November 18, 2011

Burlap Monogram Wall Art


I am SO happy to be writing this post!  I know I said our internet problems were over a few days ago but I was WRONG!  We lost our internet connection again for the umpteenth time and it was more than frustrating.  I'm not going to jinx myself by celebrating or anything here, but the fact that I'm writing this post should tell you something.  Now on to more pressing matters!


I picked up this beauty at Club G.W. a few months ago for $2.99, not knowing what I'd do with her but knowing that I'd think of something!  From a distance she looks OK, but up close and personal you could tell that she needed a small facelift.


Trust me, really.

The picture doesn't reflect it, but it really wasn't the kind of chippy, shabby that I love.  It was just yuk, a very dull white.  It actually looked more dirty than anything.

I loved it for the shape, details and the sweet back side of it.


See what I mean?  Pretty cute.  Anyway, it had no back or anything, so I had to figure out what I wanted to do with it.  At first I was going to make it a small corkboard.  But that would have been somewhat of a pain since the cork would have to be really thin to fit in there and there was no original backing with it. 

In comes Wal-Mart.  Did you know that Wal-Mart is selling fabric again?  I know I mentioned it here when I bought some cotton duck material for my grainsack pillow.  But even better than that, they're selling B-U-R-L-A-P for $2.97 a yard!  That made my thrifty frugal self very happy. 

First I applied two coats of Krylon white spray paint.  Once it dried, I then proceeded to do a rubbing of the back of the frame in order to create a template for the backing.



I then traced the rubbing onto a piece of old corrugated cardboard I had left from another old frame, and cut it out.  Once I had the oval backing completed, I cut out a piece of burlap to fit over it.  I used spray adhesive to attach them to each other.  Add one fabric adhesive monogram I got on clearance at Jo-Ann's and voila.


What do you think?  I know I've been saying this a lot lately, but, I love it!  I really do.


I think it goes well with some of my other burlap decor, too.  Right now it's hanging next to the fireplace, but I think it's too small for that wall.  Perhaps the newly remodeled powder room is just the place?  I'll share that later.


All told, I'm thinking it was $5.00 well spent.  And you?

Have a wonderful weekend!  And don't forget to check back on Moday night for Tuesday's Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva!

xoxo

6 comments:

The Cranky Queen said...

Love the frame and monogram! Tiff

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Mahvelous! It's just perfect!! Hope your problems are fixed for good.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty !! You did good. :)
Hope you got the internet problems solved - it can get so frustrating.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a cool piece Kathleen. Hope everything is getting resolved.

Betsy said...

Love it! What a great thrifty project. Our WalMart had the nerve to stop selling burlap. I went to the next town over and bought 10 yards at JoAnne's. I think that should last me awhile.
Hopefully your internet problems are behind you.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Love burlap & momograms!! So cute!

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