Monday, May 16, 2011

A Monogram in Minutes

This cute round frame was a thrifted find a while back. 
I was immediately drawn to the nice, moulded edges.

I have nothing against butterflies or being a "Friend to the Planet",
but you know it was only going to take me a nanosecond to
yank that lame cut-from-a-magazine (seriously, it was) picture out of there.


I pulled out the 1970s pocketwatch hanger on the top, replaced the butterfly with a good old-fashioned "V"
(font: Acoustic Bass)
and gave the frame a coat of classic black - again, flat black from Rust-Oleum.
  



Cheers,



Linking to: A2Z

16 comments:

  1. Great job, that was super creative. It's hard to look past the old decor and see something beautiful, you did a great job! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  2. love it. I am so into monograms right now.

    visiting from Skip to my Lou

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  3. love this! would love it if you'd post it at tomorrows 20 minute tuesday linky party ;)
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com

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  4. So nice! I love that it's a super easy, inexpensive piece of decor too. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. I wish I were married so I could make this!! Anyways, I'm going to favorite it to hopefully use in the future...even if it is just for a gift. I'll start looking out for some frames while yardsaling. Thanks for posting!

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  6. Very nice! If I get my hands on a sweet little round frame, I think I'll make one too. :) Mine will look very, very similar as my last name starts with a V. Found you at Stories of A2Z.

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  7. Loving it. And seriously-is there nothing black spraypaint can't fix?

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  8. @Jenn - I know, right? It smooths out everything and covers all the blemishes so easily! Hmmmm... think it will work on wrinkles, too? ;)

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  9. You have been Featured on Running With Glitter's Friday Spotlight! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/glitters-friday-spotlight-5-20-11.html
    xoxo
    Kelly

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  10. hi! i found you through the glitter blog :) i love this idea! so simple and elegant :) I'm your newewst follower!

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  11. Ooh, I love this:)! Think it would look really pretty with an embroidered monogram, too. Not that I know how to embroider, but still;)!

    Beth

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  12. Love it!
    Can't wait to make one for our home.

    http://www.the5bucks.blogspot.com/

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  13. I featured this today at my 20 minute tuesday party!
    Thanks for linking up last week. Come grab a button and check out your feature if you'd like!
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com
    Tina

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  14. amazing how easy a change can be, isn't it? Your new monogram looks great!
    gail

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  15. how cute is that? It looks like a typewriter key.... probably what you were going for... :-)

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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