Happy Father’s Day to everyone!!!
The other day I posted my Father’s Day idea for Mod Podge Rocks.
It was a fun, insanely easy and I know my dad would dig it but it’s not what he’s getting because
- A) I’m not going to try to figure out how ship a 3 foot long sign, and
- B) I had a totally different idea in my back pocket.
A bit of background first.
My dad’s pride and joy for most of my life has been his classic 66 Mustang (I mean I’m sure my mom, sister’s and I rank in there somewhere but let’s be serious it was a maroon 66 mustang with a wooden steering wheel and a great stereo system). Other cars came and went but the Mustang endured.
When my folks downsized dad realized the best choice was to let his beloved car go.
He’s never talked about it but I’m sure it wasn’t a fun decision.
Anyway, a few months ago while I was visiting my sister’s and I did what we often do: poked around in local antique malls.
It’s the dashboard from an old Mustang.
While I just had a little jolt of “how cool,” Phebe and Paula immediately started riffing on ideas about what it could be turned into (they are REALLY good at that game).
In all honestly I can’t remember which of them landed on “picture frame” but we all agreed it was a great idea. And then they volunteered me to figure out how to do it.
Paula gathered some pics of all of them when they were a bit younger and I got to work.
After cleaning it thoroughly I wanted to create a backer for the pictures to attach to so I flipped it over and traced out the shape.
It proved to be a bit difficult since it’s an odd shape with a lot of little bump ups and such. It’s almost as if the original designers never once thought about the fact that one day some nut-job would want to turn their dash panel into a picture frame. Selfish.
Then came the tough choice.
Paula had provided me with one pic each of the sisters but now I had to choose my own.
So many options……
(don’t worry as soon as I saw the results of this disastrous 2nd grade photo day I totally fired my stylist)
(Yes, those are white denim Star Trek jeans. No, you can’t borrow them)
I chose that last one.
Unfortunately, unlike my sisters (have I mentioned their older than I am?) I was born in a time when color photography had been invented so I need to change my shot to black and white to make it match.
(word of advice for you. NEVER try to learn how to drive stick shift on a car that was made in the 60s, lacked power steering and was possibly better-liked than you)
I hope he enjoys it!
Happy Father’s Day to all of you out there!