I needed one more thing to hang on my living room wall. There was one empty spot above our television that needed a little something. Our walls are a darker mocha color, so whatever I decided to put there would need to be a contrasting light color. I took an old framed flower picture, some hammered spray paint, and a little Mod Podged fabric to make this framed monogram.
The framed flower actually has a mate. So I have one more of these to use on another project, probably for the bathroom. :) Here’s a before shot of the framed picture.
I removed the glass from the frame and used a piece of fine grit sandpaper across the surface to rough it up a bit. Then I gave the glass a coat of Rustoleum’s hammered brown spray paint and left it to dry.
I chose some light colored fabric, originally from a tablecloth that I used to make some curtains for my backdoor, and cut enough for my monogram letter. I placed the fabric onto waxed paper and painted the fabric with Mod Podge to prep it. Doing this keeps the fabric from fraying when you cut out your letter.
While everything was drying I made the pattern for my letter F. I chose the font I wanted, enlarged it on the copier, then printed off an extra copy. In order to make the F long and tall to match the frame, I cut sections of one F printout and pieced them together with tape. Then I cut the letter out.
Now it was time for another coat of hammered spray paint on the glass.
See the cool effect that the hammered paint gives? I’m not sure the photo is really doing it justice.
When you look at the finished frame, the glass looks like tin!
I pinned my “F” pattern to the dry Mod Podged fabric and cut out the letter.
In order to position the F properly in the frame I placed the painted glass back into the frame first and then placed the letter onto it. I used Mod Podge to attach the letter to the glass, only applying Mod Podge to the back of the fabric letter.
I placed the original backing back into the frame behind the glass and it was all done!
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