Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Writing On The Wall (and the stairs)


I thought I'd show you some places where I've either used a wall decal or where I've painted sayings onto the wall.This is in our master bathroom and it's what you see when you step out of the shower. A reminder to "Seize the Day". I painted it the same way I did on this sign.



I painted this a year ago above a chalkboard I painted. We have family movie night every Friday. So this is where I list our "coming attraction". It's the first time I painted lettering on a wall so it's a bit messy!



"There's no place like home". This is a wall decal that I cut up and put on the risers of my stairs. It's been there for over two years now and I think it's time to do something different. I may paint a design on the risers. Another project on my "want to do" list!




This is in my guest bedroom "Sweet Dreams". That frame was originally dark brown. I got it brand new (it still had the hanging hook in a bag on it) from the...where else...Thriftstore! I spray painted it white. I think I might change the saying to "Be Our Guest". It was hard to work with white paint and it started to turn gray on the bottom because it mixed with the artists charcoal I used to transfer the words - something to remember! It would probably have been better to use white crayon to do that transfer. It's not my favorite. Maybe a different color for the lettering?






This is a wall decal. They're everywhere now! You used to only be able to get them online and through catalogs. Now everyone - Target, Hobby Lobby, Linens N Things etc, they all have them. Although the selection online is much much better!





Speaking of decals...Target had some on clearance last week and I bought one of these for me and one for you! Only I had to return mine as I couldn't find an appropriate wall that could handle the size. The lettering is about 6 1/2 x 38 1/2 and there are two decals. So if you'd like to be entered into a drawing for this "Welcome Friends" decal just say so in your comment. You have to say that you want it to be entered because I'm sure there are people that don't have the space for it or maybe it's not their style. There's no use giving it to someone who won't be able to use it. As always, you don't have to have a blog just an email addy. I'll announce the winner on my Friday post. Let's say midnight PST on Thursday is the cut off. Just my way of sharing a good deal with you and saying thank you all for being such wonderful blog friends!






61 comments:

Julie said...

I want it, thanks :) Love it on the steps...

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I would love to be entered! I like how you've used all the word. I'm afraid my hands would be too shaky to use paint...but a decal, that would be great. I will have to go to Target when we go to civilization again!

Thanks! :-) Rosie

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Please enter me as well...because I want it, want it, want it!!!
I live wall words/quotes and I like how you've used them throughout your home.
Please stop by my blog, I posted about a giveaway yesterday that runs through Monday.
Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Tam

Terry said...

Please enter my name for the drawing. I've been looking at many pictures with these decals and love them. I bought some for my daughter and son-in-law for their new house but never for me. How wonderful and how creative you continue to be!

Terri and Bob said...

Enter me, too, please!

I love the word signs. I put quotes on my walls when I moved into this house 6 years ago, but I had to hand letter them since I couldn't find anyone who was making them. I did find a stencil company and have one over the bed in my guest room. Maybe you have inspired a post for me!

Jennifer said...

Those look great. I have only one wall saying in my house right now. I have a wall that I am filling with our family portraits and it says "All because two people fell in Love" I have our wedding picture and then family pictures and kids through the years. I love it and have received several compliments. I've always wanted to put the Dorothy quote up also. We just bought this house so when I redo the room it's going to be in I'll get it done. THanks for a fun post!
Jennifer

Kelly said...

I love your stairs they way they are, but can't wait to see what you do with them next.

I would love to be entered into the drawing. I know just the place to put that sign.

Betsy said...

I don't think I have the wall space but I wanted to say that I love the idea!

Milah said...

I would love to have this stencil. This post caught my eye because our pastor's title to his sermon sunday was Carpe Diem. Actually, that is the title of the sermon series, (the next three weeks are on the same subject.) If you would like to hear it go to my sidebar and click on my churchs logo, then into archives, Feb. 8.

I have the perfect place for this Welcome Friends stencil.

Gracie said...

I'd like to have some wall sayings, but I have no space in my house! But maybe you gave me some ideas for small corners I can find.

Sibyl said...

Manuela
I would love to have it also. I really glean so much from your site. your home is always so lovely.

Sibyl

Mrs. Rabe said...

I'm in, please Manuela!

I love these things!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love to see the writing on the wall :-)....You have some great ones! Please don't enter me,,,,I don't have a wall big enough.
Hugs,
Penny

MJ said...

I'd love to win the decal! I am trying to decide whether to try the hand-painted lettering on our walls. We live in Austin, TX and ALL of our walls are textured. I grew up in VA and the walls were smooth...it would be much easier if my walls were smooth! ;)

Cindy said...

I would love to be entered:) My kids laugh at me because I have so many sayings and words up. Why not add more?

Nancy said...

count me in, I know just where
to put it! rreed1143@charter.net

jenjen said...

Hi Manuela -

All of your lettering looks wonderful. I love that idea of movie night and posting the coming attractions - what a wonderful thing to do every week together!

I would love to be entered for the giveaway! I have a spot in my kitchen eating area that is screaming for something like that.

Thanks so much!!!

Jem

Erica said...

love your blog... please enter me for the wall decal! I have a perfect spot for it. thanks =)

Salsa Mama said...

Please enter me in your drawing!! What a fabulous prize. I have painted some signs (inspired by you) and when I do white writing I use white transfer paper that I got at Michaels. It is only a couple of dollars, but it lasts for a long, long time. I love your wall writing!

june@craftyniche said...

Oh my goodness, I want that! I have several walls that it would look good on. :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Oh, I love all of your signs everywhere! So clever and cute on the stairs!!
Please enter me for the giveaway, I'd love to win that!! :) I already have a place for it in my mind!!!

Thanks,
Stacey

Rhonda in OK said...

