Last week, I posted a status on facebook about some “disaster” that happened in my house. Specifically…on my wall. Allow me to tell you the story:
My daughter was napping (sometimes a rare occurrence) and I was working on blogg-y stuff. I was in the middle of updating some things on here:
when I suddenly heard a large bang. A very large bang.
Not a pleasant sound.
I looked over towards the sound of the accident. And what to my wondering eyes did appear than this:
Allow me to refresh your memory. Remember this?
Yes – that’s my gallery wall made of 50 cent frames that I “made-over.” Ummm…there aren’t supposed to be 2 pictures missing. This is the site that met me directly beneath the frames:
And the culprit:
But do you know what’s amazing???? The glass didn’t break!!! Yippee!
Now, unfortunately, one of the frames did break:
Nasty, right? 🙁
I think the problem boils down to this: I tend to scrimp a little too much. Sometimes in areas that do not do well with scrimping. For example, when I was gluing these babies, I didn’t use a whole lot of glue on the frame backs. So…even though the glue was strong, it didn’t hold up very long. (that was a rhyme. I hope you noticed and were impressed.) 😉
Thankfully again…the crack really isn’t that bad. It just looks bad because it’s filling the frame. 🙂 But it’s really not THAT horribly big. So I grabbed my trusty glue again:
And glued the crack. Then I taped ‘er up while I let it dry for a good 10 hours. 2-4 hours was the recommended time, but hey – doesn’t hurt to give it a little more time. 🙂 (sorry for the blurry and horrid pic. I’m planning to enter it into a contest. I’m sure I’ll win.)
So, that’s the story behind my big bang. I have yet to hang the pictures back up. Just keepin’ it real for ya. 😉 And if I were really
picky obsessed a perfectionist, I would sand it down and spray paint the frame again. But I’m not. And I bet nobody or their mom will notice this frame. And if they do, I’ll give them a brownie. No I won’t. I’ll save it for myself. Why would I give a brownie to someone who pointed out a fault in my picture frame? Then again, who says it’s a fault? It adds character. hehehehe (this is me talking myself into hanging the frame up as-is. it’s working.)
So, for all you lovely people who have DIY projects make a big bang on ya, come on and join my rank. Because even in the mundane mess-ups of life, it’s still possible to find a little sweetness in there. 🙂