A Large Monogram

Well, my husband was cleaning and organizing the garage the other day, and I had stopped back to check in with him and see what he was in to. I saw quite a few pieces of wood and this or that while I was there talking to him. A few days later, a light went on, and I realized that I had seen a round table top in that garage, that would be perfect for a project. I had seen a similar item on Instagram, and suddenly realized that I could make a similar item, with the help of my husband. I showed him the picture and he was more than willing. I already had the letter D. I have been collecting them here and there for an upcoming remodel of our family room. This item would hang in there, once the room was complete but for now I will hang it going up the stairs.

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I started with the table round, and my metal monogram letter.

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Next my husband added, tongue and groove boards, one by one, nailing them down with a nail gun, and then counter sinking the nails. Sorry not the best picture.

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He sawed off the extra wood, and sanded the edges. We had to patch a few splintery spots. It then got two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint-in Pure White, and a dry brush effect of Paris Grey on top. I dipped my brush into the paint, just barely, wiped it off on a paper plate, then just lightly over the piece. Finally a thin coat of clear wax.

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After it dried for about twenty minutes. We added the letter to the center. I purchased this letter from Potter Barn, but painted it with the color Graphite from Annie Sloan. We added a hanger to the back and hung its temporary home. I love it.

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This piece will spend the summer in the living room, then move to the family room, when the work back there is complete.

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Tammy Damore

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