Thursday, March 7, 2013

DIY Monogram Art


This was a pretty easy project that didn't cost a lot at all.

Supplies Needed:
Frame {Mine were a total of $4.00}
Fabric sized to fit picture in frame {About $7.00 per 1/2 yd cut}
Wooden Letter of Choice {I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $1.75 each, regularly $3.49}
Spray Paint for Frame {Optional - I had on hand from other projects}
Spray Paint for Letter {Had on hand from other projects}
Fabric Stapler {Had on hand}
Craft Glue {Had on hand}

Total Cost per Monogram Art {for me, considering I already had some supplies on hand}: $10.75

When I was at Goodwill a while back, I found two identical frames with some very old-fashioned art in them that I knew would be perfect to make some statement art with for the boys' rooms. At $2.00 each, they were a great deal, their overall size being approx 18" x 22".
 



The art pulled out rather easily, just bending a few staples. They were actually cardboard-like, so I used them to put my fabric on.

I laid out the picture backward on the fabric so it wouldn't show through the fabric on the front. I made sure it laid evenly and then pulled back the fabric tight and secured in place with my fabric stapler.





{Please don't mind my hairy carpet, the remnants of Siberian Husky are hard to get rid of...with time it will happen, lol.}

To paint the letters, I used this paint:



I didn't have to prime them before. As you can see, the red was a paint and primer in one. I lightly sprayed two coats on each, letting dry between coats. I then let them each sit for an hour before applying to the fabric.





This is a picture of the fabric I used for Breckin {I won't be showing his final piece because I am working on his wall gallery and will reveal all then!}




For Tanner's frame, since I chose to paint his white, I used one coat each of these:




After the frame was dry and the letter was set with craft glue onto the fabric, I put it all back together and this is what I got! It was exactly the look I was going for with Tanner's monogram.





What do you think? Please "pin" it if you love it! xoxo

To view the parties I link up to, click here. And also these that I found this week:

Home Stories A2Z


Find me and follow on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 
Add my RSS Feed to your Reader

7 comments:

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Great project! I would love you to come join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday morning at 8am CST. I allow up to 3 links each week! I am a new follower!

Bethany said...

That's so cute! Great job!

Cher-Ann Texter said...

Very cool! Stopping by from SITS - Saturday Sharefest!

Cher
http://designsbystudioc.com

Designed Decor said...

Morgan, What a great transformation! It's amazing what paint can do! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Those are so cute!!! Love the colors. I have a link party going on right now and would love for you to share these there and anything else you would like!

http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2013/03/thursdays-temptation-56-fabulous.html

Thanks!
Jill

alaya said...

I always find some good stuff to makeover at Goodwill. I love what you did with these pictures! Found you from Two yellow birds decor!

alaya @ Behind the Big Green Door
www.behindthebiggreendoor.com

Emily A. Clark said...

Love what you did with the frames!

There was an error in this gadget

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...