Monday, May 21, 2012

lace stenciled monogram

My best friend Shannon was married this weekend and it was one of the prettiest weddings I have ever been to!  I helped her with a few projects to relieve some stress.  One of them were these letters for the fireplace mantel at the venue.



Originally she had planned to wrap the letters in yarn, but once she started she passed it on to me and told me if I didn't get to it to toss the whole project because she never wanted to look at them again ;)  I know the feeling...these little letters from this baby shower took me 2 hours each!



I decided to bag the yarn and spray paint the letters...it took me 5 minutes.  2 coats plus drying time.


Then I bought a lace table cloth from Goodwill, laid it on top of the letters and sprayed with white paint.  I quickly lifted the table cloth abracadabra style and voila!  The paint did get a little blurry in some spots so I suggest an assistant to help lift the lace.  I love the way they turned out and so much easier then yarn!

12 comments:

Kyla said...

What an adorable personal gift! The effect is so pretty :)

Jess said...

Wow! Great idea! The yarn looks great, but it definitely looks tedious and time consuming. I would haver never thought to spray paint over lace though! Very cool!

Kristin said...

so cute!! love the idea!

Jaime said...

Those turned out beautiful Nikki - great job! I'd love to see more pictures from the wedding!

Teresa said...

And the result couldn't have been prettier and lovelier.

Well done. You're a Good Friend!

Hang in there, Pretty Face.

Love,
Teresa

Diana Joy said...

Fabulous idea and so attractive. We call that masking in the scrapping world.

Alecia said...

Pretty, I love it! I want to see more pictures from the wedding!

jessica {creative index} said...

i love the lace effect!! these came out so good!

Katia said...

That turned out amazing! Loove it! I can't wait to see more pictures. Your keeping us in suspense ;-)

birdie to be said...

So pretty! What a gorgeous mantel!

love,natalie said...

Genius! They were a perfect vocal point.

Tina L. Hook said...

That is gorgeous!!!

How pretty would this painting technique be on a tabletop?

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