Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Project: Getting Ready for Grandma

I am working on last minute projects 
to get ready for my mother-in-law's stay. 

I am a nervous wreck.  
This is the first time in 37 years 
that she has stayed in my home. 
We have never shared a cross word in all these years. 

Since we lived in the same town, 
she rarely visited because 
we went to Grandma's for all holidays. 


It's clean. 
The bedroom that she is staying in is ready.
Well, almost.
The sheets are in the dryer.

Yes, it's a little crooked. That will be easy to cover
with a photo.

I bought frames and board from the last yard sale. 
I bought two and paid $5 each.
They are MASSIVE!

The original price was $35 from Hobby Lobby.
That did not include the cork board or the fabric.

I used my staple gun to attach the board to the frame. 

This is me busy at work on the other one. 
It requires more work.

And I bought a different fabric. 
With my cyber discount it was $11 for 2 yards. 
Total cost of the project, $21.

The board can be wall art, 
a bulletin board for work,
or another place to display the photos of my babies.

I think it turned out nicely, I think.

This is my little work corner
where I blog, work Nerium, 
and pay bills.

I work better with order.
So, here you go. 

All ready for Grandma and her sister. 
No blogging for a week or so. 

I'll be back soon, 



  1. You will do fine! REEE-lax!!!! Looking forward to hearing all about what a wonderful time you all had together! Because I know you WILL!

  2. Bonnie, I love these frames...I especially love the print with the aqua design! Your visit with your MIL will be fun and I know you will be a wonderful hostess! I will miss you in blogland but will look forward to hearing all about her visit later!

  3. Bonnie, I love you clever and handy. Enjoy your time with your MIL...get some of her history stories of the family. I wish I had asked more about our family while we still had the older relatives. Blessings, will miss you, xoxo,Susie

  4. everything looks great. please do not be nervous, just be you. you are awesome.

  5. I pray you are able to set aside your worried, and Just Enjoy the time with family! After all, there is Nothing more important than Relationship! Blessings, Cindy

  6. Bonnie, you have a gift of love and serving, so your Mother in Law is the lucky one. I'm sure she'll love what you have prepared for her. The frames are great. So useful for so many things.

    Have a great time and be sure to share some stories with us.

  7. I love what you did with those frames!
    You are going to do great with your MIL. You're making everything look nice, and you're a sweetie! Enjoy the break!

  8. Enjoy your time with your Mother-in-law and her Sister! LOVE that project:) Thanks for sharing and I will miss you! HUGS!

  9. Very nicely done! I just hate the word Mother in Law. I am one and I wish there was a friendlier word for that relationship.

  10. I hope that you are having a great time! Great upcycle on your picture frames! xx

  11. Looks great! Don't worry about the house...just enjoy the company. ;)



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