
    Hugs, Mar

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  19. Lisa Dear you really rocked this challenge. Love how you thought "out of the box" and used alternative materials to create your masterpiece. Gorgeous!

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  20. I am loving your project...looks just gorgeous, and glamorous, all in one!!

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  21. This is amazing Lisa! How brilliant to use that sparkly mesh- it looks gorgeous, and you certainly nailed the theme of the challenge! This will be a lovely home decor piece for any season!!

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  22. The textures are spectacular, the sentiment is truly inspiring, and the cruckles are ridiculously creative. You have so many ideas and you bring them to life so beautifully! You are a fountain of inspiration, dear Lisa!!Bravo...

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  23. Lisa/...this is stunning. So beautiful and a tutorial is an added bonus for us all...

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  24. OMG, Lisa, this is such a breathatkingly beautiful makeover of that bamboo lantern! Your crackles are stunning and I adore both of your mesh rolls! I am glad you found these and you used them perfectly! Those crystals are super gorgeous! You nailed this amazing challenge theme, my friend, with this spectacular rustic glam lantern! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  25. This came out great Lisa, I love the crakle effect and very useful lamp. wonderful tutorial

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  26. Lisa, I am blown away by your creative thinking for this challenge!! This lamp is incredible! I have two very similar lamps that I just despise and you have really inspired me to try and do something with them! Both of the mesh fabrics work so well and I love the addition of the crystal strands, they must really catch the light! The crackle base is the perfect way to go for this and the end result of this makeover is rustic glam at it's absolute finest!! Well done, bravo, end scene!! lol. Love it!! hugs :)

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  27. Lisa, can you hear the thud? That's my jaw hitting my keyboard! Your transformation of a not so pretty lamp to this Rustic Glam Designer's dream is supercalefragelistic! Your used of the crackle on the frame is a perfect compliment to those lovely meshes you picked out. The heavier version is my favorite and really makes takes this from fabulous to WOW, WOW, WOW! Can you tell, I'm out of adjectives? And the perfect finishing touch are those crystal strings! Really a knockout project, Lisa! (This would look great in Punkin's new room!) Big hugs!

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  28. Rustic Glam....oh my gosh its beautiful! You are so creative, what an amazing upcycled lamp! Enjoy your weekend!

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  29. You sure created one beautiful Lantern. Very, very creative. Love the glitter and how you strung the crystals adding a touch of elegance.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  30. What a vision you had! I am so impressed that you made that out of the bamboo light. This is so beautiful with that shiny mesh. Adding the crystals sure added the glam. Great job!

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  31. Oh Wow Lisa, this turned out so beautiful!!! I knew where you were going after you said you went to all those stores. lol I know around here you can only by the chicken wire by the roll, yes a big roll! You would think the craft stores would carry sheets of it wouldn't you?! But you compensated really well with the tule. Love how both look on this lantern and I love the added crystals. Well done my friend!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  32. Absolutely beautiful, Lisa! If I were faced with a challenge like this, I would have no idea where to start! You are so talented at all the crafts and you've made a beautiful decor item! Wonderful upcycling!

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  33. This is so stunning! Love that you found such a nifty alternative to the 'real stuff' (AND didn't have to buy 50 ft of it!). You've a fantastic creative eye to see how you could adapt these supplies to your lovely project (as well as FIND them in the first place). Sometimes our local JoAnn does not have much variety to offer, and all of the box stores seem to be downsizing on paper craft supplies. TFS & Hugs. (and I'm with Kitty, I'd have no clue as to where to start with this effort.)

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  34. OMG This is awesome, Lisa!!! I love, love, love this beautiful project!! You did a AWESOME job my friend!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  35. Hi Lisa! Got another crazy busy week down... So now I'm playing blogger catch up today! I gotta say... this is sooo FREAKIN' COOL!!! I just LOVE how you recycled that light..... Your version is way more stylish.. LOVE the new look and the step by step on how you created it.... BEAUTIFUL work as always! :) Have a great day!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  36. WOW, you really have glammed up that old bamboo lamp Lisa sweet friend! Your vision astounds me! I would never have seen the potential beauty hidden in that old light, it takes someone with a real eye and talent to make it an outstanding work of art as you have done!! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
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  37. Wowzers!! This is fabulous..what a wonderful up-cycled project...and I love the name 'Rustic Glam'....I think this is even better then the real chicken wire...totally beautiful!

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  38. Lisa, I'm so happy to see the before - what a great and much needed transformation! I just love seeing your creativity in this way. This is truly an awesome project. I keep meaning to peruse the Christmas decor ribbon isle for some stuff like this, what an amazing material and beautiful use. Really great take, love it! Hugs, Autumn

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  39. I love this project Lisa! Those crystals are such a wonderful touch! Your are so creative! I wish we lived closer so we could get together and craft together! I could learn so much from you!

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  40. Wow! What an improvement. It looks great. Thank you for sharing the instructions so we can make one too. Have a great week.
    April

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  41. WOW Lisa this is one awesome project the finished article is stunning, wow, excellent work
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  42. Lisa wow , wow and WOW !!! This is beautiful !!!

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  43. Wow!!! Beautiful and amazing creation!!!

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