Photo Finish

June 27th, 2012 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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The cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone, Hi-ho-the dairy-o, the cheese stands alone. I have no idea why I sang that song...just seemed appropriate when I looked at this picture. Sometimes I think funny thoughts. What can i say?!
The birds eye view of this wonderful widget.
The piece-o-junk. I believe this an old piece of surveyors equipment. If Im wrong, please feel free to advise. One thing I know for sure is that its a beauty.
Supplies needed....Gorilla Super Glue or Gorilla Epoxy, a small gold metal rod, teo shelf pins, and a metal aging product to add patina to the new metal
Measure from pin to pin attached to the round thingies.
Cut rod to appropriate length.
What do you use your kitchen cutting board for? Now this is my kind of cooking. Lets get messy!
Glue the rod between the pins on the round thingies and place the shelf pins at the front edge of the bar about an inch in from each end.
The bar will add stability and the pins will keep the frame from falling forward.
And shes ready...
Another look at this too cool for school piece of junk.
The eagle has landed.
The cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone, Hi-ho-the dairy-o, the cheese stands alone. I have no idea why I sang that song...just seemed appropriate when I looked at this picture. Sometimes I think funny thoughts. What can i say?!

The cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone, Hi-ho-the dairy-o, the cheese stands alone. I have no idea why I sang that song...just seemed appropriate when I looked at this picture. Sometimes I think funny thoughts. What can i say?!


I'm just going to have to apologize right up front to all of you. This will be the year of the picture for me. My daughter Elizabeth, whom you have all come to know throughout the JUNKMARKET years will be graduating from high school at the closing bell of the academic year. I will then officially be an empty nester. Scary stuff!! I've decided to return to college and continue my education. That way I can not only attend the same university as E, but I can also share a dorm room with her. This will help make the transition for my daughter far less painful and she won't miss me or home quite as much. Ah hahahaha! She is shaking in her boots that I might actually do that. Any hoo,  with graduation comes a lot of reflection, memories, celebrating, and activities and that makes pictures paramount. This is one of her graduation images and also a gift for her Grandmother. We wanted to do it up right and in a way that will work with my Mom's decor. So here you have it ..........one of the many snapshots to come.


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Comments (28)

suziart writes: I love that cool piece and what you did with it...I want one...and what a beautiful young lady in the photo! Posted: 6:53 am on November 26th
annebell writes: It's a photo stand worthy of the photo of your beautiful daughter! So cool!
We're going to be empty nesters next year. I feel your pain. Posted: 12:26 pm on June 28th
Carms47 writes: WOW! You have really transformed this piece! I enjoy your randomness with comments and such. I might add I can only pray for empty nest ... I have 5 kids total, 3 teens and two grand children... Posted: 3:12 pm on March 10th
IMMAJUNKER2 writes: My youngest of five children is a senior this year! I share your pain. I love your pic ideas. Posted: 12:42 pm on February 12th
RustyDiva writes: Beautiful display for a beautiful picture Sue! Love how you "tweaked" it to fit. I tease my kiddos all the time about counting down the days until they leave home so I can travel ~ I'm hoping the reverse psychology will make them stay longer. haha I hear they always come back so hang on cause it sounds like you and your daughter have a great relationship and she will miss her mom.

Kenda Posted: 9:42 am on January 19th
StepAwayFromMyJunk writes: Wow That is one great piece! Love that metal, no frills look! Anything architectural for me!!! Posted: 6:30 pm on January 18th
JunkArchitect writes:
Sue, that’s an incredible frame stand and has a slight architectural feel to it…so I want one! My daughter who’s attending college to hopefully become an art teacher decided to live with me instead of on campus. She checks up on me more than I do on her!

Jim
Posted: 8:46 pm on January 17th
georgiamoon writes: Sue this is SUPER cool! I really love the piece of junk you used and what a creative way to keep the frame stable. It sure frames that picture of E. to perfection, and what a lovely gift to your mom. Love it, Georgia Posted: 1:53 pm on January 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Such a cool frame easel! Elisabeth looks so beautiful and I'm sure you will both be headed for good things in the future!
Take care,
Candy Posted: 9:35 am on January 17th
suewhitney writes: Hi All!

Thank you all for your kind comments. I have to say this is what I love so much about all of the members on JMS. Not only do you offer encouraging words about the posted projects, but you also are here to support and guide each other in personal matters. You have helped establish a site that is creatively inspiring and one that is truly a community of caring friends and family. I know now that I'll come through my separation anxiety with flying colors. You are all awesome!

Before I go...Hi Amber from Oklahoma City. It was a pleasure to meet you and your darling girls in Oklahoma City. The audience adored their version of "Twinkle". Happy to see you became a member. Thanks so much for coming to see me and for joining the site. Have fun!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:34 am on January 17th
shabbychick writes: Sue - What a great frame holder! A+++ my friend!

I know exactly what you're talking about - being an empty nester for a few years now - but, E will be back (and if she's like my daughter...she'll bring her laundry too!) ha ha!

