Our bedroom received a coat of paint, some new curtains and some rather handy reading lights this past summer. And now I've checked off one of three walls that were asking for art. When I blogged about the updates here, I had asked for some advice on what to put above the bed, if anything at all. Someone suggested a large monogram, as seen here. And I loved the idea!
The only thing was....the price. Not that they're a bad price, but add shipping and on top of that, shipping to Canada (the shipping price never, ever, ends up being 'just' the shipping price...). So I went with the next best thing: DIY.
After scrounging around in my fonts, I found a 'B' I rather enjoyed. I whipped out some leftover kitchen cupboard paint and one of Hadassah's paint brushes and went to town. Then I took a small "T" and "J" I bought at Hobby Lobby absolutely ages ago and sprayed on a coat or so of ORB spray paint. Two nails to hang our initials and two rather paint covered hands later, I had this:
And have I mentioned that I really love these Ikea lights? $14.99 each. Steal I tell ya. Couldn't have found new lamps for the nightstands for that price. Me thinks Hadassah will be getting the same light for her bedtime reading set-up...
While I still love the look of the monograms @ Southern Nest, there's something about working with what you've got and coming up with your own version.
Do you have any DIY's lately? Love to hear about it!
PS: I may or may not have made my bed this morning just to take these shots. And I may or may not have realized that I haven't made my bed in a number of days due to the rest of the chaos in the room. And...I may or may not have sighed a little sigh of relief for having some order in the midst of craziness. :) Woohoo for a made bed!!!!