Wednesday, January 7, 2009

An Easy Initial Project

I did this very quick and easy project yesterday afternoon and love how it turned out. This picture was hanging in my guest bedroom/office. Nothing wrong with it, just wanted to do something with an A I bought a while back at Hobby Lobby. All I did was take the print and glass out of the frame and taped wrapping paper to the cardboard insert. I spray painted the letter black (it was gold) and hung them both on the wall. By the way, that is the same wall in both pictures. It is so crazy how it can look like a totally different color. I was thinking of distressing the letter or painting some small white polka dots on it. What do you think? I have some black and white plates I am probably going to hang on each side. I'll probably do that this afternoon and show you tomorrow. It feels good to do a project 'cause it seems I haven't done much lately besides decorate for Christmas and then take it down. Ya know?!


34 comments:

Heather said...

I love the wrapping paper!

Darlene said...

That turned out so CUTE!

VintageChicChick said...

I think this looks great!!! I'm thinking I'll go sift through the thrift shop for some frames to do a similar project! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Toes said...

So pretty...it looks great!
-sandy toe

Debilou said...

I love your initial project,,all your decorating ideas are so inspiring,, I'm on the lookout for some shutters to mimic some of your other ideas too.. I recently did an initial project too but just can't seem to find the right place to put it or what to pair it with.. thanks for sharing with us

Angie said...

I love the A it looks so cute! What a fun (and quick!) project!!

Erin said...

I love this. I have a picture I don't care for in my guest bathroom. I am seriously thinking of doing this! What a great and inexpensive idea for instant art!

The Southern Housewife said...

Very cool! Love it!!!! I would hold off on the polka dots though. In my opinion, it sort of makes it casual and kid-like. So if it's in a playroom and what not, then I would do it. But I wouldn't put it in my office or formals. Although I do know you love your dots! You do what you want, girl! YOU live in your house, not moi! :)

Simply Dandy said...

I love that. I actually just ordered an "H" from Ballard Designs today and I have that same wrapping paper. I fell in love with it and still have a lot! I can't believe how much was on a roll. Very tres chic!!

Also, I just wanted to tell you that I spent about an hour last night perusing your blog and your home is adorable!! You've got great style!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Rambling Girl said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!I know I can do this...I have a little L that I have had for sometime now and just been waiting for the right time...so add this idea to my list...ok printing this off and put in my book to do for 2009...I am getting lots of neat things to put in my house just from all my blogger friends...to cool!

Julie said...

okay I love this idea! the wrapping paper is so cute!!
julie

Fran said...

This looks wonderful! And I love the wrapping paper. Good job!

Frannycakes

Queen Bean said...

Angie, Happy New Year. What a super cute idea. Deana

Jessica said...

Very cute! I love the wrapping paper!!

Betsy said...

Quick and simple...love it.

Angie said...

Looks cute :)

Tracey said...

Hi Angie,
Cute project! I think if you are going to add the black plates then the small white polka dots would be a good addition too!
:) Tracey

Ms. Tee said...

Very, very cute!

Chris said...

I love that idea and as I'm looking around my office I saw the prefect spot for one. I think I might be able to handle this one. Oh, if I only had a Hobby Lobby near by. You're the pro with crafting and I am not, but, I'm thinking the background is busy and maybe the polka dots might try to compete with it. Just a thought.

Hugs,
Chris

Shannon said...

It looks so cute! I would leave the letter like it is and add the plates. I love it!

momstheword said...

Oh, I love it like that. So pretty and fun!

Mimi Sue said...

Really cute. Love the colors. Mimi

Katie said...

I love that and where did you get that wrapping paper?

Jennifer said...

That is so cute!! =)

Wendy said...

Looks darling!

Libby said...

Just love monograms. What a cute little project!

Victoria said...

The wrapping paper is beautiful and the project looks great. I need to do one of these!!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Angie~
I love this! I love how you put it all together! :)

Christine said...

I love this! What a wonderful yet simple idea...it really looks nice.

Jen r. said...

This is really cute! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I know, I am very worried about it too... I love blogs, but I love the paper and ink in my hands!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Angie, thanks for checking out the frames! I love your initial, how pretty! You have some of the best ideas!! Kristen

Our Back Porch said...

Hello. I just found your blog and bookmarked you. I enjoyed my visit, and will see you soon.

Blessings,
Rebecca

Sheryl said...

What a great idea! I just love to look at all of your interior pictures. You have my favorite colors. Your home is so warm and welcoming! I look forward to seeing more!

tbt said...

You're right. Those wall papers would make a world of difference! Good choice.

Happy Day,
Wallpaper