Housaversary – We’ve been here a year! (and a quick DIY art project)

I can’t believe we have lived in our home a year now!  Sometimes it feels like we have been here much longer and sometimes it feels like we just moved in.  The other day I had to go to the dentist (I still go to a dentist near our old house because I love my dentist!) and I drove thru our old neighborhood and for the first time in a long time I didn’t miss it.  It’s like I was seeing it through a fresh pair of eyes.  I’ve really come to love our new town and neighborhood and I don’t want to go back.  It’s hard to leave a place where you lived for so long and my kids went to elementary and junior high and Gage even graduated from the high school there.  We had so many fun memories in our old house it was always a little painful to drive by it.  So if you move into a new home be prepared that it may take a while to feel grounded there – to feel like it’s yours.

So to honor our one year anniversary at our new home I made a special art piece for our living room.  Roman numerals are all the rage in decorating right now so I’ve known I wanted to incorporate them on this wall in some way.  What I couldn’t decide is what numbers I wanted and what the finish on the letters should be.

At first I was going to use our closing date… Then I decided maybe our house number would be cool.  I thought about using 6-1-8 (as in six one eight)… then I asked Matt for his opinion and he liked 618 (as in six hundred eighteen) the best when we looked at all those numbers in roman numeral form.  Next up I was really undecided about painting them black or white or maybe doing a metal finish… should they be plain painted or rustic or antiqued?  I was reading over on Jenna Sue’s décor blog and she put some up that matched the dark gray color of her bedroom wall (she did her wedding date above their bed – a fantastic idea).  So I decided to try painting ours just the color of our walls and I love it.  It almost looks like 3D art.

Could be a special date, birthday, address - whatever!

Could be a special date, birthday, address – whatever!

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I bought the letters at Hobby Lobby for about $5 each.

I bought the letters at Hobby Lobby for about $5 each.

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This wall is a work in progress and I ordered a few fun prints that will give it a gallery feel. I need to get them framed tho – maybe next week? 😉

People often ask about those pics as well.  They were normal photos that I ran thru the waterlog app to give them that "painting" effect.  Then I printed them out and framed them.

People often ask about those pics as well. They were normal photos that I ran thru the waterlog app to give them that “painting” effect. Then I printed them out and framed them.

So that is the fun little half hour project I did over the weekend.  Matt and I have so many projects that we are working on that I’ll be relieved when we can start marking things off our list!  The cool thing is that we love this kind of stuff so it’s fun for us too!

Just for fun… a shot from a year ago and a shot from today…

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woohoo! progress!

woohoo! progress!

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