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Lately I’ve been plugging (slowly) away at a few small projects; little projects that I can get done during the first half of naptime and that don’t cost much, if anything.  This is one of those projects.  This wall of our laundry room has pretty much looked the same for a couple of years or more.
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The mirror on the wall is one I toothpicked a few years ago and it’s still there so that I can grab a quick glance of myself while walking out the door; trying to make sure I don’t scream overwhelmed-mom-of-toddlers in my soon-to-be public appearance.  (It usually shows that I do anyway…oh well.)  

While I was cleaning out the laundry room last week though, I took the chance to hang a few more things on that wall.  It’s the wall that greets you when you walk in the door so it should be a happy place, right? 

I’d like to think so.

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This says “happy”, yes?  Maybe?  Better than before at least?  Okay.  We’ll just go with that.

I relocated a cross to the wall from the entry way (it hung there awhile back) and whipped up a little watercolor print spouting “welcome home” to all who enter. 

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I used the same paint and technique I used to paint this watercolor print in our dining room.  Anybody could do it.  Seriously.  Chances are that, even if you don’t have the best handwriting pen/pencil-wise, it probably looks pretty cool in watercolor.

Then, I grabbed some leftover coral-colored paint I had left from painting this desk, and rubbed a little bit over the bumps on the edge of the frame just to add a little more color to an otherwise neutral wallscape.
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This frame has seen better days; it’s a little scuffed and could probably use a new coat of white paint, so I knew that if I didn’t like the coral, I could always give it that touch-up coat right away to hide it.  But, as it turns out, I kinda like it.  I’ll think I’ll keep it that way for awhile…until that touch-up coat, that is.

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Oh!  And I moved the diy roman shade that hung on the front door prior to its cloak in red-orange to this door.  I don’t think it’ll stay here forever but for now it’s much better than the boring brown shade that was there.  :)

See ya later!

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10 comments

  1. Love it all, especially the reappearance of the gorgeous roman shade!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love that the shade has a place now too only I'm itching to make another shade like it so I might swap it out but I'm sure it'll be months before I ever get that far so I'll enjoy it while it's there. :)

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  2. Very cute. I'm glad your shade is hanging around your house. It is adds a pop of color. Ooh I now want to go play with water colors.

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    1. Thanks Emma! You're right about the shade...the space is pretty boring and neutral without it's color! Go for those watercolors! So fun!

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  3. Well I completely disagree. There is NO way I could watercolor without it coming out in one giant heinous blob. Seriously, that looks amazing! Love it!

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    1. Dude, Natalie, you so COULD watercolor! Even giant blogs of watercolor are in right now! Add a few words in white paint atop them and you have art! :)

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  4. Looks nice. I'm also glad to see the re-appearance of the roman shade. Love that and missed seeing it!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! My sis and bro gave us that cross and I've always struggled with where to put it but now I'm happy it's here!

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