(Actually, I went through it in our other house, too. Had an entire psalm up in the kitchen . . . )
Anyway, Kay asked about the writing over my front door, so I thought I’d share a few pictures while I’m continuing to decorate.
Click on the photos for closer details.
Writing on the wall is really simple–and if you’re artistically challenged like me, you don’t do it freehand. Simply take your favorite saying, choose your favorite computer font, and print it out in letters as big as you need to cover the space on your wall. (Yes, on printer paper. Yes, it will take many sheets.)
Then hike down to your favorite craft store and buy a box of graphite paper. It’s like the old carbon paper we used to use in typewriters. (Now I’m dating myself.)
Tape your printed pages together, tape them to the wall, and slide the graphite paper beneath it. Trace the letters on the wall–the graphite will leave a literal pencil mark. Then take the papers down, get a very thin paint brush, and paint with your favorite craft paint. If you make a mistake, either wash it off while it’s wet, or paint over it and start again.
Upstairs in the guest room, I painted “the road to a friend’s house is never long.”
My dining room says, “O taste and see that the Lord is good.”
My kitchen is decorated in fruit, so I have Gal. 5:22 on the walls.
My office says, “The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.”
And over my front door it says, “The ornament of this home is the friends who visit here.”
Have a blank wall? Write on it!
~~Angie, who has no more blank walls . . .
P.S. Happy anniversary, Kay!