Sunday, July 10, 2011

Empty wall

We've lived in our house for almost four years.
What should be plenty of time to decorate a house has quickly flown by.
Being students has given us the excuse to have mismatched furniture and hand-me-downs to adorn our humble abode.
But alas, we are no longer students. Even though our home still looks a bit like it.
We've never known how long we would live in our house or where life would take us, so my excuse was: I am not buying a whole new couch set just to move and have it not work.

So while I wish I could be debuting a new couch or bed set, (I'm suddenly feeling like this post is anticlimactic) I finally put something on one of our kitchen walls.

Said wall. So sad. So white. So lonely.
  I asked for a print for my birthday last year.
The birthday fairy (Jacob) came through and I have searched and searched for the perfect frame.
But with odd dimensions, it was impossible to find a frame I loved that wouldn't break the bank.

So we decided to make one.
We headed to Lowe's and picked up a long piece of decorative molding.
(how long? Really long. It went through the trunk and between us in the car.)

 My padre (AKA- Mr. I-just-made-this-from-scratch-but-it's-no-big-deal) helped us cut the frame and glue it.

He insisted using my finger for the glue.
And no, I did not glue my finger to anything. (Hey- anything is possible with super glue)

And then we set the pieces together.
(Dad's hands, not mine. Didn't want you to think I had that hairy of arms.)

Then came spray painting.
As mentioned in this post, I love spray paint.
I want to spray paint everything.
If you haven't tried it, I dare you.
This project took about 2 light coats and some touch ups.

We added on a little tooth/saw picture hook.
And taped the picture on the back.

A voila. The empty wall now has a friend!
I know the "Keep Calm and Carry On" print is so last year, but I love it and love what it represents.

1 comment:

  1. Looks awesome. Glad I could help.


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