The people, they call me crafty. I get a lot of "you're so crafty". I don't get it. I don't scrapbook [I'm a closet scrabbook hater], I don't own craft supplies, and just recently found out what a cricut is. I appreciate crafty people and the things they do. But this thing I've got going right now is definitely sorta crafty. Maybe it's my subconscious trying to fit the crafty bill.
I struggle with frames. I don't find many I like or that I like enough to warrant a purchase. Most are too ornate or country for me. And the whole frame collage thing isn't for me. I wanted something more industrial/modern to hang our pictures in. I also, wanted to hang several because I can't pick just one. What would the people say?
Hanging something on our walls is a HUGE commitment around here. The Kid HATES putting any kind of holes in our walls. Sometimes it takes 6-12 months to get him to do it [and the thing that he's supposed to hang just sits there so long I get used to it and forget to nag]. Oh, and he has to find a stud to hang it on... you can't just hang something by hammering in a nail supposedly. I wonder what Martha Stewart would say? Maybe, I will ask her cause I'm so crafty, and all us crafters run in a very tight circle.
Well I do love me some plexiglass remember this? So I set out to make my own frames knowing I wanted to incorporate screws, plexiglass, and something else. So, I went to Home Depot and walked around until I spotted something that suited my crafty self. I live at Home Depot by the way. I got a cousin that works there [who's like in his 50's or 60's and calls me Katie and refers to me as his niece]. I think that Home Depot should have a little apartment for me next to the restrooms because I live there. Or, maybe they could pay me to shop [Nordstrom's did]. And when I go it's usually for 2-10 different projects and I'm pretty sure some of the employees think I'm really dumb/weird [one in particular, I'm gonna have to start barking at him].
The clouds parted and the angels started singing when I saw the pegboard. I also bought some sort of wood for the back of our large family portrait.
Now I set out to do this meager project and planned on 1-2 hours. I spent an ENTIRE day and it's still a work in progress. The hardest part is drilling holes in the plexiglass [the Kid was at work and says "huh, I wonder why"]. It likes to break and crack while drilling, and let's just say I have a lot of plexiglass all over the house with broken corners.
But, the good news is that I bought all these really old letters for Park Silly and didn't know how the heck I was gonna hang them on something. I didn't want to drill holes in most of them cause I love them and will probably re-use them in another future crafty project. Well, you guessed it... pegboard was the answer. And of course I now want pegboard all over my house [but then we'd have to hang it].