Monday, January 14, 2013

DIY Window Picture Frame

Is that not a beauty? This is one DIY project that my handsome husband came up with, it was his idea, and I have to admit, he did a fabulous job. Don't you agree?!

We found the frame a while back and it had been sitting around so my husband got to work on it, it was going to be a Christmas gift for my in-laws.

He removed the glass from the window first then got busy preparing to paint the frame by first using Kilz to prime the frame. This was important to seal in the paint that was already on the frame, I assume it was lead paint, I think that window is older than we are! Then he picked out and purchased the crackle primer and paint at Lowe's and painted per the directions on the label.

After it was dry we took photos of ourselves. I took a photo of my husband and he took photos of the rest of our family. (I think he takes good photos too!!) And then printed them out at our local Walgreen's.  (8 x 10 size).

Then cleaned the window glass with dish detergent and removing paint with a razor blade, dried, then cleaned with glass cleaner, my fave...Invisible Glass! That stuff works so well!! Love it!

I then cut out the mattes to frame the photos using scrapbook cardstock, I just made sure that they were the same size according to our like then cut all four of the mattes.

My husband then put the glass back into the window, adds the photo matte and photo to each section, adds picture hanging hardware to the back and felt circles to the back to protect the wall while hanging.  I was so happy how it turned out that I forgot to take a photo up close, but I did get my in-laws to hold it up for me before they took it home!

I must say it turned out so well!! I love it and secretly wished we had it in our home, I do have the perfect spot in mind for it!! So we are on the look out for another frame so we can do it again and put one in our home.

Lets have one more look, shall we?

Wow! I just love it!!

Have you ever tried this before?

Linking up to Link Up With Me, Liz Marie.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Its An Obsession......

For Christmas, I gave my husband a Keurig. Enough said!

If you have one of these, you know exactly what I am talking about..........the coffee is amazing!  And for some reason, I nor my hubby can get enough! So many flavors, so much to choose from! Does anyone else have a stash like this?????? (please tell me you do..)
And keep in mind that we have already consumed approx. 3 boxes of K-cups since Christmas morning....each time I go out to the grocery store or anywhere really that carries K-cups, I pick up a new flavor to try. I think it is safe to say that it is an obsession....

Although, today after I added my most currently purchased box of K-cups, I began to wonder in a funny kind of way all the obsessions that I have and ones that occur in periods of my life and ones that stick around for good.

Some that occur in periods (couple of times a month or so) of my life are obsessions with food,  such as chocolate (my husband would disagree on this one, he thinks if it is chocolate and it is in our house, it will automatically be consumed by yours truly or be hidden away from everyone for keep for myself for my later enjoyment) and wine, oh yes wine, I do love it but I go in spurts, I drink everyday for a while then back off for a little while and then back on again. If it is a good bottle(s) you bet I'll be drinking every night!

Other obsessions that stick around are ones that involve being clean & organized. Clean and organized home = a happy me! Don't get me wrong, I am not perfect, but I try to keep on top of it most of the time.  And my car, but with black interior that is another challenge that is very difficult to keep on top of especially with 2 boys who love to put their feet all over every surface in the back seat! Another obsessions is nail polish, love having my toe nails painted ALL THE TIME! If it comes off, it immediately goes back on! And another one, hand sanitizer! I do not like germs and use it every time I get back into the car after being in a store, I use it on my kids & hubby too! Multiple bottles, gotta make sure I have one available whenever needed!

Wow! I guess you guys just learned a few things about me you never knew before! Please tell me you guys like Keurig as much as we do! :)

(I was not paid to write about Keurig, these are my opinions only!)