Grab a cup coffee and find a seat gals – because your world is about to ROCK!
After 8 months of blissful living in our crooked little cabin and 2 years of sawing, painting, and staining, I am shaking the sawdust out of my hair! It is time to start decorating – and I am loving every minute of it!
There has been a lot of inspiration cross my dusty path over that time and I was paying close attention.
One thing that caught my eye was a “Recipe Wall” from my friend Karianne Wood over at Thistlewood Farms.
I loved it and couldn’t wait to create my own wall with words that held meaning for me in my new kitchen.
Now, this gal has been known to cook, (pointing at myself here) – but, I have never found a recipe worthy of a wall.
I promised myself – when it finally came time to decorate our home –
I would only use things that make me happy,
things I love,
things that trigger a memory,
things that have genuine meaning.
Deciding on a Lyric Wall was easy.
Picking the song was even easier…
It had to be something appropriate for the kitchen, and a song that would
…lighten our hearts each morning.
This song, Morning Has Broken, was a hit on the radio during the early 70’s but somehow it didn’t capture my attention until the early 80’s when we sang it at the funeral of my Aunt.
Frankly, I was in awe to see a hit song from the 70’s in a Hymn book.
Not to mention we were singing it at a funeral.
This must be a mistake…
As I sang from those written words, it was like I was hearing this song for the first time.
After over 10 years of hearing this song, those words were soaking in.
These lyrics were speaking to my soul.
So – I present to you my friends – our Lyric Wall – featuring
…Morning Has Broken
People credit Cat Stevens with the lyrics – but he actually found the song in a children’s hymn book.
He put the chords to it and it became a hit.
In case you are thinking of creating your own wall of inspiration… your favorite quote, words of wisdom, a line from a favorite movie, a recipe or even a song! Here is how I did this one.
Dish rack is optional…
Once I had the song in mind I had to choose a font, and the letter size to be visible from across the room.
After experimenting with various fonts the one I decided to use was Apple Chancery.
I typed it up just how I wanted the spacing – took it to the printer with the approximate dimensions of the space available on our wall. While at the printer I picked the color for the adhesive letters.
The printer was able to tell me the exact dimensions so I could paint the area before applying the lettering.
I had Wool Skein by Sherwin Williams left over from our basement walls. So, Wool Skein it is!!
Three days later I picked up the lettering.
We applied the adhesive lettering to the wall and then we built this gorgeous plate rack around it.
What better room than the kitchen to sing the glory of a morning!
Okay, maybe this doesn’t actually ROCK your world like it does mine – but hopefully, it created a bit of inspiration for a wall in your home!
I am anxious to hear your thoughts in the comments.
*** Full disclosure – when I, Lady Laughs-a-Lot says “we” I mostly mean “he”, Sir Lots-a-Wit ***
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