October 05, 2009

Making Do

I recently fell in love with the monogram decals below that I found at the etsy shop Decal Monograms. I really wanted these for the girls' bathroom. The decals are very reasonably priced, but with the recent budget cuts in the house, I thought I'd find another solution. I took 2 black frames I had sitting in a closet, some pretty cardstock and my trusty printer and came up with this $0 version. It's not as pretty as the decals but every time I look at it I feel good about the solution. To recap, free project + loads of back patting= priceless. As for the rest of you, go buy those decals! And share your projects with me so I can feel all envious.

20 comments:

  1. You never cease to amaze me with your brilliant creativity!!
    Have a wonderful week!!

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  2. I love your creative solution! In fact, I usually love the cheap solutions that bloggers come up with, just because I love to see the creativity. Way more fun that way.

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  3. You know what?!? I love those too, but as a poor college student I don't have the budget for them or want to waist them on a temporary apartment... SO I used Word to create the letters design and size like you did, but instead of framing them I scribbled the back with lead or charcoal and then used it as a rub on my wall then used craft paint and painted over the letter transfers on my wall. It takes about 2 coats and a little touching up! They look just as good as the stickers! And it's free! If you don't have the color less than a buck for the bottle!

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  4. Beautiful!!! I can't imagine anything looking any better!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  5. I like yours better . . . they look great !!

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  6. Great project ... they're better than a decal because they were made with love.

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  7. Beautiful work! Free is better...so so much better. I received my books today. You are such a doll. They were wrapped up so lovely.

    Thank you!

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  8. very awesome...i'm giving you an e-hug!!! blessings, girly!

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  9. Cute idea! I love the monograms too. Very fun!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  10. Don't you love a black frame. They make everything look classy. And I love your monograms. They add a very nice touch.

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  11. Great idea, they look wonderful~
    Bristol

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  12. I love your take on the mongrams, and the price even better! I do have a little shopping tip about the decals though...I saw the single monogram identical to these (the decal version) at TJ Maxx' for $10 each...just in case your smash a piggy bank or something...

    Cheers,
    Linda

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  13. I have to say........I like your solution MUCH better than the decals. :-)

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  14. Love this idea Jen ~ so creative!

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  15. I am a glueless klotz! Do you mind sharing with me how you did it since one can't beat free???

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  16. Love it! I'm always more intrigued with budget friendly style versus the overt pricey kind....it shows more talent! Well done!!!

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  17. DIY...it's empowering, isn't it? No sitting around thinking I wish I wish...no...just get to it and make it happen. Nice work! Thanks for sharing your solution.

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