Thursday, January 22, 2009

Easy Monogram Wall Plates

I picked up these oval wooden plaques yesterday at Wal-Mart for 97 cents a piece!  I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with them, but they looked like they had the potential for cuteness. :)  While Will watched the Clemson game last night (or should I say "argued with the tv?"), I found some ribbon in my stash of scraps and settled in at the kitchen table to see what I could do with them.  I decided that a simple monogram was best and they turned out even better than I expected!  I printed out the A and C in Curlz Font in Word and then used that as a guide to sketch out my letters.  Applied the ribbon with a hot glue gun to the back after my paint dried and that was it!

(And as a side note,  I finally made a decision about the colors for Anna Cate's bedroom...Pink and Green are the winners!  I was planning on sewing her bedding myself, but all of the fabric I was finding was either too babyish looking (think cheesy pink elephants) or looked like it belonged in a teen's room.  I figure I have plenty of time to play with bold loud colors in her room as she gets older, and I've realized that I do want her to have a soft and girly bedroom while she is still so young (especially since she didn't have a girly nursery).   I was getting very frustrated with my lack of options until last Friday when I happened to make a quick run into TJ Maxx (one of my most favorite places to shop!) and found some green and white bedding that was just PERFECT!)

I've just started sewing the bedskirt and curtains and the walls still need to be painted -- which I'm having to rely on Will for because I don't think I'm allowed to paint (?) -- but here is a little preview of what is to come until the room is finished! ;)


Chad and Mollie Hayes said...

How cute!! I love the initials and the bedding seems so clean and fresh--love the colors together!!

Ginny said...

Love that quilt in the background!!

emily said...

I love the initials! I've been needing an example of how to do cute monogramming with a double name and not do all three initials.