Saturday, March 15, 2008

Craft Project

With the busy lives that Niel and I lead, there isn't much time for crafts these days. I remember in my younger days I spent too much time decorating the house. I found great enjoyment is my latest project. Not only was it fun but I bought everything on sale or clearance, which made the project even more fun. I found the wooden hanger piece on the clearance shelf at Ross. It was busted up some. I love sandpaper for these kinds of things. The frames were purchased at Roberts when they had their 40% off sale on unfinished woods products. I don't have tons of extra time, so this project took a while to finish. It was all worth it though. The end product turned out pretty good I think. Niel got the hardest part of all hanging the thing. He was so great to measure things out and make sure it was centered just perfect on the wall. He faced death as he scaled the banister. Check out the picture below.... what a brave man! My stomach was tied in knots as I watched him move back and forth handing him hammers, drills and nails. What a good man to please his ever so picky wife....laugh!
The craft itself looks good but what makes the entire wall hanging are the beautiful faces in those frames. I am reminded every day of the five little, sometimes crazy, burst of sunshine in our lives.



8 comments:

Lori Buhr said...

Those are the types of tings that make a house a home. Kids love to see themselves hanging on the wall. It looks lovely.

melanie said...

you have always been such a crafty person... I could take a page from your book and be taught how... Although sometimes I just think that my brain just isn't wired that way...

SJ said...

Well done!

Everyday Adventuress said...

I love it! And I am so impressed that Niel was brave enough to climb out on that banister. I would have been terrified!

When are we all getting together? We should at least go see a movie sometime...

Tevye said...

Nifty! What better things to decorate your house with? It lets you see your kids even when they are not there and will help you to remember day by day and minute by minute who your favorite people in the world are. Does your husband realize that most accidents occur within a mile of your own staircase? (or something like that)

Angela said...

You have always been the arts and crafts woman in the family. I have lived in our house for a year and just barely got the family pictures and Ari's pictures up...that is me though.

Brooke said...

Aaah! Reading your blog brings tears to my eyes! You are incredible to me Amy! Just wanted you to know that. I love yoU!!

Carmen said...

Amy, Niel told us all about this at work, so fun! I love it, it turned out so cute. We should talk, email me your phone number!