Monday, March 1, 2010

Creating Metal Monogram Art

I wasn't sure what to title this project. It all started out with the metal wall art thing over the bed shown here. I purchased it several years, but it just didn't seem to stand out against the wall. I was also tired of the flower design that was in the middle. I mean my bedroom is already a bit too much on the feminine side for Mr. Delightful without having another flower in the room. One day, while drying my hair in the bathroom adjoining the bedroom and staring at the metal thing on the wall, I had an idea on just how to give it a makeover.


First I took it off the wall and had Mr. Delightful cut out the metal flower design from the middle. It took him all of 20 seconds to cut it out with a grinder (I think that's what the tool with the spinning thing that shoots out sparks when it cuts metal is called.). Than I used spray paint to give it a nice coat of glossy white paint. It was looking better already. Next it was time to raid my fabric stash. I decided to use this neutral fabric that had a pretty texture to it. I picked up this clearance fabric awhile back for $1.50 for 3/4 of a yard.


I traced around the middle oval and cut out the fabric to slightly smaller as the outside of the oval opening. Then it was time to break out the glue gun for some hot glue action to secure the fabric to the metal. I worked around the opening slowly to make sure the glue didn't dry on the metal before I attached the fabric.


When I had hairdrying breakthrough moment, I decided that a monogram in the middle would look perfect. I located this perfect little letter at Hobby Lobby. They have quite an extensive selection of unfinished wood letters. I thought the curly letter style gave it a bit of whimsy. The "L" was painted with the same paint as the metal art and then added to the fabric with hot glue. Now the metal art is ready for its close up.


And the full effect.


Yep, I'm really loving it. So much better and such an easy makeover. It's amazing how different my bedroom looked just a year ago.


And how it looks now. (Ignore the wrinkled comforter, I had just washed it!) 


Ahhhhh, so much more relaxing. I'm ready for a nap now.


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18 comments:

  1. That turned out so cute! What a great idea!

    Love the kitty sitting on your bed looking out the window... cute!!!

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  2. oh i love it! maybe it was a dremel? those things are awesome! anywho, love the monogram :)

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  3. I like this! It reminds me of a piece in the Ballard Designs Catalog that I have circled! Looks great!
    Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

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  4. Yep, it does look like that piece in Ballard Designs! Great job. My post this week is on name canvases. I have one with just an initial "S" that you may like. Stop over and see me!

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  5. Love it - What a great update to a fabulous exsisting piece!

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  6. Looks great! I like it much better after the hair drying inspiration.

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  7. I really like the changes you made to your bedroom. And that monogram is so neat!

    Nancy

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  8. I think I have that same headboard in my guestroom. I was going to paint it too.

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  9. Looks great!

    Thanks for linking up! :)

    Rachelle

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  10. I love it. I need something to put on my wall like this. Jami

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  11. What a creative idea! It really looks great :)

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  12. Oh I am so happy I found your blog, I need a home makeover and never know what to do!

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