5.08.2009

Monogram Fun!

Happy Friday everyone!  It is gorgeous here in Colorado today, my mom is in town to celebrate Mother's Day with us, and life is good!  I hope you are looking forward to a fun weekend too!

A few weeks ago I asked you about this toy chest.  My husband and I had painted it white and fixed it up for Nina, but it seemed like it was missing something.

The question was whether or not to paint Nina's name on it.  You all are geniuses!  Many people suggested adding her monogram, and I loved that idea!  So, yesterday during nap time, I pulled out the paint, and here is the result. 

I love how it looks.  It's the first time I've done Nina's monogram on something and it is so pretty.  Basically I used the same technique that I used here.  First, I printed out the letters from Word in the size I wanted.  Then I traced them onto the toy chest using graphite paper (found at Michael's), then used a teeny-tiny paintbrush and a toothpick to paint the letters.  If you get up close to it, the paint isn't perfectly smooth, but who cares?  I love it!

So, as usual, thank you for your thoughtful advice.  Happy Mother's Day and have a great weekend!


56 comments:

K said...

wow, SO cute! I love the subtle effect the pink has against the white. Much classier in that space than a higher-contrast monogram would have been! Great job!

southerninspiration said...

I agree that the softness of the monogram is classy!! looks great!

Suzanne

Darlene said...

It looks beautiful!

duchess said...

That turned out great. A monogram always adds a nice touch.
Enjoy your Mother's Day weekend.

Ally0005 said...

LOVE it! Happy Mother's Day.

Ally

Betsy said...

That looks awesome. I am super impressed.

Chris said...

It turned out SO adorable! Amazing what some paint and monograms can do, huh? Enjoy your mother's day!

julie & joe said...

It looks beautiful! What a great idea.

Aleta said...

Oh Wow! What a transformation! It's beautiful. You did a great job.

daniella said...

In the famous words of The Nester, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. But I still think is close to perfect and you did a GREAT job!

Happy Mother's day to you as well!

Stacey said...

Excellent! Looks like something you paid a zillions dollars for!

Christie said...

That looks great!

Jboo said...

Wow!!!! That turned out great! You are one talented Mama!

Have a great Mother's Day -- so sweet that your Mom is there to celebrate with you.

Janet

Kelli said...

Very nice...you did a great job. I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Mother's Day!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, that is sooo pretty, Carrie! It's so soft and light, and I love the font you chose. Have fun with your mom and happy mother's day!

OH MY #6 said...

love it!

Happy Mother's Day!

Lea
xo

the undomesticated wife said...

{Love!} It turned out super cute! You're so good!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love it - love how subtle and soft it is. Very classy!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Girl...you amaze me what you get accomplished. I LVOE that...I NEED to get ink or a new printer ...there are so many projects I would love to tackle if I could. WHat type of printer do you have and do you like it? cherry

Happiness Is... said...

I love it - so cute!

Twice as Nice said...

It's just sweetness.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day with your mom and your two little sweeties!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

it turned out soo great! i love it!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

You did a great job! It looks great. I love your blog, and will be back to visit soon....I think I found you somehow through Kelly Friday House Tours....

Gabi

The Graves' House said...

that turned out great! so very cute. and i think she will enjoy it for years to come. have a very happy mothers day weekend.

Our Complete Family said...

Carrie,
I'm so glad your Mama could join you for this weekends fun! That is great!
The monogram on Miss Nina's toy chest looks just darling. You did a great job on it hun!
Have a fun, love filled, joyous weekend with your sweet family,
xo Les

Christina said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the pink monogram on the white.

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Carrie, that looks cute! Good job! It is amazing the uses we come up with for the simple toothpick! LOL!

~ Sarah

Lana said...

This is so cute! Isn't it amazing to see what a little hard work and paint can do? Great job!

Kristen said...

That turned out fantastic! I knew a monogram would be the way to go - it looks so sweet! Great job and a Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Davene said...

That turned out so nicely! I like how it's subtle and not too screaming-in-your-face blatant. :) Very elegant!

And happy Mother's Day to you, too!

Courtney said...

Great job. I love it!

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out sooo cute! Hope you have a great Mother's Day!

Amy said...

Love it!!! I'm on the lookout for something to monogram like this now!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love it! IT is PERFECT!!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

Looks great! Imagine what something like that would cost from PB!

Happy Mother's Day, enjoy your day!

Sarah said...

The chest looks great! Have a wonderfuly and happy Mother's Day!
So much to celebrate this year!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Wow its so beautiful..

theArthurClan said...

That is so very pretty. Her room is like a little girl's dream come true! Beautiful!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Beautiful! Very classy and so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful mother's day tomorrow!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow! An entirely updated look, not to mention...gorgeous!!!
Kuddos to you!

{ Kiddos and K9s } said...

...lovely... I will do this project. I always wondered how people painted letters so perfectly... thank you!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It love it!! It looks perfect!

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

Lisa

Jen r. said...

It looks wonderful! happy mother's day! Jen

Jamie said...

It looks so great!

Felicia said...

That is cute as can be...great job!

Happy Mother's Day too :)

Momma to Bug said...

The monogram looks great! I'm glad you decided to add them. I am in LOVE with that chest (and the rest of Nina's room)!

-Desiree

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Beautiful and classic! Perfect.

Angie said...

You did an awesome job!!!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Gorgeous job as usual!!

SoBella Creations said...

I think the monogram looks great! Can't beat anything that is monogramed.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

Beautiful!

R J said...

Wow! The toy chest looks amazing. Even I'd try that out. I personally think that monogram stamps never go out of style. Recently, while searching for monogram, I landed on Acorn Sales (http://www.acornsales.com/) and found a huge variety of monogram stamps and seals. I found their order process quite simple, so I placed my order with them. The quality of the stamp is so good that I'm planning to add many more stamps to my collection soon!

Martha said...

Wow.. it turned out really cute!

jennykate77 said...

The chest looks adorable! Every time I come over here I want to copy everything you've done...or possibly hire you to do it for me. :)

Stacey said...

I LOVE IT!!!!
I've been away from the 'world of BLOG' for some time now...I've just be SUPER busy!!
Yours was the FIRST blog I visited today....WHAT an inspiration you are!!!!
I WISH you were MY neighbor!! teehee

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I'm so glad to have come across your blog. You are very inspirational! Please visit my blog and be sure to click the "follow" if you like what you see. I will be adding you to my Crafty Treasured Blog List and if you have a button I will add also. Please be sure to do the same so we can inspire each other often!