Friday, August 16, 2013

DIY Wood panel and burlap monogram

While trying to figure out what to put above my small entryway table, I remembered a pin I had seen for a wood and burlap monogram and I instantly knew how I would make it.

I had purchased a wood stepper for a few dollars a few months back at Christmas Tree Shoppe, but my original plan for it didn't work out so I've been using it for scraps. 

I apologize in advance that I don't have many pictures of the process.  I was working so fast and furious that I never picked up my camera until I was done.  (Bad blogger, bad!)

So here's what I did:  The planks were held together by three pieces of wood along the back and some screw.  I disassembled the stepper and then moved the planks of wood together, so there was no gaps between them.  Then I reused two of the back pieces and the screws to reattach all the front pieces together. 
Of course there was now some overhang, so I used my jigsaw to trim down the excess piece of wood.  Then I stained the entire thing the same color as the drawer knob on my entryway table.

While the stain was drying I printed up a  large monogram on a piece of burlap - you can see the full here.
tutorial for using your inkjet to print on burlap

Then I drilled small pilot holes in the wood and used four large upholstery nails - which I had left over from my dropcloth headboard and Ikea chair hack - and used them to secure the burlap to the wood panel.

And that's it - my "foyer" is now complete after turning a nightstand into a small entryway table and monogramming a piece of burlap and mounting it on stained wood.  This project cost me nothing since I had everything on hand - isn't that the best!

And just for kicks here's a look at my entryway before and after this little makeover...

As always, thanks for stopping by 2IY.  If you love my new entryway table as much as I do, I'd love for you to pin it! 

Posted by: Melissa

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