better than I expected!
My plan was to do this on Tuesday. But on Monday, just before dinner I got the urge to hang up "just one B" to see what it looked like. The 24" highway reflector letter B went up and when I stood back I was giggling and clapping my hands with delight. Then, I couldn't stop myself. It all had to go up -- I had the vision in my head at that moment and I couldn't let it go by. Even if that meant the kids had ice cream (our FHE treat) for dinner.
I love it! The kids think it is so cool. Especially Payton. His favorite is the "pillow B" (the orange & white one). When I came downstairs this morning and saw it I was totally taken back. Did I really do that? Doesn't it look awesome?! It's just what I like - bold, clean/minimalist, colorful, with a hint of antique/vintage style.
And can you believe there is only one extra hole in the wall? Conner & Payton helped out a bit by holding B's where I wanted them so I could stand back and take a look. The ice cream dinner . . . well, I'm making it up to the kids tonight (or rather, trying to save face as a responsible mother) by making spaghetti which is one of their favorites.
As I mentioned in my earlier post I also hung the rest of my frames (and clock) in the hallway that leads from the front door to the family room. It also wraps around that wall and creates a really cool visual line. I was surprised by how easy it was -- tape measure, pencil, and a template of the frame with nail markings cut out of kraft paper. There is one bit of awkward space -- which I'm choosing to ignore and revel in my happiness of the overall project. I originally started this project in February when I only had 4 frames and began hanging them closest to the front door. A slight mistake, but I decided to just go with what I had and make it work (didn't need 8 extra holes in my wall).
We have lived in this house for 4 months and for the first time I feel like this home is a reflection of me and my style, and I'm feeling "at home". I'm constantly turning the corner into the room or turning my head for a side-ways glance and thinking, "man, I like this place."
1. ebay - Old letterpress printers block
2. Art Blanche - 16", painted with "Josie" Kilz brand paint
3. ebay - 24" Highway sign with reflectors
4. Accent Architecturals - bronze architectural letter
6. Restoration Hardware - got this one a couple years ago.
7. Pottery Barn - a few letters are on sale right now
8. Art Blanche - 10", some leftover paint from the dining room.
9. ebay - another highway sign with reflectors