Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Window...

Last Spring, I was blessed to go on a little shopping trip with Grandma and her friends in downtown McKinney. We had an awesome time, and even got texts from Joe asking if we were ever coming home! I stumbled across this window in a cute little shop, and almost walked right past it thinking it was just part of the shop. It was hanging by hooks in a little opening. Then, I saw a little price tag hanging from it...much to my surprise, it was only $35! {usually Joe and I are good about talking to each other before a purchase, but I snatched this one and ran because I knew if he disapproved that I could sell it for probably double!}

It only took about 4 months, but Joe and I finally got it together! We filled each space with scrapbook paper and then cut 8x10's down to fit in the area. To make them stick, my genius husband, cut up a cardboard box into strips and wedged them in the openings. It worked so much better, than my idea of trying to tape to brittle wood! There are still 2 openings, which are going to be filled with a solid paper, and a vinyl decal with our last name and a little quote. Can't wait until it's ALL done...however, I'm enjoying it now just the way it is.

I need to fill the 2 antique jars with something, but am drawing a blank. I need my decorating friends {cough, cough...Tiffanie} to make some suggestions. :) I'm undecided on the wire thing on the right, I picked it up at a garage sale this weekend for $2. I thought that I'd really like this corner fire place when we first moved in, but it's only taken me 8 years to find something that I love that fills the space!

On a totally different topic, I signed Trey up for kindergarten today....don't worry that I'm going to go drown my sorrows in a margarita some time soon! {definitely AFTER weigh in at WW on Thursday} In the meantime, I'm off to tackle the ever growing pile of laundry in the laundry room. I'm tempted to go buy one of those pincher grabber {thingies} at the dollar store to pick up Joe's 2-a-day clothes....just sayin.


Missy said...


Tiffanie {Pineapples and Pickles} said...

I saw some ideas for those jars (I'm jealous of by the way) on pinterest. I'll tag you in them. The thought of 2 a days in this heat make me want to throw up... just sayin.

Steph said...

Pinterest should give you some good ideas! I still need a window pane like that so if you run across one.... Two a days stink. Literally!!
BTW... the night before kindergarten was the hardest for me. Have a rita!