I had a bare wall that needed "something". I just wasn't sure what that something could be. I did know, however, that I didn't want a wreath and I didn't want to pay retail price. Oh, and it also had to be Thanksgiving related. It is Thanksgiving time after all. I had some donations to take to Goodwill and while I was there, I spotted this framed print.
It was in excellent condition and it had the original price on it. Hello... $40 bucks! Goodwill wanted $15, jeesh! My local Goodwill runs 50% off sales based on sticker color and egad it had the lucky red colored 50% off sticker! So do the math folks, it was $7.50. I normally wouldn't have paid more than $5 bucks, but I was inspired!
This print did NOT go with my overall look. Sorry little girl in the prairie.
I turned it over and ripped the paper backing only to be thwarted by a gazillion staples. As I pulled staple after staple I began to lose momentum, but I pressed on because I'm not a quitter and also because I knew after spending $7.50, I'd better have something to show for it. After dealing with the staples, I took it outside and gave it a once over with a can of oil rubbed bronze spray paint. As this dried, I took out my Silhouette and made the vinyl cutout. At first it was going to say, "Thankful, for I am blessed", but my vinyl jammed and I cursed so loud, the dog barked. Needless to say, "Thankful" was all that survived.
I think I like it better with just the one word, so no harm, no foul.
I'm thankful this project only cost $7.50 and took only about 20 minutes of my time.