1. Old frame(without glass), scrap of burlap, letter stamps, black paint.
I used the thin piece of wood that came with frame, wrapped it with the burlap scrap and hot glued it on the back side to hold it in place. I then used letter stamps dipped in black paint to add the quote to the burlap. I “eye-balled” the letter placement (can you tell?:). It has a lot of imperfections but I like it that way.
2. Chalk and a wall
There are many ways to add writing to a wall. Some are more costly than I like, some require more artistic ability than I have, and some are more permanent than I want. This is my solution: Grab a piece of white chalk, choose your painted wall, and start writing. I free-handed it and if I messed up I just wiped it off with a damp paper towel and started again. My wall is a light coffee color – just the right contrast to the white chalk. The idea came from Kimberlee Conway Ireton’s The Circle of Seasons. Here is the quote I used from the book:
Lord God of Heaven and Earth, You revealed Your only-begotten Son to every nation by the light of a star. Bless this house and all who inhabit it. Allow us to find it a shelter of peace and health. Make our house a place of warmth and caring for all who visit us. Fill us with the light of Christ, that we might clearly see You in our work and play. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
3. Frames, old blueprints, mat (optional)
I bought these frames at the thrift store, removed the glass, spray painted the frames, cleaned the glass, added the mat, placed the blueprint on the mat and attached it with tape. Done.
These blueprints were done at Auburn University for a Farrowing House and Nursery that my dad and granddad built behind our house when I was a little girl. My mom discovered the prints in a storage room at my grandmother’s house. I’m so glad she didn’t throw them away. Good memories.
All of these items/projects are more than just decoration. They’re each beautiful in their own way and they help me remember what makes my house feels like home.
Please leave a comment and share what makes your house feel like home.