Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How did this happen?!

So I saved this link in my inspiration file a while ago and I thought that it would be a perfect summer project.  I can do this indoors avoiding the hot outdoors enjoying the air conditioning.  I loved the look of this the minute I saw it.  You can see Amy's idea here at The Idea Room.


So I shopped around for the biggest J that I could find (Joann Crafts) and spent a week or two searching for the perfect paper.  I loved Amy's and wanted something equally awesome.  Finally I had all that I needed. 

I got up early on a Saturday morning and painted my paper mache letter black with some acrylic paint.  


Then I spent hours painstakingly matching up the pattern on the paper...


and mod podgeing it on......


I had to wait several hours for it to dry....
and when I went to put the final coat of mod Podge on, I noticed something was not quite right....





REALLY!!!  

Could I be that dense?
 
Maybe no one would notice.... Yeah, right!!

It only took HH about two seconds.  I left it propped up on the fireplace and when he sat down at the table to eat some lunch, he calls to me and says,  "Honey, could you come here for a second?"  I knew from the tone in his voice...  you know the, "I don't want to hurt her feelings, but she really messed up this craft" tone.

I came in and said "Are you going to tell me that I just spent hours on my J and that I did it BACKWARDS!"

He replies, "Well, just so you know."

Thanks for watching out for me snookems.



Where's the silver lining in this?  Well after several days of leaving it propped up on the fireplace, I decided that I didn't like that "perfect" paper that I spent a week looking for.  Don't get me wrong, I do love the paper, just not for this....
What do you think?  Any idea's.

I am open for any suggestions, other than putting the paper on the right side this time.  I couldn't possibly get it wrong twice in a row.  Could I?


5 comments:

**Amy** said...

LOL! At least we can laugh at ourselves when needed right? I have made plenty of mistakes...thanks for having the courage to post yours :)! I do like the paper choice. Now you can just put it on the right side and pretend you planned on putting it on both sides!

mintifresh said...

hahahahahahhahah that is so awesome and why I don't craft! hahahaha It looks nice, tho.

The Whittacres said...

Something I so would have done...now I know where I get those genes. LOL! and J/K. Very funny to say the least...Love the "loser" picture...Love ya Sis! At least it made a good laugh for everyone else...
love your faithful follower...

House of Smith's said...

OH my GOSH... that's so funny. LOL LOL.
I've TOTALLY done things like this before. You are NOT alone. haha.
I just say flip it around and do the other side.... You'll just have a fancy back! :)
~Shelley

Tony and Whitney said...

I love it! Your blog is great. I'm totally inspired. You could use it as a giant fish hook??? I agree, just put paper on the other side, and you'll have a designer J!

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