I want to enter, my DD would love it for their new house, they close March3.

thanks for hosting and I always enjoy your beautiful pictures.

Cynthia said...

Please enter me! I have not yet put any lettering directly on my walls. I have lots of little signs and baords with sayings. I wished I had stairs because I love your idea!

Vee said...

First of all, thank you for the information on decals...I've been wondering.

If I had the space for it, I'd want it. Fun giveaway! (Hope that the winner will show it in place.)

ellie said...

OH I would love it Manuela! I have been toying with the idea of doing that...haven't done it though..so if I win..this will be my big push!

Kim's Treasures said...

I would love to be entered! Your house is beautiful!

shareff5@aol.com said...

Please enter my name for the drawing! I love wall quotes and would love to have one!

The Lind Family said...

I love all the vinyl lettering that is out now! Actually, I just went to an Uppercase Living party last night and got a ton of new ideas!
Please enter me...thanks!

Katie said...

Oooh I love all of your lettering! I added your stairs to my "Inspiration" folder! And I would love to be entered!!!

Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Sherri S said...

Cool! I would LOVE to put that up in my kitchen over the huge opening from the kitchen into the living room. So please enter my name. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas. I just love reading your blog.

Shilo said...

Count me in! :) I'm amazed that you were able to hand paint so many of the saying you showed...awesome!

Glenda said...

I have seen these but was afraid of them for some reason. But consider this my entry.

CIao

Al and Cath said...

very cool
thanks for sharing!

Jen r. said...

I love all of your words! I love the steps!

diXymiss said...

May I just say, "You have a way with words!" ;-)

I'd love to be entered for a chance to win ~ thanX!

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

I would LOVE to have that!! I keep searching for them online and wishing it were in our budget to get one! =) maybe someday! winning one would be even sweeter! =)

Life on an Artistic Shoestring said...

Yes, I want it! And I love the way you did the stairs just the way they are. Perhaps, if you are bored with them, you could add some more designs on the other risers to coordinate with the lettering?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, you probably saw my new wall words I just put up. Love them! And I think I could find a place for this one too. Great giveaway!

Victoria said...

I've always wanted lettering on my wall! Please enter me too.

I love the "now playing". My husband and I have movie night in his little theater room every Friday as well.

Also, I love the stairs! They are beautiful.

Off the subject, do you know of anything natural to use for ants in a garden area? Since you garden and live in GA too, I thought you might have some ideas!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me! I love the idea for your stairs, and can't wait to see the next one! Our stairs are our next big huge project -- they are the one thing in the house that hasn't been touched yet!
Jenn
jenn@mjray.com

Lisa said...

I'd love the chance to win this, thank you!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I adore writing on the wall.... I have not done any but I have a perfect spot.......I am not sure what I would want it to say...... my favorite is the words on your stairs...... lovely....
HUgs
Linda

Mimi Sue said...

I love words on walls. Maybe I was a graffiti artist in another life. Mimi

dixie@wildwood.baker.org said...

Count me in! I'd love to have that!!

Nicole ~ said...

You have such cute stuff!! I would love to incorporate sayings throughout my home. I think they are so inspirational.
I would also love it if you would please enter me in the drawing. I have always wanted one of those cute decals.

glorv1 said...

I think your decal look great. I like them all, but then I like everything you do because it gives me ideas. Thx for sharing and please do enter me in your contest. I think I could find a place for it in my studio. Have a great day tomorrow Manuela.

beth at aunties said...

The name of your blog fits you so well! You make the art of homemaking seem like a pleasure and are so talented in all you do. I love the different wall decals and you did a wonderful job writing on them yourself. I really loved the idea of a family movie night and the wonderful sign you made!
♥♥♥

mrsjones6 said...

I love the sayigs that everyone is putting on their walls. You can even host an at-home party (like Tupperware) to order them. I think it is called Uppercase Living.
I would love to be ebtered in your drawing, so please add me in!
Have a wonderful evening,
Jennifer

Sue said...

One good idea after another....I love wall words...

ursula said...

would love to win this......thanks
ursula at uswood1@optonline.net

Steph said...

Cute sayings. I like the saying on your stairs, but I think designs would be cute too. I wish I had a place for the cute giveaway, but sadly I do not.

Storybook Woods said...

Do not enter me, my old home has stucco walls and they do not work on them. But I just wanted to say I love your use to writting on the wall. Very cleaver. Clarice

Katie said...

In honor of Valentine's Day, I did a post (http://myfirstyearasawallace.blogspot.com/2009/02/in-honor-of-fact-that-its-valentines.html)on blogs that I *love* and you're on that list! Thanks for having such a great blog!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love all of your writing on the walls--and on the stairs. What perfect sentiments you have expresed! I like the "Sweet Dreams" in the guestroom. As always, I would change a thing in your home. I wish I had wall space for words, but my walls are already overcrowded with pictures. laurie

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in for the decal contest! I have wanted to buy one for a long time but have held off! Maybe because I was destined to win one for free!! Thanks for all the fab ideas on your blog. You rock.-Cortney
cortneyngeorgia@msn.com

LisaDuvall said...

I totally want! I've been toying with the idea of trying decals or stencils. This would be perfect in my kitchen!

Mary Ellen said...

Enter me! Enter me! I love to see how you use these elements in your home. I always come away with great ideas. Thanks!

arootdigger2 said...

It is a name of a store! in Wi.
Carpe Diem

mishebe said...

did i enter, if not please enter me know . thanks. mishelle

Kimba said...

I would love to be entered! I have a perfect spot for that.

Kimba

A Southern Sanctuary said...

Please enter me in your contest also! I have really been wanting to do some decals but haven't had the money to get them right now. I absolutely love your blog. so many creative ideas! I learn something new everytime I come here.

God bless,
Lela Faye