Home Sweet Home

Way back in November when I was completing the Interior Design Bingo challenge, I mentioned that I wanted to use this frame from our wedding to add some art to our upstairs hallway.

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Well, I said that, and then the frame just sat there. Like, in that exact spot. For months. I thought that leaving it sitting there might encourage me to, you know, do something about it, but apparently I’m really good at ignoring my own subtle reminders to get stuff done.

But since February was the month of cleaning, organizing, and getting stuff done, I decided a couple of weeks ago that it was high time I got this frame off the floor and onto the wall – and actually filled with some art.

I took some thin wood that was leftover from some sort of packaging (I honestly don’t remember how we got it – I just know we had it lying around and I figured it would be perfect) and painted it with some leftover white paint. Then, since I’m such an expert at painting stripes now, I painted on some very light gray stripes.

Then came the fun part – my sister helped me use a Cricut to cut out some pretty vinyl lettering, and I added it to the striped background. Instant art. And now, instead of a blank gray wall when you come up the stairs, you see this:

I love how it turned out, and it’s so nice to have something other than a blank wall to look at when we come up the stairs. This little hallway is pretty dark and boring, so anything that we can add to it to spruce it up a little will make a huge impact.

Plus, it’s always nice to have a nice little reminder to relax, settle in, and enjoy being at home.

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And what’s even better, finishing up this project means that I get to cross off the first item on my 101 in 1,001 list, “create a piece of art I’m proud to display in our home”. And we all know how much I love getting to cross stuff off lists!

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Have you ever created any art for your home? I think I might be addicted now!

I’m also linking up this project to Addicted 2 Decorating, It’s Overflowing and Remodelaholic