I found the black paint last night, so I was able to get my latest awesome project done. Wouldn't you know the paint was exactly where I thought it was. So here it is.
I am pretty glad that I totally love it. It was one of those projects where I was at Home Depot, with all the kids, and I thought to myself "I need more stuff on the walls in the family room." Then I saw wood fence boards and thought "Those are cheap, I could make them into something." So 8 pieces of fence (and a whole lot of changing my mind on what to do with them) later I have this.
I feel like it really warms up the corner and improves visual flow without making it cluttered. Although I could be totally making that up... What do I know.
Mostly I am super happy with what I finally decided to put on it. At first I was going to hang it the other way and write family on it. Then I decided to put it in the corner and turn it the the way it is now. I had about 100 different ideas of what to write on it. Finally I thought..."well what is simple that I would want my children to always remember?" So I settled on "you are loved...always."
Hopefully they will see that everyday and remember that they are loved and that they should always show their love for others. And there will always be peace and brotherly love in our home.
A mom can dream can't she???