I've been eyeing these picture frames from Target for a few months now. I liked the goldy/silvery look to them.
"Wouldn't we be perfect over your master bed?", that's what they said to me before I put them in the cart.
When it has a red sticker, you can't mess around people.
I bought 3. No, they didn't come with the pretty paper inside. I just forgot to take a before, before picture. I get so excited about my projects! You understand.
My original thought was to re-frame some photos I already have, but then I had an aha moment. What if I created a huge monogram for our wall? Um, yes. I think so.
Because everything is better with a monogram.
I took out the pics that come with the frames and inserted sheets of scrapbook paper I had trimmed to fit.
Then, I enlisted the help of my handy-dandy computer by enlarging the initials of my first name, Mister's first name, and our last name.
I wanted a very traditional look so I went with Times New Roman.
Next, I printed and cut out each letter.
I traced the cut-out computer paper letter onto the back of the cardstock paper I wanted to frame. In the case of the "S" and the "J", I had to trace them backwards so they would be correct when I cut them out. Play with it, you'll see what I mean.
Then, attached scrapbook paper stickers to the backs. I don't know if you can tell, but I used a really cool polka dot black-on-black cardstock for the letters.
Then, I simply stuck them on top of the scrapbook paper I had already framed, removed the Target clearance sticker (although it is a thing of beauty), and hung.
No joke, this project took me 20 minutes. Don't you just love a project like that?!?
Voila! I have to say I am pretty darn happy with the result. Our bed is one of the first things you see when you walk up the stairs and this definitely makes a statement. But, hopefully a classy, sophisticated, chic one.
I don't know, but I think the monogram is making the paint look less purple/gray...
Maybe I won't have to repaint!
I just can't get enough!
I'll show you the rest of the master someday...when I decide how I want to finish it up.
Actually, I know exactly how I want to finish it up. I'm just waiting for the green light to make the purchases I've plotted out. A BIG trip to Ikea is in my future (near future???).
And one more because I love it so much.
Go make a monogrammed wall friends! You'll be so happy you did!
( Ha! I finally found a way to label the walls! )
Scrapbook Paper: Michaels
Bedding: Blue - Target; Paisley - Pottery Barn
Jute Pillow: HomeGoods
Lamps: Had made out of vases from Target