Are you keeping up with Crafting In The Rain‘s A-Z craft month? Did you even know this month is Craft Month? ;) Such a fun series we’re able to participate in: one letter of the alphabet each day to represent a new tutorial based around that letter! Check out A-L and now H-M:
H is for Home | Organize and Decorate Everything
I is for Ink Effects | Uncommon Designs
J is for Jar soap dispenser | My Craftily Ever After
K is for Kite cards | Our Thrifty Ideas
L is for Leather necklace | Crafting in the Rain
M is for Monogram | Lolly Jane
We snagged the letter M, for monogram! Inspired by La Dee Dah Art’s wooden monogram I saw via Pinterest, I wanted to recreate it but didn’t want to bust out the jigsaw so I looked around my craft hoard and saw that I had a slab of styrofoam. Paired with a styrofoam cutter tool, MagiKoat and chalky paint, I got to work!
Have you guys ever tried MagiKoat? Seriously, coolest product eveeer!
We carved styrofoam (traced a funky frame we had on hand) then added 2 heavy coats of MagiKoat over it (letting it dry outside for a few hours in between coats) then painted a coat of DecoArt’s chalky paint finish (in Refreshing color) over the whole thing. The chalky paint went on like buttah! Our monogrammed D decor now looks like it is plastered… except it’s easy to hang because it weighs nothing! ;)
We hung it with a strip of frayed burlap in our recently concrete-floored craft space and it matches the floors perfectly!
Such a fun project and although it is a bit time consuming because of dry time, it is a fun addition to our everyday decor!
Here’s a few other projects we’ve done using chalky paint… we seriously LOVE chalky paint!
Be sure to hang with us on Insta for the current craft room floor saga where these cute chalky chairs sit… and by saga we mean cramming-for-a-magazine-photo-shoot, (that was thankfully shot this morning! Phew!) We tore out the gross carpet and painted the floors instead- can’t wait to share the reveal! XO