Almost every couple has a song that is Their Song. Several weeks ago Stacey at Not Just A Housewife did a post on how she put lyrics from their song on the wall of her bedroom.
I have been meaning to do the same thing to mine. There is a blank space in between the headboard and a shelf above our bed. (With all of those items firmly secured and earthquake-ready).
Our song is Come What May from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.
I did not have vinyl, so I used white contact paper and my Cricut. Contact paper is a great, inexpensive alternative to vinyl.
When you’re placing letters on the wall, sort of free-hand like this, the best place to start is the middle.
Count how many characters in your lyric/text/whatever. Be sure to include the spaces in between the words. (Pretend you’re texting or tweeting… spaces count.) In this case I had 13. The middle letter is the “H” in What. The seam on our headboard is smack in the middle. As you can see, I needed to move the “H” to the right just a little bit.
I next applied the “W” and the “A” on either side of the “H”, working my way from the middle out to the sides. The result should be a fairly centered line of text.
This is not to say that the letters will all be perfect right out of the gate. You may need to move them a round a little here and there, depending on the font you choose.
In this instance, the capital “C” was evenly spaced based on the entire line of letters, however it still looked a little off-balance to my eye. I added the ellipsis (“…”) and that created enough of a visual balance.
Cheap, easy and romantic. Like me.
(kidding. I’m not romantic.)