How to Create a Painted Kids' Room Monogram

Add a uniquely personal touch to a nursery or kids' room by painting their initials on the wall.
Traditional Blue Boy's Nursery With Eclectic Touches

Traditional Blue Boy's Nursery With Eclectic Touches

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Erinn Valencich

By: Erinn Valencich

Materials Needed:

  • letters printed to size
  • graphite/transfer paper
  • painters' tape
  • size 8 blunt-tipped lettering brush
  • paint in colors of your choice
  • pencil
  • measuring tape
  • white hi-polymer plastic eraser

Create Letters and Prep Wall

Decide on the monogram's letter size and font; print each letter onto standard printer paper. Measure wall area where letters will be painted; mark the center to help with placement. Tip: Give the monogram more graphic impact by placing the letters within a painted design; we chose to do a striped effect with painters' tape and red, white and navy latex wall paint.

Attach Letters to Wall

Use painters' tape to temporarily position letters on wall.

Position and Attach Monogram Letters to Wall

Position and Attach Monogram Letters to Wall

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Erinn Valencich

Trace Letters

Once you're happy with the letters' placement, slide graphite/tracing paper behind each letter. Using a pencil, trace each letter's outline. Tip: The graphite is easily rubbed onto the wall so be careful not to press down too hard on areas that you don't intend to transfer.

Trace the Outline of the Monogram Letter for the Wall

Trace the Outline of the Monogram Letter for the Wall

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Erinn Valencich

Check Tracing

Pull the printed page and graphite paper away to reveal the letters' outline on the wall. If necessary, retrace any areas that didn't transfer or are smudged.

Check Tracing and Review the Monogram Outline

Check Tracing and Review the Monogram Outline

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Erinn Valencich

Paint Over Outlines

Fill in each letter's outline with latex paint. The blunt-tip lettering brush we recommend can be used flatly to get a wide line or on its side for a thinner, detail line. After paint has dried, clean up any stray pencil lines or graphite smudges with the white eraser.

Paint Over Outlines of Wall Monogram

Paint Over Outlines of Wall Monogram

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Erinn Valencich

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