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DIY: A True Love Story Never Ends Print {PERFECT Valentine’s Gift}

 Since doing the Love Wall in our living room I kept feeling like there was something missing.

I had seen this on Pinterest awhile ago & loved it

So I started browsing Etsy for this print. I found one I wanted for $60 + $20 shipping eekks

then I thought why don’t I just make my own print?! I did a goggle image search for “fuchsia” (since that’s the color I wanted the background to be) then I busted out Picnik, decided on a font I liked – I chose FF Oxide Stencil font

And there you have it! I spray painted the antique love story frame that was used in our wedding + the large frame in the middle. I used Glossy White Rust-oleum spray paint. I was so over the dark color wood. What do you think? Better right?

This would make THE cutest Valentine’s Day gift, not to mention it’s quick & easy and costs practically no money to make!

 I really think the white brightens up the wall + I’m loving the fuchsia love print!

To remind you, here’s what the wall looked like Pre – Benjamin Moore Bird’s Egg paint:

Do you have any cute Valentine’s gift ideas? Do share!

Hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Xo, Melissa & Virginia

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Photograph Wall Collage

When I created the gallery frame wall in our living room {shown below} it was exactly what I had in mind to showcase our wedding/engagement photos.

{Gallery wall tutorial click here}

We adore our “love wall” BUT I still have so many photos!!

I was browsing Pinterest & came across this really cute idea of doing a collage wall full of pictures – I know that may sound really tacky but if done right, it looks amazing!

{via Pinterest}

My favorite is the one below. I really like the look of having the entire wall covered from top to bottom. It’s almost like personalized wallpaper.

Heart shaped collage – does it get any cuter!?

{via Pinterest}

Now the question is where do I create this photo collage in our house?!

 Artistic photos, vintage, black & white photos etc can create whatever look you are going for.

{via MadeByGirl}

{via Pinterest}

{via Pinterest}

Using a large frame like the one below is gorgeous to!

So far here are my wall options:

I’m leaning toward this skinny wall that is the threshold between the dining room and living room. I would make the collage go above the doorway & down the left side, filling the entire wall.

What do you think? It could look really bad, but I think it’s worth a shot!

Or we could do it on this wall near my closet. This wall is a lot wider and will fit more photos.

{The gorgeous chandelier painting was made by the talented Katie Arambula – click here to see more of her awesome work}

Or option #3 –  this door that covers the furnace, in our hallway.

Not the cutest door, but a photo collage could definitely bring some pretty to this dingy closet.

Plus I would replace the knob with a jeweled one – I don’t know, could be cute. What’s your favorite spot for the photo collage? Leave me a comment with your vote. I can’t decide!

We hope you are all having a fantastic week so far!

**UPDATE**

I decided on the dingy door. See more photos here

Xo, Melissa & Virginia

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