i have never been a very "artsy" person but lately my brain has been flooded with all sorts of projects and ideas as i daydream about how to decorate my new house. just for a quick run down: brandon and i bought our first house and it will officially be ours TOMORROW! i'm sure there will be many more posts on this later...so stay tuned:).
anywho...i have been feeling especially inspired after spending hours and hours reading "Young House Love" and watching HGTV. we will be gaining some more square footage with our move, which also equals more bare walls. i love how a great piece of art can transform a room. As renters, we've been subject to white walls for years, and a family photo or a favorite poster with a simple frame can help to break up any drab or empty wall.
about 6 months back, i found this sweet, happy wall sticker for peyton's nursery (the big pink flower above her crib). it matched the colors and theme of her bedding, so i didn't hesitate to snatch it up (actually, my mother-in-law was with me and bought it for me for mother's day...thanks, jenny!). it peels right off the wall and that's one less nail hole we have to Spackle before we move, right? i love it so much, that i wanted to find a way to transfer it to the new house. then came my "light bulb over the head" moment....i can turn it into art! (duh...i know, but like i mentioned before...not artsy).
i got home, waited anxiously for nap time and then jumped right in. project time.
i found something to balance my frame pieces on to spray paint and few coats later, they were ready to be pieced together. meanwhile, i went to work on peeling the large, flower shaped sticker off the wall. needless to say, it was quite the task to make sure it came off in one piece and good enough to salvage. i stuck it on the foam board, cut it to fit and built my frame around it. i like it even more now, with the super simple face lift that i gave it.
|ta dah!...the finished product!|
pray that i can get off my booty and finish packing:)
question for you wonderful readers: any DIY projects going on at your house? i wanna hear about 'em! maybe it will give me some more inspiration to tackle something more difficult than cutting foam board and spray painting:)