If you read Friday’s post, you saw my new monogram on our front porch (seriously, guys, I am IN LOVE with it!). Well I guess monograms are just subconsciously on my mind, because this weekend I whipped up a simple monogram project for my boys.
I’ve mentioned before that we are slowly moving toward my two boys sharing a room (we just need that 2-year-old to mature a little more). So until the move officially happens, I’ve been getting some artwork/decor ready for their room. Something that gets them excited about the change but also shows off that there are two personalities in the room (and boy are those personalities different!).
I had some old letters leftover from a library project (we no longer have a “Reference” section and didn’t need the signage), and it just so happens that my boys’ names begin with “R” and “C.” So I decided to give these letters a boy makeover that will match the color scheme in their new room.
Here’s what we started with–forest green R and C.
First I painted the letters a light blue (I used Anita’s Acrylic Paint in “Nautical Blue” because, hello, it’s 77 cents at Hobby Lobby!).
The letters took two coats of paint and dried super fast!
After the letters dried, I used a ruler and pencil to draw various-sized lines on the bottom left of the letters. There was no science to this–I just drew the lines I was feeling.
Notice the cardboard peeling on the left side of the R? Super easy to scrape off with a razor and paint over!
Now if you want to make your life easier, use frog tape! By securing frog tape on each side of the lines, I ensured that my paint lines were straight. Free-handing it just would not have been pretty.
HHH Tip: When using frog tape, make sure to peel the tape off while the paint is still wet.
Obviously wait until one color dries before moving on to the next color.
I am SO excited at how the letters turned out!
I’m planning on separating the letters in the room so they don’t look too matchy-matchy. But these will look perfect on a dresser or shelf!