Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Grandparents Wall

 When my husband and I got married 12 years ago, we had something amazing happen.  We were able to have all 4 sets of our grandparents there with us.  It was so special that they were all still alive, and all still married to one another too.  I've lost one grandpa to death now, and my husband has lost one grandma to death.  We are close to our grandparents and our kids all love their "Greats" and want to go spend time with them all the time.  So I decided to do a Grandparents Wall.
 When I was a little girl, my Grandma Hatch used to sing this song to me all the time.  Only she changed the words.  Instead of "You bet your pretty neck I do, love you!"  She would sing it "You betch yer dirty neck I do, love you!"  She has a real strong Woodruff, AZ accent and I love it!  It is such a great song, if you've never heard it before, give it a listen here!

 On my other side, my Grandma Karges sang You are my Sunshine to me often.  She has a beautiful singing voice.  I love both of those songs and wanted to make boards of those memories to go with my pictures I hung of them.

 I am so pleased with it.  It's been something I've wanted to do for awhile.
 I got the rod they are hanging on at Rod Works in Utah, 8 years ago.  I love that store!  They are selling their things online now, I love their merchandise and I also love most of their prices.
 It was so fun designing out the boards and making them exactly how I wanted them.
They are done on 1x12 pine boards and are both 18" long.  I'm thinking about using the designs to make both of my grandmother's mothers day cards this year.  It took me so long to do, that I need to find as many uses for them as I can!  Hehe.


  1. This is very sweet and sentimental, Er. I love the fonts you chose. Perfect!!

    1. Thanks Britt! It was really so much fun!

  2. Oh my goodness! These turned out absolutely amazing. Nice job and great designs!

  3. Erin... you did a great job! I have a question for you... by having the ribbon on the frames one a diagonal... does that help keep the frame up against the wall? I've got a rod similar to yours and I just can't find a way that I like the ribbon attached... it seems like they hang crooked or top heavy with the big bow on top... thanks!

    1. Hi Vicki, I actually hung them directly on the wall and the ribbon is just for show. After I hung them on the wall with a nail, I just taped the ribbon to the back, looped it around the rod, and then taped the other side of the ribbon down. I found that if I didn't, the same thing happened to me that happened to you, they just went all wonkie on me. :)
      Anyway, I hope that helps!