Saturday, December 08, 2012

these walls will talk

One of the advantages of living in a house renovation is some space to play. Over the last few months, in order to try to gain even a tiny bit of work/life balance, I’ve been knocking off work early every Monday, to spend time with one of the family.

Together we’ve been working on a few projects. This is one of them –

– chalk paint as a background, words painted using my icon paints, etched via cut lettering from a local craft shop.

The plan is to use chalk, to write on the walls the things we’re glad of, and what we’re hoping for. It’s part of what we need to do as a family, to keep a focus on gratitude and hope.

Then, when the renovation project eventually gets to this room, we’ll simply paint over the top of “gratitude” and “hope”, leaving our family prayers permanently part of the house walls. It will probably need one more coat than normal. But hey – at least these walls will talk.

Posted by steve at 04:29 PM


  1. Very cool idea. Very cool way to bond family.

    Comment by Jason Cormier — December 10, 2012 @ 3:28 am

  2. Lovely idea Steve!

    Comment by Rachel Cunliffe — December 11, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

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