Sunday, 5 February 2012

wall decor | finally on the wall

Writing this post is making me truly happy. After many trials and tribulations with emails back and forth with the print company, and a lost package at the post office, I was finally able to get the wall decor that I designed based on a Pinterest find and posted about a while ago .

And I am thrilled with the finished result. I love how striking the entry has become compared to what it used to look like. Of course, we spent a weekend painting the house white a few weeks back and that helps too with the crisp feel that white has.

Alright, so this is before

And this is now

Better, no? I am very happy. I was also able to pick up both the lantern and the chevron door mat for practically nothing at a sale on just before Christmas.

We also started another DIY project yesterday, but the husband messed it up and so that remains a work in progress for a little while longer. I hope I can share soon (as soon as he fixes it, that is, LOL).

Thursday, 12 January 2012

wall decor

The huband and I have been thinking about repainting large parts of our house for a while now. At the moment the entry/kitchen/living room area (which is pretty much the larger part of the house) is painted in a tan/cream colour. Even though it's still nice and in good condition I am lusting for bright and crisp white. The painting is planned to be started, and hopefully finished, in about a week or so.

Now, painting does mean that the saying that I freehanded in our entry when we moved in will have to go. I have so loved having it there so I was quite sad about it in the beginning. At first I thought about redoing it, but then decided to do something new. A while back I saw this gorgeous thing on Pinterest and totally loved it:

We decided to do something like it and I created two different versions, one very similar and one quite different, for the husband to decide between.

This one

and this one

The husband nixed the second one. He thought we would grow tired of it faster, and of course he is right. Plus, it would also cost a lot more to have it made due to all the different fonts used. So right now I am waiting for a hopefully very reasonable quote on the first one. If all goes well, we will be putting it up on our freshly painted entry wall very soon. If not, I might have to get me a Silhouette and do each and every single letter individually if I have to. Plus, owning one of those big boys isn't a bad thing, is it?