We moved into our house 19 months ago, and until yesterday, I had not decorated the library at all. I know exactly what I want to do in there, but the time and means had been lacking for a while. But encouraged by how well the border in my bathroom turned out, I decided to find an Etsy shop that makes decals and get a custom-made one for the library. I settled on a shop called A Lasting Expression, and they worked with me to find just the right script and size.
Last night, I put it up, and once again... don't do this sort of thing with small people around to distract you. My first attempt was horribly crooked! And that despite careful measuring and everything. Just too many distractions. But because I had only stuck it to the wall a little, not smoothed over the whole thing and pressed it down, I was able to peel it back off, and then Cowboy saved my bacon by being able to hold the whole giant, sticky sheet while I re-measured and re-marked where it should go. And the second time, it worked perfectly!
So here it is, the first decoration in the library:
I'm going to be doing this whole Shakespeare theme in there, and when I get more things put up, I'll probably post about that here too. The wall opposite this one will have two framed Hamlet-related items, and the other bare spots will get other nifty Shakespeare things that I already have. Just need to get them framed! But this is a good start.
I paid for this with money I made from my own Etsy shop, Huggermugger. Woo!