3/1/12

Help, I've Been Framed!

 (Update:  To the people in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee who have experienced the recent tornado rampage, you are in our thoughts and prayers.  We were in the Smoky Mountains last night when the tornado warning sounded for our location.  Lucky for us the storm system went south and finally ended in a thunderstorm. Since we have experienced recent damage in Alabama we were very aware of the potential threat and had our Iphones set to give alarms.  We were amazed that so very few people were aware of any danger.  I do not want to be an alarmist but everyone needs to be aware of extreme weather conditions.  Be alert!  I fear we are in for a very dangerous spring season of tornadoes.  Blessings!)


 Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

Oh yeah, I've been framed! No, no, I've not been arrested!  I'm talkin' photo framed!  But not just any old store-bought frame! Oh no! These are made from reclaimeded lumber!!

Many of you will remember this pile of lumber we've accumulated...

 

You may also remember I've a very handy hubby (the same one my Mema said was a 'keeper'...haha)
You may read about one of his reclaimed wood projects here...

I needed a gift for a very special friend...and I did not want to show up to the party with the very same dress on...y'all know what I'm talkin' about...the very same gift as someone else brings to the table ...bought at the local gift shop...with the identical wrapping and card attached...I wanted the unique!!!
Well hubby worked his magic once again...


The old lumber went into the shop in bits and pieces and out came the perfect gift for my friend...


Added a black and white photograph of an old mill with my logo...




After adding burlap ribbon and some bling...


My only problem????  Which one goes to my friend!!




Y'all may notice the chalkboard banner...yep, still lovin' that chalkboard paint...




Showcasing the reclaimed photo frames...  with the perfect backdrop!! 
This is the only way to be framed!!  LOL

See ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

Partying with... 

15 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea! So lucky to have a helpful husband too.

Dawn @ MakingHome said...

Awesome ! I always love personal gifts much more so than boughten ones ! I love chalkboard paint too !

Angela said...

Really cute!

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Beautiful, Jan :)

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

My mother was really into barn wood frames at one time. She has photos of my brother and me as babies framed on her bedroom walls. (And let me tell you, it's been a really looooong time since we were babies!)

Yours look great!

chateau chic said...

The frames you hubby made are fabulous. Love the burlap and bling you added. I love giving and getting gifts no one else will have!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I am listening to another day of dangerous weather, it goes from bad to worse!! Now, being framed I love it! I just heard about burlap ribbon, I have got to find some, and the location, oh, perfect!!!

Carol

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

These are adorable and better still because they are reclaimed and loved. Thanks for visiting my blog- new follower here..
tammy

Susan said...

Great frames! Your hubby is quite the talent.
Glad to hear you are safe from harm.
Thanks so much for your visit,
Susan

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

These are great! I live in Kentucky and the tornado warnings have just expired for our area. Whew! We love to go to the Smokies in TN.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!
I pray that you and yours will remain safe from these rounds of bad weather..
You are so lucky to have a handy hubby. Mine is a gem but not very handy and being a carpenter
s daughter, that is hard for me!!
Anyone would be thrilled to receive a gift as beautiful as the ones you have shared with us today!
I hope you have a great and safe weekend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Jan,

The frames are fantastic!
I chalkboard banner is so cute.

Dee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun are these. I love the old barnwood and the embellishments you added to them. Great pics also. Thanks tons for your visit and the gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

It's All Connected said...

If you ever have occasion to give me a gift, I'll take one of those wonderful frames! The one and only tornado that came through my area hit my house and I'm terrified of the things. Keep your head low! ~ Maureen

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I always appreciate your participation!