Monday, January 21, 2013

A Long Overdue DIY Project

This post is a thank you of sorts.  Back last summer, I "won" my first real blog giveaway, and it was seriously an awesome prize.  I don't enter too many giveaways, and I really didn't do this for the giveaway.  It was my sweet and awesome blog pal Annabelle's birthday (stop on over and check out her blog because she is such a sweet southern belle although still as tough as nails), and she was doing lots of giveaways for HER birthday.  I mean if that doesn't tell you how awesome she is, I don't know what will.  When she posted that I won one of her giveaways just for wishing her a happy birthday, I was like "What?"  And it was the best prize, ya'll!  I am a typical southern girl and love monograms.  I also had not done much decorating to our bedroom, and it needed some love.  When I e-mailed the owner of the etsy shop about winning, I really wasn't sure what to expect since I was new to the blog giveaway forum.  The shop owner's response was so sweet as she took my information for the personalized monogram and told me it would take a few weeks as these are purely handmade by her.  The detail of these wooden monograms is just amazing.  When the prize arrived, I was so excited to see it.  It was better than I could expect and definitely worth the $60 price as it is large, very detailed, sanded, and just ready to be painted whatever color you choose.  I have been "patiently" waiting for my sweet husband to finally paint mine so I could hang it and see what it looked like above our bed.  We chose to do the couple's monogram since it was going in our bedroom.  I decided to hang the monogram with some trendy burlap ribbon.  Thanks, Annabelle, for this awesome gift!

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This was the wooden monogram before my husband painted it.  He hung it from a tree in our backyard to spray paint it, and then we let it air out a couple of days in our garage before bringing it inside.  Due to the extremely wet weather we had last week, it took a little longer to completely dry.  

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The monogram above our bed.  I kind of took this photo from an angle to avoid glare  so it actually isn't hanging crooked.  

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Please visit Ms. Stevens' etsy shop at trendytrimmings.etsy.com for more of her fine creations. 

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9 comments:

  1. That is very elegant! Congratulations on winning.

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  2. Love it!! I am heading to the Etsy shop right now. :)

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  3. That looks great. I really like the ribbon. I was just thinking about doing a monogram on a lamp for our room.

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  4. I saw your blog listed in my Etsy shop traffic and popped over to check it out.. I was so surprised to see this post about your monogram! It looks beautiful hung in your home :) Thank you for all the kind words about me and my monograms! Thank you also for linking to my shop, I really appreciate it!

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  5. oh how I love a good monogram :)

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  6. Pretty!! Thank you for leaving such encouraging comments on my posts!
    Boo on the snow!! ;)

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  7. I'm here from Kelly's blog, because I'm a monogrammer I instantly click on anything with a monogram! I love them, check out my page if you're interested in monogram watches www.facebook.com/initiallypink or www.etsy.com/shop/initiallypink.

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