Monday, October 24, 2011

An old window frame, our nation, and a little about me

A few years ago I was exploring our basement (we've lived in this house for 10 yrs and the basement still scares me!).  There is a "backroom" that I just don't go in where the previous owners stored the original window frames to the house.  There was a whole stack of them! I knew I wanted to do something with them, but wasn't quite sure what.  After a lot of thinking I finally decided to do a collage for Craig's birthday.  He's always been very patriotic and his birthday is on the 4th of July, so I thought this was very appropriate! :)  The original frame was white (it was really rough), so I sanded it down to the bare wood, primed it in white, painted red, then dry brushed in black (after I hit it a few times with a hammer).  You'll have to forgive me--it was really hard to take pictures because of the glass.....

This is Craig's little brother with his beautiful new daughter right after he returned from oversees.  Craig and I love this picture.  It's such a tender moment. 

I know this is mostly a furniture blog, but it's also a place for me to share a little about me, and this is part of me. :)  I'm so grateful for Craig and his love for this country and his tender heart towards our veterans.  I'm so grateful for this great nation we are privileged to live in--I believe it has been blessed by the Lord to be an ensign to the world.  I often wonder how I was fortunate enough to be born in this time and place.  I can't express enough gratitude to those who have served their country, shed blood and tears, and sacrificed so much.


  1. That is beautiful. I also grew up with a father who's birthday was on the 4th of July and have some tender feelings about the freedom of this nation, and the men and women who so willing serve for us. Thanks for that sweet post, and tell Craig's brother thank you for his service.

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