Easy as ABC...


I'm so glad that y'all wanted to know because I so wanted to tell ya! I drew the letter M on a piece of poster board and cut it out.

You can use either stencil. I used the one with the cut out so I could also use the circle.

Now before you get all nervous about painting on your wall just remember.....if you mess up you can always paint over it. Madison even helped out.

After I drew my M and circle I measured around the outer perimeter to get my lines {almost} straight.

No perfect lines here but who's looking close? Did you just zoom in on that picture,hehe

For Madison's name I found a font that I liked and tweeked the M till I thought it was perfect. I then printed it out and taped it in place.

I just pressed down lightly and made a very small indention so I could go back and trace the lines.

I pretty much did the same thing with the swirls on the bottom. I drew the swirl out on the poster board and taped it up where I wanted the swirls to be...

To make the other side even I just flipped it over and repeated the same process on the other side

There you have it!

Hope this has inspired you to go forth and paint {without fear of perfection} and have fun while doing it!

73 comments:

  1. Awesome! I love all your ideas!!

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  2. It loooks saaaaaaaa'weet!

    Kris

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  3. Susie my friend you sure make it look easy!!! It turned out so good.

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  4. That's exactly what I was thinking. I've got to do Indy's monogram (no swirls though) above his bed I just wanted to make sure I had a good idea of how to do it. Guess so! Yours looks looks super fab. Thanks for the how-to.

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  5. With your instructions it looks so easy...maybe I will practice in the garage first.

    Madison's room is looking great!

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  6. You make it sound easy peasy. Definitely doable, but I do not have the steadiest hand when painting. I still may have to try it though! Thanks for sharing! It looks fantastic.

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  7. Well, you sure made that look like even I could do it.
    Maybe I'll try (one day).
    Have a great Wednesday.

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial. Did you freehand the swirls? Wow, you are so talented! I will have to try this out for my kids' rooms!

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  9. Even though I've now seen how you do it, I could never do it. Never ever. You are too talented. You paint, create, design. Heathahlee sings. I wish the good Lord would have given me some talent genes :)

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  10. Love it! Think I told you I'm redoing my 9 year old's room and she loves this-her name is Maggie. Good for me that you already did the M for me! I may have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration-your work is great!

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  11. Is there a site on-line you go to for choices of fonts and monogram designs? Love this! :)

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  12. Susie, It is beautiful...I still couldn't do it with the tutorial! You are so blessed to be able to do that! Nancy

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  13. Thank you for the how-to! What a cool feature for your little girlie's room.

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  14. I was thinking you might have shared the overhead projector idea. I was an artistic director for our community theatre many years, and putting a transparency of what you want to paint on an overhead projector saved my lack of a steady hand many times.

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  15. This is so great. I'm a big fan of tracing!

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  16. Thanks for sharing that! Now, can you give us a tutorial on how you hold your hand so steady? :)

    It really looks great!

    Blessings,
    Mandy

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  17. You could also use a projector if you have the design already on something and you want to project it onto the wall. We did that for our daughter's nursery years ago and it was adorable! Thanks Susie for the lesson!

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  18. My husband and I both thought this was the coolest thing ever! Bravo on such a great job! And thanks for the step by step, it will help a ton when decorating rooms!

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  19. You are so creative, Susie. I LOVE this! Hope you're having a good week. :-)

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  20. you are too much! love it! i would do something like that, but then i would realize my kids were curious georging it all over the other walls!

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  21. I can't wait to show this to my almost 18 year old...and see if she wants one in her room. Great post Susie...you make things look possible for the rest of us. Thanks!
    It is incredibly beautiful.
    Debbie

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  22. It's just soooo pretty! Great job!

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  23. Love it! That looks fabulous! Jen

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  24. I'm inspired but I thought you did it free-hand! I thought you were THAT good! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love it! For all of us who are not as resourceful as you are, would you please share what fonts you used for the M and for Madison? I have spent the morning looking at fonts and can't find any as nice looking as yours.

    God bless,
    Lela Faye

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  26. Love it, Susie cutie! I need to find a place for one of these. You make it look like a snap. I'm sure it wasn't quite that fast & easy.

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  27. Absolutley precious! You are one talented and crafty girlfriend!

    Would love to get your two cents worth on my decorating dilemma today! Come over it you get a chance!

    Hugs!
    Susan

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  28. This is a great project, thank you for sharing. Off to check out your other ideas.

    Thanks!

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  29. Oh wow, that is just gorgeous!

