Thursday, May 12, 2011


WHEW!  I really thought this sign was going to get the best of me.  Well, to be truthful, it kicked my ass while trying to hang it...more on that later.  But, nevertheless, I was able to salvage my hard work and save the sign.  It was really headed to the curb, but I thought, I'll just spray paint over the whole thing and paint in the letters.  I spray painted over it, added some brown to tone down the blue and then tried to paint the letters.  No bueno.  I got frustrated and started wiping the paint...what do you know?!  The letters started to come off, so I went with that..I mean really, if the sign is giving you a "sign," go with it, right?  It took me a long time to get most of the letters off, but I was liking it and if some still stuck, then it's just shabbier.  FINALLY!

Went from this:
To this:

So much better, huh???  I thought so too.

I was ready to change up the master bedroom and put on my new duvet and shams.  OR, as my husband called them, "bed covers and shamwows."  Yeah, he thinks he's funny.  I didn't make many changes to the room.  We have THE smallest master bedroom EVER.

The before:

Since we are renters, and we have one of the ugliest bathrooms (with 80's gold fixtures too...and don't ask me how THAT happened...this house was built in the early 2000's), I don't want to paint our room because I know what I pick would never match the bathroom.  We do not have a door to close off the bathroom either, it's all open (yuck and boo).  BTW....yes, I'm aware that on one window I have white curtains and on the other is burnt orange....I have no explanation. 

Here are my after pics:
 Hanging the almost killed me.  I had hands covered in super glue and one of my thumbs was bleeding...I finally said *&%$ it and nailed it straight to the wall.  It worked.  I won.  Boo-yah!  In your FACE sign! 

I think I may have to find something better above the bed.  I like the sign, I'll keep the sign, but it seems like a little bit of a downgrade to me from my previous art.  I'll have to think about that some more.....Overall, I love the colors all together and they really aren't that different from what I had going on in there before except there is the addition of blue to the greens and dark orange. 

Thanks for looking and what do you think?????!!!!!????

Libby :)


  1. Very pretty...and I love that it gave you a "sign" on what to do next, gotta love that! Your bedroom is beautiful!

  2. Hey I'm Kassandra from Coffee and their Kisses. I love this sign, sorry it kicked your ass though. LOL! It looks great hun, and I love they way your bed is set up.


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