DIY Photo Stand

Theres this wonderful app called Printicular (Printicular | Printing Instagram | Canvas Prints Online | Wall Collage | Printicular.) You can upload pictures from your phone, computer or instagram account to the app and they will either send prints of your pictures directly to your house or you can pick them up at your local Walgreens. I started printing off my instagram pictures but had nowhere to put them so i got some ideas from pinterest and used a little imagination and came with a photo holder of my own.

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Above photos: First I started off with a piece of wood (4’x4″ & about 1/2″ thick). Andrew stained it for me. We used Miniwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut. While we were outside I also painted the camera piece that I had purchased at Michaels, I chose to go with Navy Blue and I used a clear finish.

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We let the stain dry for about an hour, it was still a bit sticky, and then we applied a coat of white spray paint, waited about 10 minutes and applied a coat of light pink spray paint. Left Picture: The top board is after the coat of white was applied, the bottom is after the pink was applied. Right Picture: Finished wood. Because the stain wasn’t completely dry it came up through the the spray paint and gave the wood a distressed look which is exactly what I was going for- I just came upon it in a way I hadn’t¬†intended- a happy accident. ūüôā

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Left Picture: I bought black clothespins and used a paint stripper and some sand paper to give them the distressed look as well. Right Picture: I used super glue to attached everything to the main piece of wood.

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And Voila! I added my pictures and now all that’s left to do is find a place in my house to hang it.

Summer is here (almost)…

So I’ve been totally neglecting this blog and been feeling horrible about it but with summer here I plan to be posting more often.

Heres what you’ve missed:

http://instagram.com/p/XyzPG7MM9L/ I found out im not black.. it came as a real shocker

http://instagram.com/p/YWUhWZMM0K/ Decided to start drinking Patron since apparently im mexican.

http://instagram.com/p/Y6fm21MM5p/ Bought a new bathtub since mine was waaay to small. mightve overestimated the size of my bathroom

http://instagram.com/p/Y_XmURMM7C/ Took a photography class (not really, im just THAT good)

http://instagram.com/p/ZgXlhMsM2v/     http://instagram.com/p/Zgw61NMMxr/ He took me out to the ball game, pushed me and made me hit my head*. Im pretty sure all he was supposed to do was buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks.

http://instagram.com/p/ZrZJuxMM5-/ Adopted this adorable little guy. We call him Oliver

http://instagram.com/p/aEb82PMM8-/ Started a new drinking crew. We call ourselves ZOTS. If your last name doesnt start with one of those letters then im sorry to say you are not welcome to join.

And most recently- Yesterday I celebrated Fathers Day with mi papa. It was a great day with great people (my family, duh) great food and a great dad. On a side note– we all watched “The Impossible” ¬†If your menopausal, premenstrual or prego I suggest NOT watching that movie unless you like crying uncontrollably.

*My husband did not actually push me, i’m just clumsy and fell