Do you have a space to call your own? Somewhere that is just for you, where no one else will intrude and you can craft and create or write and review to your heart's content? Despite allocating a corner of the spare bedroom for this very purpose, I've deliberated for a while over what my crafting and writing space should look like. I had too many items strewn in the shelves under the desk, too many materials with no home and far too much going on in terms of colour and ideas. Not only did I need something to draw everything together, I needed some inspiration, some motivation to get me through those dark evenings we're slowing falling into now. Enter the Typography mural from 1Wall.
The kind folks there sent me this product from their new Creative Collage series and I used the mural as a basis for adapting the space. You actually receive all letters of the alphabet, plus a few spares, and a whole host of punctuation marks (64 pieces in total) but in the end I only chose to use 8 pieces for my mural, depicting one of my favourite sayings - Love Life. This year hasn't been an easy one for a number of reasons, so now more than ever I feel it essential to remind myself that there are so many elements of my life that are wonderful, and that I should embrace each and every one.
The mural was fairly easy to install on the wall as it used wallpaper paste and was applied just as normal wallpaper would be. I then rearranged items on the desk underneath and removed most of the clutter. The addition of a candle and a few sprigs of dried lavender brought an element of softness to the desk, and gave me the opportunity to display and use my delightful candle snuffer. The result is perhaps more simple than I am used to creating, but I love that about it; it's somewhere completely different I can escape to when the rest of the house is upside down and take a moment to myself to breathe and recollect my thoughts.
Of course, I still have 56 pieces remaining, and I actually have a number of ideas for re-purposing them; I've earmarked at least 8 to be framed and gifted as Christmas presents, and will be using a few in frames on our wedding day to depict our initials. What do you think? Any other ideas to use the rest up? I'd hate for any to go to waste!
If you like the look of the mural, I've got a lovely 15% discount for you all - just enter 'nuffnang15' when you checkout from the 1Wall website until January 31st.
P.S. This is a sponsored post, but I wouldn't be writing about it unless I felt the product was a good fit for me and the blog. Views are always honest and my own.
Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.