The Writing is on the Wall

I have been inspired lately by the hand written look. I am sure you have seen things like this.  So I decided I wanted to go for it myself with a rather blank and boring wall in our home. I also chose a wall because it’s not much of a commitment. I told myself that if I didn’t love it, I could repaint the wall in 15 minutes. So here is a peek what I ended up with! IMG_5153 I have to say that I am pretty darn excited about it. The wall is connected to our kitchen and you see it when you walk down our stairs. It has always been a challenge because of all of the silly light switches, thermostat, etc. IMG_5090 If you tackle this yourself, it’s really so so easy. I think the whole wall took me about 35 minutes. IMG_5094IMG_5095 And then get busy with this little number {$10 from Michael’s . . . cheaper with a coupon} IMG_5167 IMG_5103 I realized it’s much easier if you write above your line and just see it as a guide. That way when you erase the pencil lines later, you are not in danger of hurting your paint job. {I still have some erasing to do . . .life as a mommy called!} IMG_5097 The words are actually the lyrics to the song that my husband and I danced to at our wedding for our first dance by Joshua Kadison {Beautiful In My Eyes} You’re my peace of mind in this crazy world. You’re everything I’ve tried to find. My only prayer is that you realize you’ll always be beautiful in my eyes. The world will turn and the seasons will change, and all the lessons we will learn will be beautiful and strange. And the passing years will show that you will always grow more beautiful in my eyes. IMG_5139IMG_5141IMG_5154IMG_5155IMG_5157IMG_5158IMG_5163 The cloud cover came just as I was snapping away. So much for natural light. But I just love the feeling I have when I see the wall. And something tells me it will be quite the conversation piece. What about you? Have you written on your walls lately? {I better make it clear to my kids that this is not a normal occurrence!}. Sharing this idea with: Home Stories A 2 Z Domestically Speaking Remodelaholic The Shabby Nest Just a Girl My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  


  1. says

    Oh Courtney, this is such a beautiful idea! I love that the words on the wall have such a special meaning to you! I have an awkward space in my home that I would love to try this in! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    PS. your handwriting is beautiful!!

  2. says

    Ahhhh- it is absolutely fantastic Courtney! It's the perfect sized wall for it and I love the lyrics- so beautiful and sentimental- that's my girl:) And lucky for you, your handwriting is really nice. Hmmm- where can I do this in my house???

  3. says

    What a great idea! We all have those awkward walls in our house that need just a little something! I think I might have to use this idea in my house. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  4. says

    Oh I simply adore this Courtney…so sweet and sentimental and really a work of art! You have beautiful cursive…THAT is why people need to learn it. :) I think it looks amazing and will bring a smile to your face every time you pass by.

  5. says

    Um…you rock. I saw this done in Anthro one time but it was a chocolate chip cookie recipe and I loved it. I've said for forever now I will do that in my kitchen one day. This is amazing!

  6. says

    So pretty Courtney!!! I love the impact of a whole wall!
    I have the lyrics of our first song written on a frame in our master bath…same idea. I love to see it every day…makes me happy as I'm sure your wall does for you!

  7. says!! And 35 minutes?!?! I almost can't believe it. I'd love to do something similar in our home, but in a non-permanent way since we're in a rental. Seriously though, your handwriting is beautiful and I love the idea of making your home really personal with something like this. So inspired! Xo, Katie

  8. says

    *Gasp!* That looks SO beautiful! I absolutely love it, and I didn't even notice the switches & thermostat. Brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  9. says

    Wow! That is phenomenal! How on earth did you get it to fit so perfectly? I'd be so nervous to start and then not have room for all of it!

  10. says

    Courtney, this looks amazing! I love it because it is so meaningful and sentimental and you did a beautiful job. You have lovely writing. How nice to be able to look at each day!

  11. says

    Wow! I love this!!! What a great idea! You have GREAT handwriting too. Think I'd have to have a friend with good penmenship come over if I was gonna write on my walls. :)

  12. says

    That looks amazing! Your handwriting is just perfect — can you come over and do a wall in my house?! :) That wall right there couldn't be a better spot for it! Excellent job my dear!

  13. says

    I love this idea! And I love your kitchen! Can you tell me where you got the vase on the right side of your stove? Or could you post a link to a similar one? I'm working on redoing my kitchen, and I must have one! Thanks! I'll check back in the comment section.

  14. says

    That is beautiful girlie!!! Even more so because you have gorgeous penmanship! (Mine is of a serial killer, no joke) And how lucky that the spacing was perfect to the end!!!

    I love how sweet the note is, and the perfect little spot for it!!! Awesome!

  15. says

    I just found you through Just A Girl blog. I just thought I would share a simple trick….Instead of using a pencil to draw out your lines, use a water color pencil close to the color of your walls or the color you are painting. Then you can just wipe it away with a damp paper towel or it will disappear into the paint. This is the way I did my bedroom wall.

  16. says

    This is not only unique but beautiful. Another idea: instead of using a pencil for the lines, use chalk. Then when the written words are dry, all you have to do is wash the wall down and the chalk will come off easily…much easier than pencil. Just thought you might want to know.

  17. says

    Such a great idea. I love the meaning, the simplicity of the project, the next-to-nothing cost and that you found a way to work around a tricky wall space. Thanks so much for sharing your project & your insights.

  18. says

    Just saw this while reviewing older posts…I absolutely love it!! You did a beautiful job on it and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!


  19. says

    I have spent the past hour enjoying your site. Your home is absolutely beautiful. Each room looks so soothing and relaxed, yet like some place where people actually live! I have wanted to put words on my walls for years. I love this idea and am going to find a couple places to do this in my new home. That these words have special meaning to you make this all that much more wonderful. You are truly gifted. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us!

  20. says

    I absolutely LOVE the writing on the wall! I keep coming bac to look at it. I have to find a wall in my own home and do something like this. I recently started a blog to document the changes we are making to our 1996 split level. It is called Maybe one day you can check it out. In very early stages, and so much work to do on this house. But it is my joy and obsession to whip this house into shape!

  21. says

    I'm a new follower of yours. Have been reading your posts all day! Although I'm only 22, I know that you've inspired me to live an amazing life. As soon as I saw that first picture up there, I started crying. That Joshua Kadison song was playing as we had our last dinner as a family before my parents divorced in 1996. It's such a beautiful song, you should have it in your beautiful home. Lizy xx

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