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Monday, July 25, 2011

Here's quickie little project I whipped up tonight.

Last night John and I ordered Chinese for dinner. We're weird and always order a Sesame Chicken. Gah I love that stuff. Of course we try and get some veggies too, but you know where our forks dive first. :)

So anyways, John's fortune cookie read "A Pleasant Surprise is Waiting for You".

We both kinda fell in love with it. Imagine us oooh-ing and awww-ing over it with sticky rice fingers. I know, pleasant right? Thought so.

I knew immediately I wanted to save it. But I needed a way to preserve it since everything around here is on it's own for safety. I would loose all our socks if we didn't use a laundry bag (those things really work!).

So today while I was at Goodwill, I spotted this guy:


He was perfect. Sitting there on the little dusty window ledge just waiting for me to find him. I knew he was the perfect size for some custom (and cheap) home art.

So once I had a chance I cut a piece of yellow paper to fit the frame and put our little message in the middle. I'm not sure I love the yellow background, but it works for now. I may change it to red, orange? Any thoughts are welcome. And since his little frame was pretty well cared for he didn't need a coat of paint, but I'm not against painting it in the future. But for now it works.


And yes, I know you can't read the print very well. The lighting in the living room is really hard to capture good pictures. My apologies.

Do you have any fun and cheap home art? I'd love to hear about yours!
PS did anyone see True Blood last night? At least I now know what to feed alligators :D


1 comment:

  1. that is so fun that you framed it! fun idea!

    hope you are having a great summer!
    joan

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