Friday, May 15, 2015

Framed 3D Monogram

My little one's room is quickly becoming one of my favorite rooms in our house.  In fact I think that it is pretty much tied with the porch as my favorite.  I am proud of what I have done in all the rooms in our house but this one is really something else.  And it isn't even finished yet!  As you can see from the picture above, this part of the room is getting close to being finished.  If you are curious about the baskets with the cloth diapers you will have to wait because today's post is about the framed monogram (if you couldn't guess by the title).  Thanks Captain Obvious ;)
I found the frame and letters at Hobby Lobby and the fabric is a Cotton + Steel print called Tokyo Train Ride.  I purchased it at our local fabric store Modern Textiles.  I started by measuring the inside of the frame and cutting a piece of foam core board to those dimensions.  I then used Mod Podge to attach the fabric to the foam core.
I put the fabric foam core piece in the frame and just used packing tape to lightly hold it in the frame.  
I spray painted the letters with the same gold paint that I used on the curtain rod and the lamp.  
Next I placed the letters on the fabric and then traced them with a fabric marking pencil.  Then I measured where the hanging holes were on the letters and marked those spots with an x on the fabric. I hung the frame on the wall using a french cleat.  I like this type of picture hanging hardware because it really makes the picture flush with the wall.  I used a french cleat to hang the watercolor skyline in the living room for the same reason. 
I then hammered nails into the spots that I marked on the fabric.  They went straight through to the wall which is okay because it gives the frame added stability.  Sorry for the blurry photo!
Then I hung the letters on the nails easy peasy.
This was a really simple project.  The hardest part was dealing with drilling holes in the plaster wall for the french cleat.  Plaster walls can be frustrating sometimes but I still love my 1927 house! Next up on the blog will be another installment of my new blog series, Sewing for Baby.  You can check out the first post in the series on cloth wipes here.


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