Simple Entryway Art

My husband and I are known in our circle of friends for having a talent for finding good deals.  We go shopping quite a bit, but if it isn’t on sale we rarely buy it – especially when it comes to furniture and accessories.  A few years ago, while looking at desks, we came across a gorgeous chevron rug marked down from $1000 to $180.  Needless to say, we did not buy a desk!  (And the rug can be seen in the background of the photos below.)

While on one of our little shopping adventures back in January, my husband found this beautiful silver floating frame in the clearance section of Pottery Barn.  Its regular price was $65.00 and he picked up for a steal at only $5.00!  We didn’t really need a new frame, but how could we say no to that price!

Now, what am I going to do with another frame? Photo? Kid’s artwork? Word art?

Since we have enough photos in our house already, I decided to opt for an inspiring quote or saying.   The first, and only, spot I searched was one of my Pinterest Boards, Words of Wisdom.  The saying, “Less House More Home”, hit me instantly as the perfect words to greet guests when they enter our home.

Simple Entryway Art - Birdwing Paper Designs

This was a really quick project that required few products and only took about 15 minutes.

Simple Entryway Art - Birdwing Paper Designs

The words were stamped (using Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamps from Stampin’ Up) onto white cardstock with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.   The hardest part was lining up the letters and making sure the words were centred on the paper.

Simple Entryway Art - Birdwing Paper Designs

It took me about three tries before I had the words placed just where they were supposed to be, but the slight unevenness of the letters added to the home made quality of the project.

Simple Entryway Art - Birdwing Paper Designs

I love how the gold embossing shimmers in the light!

Simple Entryway Art - Birdwing Paper Designs

Simple Entryway Art - Birdwing Paper Designs

The best place to showcase this kind of frame is on an open shelf and, lucky for me, I have an open bookcase near our front door.  The word art works perfectly here among the family pictures greeting visitors to our small, but comfy bungalow.  

This is such a quick and easy project that adds just the right amount of character to any home.



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