So I took this broken frame that I have had since freshman year of college, the glass got broken in one of my many moves since then and hasn't actually hung on a wall in I can't even remember how many years. There have been several times I have thought of throwing it away but now I am glad I didn't. So here is a picture of the frame before I started.
Monogram Letters and Rich and I which is the P for Perillo, a small R and a small J
4 tiny clothes pins
Here is a picture of most the supplies.
So I got to painting the 3 wooden letters with the brown paint and the frame that was formerly pink, I always use wax paper under painting that way nothing sticks to it, sometimes I find that painted stuff sticks to newspaper if you use that and then I use small paper plates to put paint on, it makes for such an easy clean up.
So while the paint was drying I cut my fabric and glued it with tacky glue to what use to be the matte of the picture frame, I just left the old pictures in there since they were gllued on anyways. I put the pictures on the back so they wouldn't show through the fabric. I used an iron on low setting on the fabric so there were no wrinkles, then I glued it to the back as I folded the fabric around it. Honestly, if I had spray adhesive I would have used it but I worked with what I had on hand. Here is what it looked like. By the way the crazy yellow and orange strips you see in the background is a beach towel that I was working on top of as I ironed and glued, I assure you that is not a part of the project.
Once I was done with the gluing of the fabric I put the fabric piece in the frame. Then I took a small piece of hemp string and glued it on either side to hang the two pictures from using the small clothes pins. In the picture below I had not yet picked out the two pictures so I just used any two I had laying around for measurement purposes, that is why one is going the wrong way. I then used my hot glue gun to glue the letters on as our monogram. Below is the final product minus the correct photos and not yet on the wall. What do you think? Do you craft to decorate your house? Would love to see what other people have made for their homes.
Once I put it on the wall and put in the correct pictures I will share that as well.