Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Wall Quotes!
I posted awhile back that I'd redone the brick wall in our kitchen, at least I think I did (post, not redo the wall). I waited for DH to travel out of town because he was a bit fretty about applying five gallons of joint compound onto a perfectly good brick wall, then I poured a glass of wine, rented the video "Bridget Jones Diary", climbed up on the stepladder and the rest is history. A girlfriend had shown me how to tear up paper grocery bags, double stick tape them to the walls, then go to town with joint compound, and Whallah! Instant, or at least overnight replica of the walls in Bravo's restaurant. It took about three days for the entire process. I went to a website that translated, Babblefish I believe. There I typed in a quote I'd found on the internet - "A passion for food is a passion for life." I took the italian words and painted them onto my kitchen wall. There they stood for at least a couple of years, looking, as Randy on American Idol would say, "it was alright, just alright", but recently I saw this in a magazine!

Vinyl wall quotes - just the ticket for dressing up an area but if the next owners don't really want that, they can just plug in their hairdryer and take it off. I found out they are also carried at Target and I found mine at Joann Fabrics for $19.99. I'd guess Michaels has them too.

It took me about an hour to apply it, because my wall is just a wee bit bumpy from the five gallons of joint compound. If you had a smooth wall it would likely take about ten minutes. They provide a little white 'credit card' type of thing to rub across the transfer, so you don't have to trash your Target credit card, not that I have a Target credit card, since I'm opposed to paying 21% interest on something I bought on 'sale', but you get the point.

I am T.H.R.I.L.L.E.D. with how it turned out! $19.99 at Joann's and I used the 40% coupon, so this dandy wall-dresser-upper cost me around $12.00 - I still think a 'passion for food is a passion for life' but they didn't offer that quote, yet. They do sell one that says, "All because two people fell in love" and I'm thinking it would be great in the rec room over our family photos. Then there's the one that says, "Always kiss me goodnight" - wouldn't that be great over a guest bedroom bed! The possibilities are just endless.

I think the next owners will love this, but if not, I'm willing to write a counter-offer with the hair dryer thrown in with the house!

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