My Crazy Little Life

ramblings of a crazy woman living her sometimes crazy life with her little family, in their little home, in a little town, in the BIG state of Texas

Today

Posted by mycrazylittlelife on 02/11/2009

Today is the only day this week that I don’t have to leave the house! Well, I do have to take my daughter to church. However, I will be dropping her at the door, so it doesn’t count. I feel so blessed to be a SAHM, however the days I actually, you know, stay at home are rare!

Mostly, I’m playing catch up, but I am also working on a few projects. The first is to frame some pictures my father-in-law recently brought over. They were taken in 1952. My father in law at age 15 and his father at age 47.
father/grandfather
They are precious to my husband and to me. I’m excited to get them framed so we can display them. As much as I would love to have them restored and professionally framed, it’s just not in the budget right now. So here is what I’ve done. These frames were on the clearance table at Dollar General.
frames
There were two of them – perfect – and they were marked 50% off. So, I bought them both for $6.00. Brought them home, disassembled and painted them.
crafts-009
Yes, I spray paint in my den. The floor is just painted concrete and only ‘temporary’. Here’s the finished product.father/grandfather framed In hindsight, I think I should have used chocolate brown paint. Black satin is just my ‘go to’ right now. Bonus: cutie-patootieHello cutie patootie! This is my husband at 5 years of age. How precious is he? This frame is way too dark for the picture. I’ll have to remedy that later.

My next project is this. I have a frame and the paint chips. I’ve sort of found an arrangement I like. There is just one problem. The background. I don’t have paper large enough to cover the area. I suppose I could paint the cardboard backing, but I’m afraid it will bubble. Suggestions?

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One Response to “Today”

  1. From the Powell Lily Pad said

    love the pics! I really love the old pics of G! Those are SO precious!

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