Thursday, December 15, 2011


Wanted to share a cute little project I did a couple weeks ago.

I bought that chipboard NOEL a few years back.  One of those projects that was supposed be a quick couple-hour deal, but for some reason for the past few years it just kept getting pushed aside by more important things needing to get done this time of year.

Well finally I finished it.  I covered each letter with scrapbook paper in a coordinating line.  Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding, I believe.  My original plan was to somehow link the letters together in a banner/pennant fashion.  

Then a little light bulb popped on in my head.  Instead of yet another banner hanging somewhere in my house, I decided to frame it using a frame I remembered I had in the frame graveyard in the basement.  The frame got a quick coat of paint, a little distressing ink rubbed on the frame's detail design (I was too lazy to grab my antiquing glaze, and the distressing ink was right there!), then I hot glued the letters right to the corrugated backing of the frame and slapped it on the wall.

Easy peasy.

When the Holidays are over, I can just take out the mounted word and use the frame for something else. 

And, I found the perfect spot to hang it ~ right next to the hutch.  

Figured I might as well share some pics of what all is going on in, and around, and on top the hutch.  Frankly, I can't wait to get a new one.  That piece was purchased years ago as an inexpensive, temporary fix until we could find and afford something else.  Well, it's been there way longer than we planned.  We were actually talking the other day about getting something new.  Think I'd like to get a dresser type sideboard with a detached shelf.


I made those little primitive wool stockings hanging on the ladder up there a hundred years ago.  

A few more things to get done for the BIG day.  A small pile of gifts to wrap.  A bit more baking.  And I have to finish my Christmas cards.  They should have been done weeks ago.  

I'm pretty sure I'll be getting them finished tomorrow.  We hit the road for an 8 hour drive to Charlotte, NC, for Son No. 1's college graduation.  Honestly, I still can't believe my first baby is graduating college.  How did he get so old so fast?  
The bigger question, how did I get so old so fast????

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation, Carla! It does seem like the years go by faster once our kids hit a certain age. Great idea for your NOEL and everything looks so pretty!

Hopemore Studio said...

What a brilliant idea, love the NOEL framed. Have to say.. I think I sighed out loud when I saw the glittered reindeer!

Kerin said...

Wow... you have been a busy gal!!

Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

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