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:

Katielin317 said...

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:)

Kim @The Little Things said...

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!

leelea said...

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

felicia said...

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.

Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies said...

I love the bird!

Rachel said...

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!

Michelle said...

That looks awesome! I also love that blue polish!

Michelle said...

That looks awesome! I also love that blue polish!

Adri Hunt said...

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!!

Kathy - mom of many said...

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

Micki said...

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!!

Unknown said...

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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Tai Bender said...

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Bobbie - Clumsy Crafter said...

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

Brookie said...

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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