|I haven't cross-stitched in years....I would need very powerful glasses to do this again.|
As I meander through old items, deciding again what to keep and what to trash, I am noticing that I have always had words on my walls. I first began this talking wall journey with cross-stitching. I don't think I ever cross-stitched anything that didn't have words. Then I bought pictures with words. I also dreamed of our old home, which had those wonderful 24-foot walls, speaking out quotes, scriptures and words hand-inscribed up and down. That dream wasn't fulfilled....but let's say I am drawn to the new vinyl letters like a bee to honey. I also expressed some thoughts through vinyl in our previous rent house, and they do remove easily.
The wall was painted down to hide it's worn days of welcoming people up the stairs.Here is my wall of words! This wall is on the landing of our stairs. It isn't visible to the casual visitors to our home...you have to be invited up the stairs. The vinyl words...and yes, I will be adding some on the side walls...speak to you among the stories in each of the family pictures.
My collection of two-year-old pictures are mixed in with pictures of our ever-growing family, both past and present.
The vinyl letters were bought at half-price and all the frames were under $5.00 a piece...so an economical way to decorate a boring wall.
I even changed out the light...yes I did it myself...electrical wiring and all!
Everything looks a little better with some light on it.
As my family descends the stairs to start their day, they are greeted by my mirror with the word "Courage".(past post on making mirror)
This is an unusual place for a mirror, but it seems to remind us all...check out what you look like, see your heritage behind you on the wall and face the world with His Courage.