Its no secret to those who know me well, that I am just a little bit obsessed with home decorating.
The first 18 months after I moved home from Alberta, I lived with my cousin Rosalie in a house she had just bought. As with every new home it can take a while to find a place for everything and decide how you want to decorate. The bare walls everywhere were begging for my help and I had tons of ideas for how Rosa should fill them. But we have different styles, and she wasn’t as determined as I was to decorate.
Eventually, she asked for my help figuring out what to put on her dining room wall, and we came up with a plan. But good decorating plans take patience and time to pull together. And even though I don’t live there anymore, I still had full intentions of following through. So, last night, after 6 months of dreaming about that wall, we got started. And I couldn’t be happier about how well it has turned out so far. It’s a work in progress, and is going to take a little more time to finish up, but we’re off to a great start.
1. We picked up these wooden letters at Walmart for a buck a piece.
2. Painted the letters with black, shiny paint we picked up in the craft section at Walmart for $2.00.
3. The letters turned out pretty good. The paint covered well. And dried very fast.
4. I like to lay my photos out on the floor to get an idea of how I want to arrange them, and figure out the spacing that I want.
5. Our blank canvas.
6. Trusty level. Never would have gotten through the project without it.
7. The wall slowly coming together.
8. The finished product.
9. One of my favorite pieces. “”What I love most about my home is who I share it with.”
10. A picture of Rosalie’s dad (my uncle Wade), a drawing by our Uncle Herb. And one of Rosalie’s favorite pieces, “In this house we…” Google it. I bet you’ll love it as much as she does.
11. The wall from another angle.
12. A picture I took of Rosalie and her daughter Victoria walking through the park last fall. An cute owl we picked up at Walmart for $5.00 (what a steal). And a wine bottle we frosted.
Believe it or not, this wall came together really fast. 2 hours and 15 minutes, painting of the letters included.
So pleased with how it has turned out so far, and looking forward to adding more pieces to it in the future.