By Wisdom a House is Built...

My grandma sent me this verse she found painted on a canvas a few months ago {from a magazine or something} and I immediately fell in love.  I knew I needed to paint it for myself and get it in my room ASAP. I worked on the painting while I was home in California this last weekend.  I adapted the verse a bit and added the last part myself. It's so true of how I want my home to be and feel and look- lovely, full of treasures and overflowing with joy and peace. Yes. Don't we all want that? For me, that's the essence of why I create those very feelings. 

You may be wondering why the background is peach and gray. It doesn't exactly go with my room colors now. Well, that's because as soon as our road trip from Seattle to California is over and I'm settled back at home, I'm getting started immediately on my new room design. Think: mint and peach and white and a gallery wall full of architectural prints. In my mind, it is beautiful. I can't wait to get started. This painting will take center-stage as a reminder to me as to why I do what I do. 

So today I challenge you to fill your home and heart with treasures.
Happy Thursday!
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  1. love the quote and the painting! the colors are beautiful!

  2. Hi Michaela: I love your blog and am a new reader. The quote is actually a Bible verse--Proverbs 24: 3-4. It is one of my favorites too.

    Blessings, Anna

  3. Beautiful words Michaela!! And I adore the colours! Your new room will look fabulous :) xo

  4. Love that quote. I can't wait to see your new room when you're done! Hopefully IN PERSON!!

  5. That's so sweet. I wish I had more places I could put paintings but at the minute I don't have much wall space (it's covered in revision posters). I started a paper piece of art that says "live, laugh, love", but I haven't been able to finish it yet.

  6. This is a beautiful quote! How exciting to be able to redesign a whole new place!

  7. love this quote!! might have to break out my paint & brushes soon! :)


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