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diy: monogram over the bed

If you all remember this post from last week, you know I had to replace the sunburst mirror over our bed.  Knowing the danger of having something over our heads (lesson learned), I wanted to find a safe replacement.  Everything is very rectangular in our bedroom so I also wanted something round.

I originally planned to pick up a round canvas and do a monogram on just one piece, but our local art store did not carry round canvases.  I searched around the store and finally decided to pick up some papier-mâché round box lids in two different sizes.  They were sweet enough to just sell me the lids.  Love that kind of luck.  I painted the lids black, and then painted our initials with some gold paint I had in my paint box.

This project cost me $15 and took 2 hours.  As with any diy, you always under estimate the time it will take.  I free-handed all the letters (which I'm sure is obvious by looking at it- it is so not perfect) and I love the way it turned out.  The imperfections remind me of how much Chris & I love the mustache ships I painted a few years back.  And the different sizes actually create some height/shape over the bed.  This will definitely hold us over until we get a new headboard.
 In person the gold is much more gold, not so yellow...
yes, our bed is super wrinkly, etc. I at least removed the remotes and other junk you didn't want to see :)
only a million other things I'd like to do to our room, but it's nice having one thing checked off the list!

*pillows: caitlin wilson design, rug: big lots, lamps: joss & main, headboard: west elm, bedside tables: local store, duvet: pottery barn, mint box: marshalls


  1. I love this so much! I just pinned it to Pinterest!

  2. I love this project! Never would I have thought to use lids, of all things!! Great idea. I may just have to try this! Now if only my freehand was as good as yours!

  3. What a cute idea! Also, I love that bedframe/those night stands! Can you share where you got them?

  4. thank you everyone!

    @lauren- just added them to the post-the bedside tables were found locally by my husband years, that's the only item i'm unsure of. hope that helps!

  5. Such a cute idea! I love it and so want to try it :)

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  6. Great idea! I like the idea for my daughter's room - her bed is up against a half wall and I'd like something to put there as a full headboard is not an option!

    Looks great!

  7. Kristen Lee BarrettAugust 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Hi!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bedroom! What color are your walls???

  8. @kristen- thank you! i'm not sure what the color's a rental. sorry!


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