You may have noticed the blank wall space in the front hallway from the after photos (on the far side of the mirror beside the front door).
thrift store frames to create some custom monogram art for $0. That's right free.
Using this "junk"
Here's how I did it.
First you need to find a monogram that you like and print it out. I used a custom font that I found online, but you could use anything from Word or even draw it yourself.
Next you glue the print-out to the side of a cereal box (or some other stiff paper)
You want to put the glue on the "good" side and stick it to the colourful side of the box. This will make more sense in a second, basically you don't want to get glue on the "front" of the letter (which is the inside of the box).
Next you're going to cut out the letter.
This is more difficult the more swirly the letter, also my dollar store glue didn't stick that well and I had a bit of sliding around.but eventually you'll get something like this. Notice that I have separated the template from the cut-out letter ("cut-out"). If your glue is not too sticky like mine this is easy, if you have good glue you can just print 2 templates or photocopy a duplicate. You'll need this for the next step.
Now we're going to paint everything. I applied primer to all of the pieces.
Especially after I accidentally put my hand on the primer can lid while standing up... sigh.
Easy as pie.