A Lifetime Project

For months we’ve been at a loss on what to put in our big blank wall above the sofa. We’ve debated & argued but we knew it had to be something that we made together. We’re not budding artists by any means so I thought we’d stencil in all the favorite cities we’ve been to together! Raleigh is where we had our first major fight, New Orleans is one of those cities we can’t get enough of…well, you get the picture. We haven’t been out of the country together much & we didn’t want to put the cities that are just 30 mins away. So, here’s what we have so far.
Plan to hang it, just getting a new drill bit to poke the cement walls much easier. Here’s how it all started:
A ho-hum blank wall
A 48 x 72 canvas {$86.20 at Asel’s art supply, it was half-off! What a deal!}
Planning it on a Layout Graphing Paper {free as I’m using it for a floor plan class}…gotta have the margins right
5″ Stencil letters $5.49
Acrylic paint in Burnt Sienna/Dark Brown $7.49 x 2 {still have lots left}

The board in progress {brushes & drafting tape…we already had these}. Me & my fiance did it together. So, all in all, we spent a whopping $106.67! All the cities we’ll enjoy together {which hopefully would include Rome, Barcelona, Egypt,etc}, a lifetime of adventure & the joy of doing & sharing it together…priceless! 🙂

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Musee des Montreal

It was ahh-heaven for me when I visited the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal, Canada. They have a permanent collection of furniture & decorative items from Renaissance to today ranging from Eames to Rietveld.

These teapots truly deserve to be in a museum, they are made by Michael Graves. The masses came to know him as the first designer who introduced a line of revolutionary household products at the big box retailer, Target.

A few other items caught my eye, like this emerald green giant fan & these oh-so-cute capsule lamps.

High design meets high fashion as “LOVE” is showing, a Yves Saint-Laurent Maison de Haute Couture collection. I was able to take a pic of this gown before a museum guard caught me. Oopps!

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