Friday, August 10, 2012

DIY (LOVE) Art

What is the message I want to convey in my home?  Love.  Lucky for me, I have a prime spot to display a little whimsical LOVE art.


I'm a big fan of typography, letters, words, and think they make great decoration in the home.  You've probably seen these 12-inch letters at Hobby Lobby.  They sell for $10, but are always on sale for 50% off.  They come in a rustic gold and bronze, but I wanted them in a glitzy gold and black.  You can also get them online here for $6.99.

These are my two favorite Gold and Black spray paints.  The gold is a true gold (I have another that is more rose gold) and the black is super shiny.  I didn't prime these letters- just sprayed the paint right on.

I arranged the letters in a box shape to balance the wall.  And I thought this arrangement looked more modern. 




I really like it, but is it me or is the "E" bigger than the "V"??  I'm terrible at hanging things on the wall, so I might have to try again.

P.S.  A couple people asked about the rug in our entryway, it's from Home Decorators, here's the link.  Sorta wishing I got the darker brown now . . . 

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60 comments:

  1. Love it! The gold "O" reminds me of a wedding ring

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  2. Love that you did just the O in gold. Looks great! The E does look a smidge bigger but I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't pointed it out!

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  3. Pinning this! Love it (no pun intended)! The E looks a little bigger than the V, but I think it looks balanced with the L.

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  4. So cool! "Love" how you have it arranged! I am currently trying to find 18" letters to spell out "HOME" and only have found O and E....thanks for the inspiration! ~Kim

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    1. I just found this website on Pinterest (all good things are found on Pinterest these days ;) ) for letters!

      http://www.craftcuts.com/wood-letters/unpainted-wooden-letters.html

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  5. I love the way it turned out! Looks great! I am also quite smitten with that rug in your entry way...can you share where you found it?

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    1. Hi Mandy, that rug is an indoor/outdoor rug from Home Decorators.com.

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  6. Very cute idea! I really like this!

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  7. I love this! I think the E does look bigger, but just because the V is so narrow at the bottom. I think it looks great now but if you're worried just lower the V a smidge, it will look more framed inside the E.

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  8. Great idea! Looks great arranged on top of each other. I think the slightly larger E only adds to it's style! :)

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  9. What a classy and simple look. I agree with Jamie, I think the L and E balance it out. I wouldn't change it. "LOVE" this look, I'm pinning it! :)

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  10. hehe. I also think the E is bigger than the V, but it could also be a visual thing, because the E takes up more visual space AND has a gold O above it. Maybe more of an optical illusion?
    Still looks wonderful!!

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  11. What a simple and classy look. I agree with Jamie, the L balances out the E, I wouldn't change it. "LOVE" the look... I'm pinning it! :)

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  12. I bought those letters for my son's room and I swear they are different sizes too! Love the look and love your blog! Thanks for posting.

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  13. I love your idea of painting the "O" a different color. AND how you arranged it differently, that is what makes is so cool! You could do this with lots of words, both the painting one letter a different color and hanging them in a non-traditional way. I am so going to try this is my house, with some word, somewhere!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

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  14. Very cute - crazy how great something so simple can look with the right layout and spray paint!

    And do you mind sharing the paint color on your walls shown in the photo? I love it and am looking for something similar for our bedroom. :)

    Thanks!
    Darci

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  15. This looks great! I've been looking for more crafy ideas for my walls, so this might just be a project!

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  16. Love it. The gold O just makes the whole thing. Hugs, marty

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  17. What a great idea! I love your wall color as well :) thanks for sharing!

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  18. Nice work! I LOVE it! :) You have a beautiful home!

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  19. I think it looks great. Yes, the "E" is larger however I am not sure if you can do anything about it. The tops of the "V" and "E" are lined up and if you move it, it may not look as good. I think you are fine. It really looks nice.

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  20. looks super cute!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

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  21. Great job!!! I love the O in gold! I really enjoy your posts, they inspire me to make my house look pretty too! -Kristen
    http://chiclittlebits.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm curious about your curtains. Looks like love to me!

