Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monogramming Fun

Today on Heidi's Blue Eye Blessing she is hosting a Monogramming Challenge.

craft challenge
With the craze of everything being monogrammed this was easy. I did plan this accordingly because I am still working on my "Getting Back on Track" and accomplishing tasks that are on my "To Do List" I am happy to say I can now cross off #6. (I just wish I knew how to strike through, but you get the point.)

Before: This was my dad's toy box as a child. My dad originally gave it to us to fill with toys for the den, but I like it better in our bedroom. Notice the bed with now bed skirt that is #8....

After: Painted Heirloom White and black "F." I had thought about putting "Toys" in honor of its original purpose, but I thought "Toys" in a Master bedroom would be a little weird (since this is the first thing you see walking into my bedroom!! (At least I thought it through)

Side profile. I love it and I love how it isn't perfect. There are lots of nicks and dings and I love it!!

Procrastination Time: We received this from my mom and dad 3 year. 3 years it was brown and worn!!
Cost: Free!! The paint leftover from my daughter's room. Black paint (have lots) and "F" I printed from the computer, traced and painted it free-hand. My friend, Heather, did give me a stencil but it wasn't quite the look I was going for. Thanks Heather, I am sure I will use it for another project soon!!
Verdict: This is the starting point of bringing my Master Bedroom together, but who knows how long that will take. For now, I am happy with the results and love the outcome.

I also wanted to share another of my favorite monogrammed items I did this spring. My Antique wicker planter box on my front stoop.
Go back to Heidi's Blue Eye Blessings to check out some more fabulous ideas!!!


Vivienne said...

I love it! I love that you painted the F freehand!
Great job!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I LOVE that truck! We have similar thing in our master was a quilt box that belonged to my great grandparents. I hadn't thought of painting it or monogramming it...but yours looks so nice I may have to try it! Thanks for the great idea!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That was supposed to say TRUNK not truck!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Gorgeous! What a special thing to have passed down to you. I love how you "spruced it up". It looks beautiful in white and the black "F" really pops.

I remember that planter and it loved it the first time and still love it! ;)

Thanks for joining in this month's craft challenge and helping to inspire!

~Bobbi~ said...

Who knew a plant holder would look so much better with a letter on the front of it? The toy box turned out wonderful! Great job!@

Dawn said...

What a great idea to add some pow to a plant holder-I love it. The chest looks great! You did a great job!

Xazmin said...

I love both of your monograms!

Although I think it would have been funny if you had "Toys" on the chest!!

Anonymous said...

I remember that trunk very well. It never looked as good as it does now! Great job!