New designs and a new post! I am excited to share My Mom's Junk new look with you in my latest post!!! It's been quiet on the blog but behind the scenes, it has been a whirlwind of activity. It seems like if I'm blogging about something, I don't have time to get the project done. For my sanity, that's just not an option anymore. That being said, I'm working around the clock to prepare for my ... Read More about My Mom’s Junk New Look!
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I had this little project in mind for my sister’s birthday. It is from “My Mom’s Junk”. Thank you, Mom! My Maternal Grandmother gave us these Hummel pictures when we were little kids. A practical woman, she literally ripped out pages of a calendar she had, put some cardboard behind it, and slapped it in a frame. Here is a photo of the original. Which I deliberately cut off my daughters head. Just picture a teenage girl looking at her Mom like she is crazy. Also, picture her saying something like: “WHY are we taking the pictures OUTSIDE where our neighbors are staring at me holding this?”
This is the back of the frame. You can see my Grandma’s handwriting on it still. If there was any way I could have used the pictures I would have. There was no glass in the frames, so they were in pretty bad shape. This one was my brother’s.
Teenage daughter escapes and little brother gets roped into it….
This is my fourth child. He still thinks I’m perfect because he is 6. So I did not cut off his head but notice the look on his face. It says “I love you. I want to help but our neighbors are staring at you taking a picture of me holding a sopping wet frame…so I’m confused.
I don’t care though because you bribed me.” I saw this on Pinterest. I thought it was funny and knew it would make the perfect gift for my Sister, who just moved home from Cali. She is a wine snob, a sommelier of cheap wine, if you will. I just didn’t like the price tag. I really needed it to be free. This is from Not On The High Street. So I decided to make my own. After much hair pulling, screaming, and Mom guilt, this is my version. I couldn’t find the pin. So I did this from hazy memories. It is going to drive me crazy for the rest of my life because I keep asking myself: “should I have said…but neither does water or milk?” She loved it. So it doesn’t matter. I think. Don’t judge on the photo’s. It was taken by a desperate woman an hour and a half late to her sister’s 41st birthday.
I did two coats of chalk paint and clear wax. After that, I literally popped in a piece of glass, printed the quote, and backed it with foam board. Here is the PDF file for this project: