SYTYCD Week 2-Monogram Stand

With this week’s category being catalog inspired, I couldn't resist doing an anthropologie inspired item.

We were to be inspired by something we might see in a particular catalog, I did not want to do a copycat version of one particular item, but I believe I could see a monogram stand like this in their store.

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I love to repurpose things into something new, this is what the garage sale frame looked like when I bought it. 

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The black velvet fabric was in bad shape and it just didn't fit in my color scheme, but I thought I could change it up a bit. For the base, I glued a wood block onto a wood craft plaque and drilled a wood dowel into the center. I applied a cream color base coat followed by a blackish-brown color, then distressed it to look old.
For the frame I applied a base coat of the same cream color and aged it using a dark brown paint, the wiped off some of the paint to create more depth.
For the cursive letter "T" I used SHRINKY DINKS, then painted the letter to look like it was metal. For for a couple of bucks of materials, I have a custom Monogram "Anthropolgie" inspired stand.

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  1. That is so pretty, Trixie! I love how the frame turned out ~ I think the darker color hit all the right spots!

  2. This looks so great. I like that. I love the lamp too...and the wall color....and everything. Looks wonderful. Hey you really inspired me...I redid an inexpensive shelf w/ some turquoise scrapbook paper (the back of the shelves) and it turned out good. I'm happy with it. But I was so inpsired by your blog....lots of fun and good ideas. Come by for a visit if you get a chance. I love all the shutters you use....I happen to have a small collection...big smile. And I love your ideas with them. Hubby wants to know how many shutters I need! hahahaha
    Have a great weekend.

  3. I love the vintage look and feel. It's gorgeous!

  4. I love any kind of monogram and your stand is just gorgeous!! I did have to google 'shrinky dinks', but now I know:) Best wishes for SYTYCD ~ I am off to vote!!~ Tina x

  5. I loved how you did your frame! So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings... Daphne

  6. Shrinky dinks? Who knew? Apparently, you did! Fabulous, Trixie!!


  7. Trixie,
    Love your idea...looks so cute...thanks for sharing! Hope you have a FUN week:)


  8. oh, how i love this! i actually own the anthropology one and made my own version as teacher gifts this past christmas, but i love your take and may have to make myself one! thank you for sharing!

  9. Always love your creations, beautiful!

  10. Lovely entry, Trixie! Your projects have such a special style to them. I can't stop looking at them!


  11. Looks fabulous!

    Good luck!!!


  12. I absolutely love it. I haven't heard the word Shrinky Dinks in years. LOL.

  13. It turned out beautiful! So creative! Have a wonderful week ahead!


  14. It is very pretty everything:)

  15. Trixie I found you this morning from a friend of mine Susan who has the blog Art of Mine.
    Love your site and how creative you are.
    I noticed you have done what I have been trying to do on my site for weeks now and can not figure out how to do so if it is not too much trouble can you tell me how to get a different font or look to the pages I have listed under my headboard. I love yours and would like to do something prettier with mind but can not for the life figure out how to change it.
    Sorry to bother you with this.
    Oh and I love your small kitchen it is almost as small as mine...actually I have one picture up of mine right
    Looking forward to being a follower

  16. Wow! What a beautiful framed monogram. Love it!!

  17. Ah Miss Trixie..FABULOUS..I love the monogram idea..and I put my vote in for you last night! :)

  18. The monogram stand is great, but GET OUT OF THE WAY! I want that turquoise lamp!! ;)

  19. All is so beauty, love how you transform the frame. Pretty vintage style.


  20. That is so pretty! Wow...shrinky dink huh? I remember those, haven't heard or seen those in forever though...Good job with the inspirations!

  21. Hi trixie, i love it!!!How creative.I also love the box!! $2.00 what a deal,and what you did with it is fantastic....Kathy

  22. I love Anthropologie, but not the prices!
    Your piece turned out so pretty.
    Great job.


  23. Fabulous, I love it! I had no idea shrinky dinks could be so cool!

  24. This is so awesome Trixie. You are so clever to come up with this lovely idea...

  25. Trixie...I just found your blog and I can't wait to look around! I love your style!! This little monogram stand is perfect. So simple and lovely!

  26. Trixie, This repurposed project is splendid! Who knew there was a monogramed stand waiting to come out! I have been peeking at your blog for a little while now, so I think it is high time I follow you.
    You are a very creative lady!

  27. This is the best makeover I've seen all week...and I've seen a lot!!!!!
    Just so glam!!! Genius!!!

  28. Amazing!!!I am a sucker for anything monogrammed...I wish I would have thought of it before I shucked out the $$$ for the one from Anthropologie a year ago...and the crazy thing is I love yours so much more!!!!

    Great Job!

  29. I love this!!!I bought the one from Anthropologie last year for $28.00 and I love yours so much more..I hope you dont mind I put this on my blog

  30. I love this!!! Where did you get your lamp?? I keep looking at your house! You are one talented woman!!

  31. Nice info, I am very thankful to you for sharing this important knowledge. This information is helpful for everyone. Read more info about custom metal monogram. So please always share this kind of information. Thanks.


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