6/16/09

The Writing on the Wall

Decorating rules say, don't have words or sayings all over your house. I am usually not a rule follower and this is no exception.

I just added a Bible verse above my living room window. This is what you see right when you walk in my house. I love words, verses, and sayings. It tells you what we're all about and what's important to us. It's worth breaking the rules, I think.






I don't think I broke any rules here, but I just wanted to show you my plates from Anthropolgie that I just hung:











And I really wanted to share a chocolate cobbler recipe that I got from Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage. I just made it tonight and it turned out great and it was super easy.
I dove into the cobbler too quick to get a picture, so here is a picture of Tina's pretty cobbler:


You can get the recipe step by step, with pictures, here. I love that she included pictures of every step, because that's the kind of help I need.

And it doesn't have enough calories, so go ahead and add some vanilla ice cream too!

***EDIT***

Answers to some questions:

The letters are vinyl and are from Hobby Lobby. You can get them half off when their wall decor is on sale. It was pretty easy to do and I have another one I need to do above my front door.

I didn't make the curtains. (but thanks for thinking I am capable of that) I got the panels in Dallas at Interior Alternative. It is a discount place that sells tons of Waverly fabrics. These panels were already made. I didn't hang them on a rod, because I didn't really need them to be functional since the window faces my backyard and it's pretty private. I just hung them up with nails. I wish I could say it was something fancier than that. First nail in the two ends with tons of fabric draped in between, then grab the center of the fabric and nail it in the center of the two other nails and then you do the same thing on either side of the center nail. Does that make any sense at all?

12 comments:

Staci said...

I love these wall words. I have one set already in my entry way and about 4 more I need to put up. Who cares what the "rules" say. If it feels like home, it's right.

Christie said...

Who made up that rule?! Clearly they did not attend Keepers of the Home. :) I think the rule should be: If Dina has done it to her house, then it must be ok! (Although I don't know if I am ready to paint my kitchen cabinets blue! Haha!)

laurensmommy said...

Rules were made to be broken, I always say!! :) And would you please, please come decorate my house when you are finished with yours? Love, love your style!!

The Brewers said...

I say keep breakin'em!!! Besides, I think it's now "trendy" to use vinyl wall art and words. They even advertise it on HGTV. So see, your just a trendsetter!!! Beautiful...

BTW, I just gained 5lbs looking at that chocolate cobbler... *drools* yummmmm.......

Frugal Jen said...

I think you've inspired me to put some words over my windows in my kitchen!

Bear Bunch said...

Gorgeous home! I love the Bible verse.

The Duncans said...

I love the verse, and you chose the perfect place for it too!! Can I ask where purchased the vinyl words...or did you paint it w/ a stencil yourself?? Kudos to you if you did it yourself...much better than I could have done!!

Lovin' the Anthropologie plates too...I'm addicted to that store!

~Amy

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

You moved the ribbon lamp :) Love it all... can you share with us how you made (I'm assuming you did) the black curtains near the bible verse? How did you hang them? I've been wanting to do something just like that! Thanks so much!!!!

Steph H. said...

The Chocolate Cobbler is in the oven cooking as I type!!! I can't wait to taste it. I love the verse on the wall!

Steph H. said...

ok, my cobbler is done and does not look anything like hers, did yours?

Cortni said...

Oh how I just want to live in your house. If you ever come on down to Texas, let me know and I will let you redecorate my house for me!!!

Melissa Stover said...

i love the words. i've been wanting to add some in my house. your home is very beautiful.