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.
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.
Do you like what I did? What can you repurpose and call your husband with the good news??
Love ya, friends!