I had everything I needed to put this together, so it didn't cost a thing! I started with an old painting that I bought years ago with the intention of transforming it into a Ballard-type bulletin board. So much for that....
After popping the canvas out, I brushed a little black craft paint over the frame to tone down the gaudy gold a bit. Then I stretched a grubby old sheet over the canvas to cover the painting. I just stapled it to the frame in the back, pulling it tightly as I went. Then I did the same with a piece of white burlap - pulled it over the frame & stapled.
After I decided what font to use & got my sizing right, I printed off the letters and did a little measuring to center them up on the canvas.
It was at this point that I figured out that my plan to print out my monogram on an iron-on wasn't going to work. Why? Because my printer's acting like a piece of junk. So I just rolled with it - I cut the letters out & traced around them with a marker.
Then I got to work filling in with my craft paint. It took a few coats to cover it well. I'm loving the result!
While you're in my bedroom, let me show you my new find - a perfectly shabby turquoise table the I found (in a shed, covered in greasy grime) Friday at an estate sale.
I love, love, LOVE this table!
****This project was inspired by Little Big Nest.****
Thanks for the idea!