Wednesday, February 10, 2010

DIY Hanging Monogram

Over the last few days, I've been working on a little project to fill the empty space above our bed. Today I finished it up.

 

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!  

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25 comments:

  1. It all looks fabulous. And yes don't you just love those hidden in the dark corner dirty looking treasures???????? and estate sales?? and thrift stores???
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. this looks great, i have several old frames lying around. and that blue table is fabulous!!!

    stop by my goodwill goodies blog party every wednesday!

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  3. Ooooh...I luv your monogram...this is such a neat idea...think I might give it a try! Now that table is sooooo stinkin cute! SNOW on the gulf coast tonight...WOW!!! SNOW and MARDI GRAS is not a good mix:(

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Love your framed mongram, great idea. That shabby table is to die for!

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  5. I am IN LOVE with your table! The monogram looks great too!
    Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville.

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  6. Girl, I am lovin that blue table. How great is that. You did a great job on your monogram picture.

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  7. I love your monogram but I LOVE that nightstand even more! =)

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  8. Oh....I love that table. I would have snatched it up too.

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  9. I love the monogram - we have some above our bed in frames!! they are one of my favorite things!! I love the nightstand to - the color is so cute ;)

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  10. Great monogram above the bed! Just beautiful!
    Thanks for replying back to me about the rolled pickles. I am going to have to give that a try!

    Also, I wanted to tell you to get your comments in your email go to from your dashboard go to "Settings", then "Comments", scroll down to "comment notification" and plug in your email address there. Be sure to save at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions email me!
    Have a great weekend.

    BTW- you are in the south somewhere, are you getting snow this weekend?

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  11. Oh girl, I'm loving how creative you were with your bedroom monogramming, FABULOUS!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  12. Your monogram picture looks amazing and I love your little table!

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  13. Very pretty, and I love that table! :)

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  14. Kudos on the monogram... but that little table steals the entire show! How cute is that???

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  15. Thanks for stopping by. Love the monogrammed print over the bed and your shabby chippy table.

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  16. Oh I love monograms. I just made a monogram shower curtain. Thanks for showing us how.

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  17. Your art turned out nice and, yes!, the table is quite a find.

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  18. It turned out very nice, and I love that it was free! Liking your cute little table too - especially the color.

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  19. Love your blue table and you did a FAB job on the monogram! WOW!
    Beth

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  20. Wow, you didn't do anything to that table? It came just like that?? Amazing. And, I'm in awe of your painting skills. Great job! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love comments from great people!

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  21. Initials are great! Good job. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're a lucky girl to find a table like that! And how creative are you with that great monogram! I think I like it better with the craft paint anyway. It looks more original than iron-on transfers.

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  23. Your stenciled picture turned out beautifully! I still need to find something to go over our bed, I haven't found just the right thing yet.

    And that turquoise table is so pretty, what a find! You did a great job of cleaning it up. If it was once grimy, you'd never know it now! It looks wonderful in your room!

    Kat :)

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  24. I love your table too. The color really pops with the other colors in the room. Turquoise and Red look great together. I've been trying to figure out what to put above our black wrought iron bed. This just might be the ticket. I'm just starting a full house decor re-do. I will be back for inspiration.
    Thanks,
    Dana (from Northern Canada)

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  25. What a great idea ~ I LOVE monograms!

    Jo

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