Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More Homemade Wall Art

I made these earlier this fall but I decided to show them to you today because I am having a horrible time painting the hutch in my daughter's room which is what I really wanted to showoff.  I think I may finish it in the next couple of days and then I will give you the whole ugly story.  So for now I will just have to show you these pieces I made for our bedroom.

And yep that's me in the reflection off the glass - didn't realize that was happening.  Oh well.

Anyways, I had seen the initial art done around blogland, and I thought it would be cute way to dress up the otherwise blank wall above our bed.  I had the frames so all I did was paint them white with a semi-gloss I already had.

I happened to find the letters in a punch-out scrapbook pack at JoAnn's.  It came with a lot of choices so I tried to pick ones that weren't too girly after all one of the initials was for my husband.  I thought the blue letters and polka dot ampersand went best with the color scheme already in our bedroom.

For the background I used cardstock that I had gotten from Walmart.  Let me just say that I have used that one package of cardstock for at least 3 art projects in our home - probably the best $5 I ever spent there.  You can see those projects here and here.

Once I had all my pieces picked out I used craft glue to adhere the letter to the paper, and then when it was dry I placed the paper in the frame.

That's it.  Done.  What do you think?  Do you think the whole initial thing has been overdone?

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

I'm linking up...



  1. Love this idea! Looks so cute and so simple I might just be able to do something similar...

    Although our initials would be for Scott and Melissa...maybe we'd have it as M & S for this project ;)

  2. Cute and easy project. Thanks for linking to WUW.


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