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Monday, January 11, 2010

Don't Judge a Book....

There's a little store in town that my hubby loves, but me--not so much.  One of those hole in the wall hardware stores.  Unheated for the most part and not really stuff I'm interested in looking at.  After spending several days indoors due to the cold and icy weather, we ventured out on Saturday.  I was hoping to hit the GW on the other side of town, but Darrell had other ideas.  We considered GW, then Big Lots, but he really wanted to go to Bill's Wholesale.  Well, I certainly learned a lesson!  Bill's has doubled in size and has lots more than they used to.  I wish their Christmas stuff had been marked down, but it's probably better it wasn't.  Look what I got for $10!



It was love at first sight!  I actually jumped up and down in the aisle!  This guy is a good 15 inches tall.  And--be still my heart--he has two brothers!  I will be going back for them this week.

Also, while Lauren was here over Christmas, we managed to accomplish a project or two.  Here's one:



I bought these animal prints last summer for $1 each.  Not really my style, but I did like the frames and had a couple of ideas in mind.

After a coat of primer and a couple of coats of craft paint, then vinyl letters from the dollar store, here's the result:



I can't decide if I like it or not.  Seems to be lacking something.  I'm thinking I should have used scrapbook paper as a background.  I do have some leftover wallpaper that I think would look good.  Back to the drawing board?  Whadda ya think?


6 comments:

lagirl/sweet tea said...

I think it's pure magic!
Great job - I wouldn't change a thing. Loe it when things are given a second life!
You've turned into quite the Crafter.

cherylthomas said...

I think you are very talented and creative! I love working with any kind of paper, and just know we would have a blast making Valentines!!

Holly said...

If it were me I would redo it to add color. I don't like bland looking things, but that is me not you. I do know your style and think that it doesn't fit your style that you like. I would give it a try with some more color.

5L's said...

i agree with you, just like lauren's, it seems to be lacking something. maybe the frame is too big? word spaced too much...i can't put my finger on it from the pic but soemthing is definitely lacking. can't wait to see what you do to it!

Jen said...

Hey, congrats on winning the book on Sherrie Johnson's blog! And I love your $10 find. :)

Lori E said...

I like it but if you are wanting something more you can trim it down and then mount that on a background that has a little more color or texture. That will save you from having to start it over from scratch.
Thanks for coming by and saying hi today.

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