I don’t know if you remember or not, but a while back I shared this photo in one of my “5 Photos That Stopped Me In My Insta-Scroll” posts:
It was posted by a gal named Danielle who writes a blog called My Lived In House, and I contacted her about the beautiful art piece above her sofa the day I published my post because I just *had* to know more about it. In my post, I mentioned that I thought it looked like she had figured out a brilliant way to visually increase the size of the (smaller) scripture sign, and cover up the wall light cords. Turns out that was exactly what she did, and today, she’s here to tell all of us a little more about her awesome project.
So without any further ado…take it away, Danielle! 🙂
I’m Danielle, and a few years ago I built this large wooden “board” (I’m not sure what else to call it?) to help fill the large, open wall space above the couch.
My husband helped me add spotlights on either side, as we needed more lighting in this area. We fed the cords through the metal pipe you see on the right side to help hide them. I loved the whole idea of it, but I recently decided that this space was just too dark.
So how could I lighten it up? A white couch? Absolutely not. Three little kids and a white couch just doesn’t sound fun to me. Not to mention the cost. So, I opted for painting the board white instead. 😉
First, I lightly sanded the whole thing…
…and then I painted it Swiss Coffee:
I came across the beautiful “It is Well With My Soul” sign (from Between You & Me Signs) and knew I wanted it in my home. I had the perfect spot in mind!
It’s amazing how much paint can change the look of things, isn’t it?
I replaced the brown (slightly sparkly) spot lights with these black farmlights from Home Depot:
We have had one in our nursery/guest room for a while and I liked it so much, I decided we could use a few more in our home! 🙂
I am so glad I decided to lighten this space. It didn’t take much work but feels so much more open and cozy to me!
Thank you so much for reading about my little face lift of this area, and please let me know if you have any questions about the process!