Love Is In the Air
“ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
Sometimes, I need a visual reminder of God’s Word. One day, I was on Facebook and a site shared a pin of this verse on stair steps leading to a second floor. Inspiration was born. I do not have any stairs and really wanted to incorporate this somewhere in our house. One day during painting our house, I was sitting out on the back patio and looked up. Aha moment hit!!! Why not put the verse on the patio beams. As you can see on the picture above, that is what I did. This is only the first step of transforming our back patio into a decorators palette of love.
I am also one who likes to be thrifty. When I went online to find the preprinted verse to add to the patio. I was quickly discouraged. I found what I was looking for sort of. It was not exactly what I had in mind and with the price being up there for the most part. I had to come up with something else. Why not just paint it on? The only problem with that is, I don’t paint free hand very well and wanted it to look good. So here is what I came up with at a fraction of the price.
Do You Want The Look?
Here is what you need:
- Computer/Laptop with a word processor program
- Black Marker
- 1 roll of Clear Contact Paper
First, I measured out the areas I wanted to incorporate the verse. I had to figure out how large I wanted the font type to be, then headed to my computer. In the word processor program, I typed out the verse and then trace the words out on sheets of paper. I would had used my printer except for some reason my printer did not like the font type I was using and printed it out as junk. When I got all that done, I cut my lengths of contact paper and traced the words on each strip with a black marker. After I was finished with all the tracing I went back and colored the letters in with the marker. Then came time for applying the decals to the beams. I had to staple them into place because the texture of the beams would not allow them to adhere as they would on a smooth painted wall.
The total project cost $7.00.
The next time you see something that inspires you, take the inspiration and dream away!! You may be surprised with what you can come up with.
In His Love, Crisi