It's been quite a few months since I have blogged (JANUARY... EEEEK!!).  I'm going to blame it on the weather.  My apologies.  I've been busy, I promise, just mainly indoors! 

Monogram is so very popular right now and when a close friend of mine asked me to redo a chair for her son's room, I knew monogram would be the perfect idea!

As you can see in the before picture, it has a Swedish feel to it.  The chair was picked up at an Estate Sale and while very unique and rather old... not the taste of a little boy into dirt and sports!  

It really does fit perfectly in his!!

The newly painted chair sits right by the door so J man has a special spot to sit and tie his shoes, read an interesting book, or maybe even throw some dirty laundry. LOL

Here's the DIY I promised!!  

Step 1:  Because this chair was so old and had numerous colors of paint underneath, I had to give it a pretty good sand and prime.  2 coats!

Step 2:  I used Glidden's Rich Navy.  2 coats!

Step 3: I printed off an "S" from the computer and gathered my other materials (pencil and chalk).

Step 4: Cut out your desired letter, turn it over, and rub chalk on the backside.

Step 5:  Once you have positioned your letter accordingly, take your pencil and trace over the outside of the letter.  Voila!

Step 6:  I wanted some stripes to go along with the J.Crew looking plaid in J's bedspread so I just measured and taped off some stripes with my all time favorite Frog Tape.

Step 7:  Paint on your monogram and stripes.  You will need a good 3 coats depending on the color underneath.  Because mine was navy I needed quite a few coats of paint.  I used acrylic paint for the monogram and stripes.  It dries so much faster!!

If I can give you one bit of advice... splurge and buy some new paint brushes.  It is so worth it!!!

I am very happy with the way it turned out.  Not gonna lie, I was super nervous to start this project because J's momma is an artist herself.  If you are in need of adorable invites, greeting cards, or maybe even a little help in party planning, Meredith Santucci is your lady!  Take a minute to check out her website.  You will not be disappointed!

Happy Thoughts?
Mal :)

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