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    Thumbs up *Update and pic* Working on a frugal (ok cheap:lol: ) project today

    I've been trying to think of what I wanted above our beeeutiful (not!) big screen tv in the living room. I really want a set of horns....yes longhorns. BUT I don't want to spend any money for them. So until someone gives me a set (yeah right) I've decided to do a "Live well, laugh often, love much" sign. I had already been planning to do one but for my kitchen. Well anyway, yesterday I got Gripey to take me to the dumpground and I found an old weathered board. I've sanded it to knock the dirt off and have one coat of red paint on one side. Will do the other side after lunch and then paint my saying on it. I'll post pics later on. How's that for cheap? I had the paint already

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    My favorite saying! Very frugal and bet it's going to look great.
    Can't wait to see it.

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    That's awesome, and I can't wait to see it!

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    Very creative. Now, where could you get those long horns? Could you phone a stockyard? Or a butcher? Or a ranch?

    Now I gotta ask: WHY would you want long horns above the TV?

    I'm just as bad though ... we have 3 real pinball machines -- and we painted the wall to coordinate.

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    It's very dark but I think you can get the jest of it. My freehand and eyeballing leaves a little to be desired but gives it that primitive feel
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    Early Bird, I live in the middle of cattle country....I want a rawhide to use as a rug in front of that t.v. and some horns to hang above it. I'm not gonna go completely crazy (even though some think I did a long time ago... ) with the "Texas theme" but I'd like a touch here and there.

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    I made the swag out of tree branches that Gripey cut off of a mimosa tree in our backyard and some small bits of honeysuckle bush. I had some jute that I wrapped around the middle to hide the floral wire that I used to tie them up and secure them. I've had the jute for years and years so the project cost me nothing, except my time.

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    It came out great Lisa! Another project under your belt... what are we doing next? (I craft vicariously through you )

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    Very Nice!!!

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    Darlene, we're gonna tackle that bedroom suite next. Hopefully beginning at the end of the week if the weather cools down a bit.

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    Lisa. It looks great.

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    I love it!!!

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    That looks beautiful!


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400

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    Wow! That's one HUMONGOUS TV!

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    I think it looks great!! You did a great job...as always!!


    btw--those sell on ebay for at least 20 bucks! lol

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    I can possibly get you some longhorns, but lord only knows how much they would cost to ship.

    DH used to work for the local; butcher and has I know one set, there may be another, or he could get some, but it would take a month or two before they where ready.

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