Saturday, June 30, 2012

Painting Plastic Chairs

I miss Krylon spray paint.  We can't get it around here anymore.  :-(  But Lowes carries a Valspar "bonds with plastic" spray paint, that did work well enough.  These chairs are OLD.  I think at least 15 years old?  There is a 3rd chair I painted, I think I sat on it here at the farm when the twins were babies.  They are almost 19 now.  So they are sturdy for plastic chairs, and were worth painting.  It took me about a can and a half to paint all 3 chairs.

There are not many color choices at our lowes though.  Brown was not my first choice, I was hoping for more of a bright lime green, but brown works.

a close up of the before

a close up of the after

Saturday, June 16, 2012

2011 Photos, All in one album

I've never done my photos by year, I prefer to do them by theme.  I'm soooo far behind in scrapbooking, and so tired of not having my photos in albums, I decided to give this a try.  One album, digitally "scrapbooked" (I kept the embellishments really light on this one, I just wanted it DONE!) and printed and bound in one album.  And it will be so much thinner than my normal scrapbooks.

I think I am going to like this.

My dilema now is how to do books like this by theme, when I do not feel like the theme has ended.  Still, if I do the albums in volumes, it will still be so much thinner, easier, and cheaper than the way I have been doing it..  We can have "Christmas 1991-2000", followed by "Christmas 2001-2011", etc.

This album cost me right around $55, with the free shipping code.  It would have cost me a lot more if I scrapbooked it traditionally.  I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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