Thursday, 14 February 2013

A wall of hearts

I know I keep banging on about it, but we've only been in this house a short while - almost 16 months to be precise - which in my book is a short time. And during that time I've redecorated a few rooms - Tall Daughter's bedroom, the guest room and my study which I blogged about the other day.

I also decorated my bedroom a couple of months after moving in because I couldn't live with its drabness but now it's a lovely calming room that I enjoy spending time in.

I think it's the little details that a house a home, the personal touches, and today I got on with one of the smaller jobs.

I'd been thinking of making a display of some decorative hearts I had been collecting and which were scattered around the house and I decided that there was a perfect spot for them in my room.

This white wall was just crying out for something:

I collected all the hearts and put them on the bed to try and find a suitable arrangement for hanging.

I also changed some of the strings because they were a bit tatty looking and replaced them with ribbon.

I moved them around a few times until I was happy with it. I didn't hang the little bird on the wall in the end, I put it on the bedside cabinet's handle instead

I put the first one in place. This central heart dictated where the others would go, although I was trying to give each side equal 'weight'.  I used simple black tacks to hang them, nothing fancy.

Here's the final display. I like the way it's quite random, with plenty of places for new hearts to go.  The large metal heart on the bottom left hand side needs something to balance it on the other side, but I'm always on the look out for decorative hearts so I'm sure it won't be long before I find something suitable.

And they're right above my favourite (in fact, my only) photograph of me with my lovely Mum. But that's another story.

I'm happy with it, it makes that corner look a bit more inviting and cosy.

Do you have any little home projects on the go?

p.s. It's a complete coincidence that I've posted this on Valentine's Day....but perhaps, somewhere in my deep subconscious I was thinking about love....or maybe I just hung a load of hearts on the wall. You decide :)