27 March 2011

Initial Art:: The Writing on the Wall

A few weeks ago, I made a huge list of to-do projects and blog posts that need to be done around here.  I figured this would help me focus when I came home with some time and just needed a project.  Of course each of the projects take different amounts of time, and this weekend, I needed one that only took a minute.  I went to the list and revisited some inspiration photos here and here.  I ended up having everything around the house!  I purchased 3 frames on clearance just this weekend and had a stash of scrapbook paper in my office.
I love how I was able to customize my initial art!  I spread out about 15 different pieces of paper in my master bedroom floor and chose two grays and a pop of blue for color.  This project was so relaxing to create since I kept thinking about how, if I didn't like the colors, I could just rip them out and reprint!  There is some kind of comfort in knowing that things DON'T have to turn out and CAN be changed (for free, too!)

To ensure that my experimental art wouldn't rip the paint off of my walls, I bought the 3M Command Strips designed for hanging pictures.  They were SO great.  All I did was stick one strip on the back of each frame in the same place and "lock in" the matching strip right on top (see below).  This product is similar to Velcro, but is designed to "lock" together with these heavy-duty teeth and not just "stick" together.
Although the frames looked cute on the nightstand, they took up a lot of room.  Also, I had this blank space above our bed that I thought needed filling. 
 So, up they went.  All I had to do was pull the back of the second Command Strip and press firmly to the wall.  I didn't worry with levels or rulers.  I just eyeballed it!
They turned out to be the perfect FREE art to fill the space above our bed.  Yes, they are also in the correct position.  The left is my side and the right is his side (although he will tell you my side is in the middle, but that placement wouldn't have looked quite as nice above the bed)
(please note that the red shades aren't staying!  I got a great deal on the lamps at Home Goods and am still thinking of what fabric to recover them with)

If you are loving the fonts, you can download them for FREE at http://www.dafont.com./  Here is what I used for my art: 
{H} Constanze, font size 370
{and}Sunshine In My Soul, font size 150
{R} Rough Typewriter, font size 400.

What is hanging over your bed? 

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  1. Love Love L.O.V.E and I am totally stealing this idea!
    Thank you for the Pop of BLUE too ;)

  2. cute! CUTE! cUte!

  3. Love it! Ours is set up that way too, with my initial on my side of the bed =)

  4. Very cute! Interestingly, my husband and I have the same initials as the two of you, so I could totally see this in my own room, with the sides reversed. He sleeps closer to the door in anticipation of a quicker reaction to a home invasion! My prince. :) Have a great weekend...

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