For years, we've been the owners of a huge, burgundy framed mirror that has traveled with us to our various homes. In each house or apartment, it has lived over a fireplace, although it was large enough to use as a dressing mirror.
It was never my favorite piece, but it's large frame was perfect for our high-ceilinged homes. Most recently, it was propped (key phrase here!) over our dining room mantel - high, but seemingly secure. Alas, the curiousity got the best of the cat, and she jumped up to peek behind the mirror.
This miraculous event (good luck? bad luck?) jumpstarted me into finally making some decisions about decorating the dining room. Since then, I've painted, aquired some new chairs, and had the curtains redone.
Next up is the perfect piece of art to replace the mirror. I think I've found one, but I'll save that for another post. But I had to fill in the space for the holidays, and had a wonderful time lettering this great framed chalkboard with a familiar Christmas sentiment.
I had a really great time making this piece. I found a few fonts that I liked and typed out the appropriate words. I used those as a guideline for my own lettering, and thought it worked pretty well. A great tip: a small pencil sharpener works on chalk, and lets you get that sharp point you need for outlining letters. Oh, and buy twice as much chalk as you think you'll need!