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  30. I am so doing this! I have ask Rhoda to help me pick out some paint colors for Kelsie's room. (we traded, blog redesign for interior design help) When I get her room painted, I am SO doing this!!! Thanks for the easy tutorial!

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  31. Fantastic! What a great how-to. Send some more creativity my way. Jackie

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  32. Us? Zoom in on things????

    Nah....we wouldn't do that!

    It looks incredible - I so want to go home right now and do that somewhere in my house. I've already scribbled a phrase over the window in my dining room, and hubby wants me to do one in his office.

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  33. You are amazing!! You make it look simple enough for even me to try!! Yahooo!!!! Did you just use acrylic craft store paint on the wall? (Forgive me if this is a simpleton, "oh my gosh I am rolling my eyes I cannot believe she asked me this" question!)

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  34. I love the pink and brown combination. Is the brown color bittersweet chocolate? I am looking to paint my bedroom brown and love to see what other people have used.

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  35. I love it! Very pretty and gets me inspired to try something like that! Thanks for the tips :)

    jill n.

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  36. This is exactly what I need to do over my daughters bed. Did you freehand the M and swirls to make the pattern??? Please tell!

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  37. This is fabulous Susie!! My daughter did Noah's room in Speed Racer. She painted a big M on his wall too. When he was newborn, 16 months ago, she painted frogs and other things for his room. Now it's speed racer. I don't know what's next!

    I love Maddy's monogrammed wall! Perfection!

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  38. Oh, Susie!!! How absolutely gorgeous! I know she's tickled pink! (no pun intended!) : )

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  39. That is a great idea. Love the script writing. You must have great penmanship. I love to decorate also and do it for a living. Isn't it fun!

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  40. So amazing, now I just need to have a little girl so I can do this in her room :)

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  41. This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to, I'll be linking to this.

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  42. That is amazing!! I love the creativity. :)

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  43. Wow - you make it look so easy! But you are right - if you mess up, you can just paint over it. I'd love to try something like that soon. Thank you so much for sharing how you did that!

    BTW, I'm doing a monogram giveaway on my new blog - www.mydomesticdisaster.blogspot.com

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  44. Oh My GOODNESS!!! I am soooooo gonna have to try this! Thanks for posting the how to steps! So happy I came across your blog!

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  45. Wow. This kills me. It looks amazing! I cant believe you painted it freehand! Well, I know "in the lines"...but still!

    Also, I haven't been by for awhile, so had to get caught up, but I'm sorry to hear your daughter has been going through a rough time. It's sad when kids have to deal with things like bullying. I hope things are going better.

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  46. That looks so pretty. You did such a wonderful job.

    I would love to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

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  47. UHHH, yeah, that sounds easy...
    Can you just come to my house and do it for me?

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  48. That is so beautiful! What a fantastic job you did! You make it look so easy!

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  49. W.O.W. My first time visiting your blog and what a whopper of a first post to read! This is totally my style and I have so many places I want to do something similar that I'm going to have to slow down or I might have monograms on every wall! I've used similar techniques on a smaller scale (a toybox I have posted on my blog), but this just blows everything away! Fabulous job!

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  50. Wowzers, great job! You've inspired me to go do some paintin' :)

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  51. island girlMarch 05, 2009

    Wow! You are amazing! It looks so good!

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  52. It's gorgeous!!!

    Ruth

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  53. Really beautiful!I have never been afraid of paint, and I love others who use it boldly!
    Rebecca
    RootsAndWings.blogspot.com

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  54. That is AWESOME! I LOVE IT!

    Emily

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  55. I love that idea. It looks regal. I'm sure she will love looking at it everyday.

    Deb

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  56. That looks great! I love her room color. We have that same color in Courtney's room.

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  57. I love how this turned out! Beautiful! It inspired me to get to work on finishing my daughter's room!

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  58. I love this.!!!! I am your newest follower..

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  59. That is beautiful. If you ever have access to an overhead projector you could do the same thing without cutting the paper, you just need to put the projector on a steady surface and then draw away. No stencils needed. Sometimes you can check with a library to see if you can rent a projector, or if you volunteer at a school they may let you borrow one too!

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  60. Another FAB idea! I am definitely using this one for my Little's room redeco project we're doing. She will LOVE a giant "H" on the wall! : ) Thanks a mil!

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  61. BRAVO! You both should be very proud of yourself - it turned out fabulous! You've inspired me!

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  64. Hi! I just want to say you have inspired me to try this on my daughters walls! My question though is what did you print Madison's name on to be able to see it in order to paint it on the wall? Thank you so much for sharing!

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