Why I Never Throw Away Jack…

18 Oct

Jack, as in, anything.

I don’t throw away jack.

And it drives my husband insane because our garage looks like a thrift store.

And the attic full of stuff too.

Like these Pottery Barn frames I bought over 10 years ago.

pottery barn large mat picture frame

Everytime we clean out the attic, I get asked the question “are we donating these?”

I used to answer with a long explanation of what I ‘planned’ to do with them.

Now…I don’t even respond and blame the empty stare on my lack of better hearing.

(I really do love my husband…actually adore him…we just differ on a few things)

Remember this about the Pottery Barn catalog that had me up all night?

I am working on a mini redo of our dining room and PB had some frames that I loved.

But wait just a minute…don’t I have frames just like them IN MY ATTIC!!??

Praise the Lord…the angels are singing.

And in my long maxi skirt, I climbed in the attic, found the frames and screamed YYYEEESSSS!!!

(but I don’t recommend going into the attic, the Texas heat, in a long maxi skirt…not a pretty picture.  Let’s just say I hiked up the skirt so high so not to rip it…ewwwww)

The original frames have 9 4×6 cut outs.

I had new mats cut, the same day, with an 8×10 opening for $10 at Hobby Lobby (The Lobster):

I printed pictures I recently took of my kiddos…and Bella Wella Doodle Bug (seriously love this doggie)

Removed these (which were just put there as a temporary filler):

Hung my new-old frames with a fancy trick I’ll share tomorrow:

And I am so happy I can’t take it.  From my kitchen, I see this:

I called my baby daddy to tell him how I just saved him over $100 by pulling stuff out of the attic.

He likes those kinds of calls from me.

So the lesson of the day…

Don’t throw away jack.

K?  K.

Do you like what I did?  What can you repurpose and call your husband with the good news??

Love ya, friends!

Carrie

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6 Responses to “Why I Never Throw Away Jack…”

  1. Angie October 18, 2011 at 4:08 am #

    I agree! Never throw away jack! However I think you should make an exception and throw away those black and white dining chairs – Because I am dying to HAVE them!! I have a picture frame in my garage that has strange cut outs and I never thought to remove the mat! Love this!

  2. Lisa October 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love it!! It looks so cute! I guess the trick I need to learn from you is to call and remind him that my stuff just saved him money! (wink) Tucking that one away!

    • Angie & Carrie October 18, 2011 at 10:57 am #

      That is my excuse all the time Lisa! I just saved him money!! LOL!!! :)

  3. Lisa October 18, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    (him being my hubby! hee hee had to throw that out there! I am so random sometimes I forget on here I don’t know everyone!)

  4. Jessica October 20, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Inspired! xx

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