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)

17 comments:

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

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  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

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  3. Stopping by from the Saturday Seven Party! http://queenofsavings.com

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  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 :)

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  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!

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  6. So cute! Love this!!
    Holly @ Lifeasathrifter.com

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

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  14. Very creative and good job. Congratulations!

    Dee B

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

    Bonnie ;)

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

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

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