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Gandhi Sign

 I’ve never decorated for Valentine’s Day. It’s not a holiday I care a lot about. 
I think life is too short to celebrate love on one day. I love Mike everyday, I (hope I) don’t wait until February 14th to show that. 
Seeing all the V-day stuff on Pinterest and on the linky parties has worn me down. (Yes Mom, if all the kids on Pinterest jumped off a bridge I would probably, eventually get around to it after pinning it, of course). And I was pretty bored with the Winter Wonderland Mantle. Still haven’t had more than a good 14 days with legit snow on the ground so it seemed out of place in the house.

I started out with a scribbled drawing of the buffet and shelf. It includes several projects you’ll see over the few days and some other stuff you might recognize from other set ups. 
My plan is to go over board for V-day and then after the 14th I’ll remove the pink and hearts and be left with a less busy, easy to live with and cat proof (Ok that last parts a joke).
The sign is made from an old board Mike grabbed from his mothers garage. The spot in the middle looks less like an oil spot and more like a knot in real life. I used my slice to make letter stencils and went letter by letter with white and gold paint. The important words “Love” and “Life” are mostly gold. I sanded over it a bit but it didn’t make much difference and the stenciling was pretty messy so its not all that perfect anyway. The original quote is from Gandhi.
In it’s current home. Think of this as a mini peak into the final display! 
I love my orange wall.


  1. Love the sign and the sentiment! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very charming!! Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime!

  3. You have such a cute blog. I found you on the link party. I am your newest follower. 🙂 If you would like to check out my blog that would be awesome and follow me back..I would love to feature you on my blog sometime, you have way cute stuff..


  4. I’m totally with you on the Valentine’s decorating – but I think this would be great any time of the year! Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home

  5. Oh I love this quote! I think the colors work very well against your cheerful orange wall too! I admit, I giggled when you said you’d jump off a bridge if the rest of Pintrest did…after pinning it first. Heh. It’s so true, isn’t it?

  6. Love this,Thanks for joining us on Creative Mondays 🙂

  7. I love this! Please come share at my link party!

  8. Hi, I’m visiting from the Creative Mondays hop and followed you with FNB. I love your sign, but I like it by the tree more than on the shelf. Your orange wall is nice too, may walls are peach in the Living room and yellow in the dining room.
    Hope you can visit me 🙂

  9. That’s a very nice quote, and nice to read on daily basis. I love the sign at both places, outside you wouldn’t see as easily as on the shelf. Good job. Your right love should be done daily, but sometimes making it special on valentine’s give a little spark. Thanks for sharing you creative inspirations over at Sunday’s Best.

  10. Lovin your blog and the sign turned out soooo cute! Thanks so much for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope you will be back next Saturday to share more of your terrific ideas! -The Sisters

  11. That is so cute and I love the colors you used!

  12. I just love this! I featured you today on Love Affair!