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!