all of my days

Last night, after such a lovely day of getting projects done around our little apartment and getting to some homework I'd been putting off, I decided I needed to take a creative break. 

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.

7 comments:

Jessica said...

What a great easy craft! I love it! Thanks for sharing! -Jessica L

Betsey said...

Love this! I'm gonna try it once I think of something special enough to write...

Betsy Transatlantically said...

oh yay, what a wonderful thing to do for your six months! love this :) happy anniversary!

Jessie said...

I love this so much! I'm definitely gonna have to do this asap. Annnd it's so crazy that you two have been married for almost 6 months! It literally seems like yesterday that I was stalking the crap out of your blog & instagram obsessing over your wedding ;)

Kelli Diane said...

Hi! Just discovered your blog from Being Fran(K)! I am excited to read your blog :) and I love this project! Yours looks awesome! I plan on making one when my husband and I move in together! He is in the Navy so we are apart until March :) I am Kelli by the way! (dailypolkadots.com)

Erica said...

this is adorbs- great job! and perfect song choice

Julie said...

Love this! What a great idea. I'm definitely going to attempt something similar...I've got to get something up on my walls.

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