Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hand Painted Monogram
Ok so...the T.V. in our livingroom is huge! 65 in of huge-ness. I really don't have any complaints about it...believe it or not I love it because sometimes I don't like to wear my glasses while watching television, and with a small livingroom like ours, and a huge-mongous t.v like ours, I don't have to if I don't want to... so ha!
The only problem I have been having is this blank space above the t.v. I would stagger a couple shelves up there...but fortunately the fireplace mantle (which is about 12 foot long) is adjacent to that wall, and I think that is just way too many shelves... So after browsing around the internet a bit, I decided that I wanted a monogram with some frillys would be the perfect thing! And like I said before...Who needs Vinyl? I decided to some more hand painting. Here are some of my inspirations...
After looking at every single design out there, I decided to take the "L" from the first one, and the design og the 3rd one, and put em together.
So I recruited my hubby to do the circle for me...with his own little trick (he got it perfect) whew...I though that was going to be the hard part... Then I tried a million different ways to try and cut a stencil..but nothing would work. While a little frustrated, I took out a sharpie and went crazy... thank goodness, my temper tantrum didn't turn out too bad, I then copied over it with a dark espresso brown latex paint, was a little time consuming but it turned out nice. I then Free hand drew the "L" on some freezer paper, and taped it up on the wall, and painted, I wish the rest would have been this easy?
I think I like it? I think? I think it needs to grow on me though, It really reminds me of Cinderellas Carriage! Don't laugh...I know right...ehhh. OOOOOh you know what I really need? Crown molding. My hubby is going to kill me lol!
Whatta ya think?