Master Bedroom DIY – Part 1

I have been staring at the blank walls in my master bedroom for almost 4 years now. Talk about being indecisive! Okay, maybe not totally blank because I did install a wallpaper accent wall where I have my bed, but I have been hankering to add a personal touch above the headboard – specifically something I could create myself. It has been a long time waiting, but hey, now I get to share it with all of you!



It was love at first sight when I came across these two beautiful antique gold frames. I picked them up for $20. It was as though they were screaming “Save me!” and thought they would be the perfect DIY for my master bedroom.


To complete this DIY project I needed the following:


  • wooden initals (in my case J & M)
  • foam core
  • scrap fabric
  • double-sided tape
  • silver push-pins
  • glue gun
  • paint (Annie Sloan Chalk paint – Paris Grey & Florence)
  • paint brush
  • sand paper
  • 3M velcro for & symbol
  • utility knife (cut foam core)
  • ruler


This was a very simple project and didn’t take many steps:

  1. Paint the frames in Paris Grey
  2. Paint J and M in Florence(turquoise/teal)
  3. Paint the & symbol in a custom mixed coral colour
  4. While the above is drying, cut foam core and fabric to size
  5. Add double-sided tape to foam core and put fabric over top
  6. Use the glue gun to attach the foam cored fabric into the frames
  7. Once dry, add push pins to give a nail head detail
  8. Sand letters and frames to give them an antique/worn look
  9. Glue the letters into frames
  10. Voila! You are ready to hang everything up!


Here is the finished product! I am so happy with how it turned out, however it still needs getting used to as I had an empty wall for 4 years. The more I look at the finished product, the more I realize I need to take a trip to Homesense (my second home) to replace that grey lumbar pillow with a coral coloured one…

After - the finished product!

After – the finished product!

Please stay tuned for Master Bedroom DIY Part – 2  as I have another wall I need to complete in this room!

1 Comment
  • Time With Thea
    Posted at 23:54h, 06 December Reply

    I really like this idea! What a fun, easy to do and inexpensive project. Thanks!

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