September 08, 2010

Faux-Metal Monogram

Today's tutorial is super-duper simple.  It's nice to have one if those sometimes, if you know what I mean.  Anyhow, you all know monograms are big right now.  I really wanted to add one to my chunky shelf.  Here she is.


I've been eyeing up these giant cardboard letters at JoAnn's for a while.  They're usually $10, but I had my trusty coupon, knocking it down to $6.  It's really big.  I actually purposely put my foot in the picture so you could have a perspective.  Yup, it's big.  (And yeah, my toenails look like Smurfette.  Not my best choice.)


I sprayed it with a few coats of this puppy.


Done!  I'm still arranging and rearranging things on the shelf.  I'll let you know when it's perfect :)  Right now the "H" is by a sweet vintage tennis racket I got at D.I. and a bird from the dollar store.  (My husband says the bird freaks him out, so it may not last.)


Thanks for reading.  Tomorrow I have a fun project that includes a giveaway.  See you then!

15 comments:

  1. The bird freaks him out?? Men are so strange...that's totally something my husband would say too. I, for one, really like that bird. Very cute:)

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  2. I purchased the giant 'T' at JoAnn's a few weeks ago and have yet to do something with it. I love your choice to give it a metal look...neutral enough to use in several places in the house, yet still interesting. That just may be my project for the day. Thanks!

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  3. Love it!!! My Joanns hasnt had these! Grrrr I love the toes by the way! Smurfs....80's favorite!!! Love it!!

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  4. Mine doesn't have them either...boo! I love everything you do though! I look forward every morning to see what you will come up with next.

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  5. Oh I love it! I've never seen one that big! Might just have to go see if my JoAnn's has them! Thanks for sharing! Your shelf looks great!

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  6. That looks awesome! I also love that blue polish!

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  7. That looks awesome! I also love that blue polish!

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  8. What a great idea!!! I have been eyeing those at Joanne's too and wondering how I could fit them into my home... so funny "H" would be the letter we would use too! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Very nicely done. I love the "H" especially since it is also my last name initial :)

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  10. I think your shelf with all it's wonderful things on it is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. I love Monograms! and I love the Faux Metal! I wrapped ours in Jute for a little texture - although now I'm liking your big one much better! :)

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  12. This looks awesome! I wanted to let you know I really love your blog! I have just started my own creative blog and I linked to you here! Check it out! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    http://taidyeoriginal.blogspot.com/2010/09/beginning.html

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  13. I haven't seen those huge letters at joanns but I must find them!

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  14. LOVE the bird...was it a Dollar Tree you got it at? And didn't you know? Smurfs are totally in! Smurfs the Movie (in 3D) coming to a theater near you. I think you rock!

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