After knocking the bottom one off for the umpteenth time, the frame finally fell apart and I was forced to admit that he was right!!!! Darn it!!!
I found this really cool pencil drawing of an old fashioned airplane but it was too small for the space. It really needed something over it and then I found these adorable resin letters at Hobby Lobby and knew that I could use them. They are actually made to be paperweights, but I thought I could attach them to a plaque or set them on a small shelf over the picture. Neither one of those options worked, but I found a black box at Hobby Lobby on the clearance aisle for $4.00 and the lid made the perfect shadow box. I glued a piece of scrapbook paper to the inside of the lid, glued the letters down with E6000 (the most awesome heavy duty glue ever), and added photo hangers to the back.
You can see how small the wall is and the front door is just to the left of the picture. The other pictures that I had hung down at least 8 inches lower and it was the exact same height as my purse when it was slung over my shoulder!!!
Just can't stand that he was right!!!
Here's a close up of the shadowbox -
And here is the original box. The lid worked perfectly as a shadow box since it was black on the inside too. For $4 it made the perfect shadow box and I can still use the bottom as an organizer in the craft room. I added 2 picture hangers to the top and one on the bottom so that the frame would hang properly.
I love it when a project that I have dreamed up in my head turns out just like I planned. The whole thing cost less than $20 and I love the vintage vibe, plus my Dad would have loved it. He built these kind of model airplanes and every time I walk by it I think of him.
“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird
Have faith and fly!
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