Monday, March 4, 2013

I Love Everything About You

It's been a while since I've done any posts on "house stuff". I feel like during the winter months, I lose motivation to work on many projects or decorate things around the house. We sort of just hibernate by curling up by the fire, watching movies and eating food. Honestly, I can't even remember the last time I did a post on some DIY house project. But I finally got around to doing something last week.

I didn't do anything very cool or big or exciting. But I'm absolutely thrilled with it and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

When I was reading this post on the Young House Love blog, I fell in love with the "I Love Everything About You" picture. I was ecstatic to then read that it was a free printable and I could have one of my very own! So I happily printed off two copies and couldn't wait to add my own personal touch to them.

I love to colour. I really really do. So I thoroughly enjoyed choosing the colours I wanted, taking my time to stay within the lines and overall just enjoying myself.

Dan helped me choose what colours looked best together and he even helped by colouring in the "I".

I was really pleased with how it turned our and how well the colours worked together.

Once it was finished, it was brought upstairs to be put in a frame and hung. Except I didn't have a frame to hang it in. So it spent the next week being shifted back and forth between the dining room table and the kitchen counter. I'm surprised something bad didn't happen to it, like spilled milk or getting chewed by a certain black lab. But alas, it stayed nice and crisp and white.

I ended up heading out to Value Village during my lunch break one day last week and found the perfect frame.

Plus, it was only $3.99.

I'm still going back and forth on whether I should paint it some fun colour, but for now I'm just leaving it as is. I can always change my mind later.

I hung it by our back door, where our old calendar used to be. This probably won't be its permanent home seeing as I have big plans for that area. But it works for now and greets me cheerfully when I walk in the door.

As a bonus, I'll share with you how the second one turned out. After colouring mine, I decided that I loved it so much that I would colour the second one for my sister Cora for her birthday.

I LOVE how the colours turned out on hers and so does she. Doesn't the blue and yellow in the YOU just go great together?

So what do you think? Should I leave the frame the original colour or paint it? Aren't you in love with this printable and tempted to go print it off for yourself right now? Are you excited that I finally got around to doing a small "house project"? If so, stay tuned because I have another one coming up later this week!


  1. they look GREAT! And I kind of like the original color frame - it keeps it at just the right level of colorful =) (and I am a fellow avid colorer - my mom still gets me coloring books as stocking stuffers! lol)

  2. Kate, thanks for the advice on the frame colour. I do agree that the dark wood kind of helps keep the focus on the colour in the picture.

    I also love that you are an avid colourer as well! I have a couple colouring books on hand for when the urge hits. :D

  3. Id paint the frame something fun!

    I miss colouring books. i cant wait until my niece is old enough to do one and I will help her colour it!!

  4. Love it Jenn!! I agree with leaving the frame it's original color. It makes those colors really pop!

  5. Casey - I figured you'd want me to paint it. :P And you totally don't have to wait to colour with your niece. Go out and buy yourself a colouring book! Or, you can always print mandala colouring pages off the internet, those are fun.

    LaTi - That is one of the reasons why I was opting to leave the frame as is. It doesn't take away from any of the colours in the picture.

  6. So pretty! I love the one you did for Cora, cute colors.

  7. Erin, thanks! I love the colours in Cora's too. But I'm still rather fond of mine. I think I like them both equally. :)