|Forgive the bad cell phone photography.|
The creative impulses that led me to paint the wall navy (all the other walls in my house are beige. This was a big deal.) dried up at that point and it took me until this week to decide what I wanted to do.
Since every other available frame/canvas/bare space in my house is covered with pictures of the kids, I wanted to make the bedroom more of a kid-free zone. I bought some incredibly cheap frames from WalMart and spray painted them white and painted the mats black and framed up some wedding photos .
The frames as-purchased:
|I want to say this cost $3.99 at WalMart? Nothing some spray paint can't fix!|
I poked around Pinterest for some how-to advice and cobbled together my solution. I found a font and a quote I liked ("I have found the one whom my soul loves" from Song of Solomon and Miss Le Gatees font) printed it on several pieces of paper in size 400 font, and rubbed chalk on the back of each page and then taped them up on the wall and traced the letters (with a de-leaded mechanical pencil) to transfer the "stencil" to the wall.
|It really looks magical at this point.|
and (a few hours later) that was that. The finished result:
And a wider view:
I was going for pretty and peaceful. We're getting there.
Linking up with Leila today for some Master bedroom fun (... not that kind of fun)! I have her to thank for getting this project moving (she said to spruce up the master, so I did!).