Saturday, May 1, 2010


A few weeks ago, I came across this post and knew I had to try it for myself.  I started at da font and found a decorative M.  I enlarged it in Word and got ready to print it.  That is when I realized that my children had used every single piece of printer paper I had (they love to draw).  So, I found some old ivory resume paper hiding in a filing cabinet and used that.  I bought a silver frame at Wal-mart for $3. 

I realized that the mat was ivory too. 

That won't work.  So, being the impatient girl that I am, I decided I'd paint the mat with craft paint. 

Then I painted the frame black.  Again, my imptience took over so the paint job is not the best.  I'll probably have to sand down a few spots and repaint.  But, here's the finished product. 

Sorry about the fingerprints on the glass.  I need to clean those. 

See the piece of furniture my new "M" is sitting on?  That's my next project.

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  1. Oh I LOVE it! Now I want one. And I've painted mats countless times. Beats buying a new one when you need to change things up.

  2. LOVE IT! I never would have thought of using my computer to make a monogrammed item. Thanks!
    ~ Jill

  3. loves it! another M idea, maybe I'll start a collection! thanks for commenting on my blog :O)

  4. This turned out great! Looks like something you buy in a store.

  5. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog...I love me some comments! Do you have a photo of what you did with your plates? I'd love to see them. You did an awesome job with this project. I appreciate your creativity...God bless you, Robyn

  6. It looks wonderful!!! :) I give it two thumbs up. ;)

  7. Love that idea! Yours looks great!

  8. ok, maybe i am blind, but I don't see the finished product... the picture is not there...and my kid uses all of my printer paper for drawing, too! I have to hide it!

  9. I fixed it and your finished project is gorgeous!...