Take care, Kathy Posted: 11:20 pm on January 16th
fellowjunker writes: An amazing piece of junk Sue and an amazing transformation!!
xojanis Posted: 10:40 pm on January 16th
iluvbigjunk writes: Sue,
I saw you at the Home and Garden Show this weekend in OKC and wanted to thank you again for all of your wonderful ideas, encouragement, and especially for the sweet memories that you helped make by offering my girlies the chance to sing their version of "Twinkle, twinkle little star" on stage. They will be talking about that for a long time.
Love the website and will be spreading the word about it to my junk lovin friends! Amber Austin Posted: 10:20 pm on January 16th
bluebucket writes: Sue, you always do fabulous things with fabulous junk! I love that you give detailed instructions so that we can make our own projects (if we can ever find the cool junk). About E leaving; sometimes kids leave for college and then come back and never leave. I'm still waiting for my twenty three year old to move out.
doreen Posted: 9:43 pm on January 16th
Clickart writes: WOW, Sue - that looks great as a photo display piece! Quite a coincidence, too... I think I have the BOTTOM part of your surveyor's equipment attachment, haha. Just this morning I was researching a bit about this cool old wooden and brass tripod I have and considering making a lamp out of it! If your piece would fasten onto a big round threaded thing then, yep, it's a match. Now, if I can just find something kinda like your piece o'wonderful junk...
All the best! Dan Posted: 3:07 pm on January 16th
Christina_S writes: Perfection! Great way to show off such a cool piece and bring an extra special touch to memories as well. Love it. Posted: 1:36 pm on January 16th
junk_grandma writes: Awesome. Really, really love this idea. I have to have a cool piece of junk like this one -- So off to the thrift stores, flea markets and dumpsters. Hope I get junk lucky! Posted: 1:23 pm on January 16th
ninnarae writes: This is such a wonderful project made all the more special by the love put into it for a special gift! Posted: 12:56 pm on January 16th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
When I read what you wrote you know me I just got all choked up.What a beautiful picture of E.I met her in Texas and she just as special as MOM.I know your Mom will enjoy what you did and it continues blow me away what you can do.You have so many friends around you you will do fine when she leaves.Believe you me God will give you the strength. And like your friends are sharing with you, she will come home often,when she can.I remember when our daughter went off to college,I was a bowl of jellow for a while but even a Dad gets that way.Anyhow I love that frame and what you did with that.LOVE&BLESSINGS ROBERT. Posted: 12:49 pm on January 16th
ALVN writes: This is one of my favorites yet! Great junk find and perfect use for it!! I'm sure her Grandmother will love it!! Posted: 12:49 pm on January 16th
alicemom writes: Oh Sue you have done it again! Love this project!!! Don't be to sad She will pop up when least expected! She is such a darling girl. I know you are very proud of her. Your Mom will love it.
smiles, alice Posted: 12:24 pm on January 16th
chippingcharm writes: This is wonderful...you really do find the best junk! Just add a metal rod and shelf pins...only you Sue! Amazing...
As a mom of "little people" it's hard to imagine them ever leaving...but I hear time flies...I think it's a great idea to head to college with her...ha-ha...just like how I almost hopped on the bus with my kindergartener this year :) Laurel Posted: 11:49 am on January 16th
54girl writes: Love , Love the frame holder!! Absolutely beautiful!! It is beautiful just the way it is but made into a picture holder, WOW!! I understand how you are feeling with your daughter going to college. It is tough at first but it gets better. As Patti says they come home for the vacations and I agree with with Lani you have to get Skype. Mary Posted: 11:42 am on January 16th
oldnews writes: This in one of your best pieces ever. What an amazing frame holder it is and of course the beautiful picture of your daughter makes it even more so. If her grandmother doesn't love it, let me know! I'll gladly pay the shipping...
Marie :) Posted: 11:24 am on January 16th
CottageElements writes: Well I see you figured out Picasa! Way to go. Love this project. It's a very cool piece to start with. And the beauty in the picture is the icing on the cake. Your Mom will love it! As to E going to college, you will now have to expand your computer skills and learn Skype. Come on, I know you can do it! Ha!

Lani Posted: 11:12 am on January 16th
upyourattic writes: This is way cool! I love how you came up with converting this into a frame ~ I don't know/think I would have been as original, but now I'm going to start thinking frame whenever I see some junk!

With the internet nowadays, the time your girl is gone should go by quickly ~ I really was amazed at how quick it went for me when mine was gone - they leave, come home for CHristmas break, you settle in for the cold winter and then here they come again for the summer! It's really not that bad!

Patti Posted: 10:32 am on January 16th
LuAnn writes: Good job Sue. Love this. Just an FYI--you will make it through-some days you'll wonder how but you will. Good Luck to E.

LuAnn Posted: 10:23 am on January 16th
Prior writes: LOVE the picture display er! and I understand your emotions about your daughter... My baby of 5 will graduate next year! He got his Sr, ring and driver's license this week! Posted: 9:46 am on January 16th
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