If you have one, you’re blessed.
If you have one and you have a great relationship with them, you’re doubly blessed.
If you have one and you look up to and admire them you’re triply blessed.
And if you have one who does projects you love so much you decide to copy them then…well…you might just be right off the charts blessed!
You see, I fall into that last category. That off-the-charts blessed zone.
Which is why when I saw an over-sized kitchen towel with a recipe for Pumpkin Pie on it on sale for $2.99 I didn’t have to think too hard about what I would do with it.
My older sister…the one with whom I have a great relationship…the one I look up to and admire…well, she had already done a project using kitchen towels from Target. You can read about her fabulous framed kitchen towel wall art project here.
So, I copied her. Although I made the minor adjustment of using a poster board frame because of the size of my towel.
But, just like her, I made sure to iron the towel first to get out all of the wrinkles. And just like her I spray painted the frame and used spray adhesive to attach the towel to the cardboard backing.
Just like her, I loved how easy and inexpensive it was to create custom “art” for my home.
The thing is, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I mean, I’ve been copying my older sister for years!
When she would go out on dates and tell me I could play in her room, I would put on her pink and white striped prom dress with the lace on the off the shoulder neckline and carefully slide my hands into the matching lace finger-less gloves. I would put the layers and layers of pearl necklaces on and stand back and look in the mirror and wonder if I would ever look remotely as beautiful and as “cool” as she did.
She would pick me up from school in her red Toyota Celica hatchback and I would be introduced to all of the great musicians…you know…Guns-n-Roses, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, The Police.
And when I finally had my own car (a silver Honda Prelude hatchback) I knew just which music I would be listening to.
Not everyone can be off the charts blessed like I am.
Not everyone has a sister who loves them no matter what.
Who supports and encourages and motivates and commiserates.
Who comes up with fabulous kitchen towel wall art projects that you can copy.
Not everyone has a sister like that…but I do! 🙂