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DIY Monogram

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maybe it's the inner prep in me, but I love a good monogram.  Yesterday when I saw this post my wheels started turning.  Did you know that you could use this site to preview monograms?  Beats photoshop and paint any day in my opinion.  Check it out...

k.f.d. designs (tutorial)
When I see the colors Kristen uses it makes me want to take more chances with color.
Her bedroom is amazing and if you haven't seen her blog, prepare to be inspired.
Every post leaves me wanting to start a new project.


Shannon Berrey Design 
This was the monogram that started it all.  I'm loving this image and everything in it.

So what are you going to monogram?


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36 comments:

  1. Oooh! I can monogram all the cat beds and the towels and the pillowcases and the chairs...

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  2. I've been checking out these tutorials for the past 45 minutes. Okay I say this all the time but this is one project I really am going to do! My question is: how many monograms can one house have?

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  3. oh goodness. that last picture is perfection. i love how the colors just pop and work with each other. I can see why you like it!

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  4. woo hoo! thanks for posting these :)

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  5. LOVE that last lamp and the colors in there are beautiful!!! Have fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  6. I really love a good monogram too--there's something so gracious and nostalgic about it. I wasn't aware of that monogram-preview site--that is very cool! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. I love monograms! They're such a classic touch on pillows and towels. I'd love to do some on our luggage. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Shannon did an amazing jog with the lampshade! I've never been big on monograms, but these looks have me wondering...Janell

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  9. All of these photos are so beautiful and inspiring Rene. I especially love the last photo - all that color reminds me of Spring! Off to check out the site you linked to...

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  10. I love monograms too, and my daughter just got monogrammed bedding for her apartment! I think a monogrammed lampshade is a wonderful idea. I've always wanted monogrammed sheets!

    Kat :)

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  11. I blame my 80s upbringing on my love on monograms! Still can't get enough. That lamp shade is darling. So cute for a kids room. I really want to give it a try. Not sure I have a steady enough hand or sharp enough sissors, but she sure made it look doable! Thanks for sharing!
    Tessa

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  12. Great DIY!
    I am headed over to check this out.
    Have a great day, Rene.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  13. Love monogrammed Euro shams...need some of my own for our master bedroom!

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  14. Oh, I LOVE that last shot!!! The colors, the lamp, the monogram! The last thing I monogrammed, I used my Silhouette to make a frame with a "T" inside and I ironed it onto a ruffled bag to share with my girls when we go to the library. :)

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  15. Love the monogram on Shannon's lamp shade....her blog is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. beautiful and inspiring. hugs to you, Rene

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  17. I want to do a big one on the glass wall in between my shower and bathtub. I'm just worried about cleaning the wall since we have hard water, and the associated deposits make a mess of everything.

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  18. One more thing - I've been in <3 with monograms for quite a while. I found out that when doing a couple's monogram (both people in the same one), the woman's initial typically goes on the left. I don't know why, but that surprised me...

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  19. I love this Rene! It is the inner prep I think. My friend in Portland once emailed me to ask why her mother-in-law from North Carolina insists on monogramming all the things she sends to Portland. I told her just to pipe down, make some Bruswick Stew, and enjoy how it looks! : D

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  20. I think it's my inner prep as well! I LOVE a good monogram. That first bedroom is unreal. Can't wait to check out the blog. All darling examples.

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  21. Hi Rene, Being a true Southern gal I love anything monogrammed. I am on my way to check out the monogram preview site. I love all the fresh colors in these rooms.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  22. I'm pretty sure you just saved me a ton of cash with this idea...I was about to order 2 monogrammed pillow shams for my soon-to-be husband and I. Thanks for the idea!!

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  23. You had me at monograms! I love the 2nd and last image!!! Beautiful.

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  24. i agree about that last image- i love every last detail!
    and what i love about the monogram is the classic and serious touch it can add to a cheerful and whimsical room.

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  25. I loooove me a good monogram! Thanks for sharing the site with us!

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  26. As a matter of
    fact, I just had
    something monogrammed
    for my daughter's
    upcoming {16th!}
    birthday : ) I'm
    a sucker for them,
    too....Can't wait to
    check out some of
    these sites and
    tutorials ~ thanks,
    Rene!
    xx Suzanne

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  27. I love the bed pillows! Those would be awesome with my black and white quilt. Thinking, thinking...

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  28. The monograms are great! I have been wanting to try some out too. I love all the colors they used in their rooms. It really seems to work well!

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  29. I really do need to monogram more of my things. I love the preppy, classy feel it brings. Hope you can follow my blog!

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  30. I love monograms but other than my sheets, I really am at a lost as to how to use them. Your photos are beautiful.

    Also, I am having an Island Living Giveaway to celebrate my 1st Blogging Anniversary. Come by and enter! :)

    Angie @ Linen + Verbena

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  31. Love the classy feel a monogram gives a piece. The inspiration images you shared are great!

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  32. Thanks for including my lampshade!! As a true Southern Gal {Nawth Car-o-lina}, I must insist that one can ne-va, e-va have too many monograms ;) Love your blog!

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  33. I am quite the one for monograms. When I saw KFD's pillows, I immediately wanted to go out and make one. Except I didn't have a printer. What a great round up.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  34. As a matter of fact, I'm writing a post about my monogram this week! I'm a sucker for a monogram too!

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