November 28, 2010

Scrap Wood Monogram

I call this my random "H". just kind of cropped up out of nowhere.

You know those projects... right?
The ones where you're staring at a black wall or an arrangement you just did and KNOW there's something missing...
and something just has to be done right.that.moment.

Or is that just me?

My issue was a wall I was trying to fill...and there was a weird gap.
It happened to be in my living room where my wall of frames and H's are...

So when I found a fabulous pile of leftover beadboard type molding from my pumpkin project, H popped into my head! (I know, weird.)

I also had these awesome little beat-up hinges from...something.

I cut two pieces of the molding to be the same length...

Then cut a baby piece for in the middle.

The hinges I set sideways in the middle so they could kinda hold it together. :)

(See the H??)

I painted my heart out because the brown I tried first looked...just icky.
So I layered heirloom white on top of it and then sanded the heck out of it.
I got a fun rustic-y white color.

Here it is all screwed together, painted and beat up.

My big ole' lovely H.

I love love love the hinges on it.

He had to go sit with the blue chair and punkins for his photo op...

And...he ended up being the perfect gap-filler for my wall!

Don't worry about the fact that my wall color eerily sinks in with the H...the walls are changing soon... right hubby? :)

And no... not because of the H...because I just hate that color.

But I love my beautiful blue frame.
It was five dollars at a flea market... and got a nice coat of paint and glaze.

Can you tell I love that blue color?
Recognize my cute little blue table? And the framed art print I talked about here?

Things are starting to come together...

Want another look at my blue frame?

I'm in love.

But really, guys, this post is supposed to be about Mr. H...

I mean, really. Just stay on topic. :)
But in all honesty... I think they were made for each other.
I love random project days.

Watcha think?
Can you scrounge up your own fabulous wooden monogram?


This was featured on Beyond the Picket Fence!!!

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  1. Wow! It turned out great! I'm a total sucker for monograms and this is beautiful. And I totally know what you mean about those random projects. Those usually turn out to be the best!

  2. The hinges make me want to dance with glee. I love hinges...and holding your H together is a worthy project. I'm following your blog!

  3. What a cute idea!! I will be following you! Love it!! :)

  4. Very clever! I can't believe you use hinges to hold it together!!! Fabulous. No that's thinkin' outside the box! Thank you for linking up to the first ever "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

    I'm your newest follower!

  5. Awesome! Love the hinges...hmmm, wonder if I could make a G? :)

  6. Cute--I could easily do an L for my last name. Thanks for linking up!

  7. love it - that vintage white color is perfect!!

  8. I love it! Would look so cute on the front porch! Would love for you to visit Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday!


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