Monday, September 13, 2010

Unique Monogram - Day 4

I love this monogram.  I found it by googling "W monogram pics".  It's amazing what google will get you....all you have to do is ask it.  


I've added this monogram to the backs of a pair of 
arm chairs.  I think it was a perfect solution 
for the plain-jane chair backs that always looked like they were missing something to me.  




 Here's how to do it:
  • Look for a monogram that will work if cut into a stencil.  Print it in several sizes to see what fits your chairs best. 


  • Tape the print to heavy duty poster board - shiny side up.


  • Use an exacto knife to carefully cut out the monogram.  I cut on top of an old magazine to protect my counter.

  • Center and stencil the monogram using a stencil brush and very little paint so that the paint doesn't seep under the edge of the stencil.
My chairs are wood so I used oil artist paint.  I think this might also work on fabric covered chairs if you used acrylic paint, don't you?








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41 comments:

  1. that looks great! it's the perfect addition to that chair!

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  2. LOVE the wooden monogramed chair with your sweet bird pillow. They work so well together.
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  3. That is a lovely monogram. I am always amazed at what people can do with an Xacto knife - I can't manage. :)

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  4. Excellent idea! I love monograms, I think they are very elegant. I never thought of applying them this way...cleaver. Thanks. (-:

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  5. I really like this monogram. Where did you find it? Was looking for an H equivalent but I didn't find one.

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  6. Yes, I have a suggestion for myself--quit blogging--Lindy has all the best ideas! Another beautiful job.

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  7. Lindy,
    YOur chair has so much charm with the monogram. I am a huge fan of all things monogrammed.
    What a wonderul idea!
    And thank you so much for posting such great directions.
    This was such a fun way to spend a few minutes before I start dinner.
    I will certainly keep this in mind as I look for old piece to repurpose!
    Yvonne

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  8. I love monograms! I would like to have one in every room. Very neat idea!

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  9. Hi Lindy,
    What a great way to dress up a chair or for that matter any place that could use a little more. More is always better. :o)
    Thanks for the idea!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  10. *sigh*
    You have soooo much talent!
    Everything is beautiful!

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  11. I love it!! I just pulled a monagram off of google last week to stencil on a shoulder bag for a gift. Worked great- and it was free and easy! My kind of project! I think your chairs look fabulous with the "W". I actually think it makes them look more like heirlooms and I personally love that look. Good job!!

    PS. Thank you so much for following me! I agree, Lindys have to be there for each other! Haha! I really appreciate the support- It's been a little rough getting started!

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  12. What a great idea, Lindy! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. It makes it so much easier. That corner chair just keeps getting better and better!

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  13. Wow, that looks great! Such a complimentary monogram for that chair.

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  14. How pretty! Now you just got me thinking about how I could add another monogram to something in my house. Adding to the never-ending list of projects I need to complete! : )

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  15. Um, Hello...that is Awesome!!! I am headed straight to Google to go monogram hunting...Thanks for sharing:)!

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  16. I mentioned you on my blog today. Hope that is okay....

    Lou Cinda :)

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  17. Just great, Lindy!! And thanks for the tutorial...you make it look so easy!!

    Popping in from Lou Cinda's! Hi!! :-)

    xoxo
    Janie

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  18. That looks farbulous!! I've never tried stencil nor painting yet, but sounds very tempting... Your monotram shows beautiful on the chair back!! Wonderful job!!!

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  19. I love this! Uh..oh...now you've got me thinking :)

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  20. You are amazing- it just gets better and better. I am now a follower- don't want to miss a thing!

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  21. nice collections..thanks for sharing

    web design....
    mlm software........

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  22. The chair turned out great! I like the monogram design. Its amazing the things you can find on google.

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  23. Wow that really makes the chair. This caught my eye at the Creative Chick Parade! new follower:)

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  24. I love it!! I saw your W and copied it to my desktop. Not sure what to do with it yet but LOVE it.

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  25. This is awesome! You have a very steady hand! Love it, it really makes the chair stand out!


    I'd love it if you checked out my blog for an Overstock giveaway and for my Friday link party again! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  26. Your chair turned out lovely as also your cushion. Your an amazingly creative person. I'm a follower of yours already if you'd like to follow back.

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  27. You're right - it totally added the "special" that the chairs needed! Great job :)

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  28. Oh wow, Lindy--that's amazing!!! Every month I have a Creative Spirit challenge on the 8th and you're welcome to link up in October!
    Hugs
    xox

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  29. great idea-thanks for the inspiration

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  30. So clever and very effective! Love it! I would love if you would come link this up to Crazy Cute Thursdays at Between U & Me. I know everyone over there would get a kick out of this! :) I'm also your newest follower!

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  31. The monogram really dresses up the chair. Being a Southern girl I love anything monogrammed. Looks wonderful.

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  32. Well the chair was wonderful before. But...with the monogram you adorned it with, it is fabulous now!

    That's one of the coolest monograms. Do you recall the exact location where came across it on Google?

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love monograms and yours is beautiful. Time to go do some googling.

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  34. what a fabulous project that would be perfect for head chairs at a dining table! You could even do Mr. and mrs. on the head chairs or is that too cheesy? ;) love this- thanks for joining my party!

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  35. What a great change~! I love monogrammed items. It looks really nice! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  36. I would like to exchange links with your site lindycottagehill.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?

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  37. Lindy, I wanted to let you know that I shared this post as a "bookmarked on the Boardwalk" feature. I love this project and wanted to make sure that my other readers had a chance to love it too! You can find it here:

    http://www.bobbypinsboardwalk.com/2010/10/bookmarked-on-boardwalk_17.html

    You're welcome to stop by, take a look, and grab a button.

    Have a great week, friend!

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  38. Wow, I think it's great. It takes a plain chair and makes it pop ... thanks for sharing!

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