DIY Monogram Board Tutorial

I have recently been working on re-doing our master bedroom.  I have had the same exact bedding and decorations for the past 4 years, and it was definitely time for an update!  Of course, my husband doesn’t it find it necessary, so I set out to do it on a budget!  I love monograms and wanted to bring in some bright pops of color into the room.  I decided to combine my love for monograms and color and make a monogram board wall hanging!
Here is how to make a DIY Monogram Board:
  • Piece of plywood or MDF (my piece of plywood measures 16″ x 24″)
  • Wood or MDF cut out letter (I purchased mine at a local wood store, but they can be found at most craft supply stores)
  • Paint (I used two different colors of spray paint and one bottle of acrylic paint, but use whatever you prefer)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Painter’s tape
  • Wood glue
  • Sand paper
  • Sawtooth picture hanger
 Step 1:  Paint your board and letter.  I used Krylon Dual Paint and Primer in Flat White to paint my board.  I used orange acrylic paint and a sponge brush to paint my letter.  I applied 2-3 coats of paint to each piece and let it dry completely.
Step 2: Tape and paint stripes.  After my board was completely dry, I measured and marked my board to make stripes that were 3″ thick.  I placed my painter’s tape across the whole board and over the edges.  Using generic brand blue spray paint, I painted over the whole board with 2 coats of paint.  After the paint was dry, I removed the painter’s tape.
Step 3: Sand.  Using general purpose sand paper, I sanded down the edges of my letter and board.  I also sanded the front of the board to give it a worn look.  Wipe down your board and letter with a damp towel to remove any sawdust.
Step 4: Glue on the letter.  Using Elmer’s Wood Glue Max, I glued on my letter.  Be sure to apply your glue to the correct side of the letter so your letter isn’t backwards on your board!
Step 5: Install  sawtooth picture hanger.  I purchased a set of these at WalMart for less than a dollar.  Make sure to center the hanger on the back of your board so it will be level when you hang it.
Hang your DIY Monogram Board and you are done!
I made mine for under $10!
I also made one for our newborn’s nursery to hang over his crib!
Cute, inexpensive and easy!
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