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December 29, 2011

DIY Numbered Monogram


I love monograms. And numbers. This is a combination of both
that I made to represent our last name + how many family members
their are. J to the fourth power = fun with math + art to start my
gallery wall in my dining room. And a new love affair with yellow.


Here's what I used in this project:

  • vintage linen napkin
  • matte Mod Podge
  • large wooden letter 
  • small wooden number
  • acrylic craft paint
  • fabric scissors
  • paint brush


I love to repurpose, so to go along with this theme, 
I used a pretty lemon yellow vintage linen napkin I found
 at a thrift store a few months ago.




I cut the cloth into little rectangles using fabric scissors.


I applied the matte Mod Podge onto the monogram with a 
brush, laid one piece of fabric down flat over it.



I then brushed more Mod Podge over the top of the fabric piece,
saturating it and smoothing it flat against the wood. 

I repeated steps 2-3, overlapping fabric pieces onto the top 
and sides of the wooden letter until it was covered completely.




To finish, I painted my number using Deco Art 
acrylic paint in a dark gray.
 After everything was dry, I nailed the my numbered monogram
to my gallery wall!


I love how it adds some fresh modern style to
my previously traditional wall. I plan on surrounding the wall
 with photos of my family, nature and some cheerful crayon and paint
works of art done by my boys. I can't wait to until it's done!

Stay tuned for a post in a few weeks showing the finished gallery wall...

Thanks for tuning in!



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7 comments:

  1. Wow I never seen anyone use fabric on a monogram I love it!...and then the number idea is so cool. I might just try this on my wall.

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  2. Thanks for your kind words, Jill-I have loved the yarn ones I've seen but wanted to try a different twist. And you can always change the numbers if your number of family members expands :)

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  3. Wow I love how the finish looks on that J with the fabric. Very creative & it turned out fab!

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  4. So simple yet so pretty! Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Feel free to share a few projects if youd'd like. Happy new year! My

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  5. I agree... never seen the numbers before... nice touch! thanks for sharing :) would love for you to follow over at summitstreetjoy.com !

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  6. what a great idea! super super cute and unique! following you now from lifemadelovely:) pop by and visit me if you get a chance:)

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  7. What a great project! Hopping over from My Girlish Whims and am now a new follower. I peeked at your bio--you've got a beautiful family!

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