Friday, September 5, 2008

Shadow Box and Football

Hey everyone--it's been a busy week with starting preschool and kids sports and back to school nights. I worked on a few things. Today really flew by--spent a little time catching up on other's blogs (me time!). I met with a designer today who bought a couple pieces and wants me to do more for her. I made this quick shadow box. I used two frames that were different sizes and glued them together. Then I painted them, sanded and stained them. You can do this with three frames too of graduating sizes. The one hint would be to make sure your top frame has glass for it. This one didn't, but I thought, no problem, I will get another piece that I have. Turns out the opening on my frame was an odd size. I finally found one that fit, but it just barely covers it. I had a hot glue mess going on that you could see, so I glued the velvet ribbon around the edge of the glass. The silverware was my grandparent's. I still have to put picture hanging wire on the back. It's definitely a quick and easy project and much cheaper than buying shadow boxes.

Tonight was the first home high school football game. We won in overtime. It was cold!! Eldest son suited up but didn't see any playing time--he's just a sophomore. Here's younger son with his buddy all ready to cheer on the team--go Panthers!
I wanted to share with you a quick dinner idea that we had tonight before the game that my family loves--BBQ chicken pizza (sorry no pictures). Use your favorite dough recipe. Here is mine: Spread dough with BBQ sauce, sprinkle with real bacon bits, add shredded rotisserie chicken (from Costco) and pineapple tidbits. Top with mozzarella and bake at 400. It is quick and yummy! Let me know if you try it.


  1. The do it yourself shadow box is a great idea.

  2. I love the shadow box idea! Never would have thought of that, but I'm going to try it :). How special to display your grandparents silverware!


  3. That is such a neat idea with the shadow box. I have my children's first baby rattles,etc,that I could put in one. I might do that. Also, I am gonna try the BBQ pizza. It sounds delicious!

  4. Your shadow box is an awesome idea. I love the fact that the silverware is from your grandparents...tooo cool!

    Now I'll have to try that BBQ pizza..sounds delish!


  5. could you explain the painting, then sanding and then staining?
    i love how it turned out but i would have just thought you painted the frames black?
    hope this makes since =)

  6. Love your site! You're a genious with old furniture. Thanks for sharing!

    M.L.: the house of whimsy


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