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Etsomnia™ Volume XXIII: Upcycled?!?

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A mere $6,279.04 will put this upcycled entry mirror near your door. Presumably to scare away visitors. By ISeaThings

A mere $6,279.04 will put this “upcycled” entry mirror near your door. I’m guessing it’s intended to scare away visitors. 

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

Happy New Year! It’s time for the first Etsomnia of 2015!
I hope everyone is recovering nicely from  whatever New Year’s Eve shenanigans they got up to. Here’s a little something to help you on the road to recovery.

No matter what I am searching for, the word “upcycled” always turns up, and it nearly always translates to something kooky. So since it’s a new year and everything old is new again, it’s upcycled week here at Etsomnia!

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.

Now, that's what I call upcycled! New York City clock by GeoArtCrafts

Now, that’s what I call upcycled! New York City clock by GeoArtCrafts who have many other fascinating record clocks, too!

Nothing to wear to your clown college reunion? Have no fear. KatWise has got you covered.

Nothing to wear to your clown college reunion? Have no fear. Etsy has got you covered.

Steps to financial success:
1. Go garbage picking.
2. Locate discarded footwear and objects to cover them in (belts, feathers, old hairpieces, animal droppings, etc.).
3. Wrap “found objects” around boots (Tip: Don’t forget to wear gloves! You don’t know where those found objects have been!)
4. Charge $225 per pair
5. You’re rich!

Smelly-looking $760 upcycled "wedding" dress by FashionWithness. Perfect if you're marrying a homeless person.

$760 upcycled “wedding” dress which looks like it smells of old ladies and sadness. Perfect if you’re marrying a homeless person.

And the sweater coats just keep on coming . . . By GypsyKarmaThreads

Sweater coats are a huge thing among the upcycled community. As far as I can tell, you tear off bits of other people’s ugly clothes and run away, then sew them all together into an even less attractive garment. 

Beautiful bracelets made from champagne bottles! I want everything in ReVetro's store, but I'm way too klutzy and would end up accidentally slashing my wrists with their stunning glass jewelry

Beautiful bracelets made from champagne bottles! I want everything in ReVetro‘s store, but I’m way too klutzy and am guaranteed to end up accidentally slashing my wrists and having some ‘splaining to do

"50,000,000 fans can't be wrong" painted Elvis chair by FendosArt who clearly never saw a picture of Elvis

“50,000,000 fans can’t be wrong” painted Elvis chair by FendosArt who might have been thinking of Rock Hudson  instead of Elvis. (His Beatles chairs are awesome and I want them.)

While I'm fairly certain this is a fire hazard, I have to give SunnyLemons points for creativity

While I’m fairly certain this is a fire hazard, I have to give the seller points for creative problem solving.

These wine cork earrings are "made to order." How long do they take? Takes a couple of days. Oh, wait, the tea-totaling in-laws are coming. I can have them ready for you tomorrow.

These wine cork earrings are “made to order.” Usually, they take a couple of days, but since it’s the holidays, this seller can have them ready to ship out in a couple of hours. (Hic!)

Not only is this dress good for the environment, it's also got a handy little diagram of your reproductive system! By 16October who doesn't know what you're laughing at

Not only is this dress good for the environment, it’s also got a handy little diagram of your reproductive system! Do you think the seller wonders what everyone is laughing and pointing at?

Who wouldn't love to carry around a purse made of doilies and used unmentionables? By AllThingsOldAreNew

Who wouldn’t love to carry around a purse made of doilies and strangers’ used unmentionables? 

And speaking of recycled underwear . . . "Junk in Your Trunk Purse" by TuneOutNow. The less I say about these, the better.

And speaking of previously-owned underwear, here’s the “Junk in Your Trunk Purse.”. The less I say about these, the better.

"The Mancave Essential." Oh, alright, but it comes upstairs over my dead body! By LicenseToCraft

“The Mancave Essential.” Oh, alright, but it comes upstairs over my dead body! 

It used to be a birdcage. What it is now is anyone's guess. By 0NamesLeft

It used to be a birdcage. What it is now is anyone’s guess. B

Wow! We saw a few beautiful chalk-painted antique pieces like this in Massachusetts over the summer, and they still haunt me! By FilthyRichDesigns

"Mixed media assemblage" is about all you can say about this piece of art which is, per the description, "Sure to get some looks!" By SlipSlopSlap who needs to have his hot glue gun taken away

Per the description, this piece of upcycled art is “Sure to get some looks!” This seller is overdue for a hot glue gun intervention

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume XXIII: Upcycled?!?

  1. But for the fire hazard and the painted chest (which I can’t help but kind of like), this is quite the melange of atrocrities. Way to go!

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  2. I think I’ve become addicted to these more for your spot-on verbalizations of what my shocked mind is thinking when I see some of these things. You rock. 🙂

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  3. The bracelets are beautiful, the chest is lovely, the clock is cool. The rest, I’m glad you go looking so I don’t have to. As for the clown college reunion, not if you paid me would I attend.

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