If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed I tackled one of the trickiest home decor decisions over the weekend. Because I’m incapable of making low key paint decisions, we have a super bold green wall in our bedroom.
The short version of that story is I’m in love with our duvet cover and refused Justin’s gentle suggestions we paint the room white so it wasn’t so shocking. And finding a paint colour to match the duvet was difficult. Justin said no to purple or pink, probably fairly I suppose. And I said no to orange because yuck. So when Justin (completely uncharacteristically) suggested a bold green, I fell instantly in love. The other three walls are a more muted, soft green, but immediately the empty space above the bed haunted me.
I threw out a couple ideas. Maybe we could frame some cute black and whites from Instagram? But is it weird to sleep below an artistic shrine to your dog, because that’s basically my Instagram? Yes. Maybe we could frame a triptych of photos of ourselves! But then it’s like we’re obsessed with ourselves…Nothing seemed right.
THEN I saw something on Instagram with framed Taylor Swift lyrics and was instantly inspired. I LOVE Taylor Swift. It would be so romantic! Taylor Swift is my spirit animal! Justin said no. BUT he was on board with quotes from something meaningful, and the idea was born.
For the record, we aren’t very sentimental. Which always surprises people because I cry ALL THE TIME. Like at everything. I am a crier. But I’m not into sappy or – shiver – public displays of affection. Despite all that, one year I stumbled upon this super simple heart shaped card with a few lines from e.e. cumming’s poem “i carry your heart” and my heart just melted. I gave it to Justin for an anniversary and inexplicably we’ve held on to it ever since – through moves and daily life with two people who are terrible with fragile things, that’s an achievement.
I used a couple stanzas from the poem to make these wall hangings, and I’m so so happy with how it turned out. I didn’t intend for it to be a blog thing, but it was so sweet I thought I’d share with you!
I had them printed at Staples for about $29.99 each, which for 24″x36″ seemed super reasonable. I found the frames on sale this weekend (can you say fate?) at Michaels. If you want to get this look, download the posters here: