Trash to Treasure VI knocked it out of the park yet again … amirite?!
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing sheer genius at work - as our members took an item that’s intended for one purpose, and turned it into something completely different. Bravo team!
Before we get to the main announcement, we wanted to shout out some Honorable Mentions – these projects weren’t advanced to official voting for various reasons (including not meeting the criteria of “tak[ing] an item typically used for one thing and transform[ing] it into something with a completely different function”,) but they stood out to us.
Place we most want to have our morning coffee: Coffee bar
Coffee? Yes please! @Swanee's coffee bar is a sweet place to kick back and let the java work it's magic ☕
Most Fashionable: Antler necklace
Trash to Treasure VI challenge rules prevented two consecutive wins, and since @Vimarhonor recently won first place in the Fabulous Fungi Challenge she wasn’t eligible to move forward to voting. But - we loved this necklace and figured that the Iris Apfel inspiration was worth a second look!
Place we most want to have our after-dinner drinks: Swanky Bar Cart
Cheers to @Jamala for a major upgrade on this cart 🥂
And now time for the main event: the Trash to Treasure VI Challenge winners announcement!
First Timers 🏅
Experienced DIYers 🏆
@Bastler delighted members by taking an old dresser, and converting it to a reading chair, that also converts to a desk 🤯. It’s a true one-of-a-kind; so multifunctional and cool.
The community spoke, and @Settewongse's clever use of discarded pallets turned into a DIY Lemonade Stand, was the clear winner in the influencer/professional category! (This one is complete with a full YouTube tutorial, so you can delight your favorite lemonade fan with a similar stand.)
And because we recognize that without votes, there can be no challenge winners, we’ve randomly chosen three members who voted and will be sending each of them a gift card:
As we retire another outstanding round of our annual Trash to Treasure, we would like to thank our members for always showing up with their ingenuity, creativity, and spirit of fun. Thanks for playing, Creators!