When I was contacted by Designs by Southern Charm to review their monograms, I was totally on board. I went to their web site, selected my font and sent in my order. I was pleased when I received not one, but two, gorgeous monograms just a week or so later. I immediately knew how I was going to use the 3 letter monogram. Last year when my friend Amanda from the fabulous blog Dixie Delights shared her holiday monogram on her outdoor porch, I’ve been wanting to have a similar one in my sunroom. Receiving this monogram was the perfect time to make my own.
I picked up a canvas at Hobby Lobby (with a 40% off coupon) which I covered with burlap. I also bought some Krylon Glitter Blast in Silver Flash at Michaels’ (again using a coupon). After spraying the monogram with Churchill Hotel Vanilla by Valspar and letting that thoroughly dry, I gave it a few quick blasts of the glitter spray which gave me the look I was after. Then once everything was dry, I adhered the monogram to the burlap covered canvas with good ol’ clear school glue. I put some books on top to hold it down overnight and then had my husband hang it up in the sunroom.
I’d love to show the whole sunroom because it’s one of my favorite rooms in the house but right now it’s become a dumping ground for a few bags of Christmas decorations I brought in Sunday afternoon and a little painting project I started before the rain today so I had to bring it in to dry.
See those bags (and a bag of charcoal(?)??? And my little paper mache deer I painted white. It’s going to get a coat of the glitter spray paint too soon to (hopefully) be incorporated into my Christmas mantle.
The patio and deck are such a mess! It has rained off and on all day long!
While we’re in the sunroom, let me show you two things I recently purchased. First is this pretty aqua clock. That is my accent color in the sunroom and den which open into each other.
Also, while a door mat is nothing to get excited about, I’ve needed some new ones for all the entrances to our house, so I was so excited to find some at Ross for an unbelievable price! I put one at each door in the sunroom and another one at our front door.
I was hoping to start my Christmas decorating this week but since Auburn won the Iron Bowl last Saturday, my husband wanted to go see them play in Atlanta this coming Saturday. So this week I’ll be busy trying to round up something to wear and find some things for our granddaughter as well since this trip is especially for her. My husband said if Auburn got as far as the SEC championship game he was going to take her….of course, that meant a ticket for me and one for our daughter as well. Our son couldn’t go but if for some reason he can take off, I’ll give him my ticket. WAR EAGLE!