10.28.2008

Monogramming Makes Everything Better

Day Two of our front room reveal!  (I feel like I'm writing a script for a makeover show when I type that sentence.)

A while back I showed you a bench for my bathroom that I cobbled together with my monogram sewn on the top.  I found a local woman who does monogramming out of her home, and this little project below was another one that she did for me.  It's an inexpensive white table runner that I got from Pottery Barn on clearance years ago.  I thought it would benefit from a little embellishment (but really, what doesn't?).

Just a simple monogram in a rich chocolate brown.  The colors in the front room are this same brown, creamy yellow, and black.  A perfect fit!

Doesn't hurt that adding the monogram was only $12.  I love it!


50 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Very pretty! I love the classic look of something monogrammed....and it certainly jazzes up a plain table runner!!

One day closer to the big reveal...the suspense is killing me!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...love it...very classy. I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Monogrammed Chick...I think a monogrammed gift shows you put some thought into it! I sure love anything like that!!

Great idea on a runner...never thought of that!
-Sandy toes

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I heart monograming...
It looks lovely!

AndreaLeigh said...

You are absolutely right - monogramming does make everything better!

Wendy said...

I love a monogram...that looks lovely. I'm really getting excited to see the whole room... but then that's your master plan isn't it? ;-)

The Arthur Clan said...

Beautiful! I also like the little peek we got of the rug on your floor. That's gorgeous as well!

Angie in OH

duchess said...

That looks terrific. Monogramming makes everything better.

BTW - Happy Halloween Week.....
You've been "Boo-ed". Stop by & pick up your treat.

Christy said...

Very pretty! I love monogramming too.

I can't wait to see the entire room!!!

Betsy said...

I am a firm believer...when all else fails...monogram.

Stacey said...

Definitely love monograms! I can't wait to see more.

Come visit me and share a recipe if you can. :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Like you I love monograming! It adds a eloquent touch to things. Great idea......as always ;)

Eloise said...

I love that monogram style.

Enjoying the build-up to the big reveal but wishing your camera had a bit wider lens!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful turnout! I love the monogram - such a classy touch to the runner!

Rue said...

Good morning Carrie :)

The anticipation is killing me and I can't wait to see the big reveal! Love anything with a monogram :)

rue

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I LOVE monogrammed...anything! If I had my way everything in my house would be toile and have a nice big "M" on it LOL! Love the runner!

Manuela

Busy Bee said...

That is so classy looking--you have such style! Can't wait to see what is revealed tomorrow!
Steaphnie

Marie said...

It looks great! Very good idea.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

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Jboo said...

Ooooh -- very, very pretty!! Love the monogram. If I EVER get my dining room cleaned up, I'll have to try and remember some of your tips!

Have a fun day!

Janet

Screaming Meme said...

I can tell you right now!!! I love this room!!!...I can't wait to see everything!!!!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Love monogrammed things...and glittered things, and bling things, and thrifted things...

Beautiful!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love monograms! I wish I had one of those machines! I would go crazy.

Joanna said...

So clean and simple! I would have never thought of monogramming it. It really made the perfect touch.

Carolina Mama said...

Oh this is adorable! Really creative way to use monograms.

I get in the habit of monograming the same things. :)

You could start the monogram club you know. ;)

jennykate77 said...

You inspire me to monogram...I just want to go put some letters on something.

Can't wait to see the rest of the room...I bet it looks fabulous!

Connie said...

That makes it look rich. What a great idea and so simple. I can't wait to see your room. Connie

My home - My life said...

Very pretty! Just adds a little something nice...

Carrie said...

Love it!

Faith said...

Amen to your post title! I love the runner. It looks fabulous!

Shannon said...

Very pretty! A monogram makes everything better.

I'm guessing.....a dining room?!?!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Oh I can hardly stand the wait to see the rest!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Sunny said...

Yellow, black and brown - perfect for the Queen Bee! Can't wait to see!

Meg said...

The monogram looks so good. I love monograms!

Nancy said...

Now I'm thinking I need to find something I can go get monogrammed...

Looking forward to the room reveal!

(Are you secretly still adding touches and working on it and using the piece-by-piece reveal to buy time?! Ha ha! Maybe that reveals too much about how my mind works!!!!!

Inspired Kara said...

I think it's about time I start incorporating some monograms

Blanca said...

Love the monogram. I'm anxious to see your room.

Tausha said...

I have been absent and I have missed many great ideas! I love the monogram idea. I think that it looks so regal. I love the idea as a table runner. This would make such a fun gift. (i am sure that you aleady knew this, you are the queen of gifts)
I am a lover of lamps. Soft lighting in general. I have very little counter space in my bathroom, although I have always wanted a lamp. What a great idea!! I want some.
When you covered the larger lampshade, are there any tricks?

Jo said...

You know how much I LOVE monograms! Can't wait to see the rest of the room.

Jo

Gray Matters said...

Very classy - I'm having a giveaway from the Monogram Chick now - you'd love her stuff.

The Graves' House said...

very chic! love the runner - you can never have too many monograms! keep it coming...
~nicole

AJ said...

Gotta love anything with a monogram! I'm waiting patiently for the big reveal:)

Lisa & Gerald said...

I love it!

Sarah said...

My mom has started to embroider and can do all kinds of fun stuff like that...you've given me lots of ideas!

Aubrey said...

Wowzah! Gorgeous!!

BTW, I see a little peek of your rug. I think I'm in love! LOL

Our Complete Family said...

You're killin' me girlfriend! I can hardly stand to wait!!! Love the monogram. They are so classy, aren't they? xo, Les

Rebecca Taylor said...

Love it!

Ms. Tee said...

I love crisp white runners like that - so pretty! :)

Kris said...

So pretty, I would love to find someone nearby who did that. My friends mom has ALL her towels done with a gold "C" on their white towels. It's so simple but I think it makes their simple bathrooms look gorgeous.

Lisa said...

I love monograms! I must find out who this lady is!! I just think monograms are so classy!! Ellie has a lot of her clothes monogramed. Love it!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Ooh rich chocolate brown sounds soo luscious! Looks great!