Total Basset Case: SPD: Love on the Wall

Jan 31, 2013

SPD: Love on the Wall

Phew, I am glad we have made it to Thursday.
Yesterday was a doozy and I wasn't sure it would ever end.
Someone please tell me there was a full moon.  That is the ONLY possible explanation.

Anyhoooo, on to some crafting and Valentines details around our house!

First off, I love love LOVE our house.
It's our first house, our first official taste of grown up life and it's our space.
I love decorating and changing up our house (obviously considering my profession) and am always looking for ways to improve it or spice things up.
Also because of my profession, I get designer antsy and can't keep anything the same for too long.

What I don't love about our house is that we don't have a mantle upstairs.
(FYI - Our home is bi-level and we do 90% of our living upstairs and the entire space is open.  We do have a mantel downstairs but it's in a really weird spot and just not where we spend a lot of time.)
I dreammmm of decorating and changing out a mantel every season and throughout the year.
Dream of it, people.
Christmas time is the worst...everyone has the MOST adorable mantels all over blogland and I just have a big ol wall.
Granted, I love my big ol wall and my frames but she doesn't have a mantel on her
(or really a good way to install a faux one).
SO to curb my mantel sadness, I've been DIYing and decorating our frame wall more to soothe my mantel needs.
I started back in the fall with this garland
and now for Valentine's Day I've added a few 'love' touches.
 Please welcome my fabric scrap heart wreath and cute Valentine's printables to the wall!

I whipped up the wreath in less time than it took to watch an episode of New Girl.
To make the wreath, I just cut strips of extra pink and red fabric scraps I had (perk of the job, always have fabrics around) and tied them onto a (pink) wire hanger shaped into a heart.
I then used a piece of ribbon and hot glue to attach the wreath to a frame.

These simple touches are a few items I had mentioned I wanted to whip up for Valentine's Day a few SPDs ago here.  

(Original wreath pin and inspiration from here)
 And I downloaded the printables from here and here.

And! As you can tell, I painted our frames recently! I really like the way they turned out and have been enjoying the contrast of the blue against the brown wall.

Linking up with the ladies: Katie and Steph!

P.s. I am participating in a HUGE giveaway going on over at Pink on the Cheek to celebrate Lauren reaching 1,000 followers!! GO enter! I'm telling you it's massive and awesome!!


Courtney said...

LOVE the frame wall! And that wreath is supercute and looks fun to make!

Helene said...

oh wow, that is awesome! and I love a frame wall!

Jill said...

Your Valentines decor looks great! I really like that wreath. I have a mantel, but we have a big television over top of it so I never decorate it all that much. I probably should, perk up the house a bit! :)

Pamela said...

Aww it all looks great!!

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

We were both in a funk yesterday ..... I wonder if it was a full moon too!!! Cute wreath!

Sarah Tucker said...

Technically the moon is always full...we just don't see parts of it, therefore I blame it on the full moon! And, adorable Valentine's touches! This will be the first year I might actually add a few "loving" touches around the house.

Domesticable said...

Sarah that is super cute! I love it. I just recently added some more LOVE to our house too with some decor on the mantle. I think I'm keeping it up past v day...just because.

Katie said...

Your gallery wall looks amazing!!! Seriously. I love the gray and everything you did :) you're too awesome.

Erin said...

I am the same gosh darn way! I want a mantle just about as much as I want a dog. Okay that's a lie but it's pretty darn close.

This is why I put both my Christmas wreath and my V-Day banner thing in empty picture frames just like you. I love yours how you have both the wreath AND printables.

Jen said...

I love it, and love how you are making the most of your gallery wall. We do have a mantel, but our TV/cable box/xBox sits on it, so there is really no decorating going on there, so I feel your pain. I just got the Valentine's decorating bug, so I have been looking for some cute crafts to try. This is a really fun idea.

Married...with a Pup said...

I lovvveeee how the frames turned out! And your valentines crafts look adorable up on your wall!

Melanie Montgomery said...

This is so cute. I need to do a VDay craft!

Allison said...

This turned out so cute! I love your frames on the wall with it too!

Danavee said...

LOVE that gallery wall! Great placement of frames!

Krystal said...

ok, that is really cute :)

smk053078 said...

Sarah, this turned out so cute! I made a wreath like this for my mom in 3rd grade for Christmas. She still hangs it up every year! So, what I am saying is, this beaut is going to be hung up every year in your house for a loooooong time! precious!

Jennie said...

Cute! I love all the frames!

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