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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.

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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.

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.

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