reader’s found treasure: devil drawing

It’s a winner! We all flipped for this creative use of a piece of a trash. Riye is the winner of the Show Us Your Found Decor contest. Congratulations! Your Ikea vases will be coming soon!

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I’m guessing most people’s fabulous trash finds will be great pieces of furniture but mine is a plate design.

Around six years ago I was looking for a really good housewarming gift for my dear friend B who, after scrimping and saving, finally managed to buy an apartment of his own (and believe me, in this town that is a major accomplishment). B is a graphic designer and in his limited spare time likes to draw comics and put together small illustrated books. One day, I noticed he had thrown away a bunch of small drawings, including this little winged devil man. I asked if I could have the drawings (he was throwing them away because they were “clutter”) and dug them out of his trash. At that time I was studying ceramics at the university so during my class on low-fired ceramics I made ceramic decals using the drawing. Then I went to Goodwill and bought a bunch of plain white dessert plates, took them back to school, and fired the decals on them. B was so surprised and happy with the plates that I wish I had had time to make him a whole set with that little devil man on them. — Riye

From our partners
Anne

Oh, these are so great! You guys should collaborate and open an etsy shop – I’ll bet these and other designs would sell like hotcakes.

Mary T

love love love!!! Definitely the winner!

That’s about the sweetest story I’ve ever, ever heard.

riye

Thank you for the nice comments! B is so surprised and happy. The word “Etsy” did pass his lips but we’re both so swamped right now that I don’t know when we’d find the time to work on it. Thanks again to the Shelterrific crew, you guys really made our day.

Krysta

I would definetly buy some of those plates! When you get the time fire up some more for us!

c

This is great! I would also definitely buy some, if they were available on Etsy.

SMB

Yep, I love this!