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Offline 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #690 on: March 12, 2019, 01:29:04 PM »
She should have it.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #691 on: March 12, 2019, 04:26:28 PM »
Yea, I'd call that hideous. Why do people do that to phone's..
Pretty bad.
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Offline shortrackskater

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #692 on: March 12, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »
Looking at some of these phones actually makes me nauseous sometimes! Is it just me?
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Offline Stormcrash

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #693 on: March 12, 2019, 07:54:50 PM »
Ugh. Upcycling is a horrible joke of a fad failing to pretend it's something positive.  All it does is take an object and inefficiently mutilate it to where it no longer can perform it's original purchase, and will likely wind up in a landfill anyways once someone decides it's no longer fashionable, only now it's covered in rhinestones.

Seriously, if people want to do something useful with old items, stick to restoration and repair and try to keep it genuine.  If an item is distressed and you like it then keep it, but don't permanently destroy or deface it to get some in the moment look.  I've seen similar complaints about antique furniture being destroyed by people who want a chippy worn look to go with "rustic farmhouse" or "shabby" looks

Online Key2871

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #694 on: March 12, 2019, 08:41:50 PM »
I wouldn't call what's done with these phones up cycling.
I can it a sick way to make a buck.

That bumpy polkadoted night mare gave me an immediate head ache and hurt my eyes just looking at it.
But some people, who don't look at phone's like we do just get this bizarre idea on how to "dress up" that old phone and call it fart "f-arr from art." And people suck it up, that just feeds the appetite of these artists to keep coming up with these hideous designs.

If they really want to up cycle fix then up, clean them up admire the history of the telephone, now that's up cycling!
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Offline Autonut

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #695 on: March 28, 2019, 06:35:15 AM »
What a waste of a blue 500 telephone.

On Etsy site for $125.00 CDN.
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Offline 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #696 on: March 28, 2019, 08:33:46 AM »
I wouldn't even want to touch that nasty thing.
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Offline shortrackskater

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #697 on: March 28, 2019, 11:53:53 AM »
It looks like someone vomited colored candy "juice" all over a phone.
These things make me cringe.
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Offline Contempra

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #698 on: March 30, 2019, 10:42:58 AM »
I wouldn't even want to touch that nasty thing.

You're right, even me i woulnd't touch that nasty thing ful of.. i don't know what.....Anyway ,
Denis

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #699 on: March 30, 2019, 12:54:09 PM »
Oh that poor phone... That takes disgusting to a whole new level.. what is that... Stuff on it?! Did anyone see the wording in the side, Rare phone. It's rare because somebody disfigured it..
Oh the humanity, when will people just leave these poor old phones alone.
KEN