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...