Sunday, July 22, 2012

When Life Gives You Lemons

As some of you may have noticed I have recently added to my etsy shop.  I have been doing etched glass mirrors and such, and started doing some tree of life stuff for custom orders.  Well, I had several custom orders come in this week, and one of the mirrors was giving me a particularly large amount of trouble.  No matter what I did the thing just did not want to etch properly.  I was not very pleased with the way it turned out so I set it aside.  I somehow resisted the urge to chunk it in the garbage despite my extreme frustration at that point.  After completing another tree of life (which turned out beautifully I might add) and after letting the mirror sit for two days, I looked at it in a little different light.  Go ahead and cue the spot lights and the angel singing in the background, because I had an idea.  Shocking.  I decided rather than waste this I would just paint the frame with the off white paint I used for the Super Mario TV Stand.  Add a little scrapbook paper, and turn it into something completely different.

This is what the mirror frame looked like before...


Pretty enough in its own right, but why not capitolize on my own misfortunate.  In this case, when life gives you lemons..... make extremely early Christmas decorations. 




Some time later remind me to tell you about how God spoke to me through this incident and how I learned a little bit more about myself in the process.  In the meantime, though, I think it turned out pretty cute don't you?  What do you do when you have majorly frustrating craft disasters? 


34 comments:

  1. I LOVE snowmen! And I love this project. Thanks so much for linking up to Marvelous Mondays! :)

    Julie

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  2. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I’m the newest follower of your blog via the hop, and I’d also like to invite you to check out an Amazon Giftcard Giveaway I’m having right now!

    Hope to see you there, and thank you!

    http://www.meyersauthor.com/2012/07/giveaway-enter-and-win-5000-gift-card.html

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    1. Thanks! I will check that out. Who doesn't love Amazon!

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  3. Stopping by to say hi from the GFC blog hop last week. So glad to meet you! Looking forward to following your blog. Hope you are having a great start to the week!

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  4. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop!

    xoxo ♥ -Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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    1. Great to have you. I'm going to stop by yours, now, too. :)

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  5. Hello! New follower from the GFC blog hop! I adore Snowmen! So cute!

    http://faithhopeabound.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today! Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks and thanks for hosting a great hop!

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  7. What a great project! And great blog, now following you via the blog hop and would love a follow back. All the best! Monica

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    1. So glad to have you, Monica! Can't wait to check yours out.

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  8. this is an awesome project!

    come say hello at nichollvincent.blogspot.com and have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I follow your blog. :)

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  9. That frame looks amazing, good work! I'm thrilled to be your newest follower and would love it if you would return the follow if you get the chance and wish to :)
    Best,
    Sapir @ smellthewildflowers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Glad to have you. I followed you back. :)

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  10. This is so stinking cute! I absolutely love it. Look at how creative you are! :) I found you from Blackberry Vine and I am now your newest follower! Can't wait to see what else is coming from this lovely blog of yours :) Hope you've had a wonderful day!

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  11. Way to turn it around! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  12. Great job! It's so sweet. Way to go! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  13. This is so great. What a fun idea.

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  14. Love this! What a fun winter project! That would look great on the mantle! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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  15. It turned out great. Following you now. :) I say a prayer and pour myself a glass of wine during disasters.

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  16. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I'd love for you to stop by and visit. I'm your newest follower.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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