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  23. I love the way you choose to hang the letters. Also, can you please tell me where you got your area rug?

    Cheers!

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    1. Here ya go! http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Martha_Stewart_Living_Deco_Frame_All-Weather_Rug/800/

      LOVE your blog name!! :)

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  24. "LOVE" these. Such a cute idea. . . maybe the v can go a tad lower to fool the eye if it's bugging you. Just darling.

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  25. Great idea - I never thought to do a DIY of Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture...and I'm from Philadelphia, PA! Keep up the great ideas.

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  26. OMG...cannot believe our paths just crossed after 15+ years....awesome blog (wouldn't expect anything less!!) Life seems to be crazy good...so happy for you! LOVE your home...it's BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. Think it looks great! Didn't even notice the E is a bigger till you mentioned it, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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  28. I like how it turned out I love you entrance doors.

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  30. I love those letters from Hobby Lobby! And the way you have hung them is perfect -- looks beautiful! :-)

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  31. Where did you order the letters? Too cute and chic!

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  32. I really like this! You are so crafty and creative!!

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  33. I love how you arranged the letters and the gold O. I wouldn't worry about the E unless it's really bugging you. Love the Pottery Barn table setting, too!

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  34. Adorable! LO
    VE it! :-)

    Question on your entry way rug - is it really thin? I am looking for new runners in my kitchen.... I love to cook and I am standing for quite a while sometimes....so, I really wanted something with a little more padding/cush....I love your rugs in your kitchen also (the older ones and the newer ones) but they look a tad thin too - (any suggestions??)

    Love your home....and your Blog! Thanks for sharing so many fun, great things!

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    1. :) Yes, the rug is thin. But, you can add a thick rug pad- I've gotten them before from Overstock and if you get a thick one, it will add that cushion you're looking for.

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  35. This is totally random, but did you see where pottery barn now has the extra long clarissa glass drop chandelier??? It is beautiful, and I remembered you liking it awhile back, but thinking it was too small. I was in the exact same boat with loving the look, but it was way too small.

    Kara

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    1. No, I didn't know that! Thanks so much for filling me in. I still have my old chandy and still want to change it. I found a Jonathon Adler one I love, but not the price so much:( I'd like to see the PB one in person, I wonder if they have it at the store- may have to pop in and see . . .

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  36. I love this Megan! It looks fantastic! Also fun to see the peek of that fun black and white polka dot fabric on your dining room table. Happy weekend to you.

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  37. I totally love this...and TOTALLY have a good spot to do it myself! (don't mind, do you?!). Also, is that a new fiddle leaf fig or did you move it? We have 2 that we are trying to keep alive :-) They are so pretty.

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  38. What a lovely and simple idea!! Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Great idea, Megan! I would just lower the "V" just a smidge if it's annoying you.

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  40. I don't see a difference at all. It looks great!

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  41. Looove it. I always forget that you can just spray paint things to be the color you want. I seriously won't buy things because they're not the right color...need to keep this in mind from now on.

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    1. Right! I just spray painted some lamps (for the second time- first time blue, second time black) and I love painting things GOLD right now.

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  42. I absolutely lOve this!! so cute in a square shape!

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  43. Please don't move the E. Not only does it look "fine" it looks BETTER being larger. I'm a photographer and I stare at graphic design/logos a lot...trust me on this!

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  44. Looks perfect Megan. Love the arrangement!

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  45. Beautiful!! Can you tell me what size rug you went with? I'm building a house and the foyer looks about the same size :) Thanks! Amanda

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  46. Love this idea! The "E" does look bigger, but I think it's because the "V" doesn't have the bottom part because of it's shape. Looks great though. Totally want to "borrow" this idea! ;)

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  47. I want to know about that Fiddle Leaf Fig! What is your watering schedule like? I just got mine and I'm trying to keep it alive :)

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  48. Love this..pinned it and revisiing. I just noticed you have double doors. While I love mine, I find it challenging to decorate. ..front mats? 2 wteaths? Would love a post on how you handle it. Thanks for all you do!!

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  49. Love your house!!! Absolutely beautiful. Any chance you could tell me what color you painted your walls.

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