I hope everyone had as lovely a weekend as we had here in the Stepp Home. Lots of relaxation, fun, makeovers, and picture taking happened. My favorite kind of weekend. One of the things that happened in the way of makeovers is my new Family Wall. The wall above our couch in the living room was bland. Very bland. I thought I had a before picture , but for the life of me cannot find one. Just use your imagination, it had one large home interior picture of sunflowers with a sunflower swag and two sconces. That's it nothing more. The sunflowers didn't even go with the rest of the living room decor.
I have been inspired by all the beautiful ideas found on various blogs showing using stencils or monograms in different sized frames. I fell in love with them. So decided to make my own.
I do not have cricut nor did I have any letter stencils that would work. So I simply printed off my letters on the computer. Attached them to the paperstock I wanted to use and carefully cut around each letter. I then placed the letters onto a background that I had also made from cardstock purchased from Hobby Lobby. My favorite store on earth. Naturally then I placed the "Family" into a frame I had here at home. The frame had an ugly print in it and I removed it by using a razor blade. Since I had removed the backing on the frame I then had no hanger attached to it. I decided to use my hot glue gun and glued a ribbon onto the back and then tied in a pretty bow for hanging. Once I had it all put together this is how it turned out. I love it. I think it turned out very well.
With the help of Princess (she eyeballed the hanging for me) this is how the Family Wall turned out.
I also managed to accomplish another project I had been wanting to get done. If you've been following my blog you know that I hate brass. I just have no love at all for brass. I bought a can of silver metallic spray paint and refinished all the brass candleholders I had. Here is some before and after pics. I haven't decided yet where to use the new bright silver holders yet, but give me time and I'll come up with something fabulous I'm sure.
Today I'm linking up with Susan @ Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday.
Don't forget to head over to Mary's @ Little Red House to see all the beautiful Monday Mosaics.
Don't forget to head over to Cindy's for Make It For Monday
Monday's is full of wonderful hosts for all things. Cheri at It's for Very Cheri has It's So Very Creative
Another great Monday is Cindy Lou at Skip To My Lou for Made For You Monday.
I hope everyone takes time to visit all of these great hosts for the various Monday Memes. You'll find all kinds of inspirations for your decor and all sorts of wonderful things.
Well off to go and paint my desk and makeover my corner of the living room.
Till we meet again,