Friday, November 19, 2010

Rustic Initial Decore

While working on something similar for a Christmas gift for my mama, I decided to make a little something personalized for our house as well!  After all, I've only been married for five months, so I'm still enthralled by the idea of having a new last initial. :)

The cost of this project broke down as follows:  $1.99 wooden plaque at Michael's, $.79 scrapbook paper, $.99 chipboard letter.  (You will also need a few paint supplies, but I already had most those, luckily!  And if you don't, they won't set you back but a few dollars.)

I painted the edges of the wood "Milk Chocolate."

And decoupaged some pretty scrapbook paper on top.

I painted the "B" with tan paint, then applied a crackle medium (my first time!) and followed up with more Milk Chocolate.  It really did crackle!

And finally, I glued the "B" onto the plaque after sealing everything with a good coat of Modge Podge (love that stuff).  Very simple.

Rustic, pretty, and cheap....just the way I like it!

(P.S. I'm linking this little creation to Inspiration Friday , Feathered Nest Friday, and Remodelaholic....see their buttons at their permanent home on my sidebar!  I'm also linking up to The Shabby Nest's Frugal's such a pretty blog!)


  1. Hi Kelly...

    Ohhh...your decorative initial plaque turned out beautifully! It looks awesome in your table top vignette! Thanks for sharing your pretty with us today!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  3. What a great idea. Nice job. I found you through Southern in my Heart's Inspiration Friday party. I am your latest follower. Come check out my blog at I love for you to follow me back.

  4. I love your plaque! What a fun idea! I've been wanting to try the crackle treatment, you have inspired me to give it a go! I love how you did all of this on a budget, too!

  5. Kelly,
    What a pretty plaque...thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  6. This turned out great, Kelly! I especially love the crackle finish!

  7. I love this project Kelly~ it turned out just beautiful! The scrapbook paper for the background- perfect and I love the finish on the letter. Thank you for sharing this at my party this weekend!

  8. What a great idea for an easy gift. It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the whole process. I need step by step instructions so this was perfect!

  9. OOOO I'm in that "new initial" love phase, too!!!! Totally inspiring, I shall attempt something like this, thanks to you :)

  10. Kelly, that turned out so great! I love it and I love that you said you are still enthralled with having a new initial for your last name! :-) I vividly remember that feeling (12 years ago!) and it is such a sweet time in your married life. I'm glad you are celebrating it to the fullest! :-)


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