This wall has been put on the back burner for quite some time. I'm trying to figure out how to cover the hideous thermostat and circuit breaker. I'm hoping to do a fun collage like this or this with random pieces and shapes of art and such. And here is one little shape I just made to put on the wall:
(sorry for the poor quality photos. gotta love phone cameras.)
I got this lovely idea from Corina (Corina's Corner). They have some pretty metal letters at Anthropologie for about $18 a piece, but why pay that, when I made the above letter for half the price?
I simply bought a paper mache letter and some silver paint from Jo-Ann's (any craft store works) and painted away! It really was so easy and looks great! Granted, it's not metal. But really, it's just hanging on the wall. No one will notice or care about the difference.
I'll share a better photo when I get farther along on my wall.
We've also decided to get a table and chairs. We have an old set in our house right now, but it belongs to our landlord, so we can't paint it or anything. I have a vision of painting a few mismatching chairs a pretty light blue and maybe even painting the table red!
I got this ugly chair from the D.I. for one whole dollar. Dang! I guess nobody wanted it! I really like the woodwork, so I think it will turn out. It just needs some paint and new fabric! And if it doesn't turn out, then bummer. I guess I lost a dollar. :)
So there you have it. I'm trying to be a domestic, crafty little wife and make our house cute. I'm making progress! Especially when I have this to listen to while I decorate: