Piggy-backing off of my February Mixed Tape post, I thought I’d talk about how you can take some of your favorite lyrics and add them to your home decor.
A while back I saw these oversized book pages on a Pinterest image.
The framed book pages come in various sizes up to 3 feet by 4 feet and there are many different page selections. They are made by Sugarboo Designs and are just really cool and unique.
They are unfortunately also out of my price range for the time being.
I super liked these prints. I wanted to recreate one for my own space but was lacking a wall space big enough for such a print.
I liked the dark look (seen above) with text and thought I could create a chalkboard on which to put some text.
Using a precut 2’x4′ chalkboard from Home Depot. For under ten dollars, It was a good size for the wall space I had available. I also purchase some oak molding to form a frame around the chalkboard, (roughly 12 feet).
I can’t really take credit for building the chalkboard/frame combo. My husband somehow managed to staple the chalkboard to the molding. How, I may never know.
When the chalkboard was finished, I looked around for my own book quote to etch onto it.
As I was originally enamored with the book page idea, I chose an excerpt from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. I liked the excerpt I chose and even put a page number at the bottom of the chalkboard.
Eventually, I decided to change the words on the chalkboard and chose some of my favorite lyrics for the board.
In the most current photo, I have lyrics from Kacey Musgraves Biscuit on the board. I love this song. I also really appreciate Kacey Musgraves’ music. Her lyrics are so descriptive and witty.
Each time I look at it, it brings me back to growing up in Kentucky. It depicts southern mannerisms and wording in many ways.
It’s just a little way that I like to add some of my current lyrical favorites to our space.