Sunday, December 2, 2012
Christmas Tree Project
Today is a 90 percent chance of rain. I must live in the 10 percent that is just going to watch the rain on T.V. Oh well. It was a nice day to work on a project.
Last Christmas I saw this on a blog called Into Vintage. I have thought about it for a whole year. So in November I started collecting Christmas Ornaments. One thing about living in a new house you don't have things like old screens laying around. I do have a handy-dandy scrap wood pile and being married to a man who sees treasure every where helps too. I told him what I wanted and let him think about it for a week or so and he came up with the perfect frame. Then we went to a hardware store before Thanksgiving and bought screen. When my husband was a young he worked in his Dad's auto upholstery shop so he knows so many nifty tricks. He got the screen on the frame and stretched tight. Yesterday I spent the day painting the wood black and then antique white. This morning I beat it up and sanded it so it looked old and then stained it with walnut stain.
One thing even though we have been married 32 years I still find things about my husband I didn't know. I was telling him about the crafts I made when I was a kid and I told him about making Christmas trees out of old Readers Digest magazines and he said he did too, every year. I thought that was just the nicest little surprise.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are having a lovely day,