Wednesday, July 29, 2009


A few months ago, I stumbled upon some lovely monograms, made by the ever-creative John & Sherry of Young House Love (formerly This Young House):

Aren't they divine? Sherry went on Google and found "a curvy spiral staircase inspired J, a sign language A-N-D and an architecturally drawn S." So clever!

I decided to go the hand-made route with something similar in our Master Bathroom. Here is the before:

Our bathroom colors are aquamarine, white, and silver/gray. So, with sharpies in the aforementioned colors, metallic paint, and 50-cent frames from Good Will, here is the after:

Husband's first initial, our last initial, and my first initial.

What do you think? Are you currently working on any copycat and/or thrifty projects? :)


Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I love anything Monogrammed! You should check out the Dabney Lee Stationary (at home) website- my favorite is the "monogrammed wall art!"

Averill said...

Lovely! Did you free hand that lettering?

kerry said...

They're Great!! Where do the sharpies come in to play? I've been wondering if I can write on the wall with sharpies (but a bit chicken!!)

Lovely Little Nest said...

First, I painted each of the frames a silvery gray color. Then, I looked on Microsoft Word to find a font I liked for each letter. I used an aquamarine, fine-tip sharpie to make the various designs on white printer paper. Last, I used a brown, fine-tip sharpie to free-hand each letter ("B" for Ben, "W" for Wagner, and "N" for Natalie).

Lovely Little Nest said...

P.S. If you click on the image of the monograms I made, it will enlarge the photo so you can see the details :)

mandiegirl said...

CUTE! I might just have to copy! I just bought a monogrammed coffee mug at Anthropologie, and I swear my coffee tastes better while drinking from it. :)

Deborah said...

Beautiful i love them!!

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