M is 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!
How to chalkboard ANY surface in ANY color:
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
You two are amazing! And the monogram is beautiful! Love the font and the color. Sharing! (And thank you!)
Thanks Sharon! Did you see our yarn wrapped carrots too? Foam insides (;
Love this! I’ll assume the magikoat fills in the pours on the styrofoam to better paint it? Looks fab!
Looks awesome! I love monograms, and mine is even an M. 🙂
Fun idea! And I love it paired next to that lampshade. The colors are gorgeous together.
Thanks so much, Cheryl!! We aren’t afraid of color, that’s for sure! LOL!
What a neat technique and I love that color!