A Colorful Twist for Wood Monograms

Today I decided to go in a different direction when painting one of our wood monograms.  For a colorful twist,  I painted the center letter a soft mint color and the two side letters are blueberry.

Two Tone Wood Monogram

Two Tone Wood Monogram

Here is how it started out… bare unfinished wood.

Unfinished Wood Monogram before painting.

Wood monogram painting in progress

Wood monogram painting in progress

2 color monogram finished

Finished painting

Two Tone Wood Monogram

A colorful bow adds the finishing touch! What do you think?

Make your own masterpiece with one of our wood monogram products.  They are so easy to paint!

Go to Monogram Lane for to see all our Wall Decor products: Acrylic, Metal and Wood.

Etched Monogram Glassware

Elegant or Fun, our etched glassware meets all your needs.  From stemless wine glasses to old fashioned Mason jars, our personalized glassware sets fill your gift list with endless possibilities.

Low Stem Stackable Wine Glasses

Low Stem Stackable Wine Glasses

Etched Stemless Wine Glasses

Etched Stemless Wine Glasses

Craft Beer Mug Set is a great men's gift.

Craft Beer Mug Set is a great men’s gift.

Personalized Pilsner Glasses

Personalized Pilsner Glasses

16 oz etched Mason Jars

Etched Mason Jars are fun for lemonade or iced tea.

For weddings, anniversaries, house warmings and showers, these glassware sets are a go-to gift that your friends will love.  See these and more gift options at Monogram Lane.

Monogram Everything with Vinyl Decals!

If it’s not nailed down…MONOGRAM IT! Now you can with our vinyl monogram decals.  Lots of cute designs for anything you want to personalize.

Monogram Boots

Put monogram decals on your boots!

Add a monogram to your sneakers!

Add a monogram to your sneakers!

Add a cute Bow Monogram to a plate.

Add a cute Bow Monogram to a plate.

Our customer Lynn Payne put a monogram on a candle.

Our customer Lynn Payne put a monogram on a candle.

Teal Light holder with Script Monogram

Tea Light holder with Script Monogram

Monogram the outside of your laptop.

Monogram the outside of your laptop.

Monogram your Laptop!

Monogram the inside of  your laptop!

Jazz up a simple wallet with an elegant gold monogram.

Jazz up a simple wallet with an elegant gold monogram.

Monogram decals can go on just about anything!

Monogram decals can go on just about anything!

Monogram everything with a vinyl decal from Monogram Lane.

Hand Stamped Jewelry for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 11, 2014

Mom will love these original hand stamped necklaces for Mother’s Day.  Show her you put lots of thought into a custom gift just for her.   Each unique piece is custom made by jewelry artisans in California.

The One and Only Necklace

The One and Only Necklace

Circle of Love Necklace

Circle of Love Necklace

Eclectic Mix Necklace

Eclectic Mix Necklace

Mixed Heart Necklace

Mixed Heart Necklace

Classic Monogram Necklace

Classic Monogram Necklace

It’s never too early to get Mom a special gift.  Order now and receive your necklace in plenty of time for Mother’s Day.

Monogram Cake Toppers are the “Icing on the Cake”

For a twist on the traditional wedding cake, we have the perfect answer:  Acrylic Cake Toppers with Monograms and Names.  We know many brides are making plans for Spring and Summer weddings and these are sure to personalize any reception.

Acrylic Solid Cake Topper in Mirror finish

Acrylic Solid Cake Topper in Mirror finish. More colors available.

Acrylic Cake Topper in Pink Chevron

Acrylic Cake Topper in Pink Chevron. More patterns and colors available.

Brown Acrylic Name Cake Topper

Brown Acrylic Name Cake Topper. More colors available.

Acrylic Designer Cake Topper in Circle Font

Acrylic Designer Cake Topper in Circle Font. More pattern styles available.

Orange Acrylic Cake Topper in Circle Font.  Many more colors available.

Orange Acrylic Cake Topper in Circle Font. Many more colors available.

Our cake toppers are also perfect for engagement parties, showers and anniversaries.   And after your special occasion, they look great in planters!

See all our custom acrylic cake toppers at Monogram Lane.

 

Ahoy Matey!

Spring officially splashes in on March 20.  Be ready when the warm breezes come your way and you head to the nearest pool, beach or lake.  Hopefully these bright new products will “spring” you into action! Add a monogram free of charge for personalized gifts for your family and friends…and YOU!

