Kim Harms

Life Reconstructed

Getting Artsy


My brother is an artist. I am not. He likes making beautiful things out of paint and canvas and wood and chisels. I’m serious. Take a look at the stuff he does here and here. I personally prefer a keyboard and words to canvas and a paintbrush.

But I decided to get a little artsy with Mara, the other female in my house, when I found this photo on pinterest. (Yes, the Harms house has been blessed by the presence of a second female for the past 2+ months and I am enjoying e.v.e.r.y. minute of it.)

(It originated here. I love it!)

My fantastic hubby cut out some scrap wood for us, we watered down some white paint, bought some stencils and went to work…it’s not an exact replica, but I think it looks pretty sweet on my bedroom wall. And I’m sure Mara’s will look sweet in the new apartment she’ll be moving into too soon.

What about you? Are you wordsy? Or artsy? Or maybe a little of both. Feel free to pass your decorating ideas my way.


Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

5 thoughts on “Getting Artsy

  1. I do not have an artistic bone in my body. I am definitely NOT artsy…. I am wordsy. Your artwork looks great!

  2. Looks great!! Anytime you want to get artsy crafty- let me know. I’d be happy to be another girl in your house for a couple hours! 🙂

  3. Julie I’m sure you could teach me a few things. I will never be as good at the craft stuff as you.

  4. Okay, a little jealous, I would love to have gotten to know Mara better and have girl time with you both before moving TEN HOURS away… You guys did an awesome job, and I’m totally going to make one!

  5. I love it! Nice job, Kim and Mara.

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