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This is a DIY art piece that I put together last week for a client’s master bedroom.  We were working on a very tight budget and purchasing a headboard was not an option.  I love how this turned out and I thought I would share this simple project with you today.


Here are the supplies.  It’s a pretty short list and that’s how I like it!  I ordered the custom monogram from Alphabet Boutique 123.  You can find them on Etsy.  They have many options in many sizes and were wonderful to work with.


I started by sanding the monogram so that my finish would be smooth.


Even though I used Annie Sloan chalk paint and you don’t have to prime, I chose to do so anyway.  This was raw wood and I felt like the dark gray primer would keep me from using a great deal of the chalk paint.


I used two coats of Annie Sloan’s Graphite chalk paint.  I did decide not to wax it once I completed the coats.  I really liked the matte finish.



Next it was time to cover the canvas with burlap.  I simply laid the burlap on the canvas and cut it to fit.


I flipped the canvas over…



…and stapled the burlap onto the canvas.


Once the burlap was tight and stapled, I positioned the monogram, cut a ribbon out of the left over burlap, tied it on the monogram and stapled it to the back of the canvas.


And there you have it.  I’ll share the finished bedroom project soon!


6 Responses

  1. How much would you charge to make and ship one of these?? I’d love to do it myself, but I’m just not that crafty.

  2. How much would you charge to make one of these and ship it? I would love to hang this in our den! The same size as you have made here!