feeling blue: wall of empty frames

Why is it when I’m sitting home alone on a Saturday morning — as in the house is completely empty — does it feel so utterly and devastatingly lonely?

 

It’s not like I’m never home alone.  In fact, this is pretty much modus operandi Monday through Friday when the kids are at school and my husband is at work …

 

Yet on a weekend, it just feels wrong.

 

And lonely.

 

And left me feeling a bit blue.

 

On the weekends I’m used to being surrounded by family … and often times, more than just family.  Friends of the family too.  Twirling and cartwheeling and giggling …

 

… or yelling at the Xbox …

 

But this past Saturday everyone was gone.  The tween at a sleepover.  The teen at his high school’s open house.  The husband traveling on business …

 

And as I watched the last of my family walk out that door …

 

blank-frames-on-wall-before-brighter

 

I stopped.

 

And I stared.

 

And I took a closer look at the wall that that door sits on.

 

And I realized in comparison to the rest of the entry, it was pretty bland.

 

Boring.

 

And that’s when I decided to take out my Saturday afternoon blues on that boring, bland slab of white wall …

 

blank-picture-frames-painted-turquoise-on-wall-brighter

 

It cost me zero dollars.  That’s right.  Nada.  Nothing.

 

blank-frame-on-wall-with-paper-flowers-brighter

 

I simply gathered a bunch of frames from around the house and gave them a few coats of spray paint left over from this project …

 

blank-frames-on-wall-with-flowers-brighter

 

The flowers are made of poster board (you can see how I made them here …)

 

blank-frames-on-wall-turquoise-brightest

 

I first laid out the frames on the floor.  And I made a newspaper template that I attached to the wall …

 

blank-frames-on-wall-template

 

… and nailed the nails right through the newspaper.

 

blank-frames-on-wall-how-to

 

And at the end of my sad and lonely Saturday, this wall of blue frames and flowers seriously cheered me up …

 

blank-frames-on-wall-blue-brighter-brightest

 

signature-orange

Sharing …

blank-frames-on-wall-turquoise-thumbnail           blank-frames-on-wall-blue=250-thumbnail-brighter          blank-frames-on-wall-with-flowers-250-thumbnail-brighter

* Under the Table & Dreaming  * Between Naps on the Porch * Design Dreams by Anne * Making the World Cuter * Skip to My LouToday’s Creative Blog * Home Stories A 2 Z * Cozy Little House * Savvy Southern StyleHouse of Hepworths The Shabby Creek CottageThe 36th Avenue * No Minimalists Here Somewhat SimpleDelightful OrderBeyond the Picket FenceLive.Laugh.RoweAt The Picket FenceCommon Ground * French Country Cottage Funky Junk Interiors * Thrifty Decor ChickA Bowl Full of Lemons * Not Just A Housewife My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaThe DIY ShowoffDIY By Design *



Follow Along...


facebooktwitter

Subscribe by Email:


Comments

  1. says

    Well, how cute is that? I thought at first you were going to say you painted THE DOOR! Love the bright pop of blue- it makes me feel like you are looking at HAPPY rather than blue! xo Diana

  2. says

    No longer bland or boring – only blue! I hate it when my husband is out of town on the weekends. I do pretty good with the week days but weekends not so much. Looks like your creativity is sneaking back…

  3. says

    I know just what you mean about those kind of blues. Sometimes when the whirlwind is swirling all around me, all I want is some peace and quiet and time alone. But then when I get it, I miss everyone. This looks like a much healthier way of beating those blues than a carton of ice cream and a stupid movie. Not that I’ve ever done that…;-)

  4. says

    Linda…this was such a fun project to read about. As winter approaches, I always feel a bit blue and you put a smile on my face. Bet your husband was surprised…NO…rewind that…I’m sure he was absolutely not surprised!

    Hope you are surviving and thriving in spite of the Hurricane Sandy!!

  5. says

    this is my first visit here, the name of your blog caught my eye while I was visiting a friend we have in common, that blue is just amazing!!!I will enjoy following your adventures!

  6. Rondell says

    What a pretty wall and I love how how inexpensive it was to do, can’t believe the flowers are made out of poster board!

  7. says

    I’d invite you over to take out some blues on my bland walls but you wouldn’t be alone. I’m never alone. I miss being alone. Maybe if I was alone my walls wouldn’t be bland?

    Bliss

  8. says

    So pretty Linda! I love the blue!!! and you are one of my features this week :) Check it out tomorrow when the party post comes out.

    Happy Saturday!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *