Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jumping on the Monogram Bandwagon!


Lately there have been tons of monogram’s popping up all over the place, and I LOVE them all! Since I’ve been married a little less than a month, its only fitting :)

Of course… not every project works out the way you imagine it…

I used masking tape and grey paint to make stripes… and this happened…

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Nasty, fuzzy, icky lines!

I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and seconds before I was ready to through this canvas in the trash I had a moment of pure inspiration! Cover it with fabric :)

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I remembered that I had almost a yard of this black and white chevron fabric in my stash, just waiting for the perfect project :)

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To make sure that the already painted stripes wouldn’t show through, I added a layer of white in between the canvas and the chevron fabric.

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Using a glue gun I attached the fabrics to the back of the frame, making sure to pull it nice and tight.

I had pained the “s” solid black… which would have worked well with the grey stripes. So I sprayed it with a light coat of white to give it a grey look… and then ran to grab some Sparkles!

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I covered the sparkle layer with a clear coat to help them stick (no one wants sparkles where sparkles don’t belong!)


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I absolutely adore the way it turned out and it looks fabulous on the “mantel” :)

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(Yes I know I need a better window treatment)


  1. This is soooo cute!!! I love the monogram paired with the chevron. Pinning this!! :)

  2. So glad I found your blog through Happy Hour Projects. I'm a new follower too, and I hope you will stop by and follow back, so we can stay connected. Love your chevron...see you soon, Lori

  3. Stopping by from the Saturday Seven Party!

  4. I hate when the paint bleeds like that, too! So frustrating. Nice job with the cover, I LOVE this!! You did a fantastic job :)

  5. I'm with ya...if you don't like it, cover it with fabric! Brilliant! I love the glitz, too! My Wednesday Pinterest Favorites post this week is about monogram decor. This is great!

  6. So cute! Love this!!
    Holly @

  7. Love the monogram!! I would love it if you would link up to my party going on now!


  8. LOVE this! Great modern twist on the classic monogram! Fabulous!!

  9. Thanks for linking up to my party at Jillify It!


  10. Very fun monogram, and you know we Southern girls love a monogram. Thanks for linking to cowgirl up.

  11. yes, a very nice modern twist on a classic project! thanks for sharing it!

  12. Cuuuuuute!! I adore the glittery monogram and also love that when the painting didn't work out you were all 'I can totally fix this'. Congrats on getting married too!

  13. I have to agree that no one wants sparkles where sparkles don't belong, lol. Turned out great. I'm glad you found the fabric - the lines would have bugged me too. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party - I'm a new linky follower.

  14. Very creative and good job. Congratulations!

    Dee B

  15. Very Cute! great save!! love the little added "est" !! Thanks for sharing at Uncommon!

    Bonnie ;)

  16. The fabric was SO smart!! Love that monogram. And I'm a perfectionist too... I understand! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  17. Quick thinking using the chevron fabric. It turned out great! Love the sparkles, too.


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