There are two prints; ... no three that I keep my eye open for
at the local thrift shops.
One is this one.
Soon as I spotted it; I made this
mad dash around a rack of clothes.
The frame is actually plastic but the print was
in pretty good shape except for being partially unattached.
I asked the man running the register how much he wanted for it-
He examined it carefully and I could tell
he "appreciated" it too.
Before he answered a price, I reminded him
lol ... that you know it "IS" all coming apart
and frame... is plastic.
"How bout two bucks, he asked."
I carefully sat it on the passenger seat in my jeep for the happy ride home.
The only paint we had in our shop was gloss.
I knew I hated the frame the way it was, but would even more
So a quick run to the nearest Dollar General and
I was in business.
I first carried it to the mechanic shop and Trent reminded me
Dad doesn't like anything painted in here when we're running the reddi heater.
I'm pretty sure as cold as it was out in the shed,
quality control would give me a thumbs down... but oh well.
You do what you gotta do.
Was a little worried when that middle part looked as goofy as it did but
I decided if it still looked like that dry, I'd go back over that part with a brush of
something... (yeah even turquoise crossed my mind- barbaric huh?
I left it out in the freeeezin cold a couple hours but I
brought the print inside for safe keeping.
Grace .. on top of lace...
and some vintage wallpaper and contact paper too.
Two bucks and a can of flat black later...
It turned out better than I hoped.
It still needs a couple little staples or four or six- on the back
for good measure.
Myguy said he'd help me with that.
Hope he has a plan coz I'm not sure how to staple a tiny
staple into a thin plastic ridge.
He told me he loves the picture and thinks his Grampa and Grandma
had one hanging in their house too.
Well that's all for today... I have to head out to the shop for awhile so the
guys can make it to an appt.
I leave you with this washtub full of pansies.
It was 9 degrees here last night...
and they didn't seem mind one bit!
Pansies are not a pansy!
Well unless it's hot out;
I guess we all have our thing.
Have a great day,