Friday, April 13, 2012

My new wall art

My sister complained that I haven't blogged recently. I'll try to post birthday and Easter photos soon.
A friend from church offered to come over and help me decorate my house. I am not a decorator so I looked forward to her help. We had to reschedule several times for various reasons. She finally came today. It was helpful to just have her walk through the rooms as she had seen it before we moved in and give her advice where I should hang pictures and things like that.
So here's the finished product of our work today. Lots and lots of measuring and the $10 level was worth every penny today.
Here's my friend from church, she's probably old enough to be my mom, she is so encouraging about our new house! Thanks, Julie!

Here's what we put up in the Lambs bedroom. My grandma sang this to me in German when I was a child, but we sing it in English at bedtime each night. Lamb 1 took this photo, it is straight on the wall even if it is not in the photo. This is above their dresser when you walk into the room.

This is what I dreamed of doing whenever we didn't live in a parsonage any more. I was expecting that to be at retirement time but God had other things planned for us. I purchased the letters before we put the offer on the house. They fit the space perfectly. It turned out better than I dreamed. Both the Lambs bedroom and the master bedroom have the same color of paint, but none of the photos of the master bedroom that Lamb 1 took turned out so I had to take new photos tonight. The lighting looks much different, but the paint color is a cream color. This is above our bed. The bed is not centered because Ram "needed" a bookshelf next to his bed. I like the bookshelf there instead of piles of books he is currently reading. This is from Compline which Ram and I try to do together each night.

Thanks to this place for great service on lettering. This wasn't a cheap project but it was definitely worth it and they do give a discount the more letters you order. It wasn't difficult, it just took a long time to check and double check that it was straight.
Next I need to think about what quote or saying I want in the eating area and the school room. Any suggestions?
You really need to come see this in person, photos don't show it well. So when are you coming to ID to visit us?

1 comment:

Erin said...

I like the letters!

I don't have any ideas for more words, but I know that you could do it yourself! Check this out:

You could use the same technique with a quote.

I love your new house. I am completely jealous of your kitchen! All those drawers and cabinets and counter space! :) I hope your first Easter in ID was joyful and that your little boy had a Happy Birthday! It was fun to celebrate during Holy Week again.