Monday, February 27, 2012

I Just Had To Try This!

I have seen this creative project a couple places and I knew I had the perfect wall to try it out for myself! I first saw this cool idea of writing on the wall from Courtney's blog A Thoughtful Place. It came out great and looked pretty simple to do! Then just last week I saw some inspiring wall images from the blog Coco Cozy. I thought it was so clever and unique that I had to try it! The best part about the project is that you can write whatever you want, making it meaningful and personal to you! I chose an inspiring quote that I found on pinterest. As I'm trying to figure out what I want to do and the career path I want to take, this will definitely continue to inspire me! Also, I thought the quote would be a great jump start to every day, while also looking pretty sweet on the wall:

And here is the quote on our family room wall:

I used Elmer's Painters Marker in White, with a medium tip for writing. It's a permanent pen, so the writing should not smear away. I wanted the script to appear subtle, so it didn't jump out at you too much. I was able to fit the quote almost 3 times and used just one pen to finish! I wanted the look to appear as if it was an ongoing script, so when it came time to finish a word at the end of the wall, I didn't try and smoosh the word to fit. I just wrote what I could, then continued on the next line. (That only happened a couple times.) I also decided to make all letters lowercase and not use punctuation.

My Tips for Wall Writing

- As you write, push down on the pen. (I learned this the hard way, as I had to go back and darken some words). When you push down as you write, the words come out clearer and darker.

- If you're going to try this, go for the whole wall! I think it makes you take notice and becomes like wallpaper art!

- After every line, it's a good idea to take a step back and make sure you like how it looks and that it is straight. I wish I did that a little more often, but it's an original!  :) I should have tried Courtney's suggestion of making pencil lines with a level, then erasing after!

Are you ready to take out your pen and start writing???

I'm linking this post to Kim's amazing blog, Savvy Southern Style!



pam {simple details} said...

So unique, Amber! Love your choice of subtle color and, of course, the inspiring quote!

Annie H. said...

That is so neat. I would love to do that for my daughters room. What a great idea!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it!!!! it looks amazing!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Amber, it looks fantastic. You must be thrilled with the way it came out. I like your idea to use such a subtle shade. It looks sooooo good.

dajana, all kinds of lovely said...

What a fantastic idea! I think even a non-DIY'er like me could give this a go. (:

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DearHelenHartman said...

Very subtle, which make it all that much cooler. Love the quote and the idea. (Visiting for Wow Us Wednesday)

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