When we first moved into our house (5 years ago), Cat’s room was the first we decorated, then 007’s, then the kitchen, living room and what we dubbed “the school room” but it took Papa and I about 4 years to even get to painting our room. Does that happen to anyone else? So, it’s no big surprise that we have nothing on our bedroom walls. No pictures, no artwork, not even a stencil.
When I saw this pin, a large frame with the letters “You & I” inside of it, I thought it would be cute, but I couldn’t find a frame at my thrift stores with enough character. Then I saw this pin that spelled out a little boy’s name with wooden letters and frames. I liked it and convinced Papa that he’d like it too. We just had to think of a good word to spell.
I bought these frames on half-off Wednesday at my local thrift store.
That means I paid about a dollar and half for most of them.
I love that store. Since the start of this Pinning Summer, it’s my Wednesday hangout.
I removed the staples and the glass.
Papa stapled in the
cheap because I got it on an awesome sale swell scrapbook paper.
He had to do it. I’m afraid of the staple gun.
I spray painted the letters black.
I am not afraid of spray paint.
Did you know that you can buy spray paint primer?
You probably did.
I was giddy when I found out.
After we figured out that the hot glue gun wouldn’t hold the letters that well,
Papa stapled the letters into place.
I know, I know, I’ll seek help about my phobias.
We’ve already discussed Papa’s need for symmetry and order,
so he volunteered (he did, I promise!) to measure out the space for the letters on a board.
We only wanted two holes in the wall.
The plan is for the letters to hang off of this piece of wood.
Do you want to see it?
It’s cute and quirky and is, well, US. 🙂
Wow! 29 more pins to go!