What do you read, my lord?
Words, words, words.
-Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2, by some old guy… rhymes with “steaks beer.”
(Thank you for humoring my theatre and literature nerdy-ness for just a moment.)
Ok, I looove DIY wall art, but I lack the key artistic skills necessary for the more obvious things (painting, drawing, etc.). However, I’m a big fan of words as decor, or typography as most of the blogosphere is referring to it (though the definition of the word typography is a little narrower than just “word art,” but I’ll ignore that for the sake of simplicity).
Last week, I posted about using Wordle.net to make fun, customized word clouds. After posting this, I got all excited about words as decor… then looked around my apartment and realized I was kind of already doing this (oh, the things I do to compensate for my lack of artistic skills):
These Mr. and Mrs. pillows in my bedroom…
The word “LOVE” right above the bed…
See the “YUM” letters in the kitchen?
Even one of my Christmas gifts to my brother involved words: Scrabble Tile Magnets
Variations on a theme, as you can see. So, I decided to probe the depths of Pinterest (along with a little Google image search action) to curate a collection of other examples of words as decor. As always, click on the image to take you back to the original source website.
Source: Fresh Home Ideas
Source: Me and Jilly (but originally featured at Anthrpologie)
Source: Scrap Studio
Source: Cellar Designs’ Etsy shop
Source: Home Goods blog
Source: That’s My Letter
Source: Emma Smart
Source: Urban Outfitters
Source: ROC Eye Chart Art
Source: Pottery Barn
Source: Cotton & Curls
Source: The Meta Picture
Source: Callaloo Soup
Source: Kids’ Activities Blog
Source: Nothing but Bonfires
Source: Que Linda
Ooh… I especially like the last one. Reminds me of this project, but a slightly different technique. Hope you enjoyed my finds!
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