Hey everyone! I am happy to be here at Oh My! Creative! Today I have a fun project to share – this DIY Monogram Family Quote Frame.
It was pretty simple, but I love it! It makes me think of spring with the bright color (wishful thinking).
It all started with a dusty frame…
I have had this frame for a while, I found it in a pile of free wood, I knew some day I would use it.
I decided to finally pull it out and make a sign with it. I wanted a rustic back ground so I re used wood from an old project that had been knocked off the wall and broken (kids!). I started by seeing how they would fit in the frame. One piece was a little too wide, so I marked it and cut it with a jigsaw. It fits perfect now!
The old frame was pretty sturdy, but had some cracks, so I filled them.
I cleaned the frame really well and sanded it. Then I primed and painted! I like to buy the mis tinted little jars of paint at Home Depot, they are only 50 cents!
Then I glued in the boards with my Gorilla Glue and let it dry.
I was wanting a monogram look so I cut out the letter of our last name and painted it on. But I didn’t like it…hmmmm
I just seemed to plain, so I looked for family quotes and found this one. I quickly made a stencil out of contact paper and dry brushed over it. If I use hardly any paint, it doesn’t bleed.
Gave it a little distressing, and I was done!! Oh, I did change the wire hanger on the back so the frame could hang the other direction, forgot to take a picture of that step!
I love repurposed wood, this was from an old fence. I like the overlapping quote over the letter C, it looks much better than being all alone.
Do you like the color? My husband wasn’t too hot on it, but I think it is fun a bright….ready for Spring!!
Thanks for reading!