Vacation in the U.P.

September 6th, 2008 in member junk     
junkinhart junkinhart, member
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Finished project
Closeup of a picture......this is actually Point Iroquois on Lake Superior
Part of Lake Superior where I got ARMLOADS of driftwood, had to wade out to get some great pieces.
Finished project

Finished project

We spent Labor Day weekend in the U.P. of Michigan (where I grew up).  My JB just started getting to know the U.P., so we drove west on the shoreline of Lake Superior.  I found some great pieces of driftwood, and on the long drive home, came up with the idea of hanging my pictures from something (this is actually gutter guards -- have no idea why that has been hanging around in the garage for years) incorporating some of the driftwood.  I found an awesome free picture editor download (PhotoScape), turned my pictures antique, tore them apart, punched a hole, added reinforcements, and hung from ornament hooks to the gutter guard that I spray painted black.  I attached the guards to the back of the wood with screws on top and bottom, attached  a picture hanger to the top board and hung on the wall.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, picture holder

Comments (7)

junkinhart writes: Mimitoria: Thank you! Here's the website I used to get the photoediting software... I've played with it for other things and love it! Posted: 12:46 pm on September 21st
MimiToria writes: This is a very clever use of the driftwood and gutter guards. You are very creative!
Any hints on how to find the photo editing site you said you used. THanks!
Gretchen Posted: 9:28 am on September 20th
suewhitney writes: Love, love, love this! The driftwood is amazing and what a clever use for old gutter guards. You rock! I just discovered the antiquing option for photos too. Isn't it wonderful? Thanks so much for posting this.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:31 am on September 7th
georgiamoon writes: Hey...good idea! I'll bet that some of my "beachy" customers would LOVE this for their vacation homes around here. I will have to start walking on the beach. I could hang shells and stuff from it too. Hmmmm the wheels are turning now. Thanks, Georgia Posted: 6:30 pm on September 6th
csudderth writes: What a neat way to use driftwood. I love how you tore the pictures apart instead of cutting them. Very creative! Posted: 6:03 pm on September 6th
Chovey writes: Very cool!
cynthia Posted: 4:09 pm on September 6th
LuAnn writes: Isn't the UP just the greatest place. We would travel through the UP on our way to Lake Vermission MN. Lake Superior is beautiful (but toooooo cold to swin in).

Love your project. Great ingeniuity.

LuAnn Posted: 3:15 pm on September 6th
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