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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Met Monday.....picture this!

Time for Metamorphosis Monday.
Thank you to Susan our hostess at, http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/06/welcome-to-23rd-metamorphosis-monday.html, for bringing us together each week.
Fun to see what others are up to!

Before.........picture this, a picture frame and a tea or guest towel.
I got these frames on sale at Michaels for $15 each.
Got the linen monogrammed guest or tea towels
for $5 each at a gift shop.
I had ideas of making some pretty pillows with the monograms but then got this idea.
Why not frame them!?
We always have plenty of pretty pillows to take off the bed anyway.
(Click on any photo to enlarge)


Close up of the monogram, I did an R for Ron and an L for Linda, moi!
I like the detail around the letters.



After.....(for some reason it turned my photo again, frustrating)!,
I did an initial for both my husband and I.
I ironed the linen tea towel really well to get the wrinkles and fold lines
out before framing.
Cut the excess off which I can always use to make sachets with.

One way I found to get the linen piece really tight in the frame is to anchor it
down inside on the back of the matting with double stick tape.
I pulled it really tight all around like when doing an upholstery job on
a chair seat. Works really well!


I plan to hang these on either side of our bed above the night stands and lamps.
Hopefully next week I will be back with my little Keller Iron boudoir chair redone, working on it, but haven't found the right fabric to cover it in yet.







25 comments:

Melanie said...

Ohhh, that's beautiful!

Kammy said...

Great idea.....might have to steal it, LOL !
Hugs ~ Kammy

ceekay said...

Those are gorgeous. I love intials and so pretty in the embroidery!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Beautiful! What a great idea!
~Michelle

marty39 said...

They look fabulous framed. What a great idea. Love them. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, those are beautiful! How smart. laurie

Robin said...

Now those are amazing. I love them!
Robin
All things Heart and Home

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great idea - very pretty.
Glenda

Anna said...

great idea! and good tip about using the double sided tape, I wouldn't have thought of that.

Shelia said...

Oh, I love this! It's beautiful and how clever you are!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Kelli said...

So beautiful and elegant! You did a wonderful job!
~Kelli

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a beautiful and creative idea! Simply elegant!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

THis is so pretty- what a clever idea!! I need to go find me some initials!

blessings
mary

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Hi :)
I was blog hopping and came across your blog and thought Id say HI :)
Candy

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

What a great idea. I love it!

mary'smom said...

Very beautiful(and regal).

Ann and Billy said...

Those are beautiful. Great idea.

Linda said...

Very simple and elegant! Linda

g.suzie said...

Very pretty idea, can't wait to see the rest of the project you are working on!

Michelle said...

Very Nice!! I love anything monogrammed!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful idea! I had never thought of doing this! What fantastic ideas I get from reading blogs. This is very nice, and monogrammed to match! Beautiful!
Brenda

Kim said...

I love it!!! They turned out beautiful. I may have to steal, I mean borrow, this idea.

Marie said...

Hello Linda - love your monograms in the frames! Turned out fabulous.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Debbie said...

Great idea, love it. Debbie

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your monogram frames are wonderful! That is so creative. I never would have thought of it. I am on the look out now for some linen towels.

Thanks for sharing.

Charla