August 17, 2009

Welcoming Walls

Back in the guest room, I've still got a few walls to tackle. You know, it's a typical room with four of 'em. This wall, the one above the headboard, was an easy one. I was inspired by a lot of nurseries and baby's rooms with words or letters on pennants or signs or those adhesive letters, but what do you write on a guest room wall? My name seemed kinda silly, "Sweet Dreams" didn't feel right - but then I stumbled upon "WELCOME."

"WELCOME" seemed perfect. I love having company, and because all of my family is at least one, if not two, states away, I really want them to feel that they're loved and received with open arms when they make the journey to the city. "WELCOME" was exactly the right word - and big, bold cardboard letters on clearance at JoAnn's for $1 and some change each were exactly how I wanted to spell it!

Welcome Letters - The Before
Only problem? The ones on sale were brown, not white. Brown on builder beige walls would be oh so ugly! So, I pulled out some semi-gloss latex paint I had leftover from my table and chairs project and went to town. Nothing fancy, just two coats with a 2" inch or so acrylic paint brush.

Welcome Letters - During
When they dried, I used magical 3M adhesive stickies that came in a package of small hooks (tomorrow's post will explain why I had these) to adhere them to the wall - after I measured and created a line with blue painter's tape - one of my favorite inventions of all time.

Hanging the "WELCOME"

Tomorrow I'll share with you two more quick no-sew projects that completed the room and share the big reveal! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh I just love this idea! And I'm totally snagging the idea of the painter's tape to make a straight line. My walls thank you. :)

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