Ellie and I already had a few letter "E's" from our previous home just lying in wait. But, I wanted to make this collection different, new, updated, and... "us." Something that could hang, literally, with all the other lively objects in the living room. I wanted big ones, little ones, cursive ones, colorful ones...
I knew just where to go for the coveted letters: Hobby Lobby. I knew they'd be there and I also knew they would likely be 50% off. (About Hobby Lobby: If what you want isn't on sale this week, it will be the next...and if for some rare reason it isn't? Hobby Lobby almost always has a 40% off coupon on their website to print out. So, seriously, sweet deal.)
Of course the store had exactly what I needed. I even laid out a little pattern right there on the linoleum. I think the ampersand is the perfect accent to break up the monotony and being that the E's represent Elizabeth AND Eloise, absolutely appropriate.
Naturally, once home, the pattern was remapped, and slightly altered on the berber.
Some were hung with nails and some were hung with Command Strips. (Oh, how I lovelovelove the Command Strip! I even blogged about it once. Look!)
No longer "sad" or empty, for under $30.00, the wall is quirky and cheerful, and personal...
E & E like it.