I'd seen this project by Elise, and then a similar one on A Beautiful Mess a few days ago, and I thought it would be perfect to put up some pretty words on our walls. So, my mom brought me some supplies from home when she came over for lunch, and I had gotten paint at Michael's the night before [yay Christmas gift cards!]. I put on the Spotify playlist of songs that reminded me of our love story, and got down to business.
If you wanna do this yourself, you just need a canvas, black acrylic paint, a brush, and song lyrics that you love. I chose the last verse of "All of My Days" by Alexi Murdoch, the song to which I walked down the aisle.
I wrote down the lyrics ahead of time, but then Ben starting asking all these questions about spacing and the lines and stuff and then he watched me, which totally threw me off. SO I messed up the first line. I just went with it, added an elipses, and then got down to the real verse I wanted to do. It works.
I didn't worry about perfect looking words the first time around; I just wrote to get the words down. Then I went back over it all to make every letter equally as dark and to balance out some of the letters that didn't look right. I took a break part way through to eat dinner and washed my brush, which ended up messing it up a little, so I'd advise against that.
This is how it ended up. I wish the top two lines weren't so much bigger than the rest, but oh well. It's not perfect, nor is anything else in my life, and I like it that way. I'm hanging it up tonight and I think it's the perfect way to celebrate the fact that we've been married for six months on Sunday. What a wonderful six months they've been.