Pink Anchor Beach Bag and Pink Floppy Hat

Hot Pink Anchor Beach Bag and Hot Pink Floppy Hat

Hot Pink Visor

Hot Pink Visor

Hot Pink Anchor Market Tote

Hot Pink Anchor Market Tote

Navy Anchor Market Tote

Navy Anchor Market Tote

Navy Anchor Beach Bag and Hot Pink Visor

Navy Anchor Beach Bag and Hot Pink Visor

Aqua Seahorse Beach Bag

Aqua Seahorse Beach Bag

Coral Baseball Cap

Coral Baseball Cap

Coral Visor and Navy Chevron Market Tote

Coral Visor and Navy Chevron Market Tote

Go to Monogram Lane to see these adorable Spring products as well as our entire website full of UNIQUE, CHIC, EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS.

Address Decals add Curb Appeal

No 10 Downing Street, London

Your address may not be as famous as No. 10 Downing Street, but you can spruce up your door with a number decal.

White Decal Numbers on red door

Update your curb appeal for under $30.  That’s a very small investment for a big impact.

Glass Etch Decal on Transom Window

Glass Etch Vinyl Decal on Transom Window

The  glass etch vinyl transforms this window into an elegant entry.   It actually looks like the numbers have been etched into the glass.  But the decal comes off  smoothly when you’re ready for a change.

White address decal with dots

White numbers add a punch to this transom window.

221b baker street, London

Sherlock Holmes’ famous Baker Street door stands out with gold numbers.

Gold numbers on transom window

We even like the way house numbers look from inside.

Black decal on dog house

This elegant dog mansion really stands out with the addition of house numbers.

White number decal on dog house

Even this Fido’s humble digs become important with an address.

Our vinyl decals are available in 20 different colors.  Order your address decal at Monogram Lane.

Red Hot Chalk Paint Project

Chest After

Cheryl created this stunning treasure with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor’s Silk Red.

Chest before Picture

She found this piece at a garage sale for under $30.  It began life as a plain wood chest before she transformed it into the beauty it is now.

Chest in progress

Here is the work in progress.  She added Mackenzie-Child’s Courtly Check tissue paper in the recessed areas on the sides and front.  Awesome idea!

Chest close up

I love the mixture of different hardware: black pulls on the top drawer and decorative knobs below.  Dark wax finishes the piece with a vintage patina.  We are definitely in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  More postings about future projects to come!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Project

Table finished close up

Cheryl recently introduced me to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  She told me it is great because it requires no sanding or priming prior to painting.  I was intrigued, so after researching and watching tutorials about the paint brand, I set out on a hunt for this paint.

Annie Sloan Chalk PaintAnnie Sloan wax

I found a local retailer in Nashville who carries the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: House of Stella.  The sales staff was extremely helpful and gave me lots of tips to help with my project.  I purchased a quart of Annie Sloan Duck Egg and French Linen paint, and 1 can each of the clear and dark wax.

Table before picture

Here is a small table that I had in my garage, waiting for a DIY project.  It was a perfect guinea pig for my first try with this paint.

French linen base

Frencch Linen base, Duck Egg top

I painted the base in French Linen and the top in Duck Egg.  After the paint dried, which took less than 30 minutes, I applied one coat of clear wax.  When it dried, I buffed it and then lightly sanded the places that I wanted to look “age-worn.”  Then I applied one coat of dark wax.

clear wax-dark wax

The dark wax is the secret to giving the piece a vintage look.  Here is a picture showing the top with only clear wax on the left, and after dark wax  was added on the right.  I love the way the dark wax “ages” the paint.

Table finished 1

My little “vintage” table looks right at home in my family room.  This project took just a few hours from start to finish.  My kind of quick DIY!

Table base finished

The “distressed” base.

Table top close up

The “vintage” table top.

Table finished 2

I’ve become a fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and am hunting for my next paint project.

Recycled Dog Bed

 I was born in England (I’m an Air Force ‘brat’) and was so excited when I found this British Flag dog bed.  I assumed my 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels would equally love a bed with the flag of their heritage, since they are a British breed.

British Flag dog bed 2

Well, they loved it alright!  So much so that they chewed the guts right out of it!

British Flag dog bed 3

I couldn’t bear to throw it away, so I cut off the worst side and mounted the salvaged side on a piece of board.

British Flag dog bed 5

My trusty staple gun to the rescue again.  Every DIYer must have a staple gun.  Mine is so old school that it is rusty in spots.

British Flag dog bed 6

Even with the chewed corners, I love the look.

British Flag dog bed 8

I hung it above my computer so I can see it everyday.  Coincidentally it hangs next to my clock labeled “Hampton London.”  A whole British theme going on there!

Please share your rescue projects.  We love hearing how our readers reuse instead of sending items to the trash bin.