Messing with textured overlays

It seems that using texture on photographs is everywhere. I love this technique. If done right it just seems to make a special photograph, even more special. I don’t know, but I love it.

Here is a photograph of a teeter-totter that is next door to my sisters house. From what I’ve heard, this was the actual teeter-totter that this neighbors kids used to play on and this neighbor is in her upper 80’s? I’m not sure, but I know that this thing is old.