When I am stressed I am crazy productive.
Anything to keep my mind from spinning sideways into the dark and twisty road to panic.
Stress was creeping in.
A project was in order.
It had to be cheap.
It had to be easy.
Time and money are short these days.
Pinterest to the rescue.
(Remember the less pininng, more doing?
I'm not doing too well at that. Are you?)
This was something that I have wanted to do forever and ever.
Something that part of me didn't really believe was as easy as it claimed.
Well, my friends. It was.
Just as easy.
Just as cheap.
Awwwww. Aren't we the cutest?
I wanted it giant in our room.
Without a giant price.
A girl can dream.....
Two things I love:
The dude that uses this giant saw to cut wood for me.
The Ergo, so I can push the big lumber cart, full of the wood the dude cuts.
(I had him cut it to 30x48 inches, because that was the size of the space on the wall.)
The uploading is fussy, it took some rigging and some failed attempts. Keep trying, and make sure your picture is uploaded as a portrait, not landscape. It won't flip it for you automatically.
(I ordered the 36x48 size.)
The nice lady at Staples was actually surprised at the details that it was able to pick up.
So was I.
I mean for six bucks, seriously, six bucks....
Thin and fragile.
I was all prideful and thought it needed more than just folding it over the sides and duct taping it, so I got all creative with spray adhesive.
DO NOT BE ME. DO NOT DO THAT.
It will bubble and be weird, and I think that the paper has a coating that repels spray adhesive, so I just had a bubbly, sticky, frustrating mess.
Stay away from the Mod Podge. Stay away from the spray adhesive. Just line up your print on a board that is slightly smaller than your print, neatly fold it over, and duct tape it like crazy to the back.
Then when he finally gets home, sees it for the first time, and while he looks at it, he gives you a nervous smile because he is thinking...
oh cuss, how much did this woman just spend????????
You can then bat your eyelashes and tell him it was less than ten bucks.
Then he will say 143 babe. Because you dated back in the days of pagers, and you still say 143.
(linking up with Jess because she is my fave.)