Friday, June 28, 2013

From trash to treasure.

Last week, K and I worked at the church Trash and Treasure sale.  For several days, we shuffled, straightened and tidied.  On Saturday, the last day of the sale, boxes of vinyl records showed up.  After everything settled down, we shuffled through them.  

I found our favorite.  :)

Mary Poppins! 

When we were in NYC, my SIL treated us to Mary Poppins on stage.  We loved it before, but Broadway made it even better.  I mean, the guy who played Bert sang and danced while being suspended from upside down above the stage.  Wow!

I told her from the moment that I found it that we needed to frame it.  K agreed.  So did Hubs.  We were all thrilled with the find.  It was just a matter of making that into the wall piece that we wanted.

We went to the thrift store on search for some work shorts for Hubs.  K wanted to visit the "Home Center" which is also code word for, "I want to check out the toys."  She didn't score anything, but I found additional dishes to go with my Christmas set.  I saw a wall of frames and spied this one.  Across the room was a display of vinyl, so I did a quick size check.  This frame window was about 1/4" too big all the way around, but better too big than too small.  It was 1/2 off blue day, so we paid a dollar for the frame.  She was in rough shape on the back.  Someone gutted it before.  

I found that the golfer collage was actually wallpaper or border.  Kind of hideous if you ask me. 

It was scotch taped to this American flag quilt picture.  Scotch tape was tried on the back as a holding agent for all of this beautiful work, but finally they went with 200 MPH tape (AKA silver duct tape.) 

I gutted, painted, cleaned and purchased glazier's points to hold it all together.  Voila!  Because we didn't want to adhere the cover art to anything, all of the words are on the back of the album cover and I wanted to keep the vinyl with all of it, I had to eyeball it in the frame.  It's just a smidge low, but with all of that weight, I figured it would shift a little anyhow.  I painted a 1" orange border all around the edge of the mat, so that a little bit of orange would pop out from behind the album.

Hubs was impressed that I didn't use my typical push pin hanger.  I went and found a screw for the wall and everything.  We love it!  :)  Our total investment?  Between paint and glazier's points, probably $3.00 total.  


Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Oh I LOVE it! :o)