Sunday, February 13, 2011

Burlap Monogram Art

Ohhhhhhh, the bathroom. Ever start a project thinking it’ll only take a few days and quickly come to realize it could very well take a few decades? Let’s just pretend you do. It will make me feel better.

I HAVE to be done soon. Next week, perhaps? Until then, I’ve started to put a few finishing touches on it—just to fool myself into believing it’s done. Jones Design Company had some name plate art in her kids’ bedroom, and I was inspired! I started out with some Ribba frames from Ikea and in true JaG form, the glass broke on the way home. Of course.

Ikea frames

Working with what I now had, I lined the back with burlap (with spray adhesive) and used my Word program to make a monogram on some cardstock.

burlap and monogram

And here is the finished product! It’s exactly what I had imagined, and it’s the classic look I was going for. Yay! 

burlap monogram

Of course, if I zoom out just a bit, you’ll see that I have quite a road ahead of me. A quick 3,946 cuts couple of cuts, and I’ll finally have the mirror frame built.

monogram wall art

Hopefully, within that time I’ll actually figure out how to photograph this bathroom correctly. No natural light in here, and it’s proving difficult.  

framed burlap

I’m just inches, yet miles, away from being done. However, I think a little artwork will help hold me over for just a little longer. 

49 comments:

Emily Love said...

I love the simplicity! Great job!

Kimra said...

turned out really cute! looks totally professional

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

Gosh, I really like these! What a great idea!

Dianne said...

I love these!!!! I just may need to try to make one for my new grandson's room...thanks for the idea.

alimoll said...

WOW! I love it! It looks awesome! I need to try this!

alimoll said...

WOW! I love it! It looks awesome! I need to try this!

Kimmy said...

Adorable! I love how classic looking this is, it's the perfect touch to the room!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lookin really good,Chris! I love that bathroom. Adorable artwork.

The Mulberry Girl said...

Boy do I EVER know the pains of a too long timeline! Dan "Babe, I can finish this basement in 8 weeks."
Two years later...carpet was put in on Friday. I posted all about it...swing on by in between cuts!

Love the initials...they look great! JDC is a fav blog of mine, that girl has oodles of talent!

Nikki said...

I really like these. Texture and a monogram, what could be better?

Katie said...

This is great. I have been struggling for months trying to decide on bathroom decor.....I love this idea!

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Good Time Charlie said...

This is a great project! Thinking of all the other rooms I could use it in!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

The artwork looks great! I'm such a sucker for a monogram :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

This would totally tide me over on an unfinished project for at least another six weeks or so. It's just that classically cute!

Decorchick! said...

Love it Chris, and those Ikea frames are the best! I have many projects that are taking me forever. Ughh.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

The artwork looks great. And honestly the photos aren't bad. I know what you mean about photographing in bad room. My kitchen is the worst.

Christi said...

Bookmarking this post! Love, love, love the monogram prints! I have burlap on hand, and frames too! Just need some cardstock and probably a new ink cartridge! :)

Thanks for the great inspiration!

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Mindy said...

I'm gonna have to copy this one! :) I love that, and your bathroom is looking so dang cute, I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Cute artwork here! I too have a project thats been in the works forever. Funny...but I hate to see them end. Did I just say that? Crazy I know :)

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

I think the art look great! And I FEEL you on the pictures -- my whole house is poorly lit, but my bathroom is HORRIBLE. I think your photos look eleventy billion times better than mine do, so if you need to feel better about yourself feel free to hop over to my blog and search for photos of MY orangey bathroom ;)

Have a great night!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I LOVE the look of the bathroom art! It looks very high end.

Miranda said...

It looks awesome!! What a great idea!

⊰OCDesign⊱ said...

I love it! I am looking to redo my boys bathroom from a beachy bathroom to a more teen boy bathroom, I love the look of this! Thanks for sharing!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You, Girl, are just too clever for words. Yep.

Heather said...

I love your wall art! It looks fabulous!

Finding Home said...

I love how crisp and bright it is while still being classic. What a great way to address the boy / girl issue in a bathroom as well - not too girly, not too boyish, a great blend.

Have a great day,
Laura

Humble Homemaker said...

I am in love with this idea! So simple but so great!

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Marie said...

pretty!!

Lisa said...

These look great! Very simple, but they make a big statement! And I hate taking pics of bathrooms too...not enough room and light!

Shaunna said...

oh, i love these! Super fun. I've gotta do something with all the bathrooms in my house. :) shaunna

Colleen said...

OK I love these!!!

rindercella @ neatheringourfest said...

i have been trying to figure out a way to display my mom's jewelry and i think the burlap as a background is a phenomenal idea! thanks so much for sharing chris! :) happy valentine's day!

Mrs. Bliss said...

What a creative idea with big impact! Thanks for sharing!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What a creative...fun idea!!!

hometown girl said...

cute idea! susan

Laura Lynn said...

Looks great!
My bathroom is still in the gutted stage - for a year now!! But we called a friend who is a pro, so it will be on its way to being pieced back together very soon!

Brittny said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!! Just wish we had an IKEA that was closer than 6 hours away.

KtK said...

No Natural Light? Could have fooled me, pictures look fantastic, oh and I love the monograms. Very original

Robyn said...

Would you believe my neighbours children have the same names? I'll have to show this to their Mom. It looks awesome!

To The Moon and Back said...

Absolutely LOVE these! Very original:)

MeenyMoe said...

I love anything monogramed! I love what you did with these! Great job! - Karen

Cyle Lewis said...

Hey Chris, I've been by here a few times. I am overwhelmed by the inspiration I've found as I looked beyond the bloggers I personally knew.. Im really excited about making some "net" friends! By the way, great job on the project!

Jenny said...

So cute and so simple! Can it be? I love it! Can't wait to see the finished room. No pressure. ;-)

A Vintage Vine said...

That is such a great idea! I had to bookmark this! Thanks for sharing!

modern jane said...

I love these! What a genius idea!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Those look so great! I'm kind of having a love affair with burlap right now.

We share a 'jackson' too....great name! ;)

Richella said...

I really like this artwork! What a smart way to personalize the space without being cutesy. Not too masculine, not too feminine, not childish, not fussy. Okay, that's a lot of stuff it's not. What it IS is really cool. And I think I could do it, too! Thank you for sharing a great idea!

(By the way, my husband is Jack, which is short for Jackson. Isn't it a wonderful name?)

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Barb said...

I love these! Somehow, I'm going to use this idea in something of mine. Not sure yet. Great idea. Did you use the glass? or no glass?

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