Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY Up-cycle Home Decor

I love monograms.  There is just something so classy about them.  A while ago I saw this framed monogram over at The House of Smiths and really liked it.  I wanted to make something similar and kept my eye out for oval frames for quite a while.  I finally snatched this one up at a garage sale for a few dollars.

I then went on a search for the perfect monogram.  JoAnn's, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby all carry wooden letters of different sizes and styles.  This one from Hobby Lobby was just what I wanted.

I gave the frame and letter P a few coats of spray paint and then added some fabric to the background.  I love how it turned out.

I originally had it sitting on my fireplace mantle but later decided to move it over here to the wall.

It really helps fill up the empty wall space.

Do you have any monograms in your home?

TDC Before and After


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 24, 2012. Thanks again.

  2. I too love monograms and the plates on your wall in the background. I would love for you to come link up your project at my Pin Party.

  3. You always get the best finds! I don't ever find cool frames like that!

  4. oooh! I love it Amy. I saw this on pinterest and recognized your plates in the background. You have such a good eye for those things!

  5. Thanks for the great idea! I have a monogram in a collage above my fireplace mantle, and I love it! Wish I had more little walls like yours to put things on. There aren't any nooks and crannies here.

  6. Wow!! Thanks a lot! I am really pleased to see your blog..