What is the message I want to convey in my home?  Love.  Lucky for me, I have a prime spot to display a little whimsical LOVE art.

I’m a big fan of typography, letters, words, and think they make great decoration in the home.  You’ve probably seen these 12-inch letters at Hobby Lobby.  They sell for $10, but are always on sale for 50% off.  They come in a rustic gold and bronze, but I wanted them in a glitzy gold and black.  You can also get them online here for $6.99.

These are my two favorite Gold and Black spray paints.  The gold is a true gold (I have another that is more rose gold) and the black is super shiny.  I didn’t prime these letters- just sprayed the paint right on.

I arranged the letters in a box shape to balance the wall.  And I thought this arrangement looked more modern.
I really like it, but is it me or is the “E” bigger than the “V”??  I’m terrible at hanging things on the wall, so I might have to try again.
P.S.  A couple people asked about the rug in our entryway, it’s from Home Decorators, here’s the link.  Sorta wishing I got the darker brown now . . .
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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. So cool! "Love" how you have it arranged! I am currently trying to find 18" letters to spell out "HOME" and only have found O and E….thanks for the inspiration! ~Kim

  2. I love this! I think the E does look bigger, but just because the V is so narrow at the bottom. I think it looks great now but if you're worried just lower the V a smidge, it will look more framed inside the E.

  3. hehe. I also think the E is bigger than the V, but it could also be a visual thing, because the E takes up more visual space AND has a gold O above it. Maybe more of an optical illusion?
    Still looks wonderful!!

  4. I love your idea of painting the "O" a different color. AND how you arranged it differently, that is what makes is so cool! You could do this with lots of words, both the painting one letter a different color and hanging them in a non-traditional way. I am so going to try this is my house, with some word, somewhere!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

  5. Very cute – crazy how great something so simple can look with the right layout and spray paint!

    And do you mind sharing the paint color on your walls shown in the photo? I love it and am looking for something similar for our bedroom. 🙂


  6. Great idea – I never thought to do a DIY of Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture…and I'm from Philadelphia, PA! Keep up the great ideas.

  7. OMG…cannot believe our paths just crossed after 15+ years….awesome blog (wouldn't expect anything less!!) Life seems to be crazy good…so happy for you! LOVE your home…it's BEAUTIFUL!

  8. I think it looks great. Yes, the "E" is larger however I am not sure if you can do anything about it. The tops of the "V" and "E" are lined up and if you move it, it may not look as good. I think you are fine. It really looks nice.

  9. "LOVE" these. Such a cute idea. . . maybe the v can go a tad lower to fool the eye if it's bugging you. Just darling.

  10. Adorable! LO
    VE it! 🙂

    Question on your entry way rug – is it really thin? I am looking for new runners in my kitchen…. I love to cook and I am standing for quite a while sometimes….so, I really wanted something with a little more padding/cush….I love your rugs in your kitchen also (the older ones and the newer ones) but they look a tad thin too – (any suggestions??)

    Love your home….and your Blog! Thanks for sharing so many fun, great things!

    1. 🙂 Yes, the rug is thin. But, you can add a thick rug pad- I've gotten them before from Overstock and if you get a thick one, it will add that cushion you're looking for.

  11. This is totally random, but did you see where pottery barn now has the extra long clarissa glass drop chandelier??? It is beautiful, and I remembered you liking it awhile back, but thinking it was too small. I was in the exact same boat with loving the look, but it was way too small.


    1. No, I didn't know that! Thanks so much for filling me in. I still have my old chandy and still want to change it. I found a Jonathon Adler one I love, but not the price so much:( I'd like to see the PB one in person, I wonder if they have it at the store- may have to pop in and see . . .

  12. I love this Megan! It looks fantastic! Also fun to see the peek of that fun black and white polka dot fabric on your dining room table. Happy weekend to you.

  13. I totally love this…and TOTALLY have a good spot to do it myself! (don't mind, do you?!). Also, is that a new fiddle leaf fig or did you move it? We have 2 that we are trying to keep alive 🙂 They are so pretty.

    1. Right! I just spray painted some lamps (for the second time- first time blue, second time black) and I love painting things GOLD right now.

  14. Please don't move the E. Not only does it look "fine" it looks BETTER being larger. I'm a photographer and I stare at graphic design/logos a lot…trust me on this!

  15. Love this..pinned it and revisiing. I just noticed you have double doors. While I love mine, I find it challenging to decorate. ..front mats? 2 wteaths? Would love a post on how you handle it. Thanks for all you do!!

  16. Hey there! We have just built a new house and it’s time to pick interior paint colors (like by later today ?). Just really hoping you might share what color your walls are painted as I’ve been though dozens of gray paint samples and I’m still struggling. It would help me out soooo much as I think your paint color looks fantastic!!

  17. Love is pure, not to be picked apart but that’s what ppl do, they pick the parts they want… keep loving, love comes in all different shape and sizes and yet is perfect..

  18. I love your LOVE! Peeking into your dining room, I also love the drapes! Could you share where you found them? Thanks!

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