Framed Monogram Wall Decor

If you shop at Michaels, you probably have seen this frame there about a couple months ago:

When I first saw it, I loved it but didn’t buy it immediately since I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do with it. I have a rule for myself: Do not buy something if there is no immediate use for it. Since I’m limited in storage space, I had to implement that rule. Let me tell you, it’s not always easy to walk away. But this time I did. Yaay me!

A couple months ago Susu had purchased wooden letters for her name to hang up on her side of the room. [She shares a room with Suraya.] These letters are from Hobby Lobby and originally were white.

One of the “S’s” wasn’t working with her so she decided to buy another one and to just throw this one away. Eeek! She was about to throw away a perfectly good “S” that can easily be rescued… so I snatched it up and decided I would use it for Suraya! Finally, I have an excuse to purchase that frame from Michaels! Long story short, I went back to Michaels only to find that every frame that was left over was badly bent up. Arghs! There goes that idea, right? Wrong! Here we are two months later, and Michaels brought them back! Yay! I found them last week and snatched one up immediately along with purple spray paint! No, I didn’t know they were bringing more back eventually, it was just coincidence that I never got around to working on the monogram. So it was always meant to be you see!

Next up was fixing up that ickey “S”.

As you can see, some of the pink spray paint seeped to the sides of the “S”. Thankfully I had  the same exact paint color I needed already on hand, so I put a couple coats of paint to make the sides pretty. Pay no attention to the top of the letter because that will be covered right up!

Using teal cardstock paper, Mod Podge, and adhesive backed lace… and you’ve got yourself a fixed up “S”! A very pretty “S” if I say so myself:P

All that’s left is putting the frame and “S” together…

I used Command strips on the back of the frame and the “S”. I love Command strips… they don’t damage your walls.

Suraya liked her new wall decor! I placed it directly above her bed. Next on the list for Suraya: pillows!

What do you all think of Suraya’s new wall decor? Hope you like it as much as she did!

Linking up at these linky parties. Have a great weekend!

25 Comments

  1. April 13, 2012  9:51 am by making dreams into decor and decor dreamy daily Reply

    VERY cute! I love the polka dotted paper and the lace polkas too, & with that darling purple frame- great combo! I'm running to Michael's after school to snatch one of those frames!
    Sheila Swirlygirl Dreams & Decor

  2. April 13, 2012  4:44 pm by erahima Reply

    So so so cute!!!

  3. April 13, 2012  5:04 pm by Karen @ Folk Haven Reply

    I'm so glad you were finally reunited with your frame! This looks great. The lace flowers are the perfect touch! Seriously, Michael's much REALLY love your blog!

  4. April 14, 2012  9:47 am by MsXpat Reply

    I adore it! Love the colour combo.

  5. April 14, 2012  1:52 pm by ColleenB. Reply

    Awesome looking wall project.
    ColleenB.

  6. April 15, 2012  10:17 pm by Rose Reply

    So cute, you did a great job. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. can't wait to see what you share next week.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  7. April 15, 2012  10:44 pm by Amy Fountain Reply

    How cute and adobrable decor! Perfect for little girls' bedroom.

  8. April 16, 2012  12:22 pm by Erika Reply

    The frame and the way you fixed up the s is wonderful. I like how you used the adhesive; sometimes I limit myself because I don't think about cutting the strip!

    Erika

  9. April 16, 2012  2:32 pm by etcetorize Reply

    You're absolutely right...no reason to throw away a perfectly good S ever! Great project. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

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  11. April 18, 2012  11:42 am by Jodi Reply

    This is so great. Nice work - love the design. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

  12. April 18, 2012  9:22 pm by Rachel Reply

    Super cute! I love the fun colors and the polkadots. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  13. April 20, 2012  4:51 am by Natasha Reply

    so pretty
    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday xxx

  14. April 20, 2012  2:28 pm by Amy Reply

    You are one of those people I need to take with me when I visit a craft store. I need someone with vision like you who can see different items and have the inspiration to put them together to create great things like this!

    Thanks so much for linking at Drab to Fab!

    Today's party link: http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-13-features.html

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Amy

  15. April 21, 2012  9:31 pm by Cheryl@ Sew Can Do Reply

    That is a super cute frame and good job with the restraint! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  16. April 23, 2012  12:25 pm by Stacey Reply

    This is very cute - love the polka dots!
    Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!
    So happy you were here!
    Stacey

  17. April 25, 2012  8:58 pm by Molly Reply

    I LOVE this project! It would work so great in a kids room, or any creative colorful space. Really, there's so many things you could do with this idea. I wanted to let you know I featured it on my Get Creative party this week!
    -Molly
    http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2012/04/get-creative-party-9-features-and-some.html

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