Sunday, November 13, 2011

Something A Little Different!

First of all, thank you to Ann at Stylish Once Again for featuring my chair that is hopefully going to be redone soon!  That only motivates me more!

So since I almost always have pictures of my thrifting finds, I thought I would show you all a little something that is a second-hand recreation, but not from a thrift store!

I saw this picture of a Mac G4 Cube turned aquarium, and the wheels in my head started spinning!  I knew someone who had one of those computers, in fact, I played on it when I was younger and it was by far the coolest computer then, and now!  I called up that someone (my grandmother always has the coolest technology), and she said it was in the garage collecting dust and that I could pick it up next time I was in town!
I couldn't wait to start, but we had to get supplies and when we finally did, my man and I began working!
Here's a couple before pics:

Mr. Man cutting out the base:
Me gluing the base:
And done!

I do have to admit, I had it filled with all the gravel, plants and water for about a year before we actually got a fish.  I was hesitant because I couldn't figure out what to do with it if we went out of town.  Finally I popped into a local pet store a few months ago and they were having a sale on bettas, $1.99!  The thriftiness in me couldn't pass that up, so I remained in the pet store for approximately another half hour while I carefully selected the new addition to our family.  Here he is!
His name is Nash, and he is hiding in this picture because I took it when he was still new and a little scared.  Well now he swims to the front of the tank and puffs out his gills every time I feed him!  You can't really see his true colors, which is light orange with a purple tinge, hence the name Nash.  Wait, you mean you aren't from Arizona and don't get the connection???  All right, all right, I'll explain!  Purple + Orange = Phoenix Suns colors (basketball team), Steve Nash= awesome point guard on the Suns.  Part of it is that I have been a Suns fan since I was a kid and got floor seats when Barkley played (I know, you're way jealous), and I really cannot see the colors purple and orange together without thinking, "Hey, Suns colors!"

Hope you all enjoyed!

Linking Up!
Restyled Sundays at Stylish Once Again
Newbie Party over at Debbiedoo's
Sunday's Best Link Party  at Oasis Accents
Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Sister Sunday Link Party at Sisters of the Wild West
The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What's For Dinner Mom?
Talent Tuesday with the Vintage Wanna Bee


  1. Now that is cute. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  2. wow it took me 3 times to post that above comment because of the word verification!!!

  3. I am amazed at your creativity...what a project and a beautiful finish! Excellent. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  4. What a creative idea! I've only ever used PC's and have never seen that style of computer. Very, very cool! Would love for you to come share this at our Sunday's Best party.

  5. Haha, guess I should have checked our party before going to link up somewhere else. Thanks for sharing =)

  6. Pure genious. I am so amazed at the creativity out there in blogland.

  7. Chelsea,
    what a clever idea! It looks so cool! You did a great job and I'm sure Nash is loveing his new home!

  8. PS. that was really bad that the price on that hat was raised but $20 if found at that price is not bad. Most of the ones around here run around $30 - $35 which is high for me, (mine were less but I've been collecting them for a while). Keep looking, you'll come up with some!

  9. This has to be the coolest upcycle ever! This would be perfect for a little office betta fish. I have to show it to this to my husband he'll love it. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays Party and would love for you to drop by and share something you made / did / bought sometime Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

  10. Great job, it really turned out cool. How's Nash doing in his new home. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best. I now follow you