Master Bedroom Collage & Monogram

master bedroom monogram 2

I hardly have any pictures hanging on the wall of me and my husband together- all our frames are occupied with pictures of the kiddos (they are much cuter than we are!) but I thought it would be fun to make a master bedroom collage that showcased the awesome places we have been, the fun stuff we have done, and the great memories we have made together! I made this arrangement that is now hanging just above our bed and I absolutely love it!

master bedroom monogram 1

(The big frame is 24×24 & the other frames are 12×12)

Here is how I made the couple’s collage.

master bedroom monogram 3

I bought a frame at a thrift shop for a couple bucks. I painted it black and sanded the edges to distress it a bit.

Then I gathered pictures- lots and lots of pictures (72 to be exact!) I uploaded them to my favorite online editing program, made them all black & white, and then made them into 9 different collages of 8 pictures each.

master bedroom monogram 4

I used the same template for each collage, I just flipped the template to give it a little variety. I sized my collages to be 8.25 inches square, which happened to fit my square frame PERFECTLY! No cutting or overlapping needed!

I printed each of them off using my printer at home, which I thought would look ghetto, but I wanted to make sure my spacing was right before I paid to have them professionally printed. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, especially behind the glass you can’t even tell the difference! So I simply laid (or is it layed?) the collages out and taped them together on the backsides like so:

master bedroom monogram 5

Lastly, I put them in my frame and hung it on my wall… but it needed something more.

So I cut each of our initials in black vinyl, added them to the glass of 2 matching frames and planked both sides of the collage.

master bedroom monogram 6

Often times my husband and I will just lay at the foot of our bed looking at this collage, reminiscing about all the fun places we’ve been together. It is such a fun piece of artwork for our master bedroom!

master bedroom monogram 7

What do you think???

master bedroom monogram 8

(This post originally published in October 2009)

Comments

  1. 1
    tales from an oc cottage says:

    How cool!!!

    m ^..^

  2. 2

    Very cool collage! I may have to try that. Not sure we have 72 pictures yet, but maybe!

  3. 3
    sarah { abeachcottage } says:

    love this, a great project, I need to work on my pics…

    happy DIY day

    Sarah

  4. 4

    love the collage of pics. I am going to have to check out their site.

  5. 5

    I want to redo mine now! Yours is way better than mine!

  6. 6

    I really like the collage. Yep, no pics of hubby and me here either.

  7. 7

    Thanks!! I seriously love these. I am very tempted to do the initials somewhere in our room with some sort of picture of us. love it!

  8. 8
    Katherine @ Grass Stains says:

    I'm a total sucker for lettering of any kind, so I love the monogram. I also do photo collages (on KodakGallery.com) and give them as gifts to family for the holidays. I love what you've done!

  9. 9
    The Harris Family says:

    I love both projects and I am adding them to my list!

  10. 10

    Love it!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

  11. 11

    I am totally going to do the vinyl letter one! Thanks for the tutorial!

  12. 12

    The letters are my favorite (no offense to you and hubby- we have very few pics of us, too!).

  13. 13
    Funky Junk Interiors says:

    Cool projects, and I love your blog! I need to look around abit!

    BTW, an easy way to spell check, download iespell for free. It works fabulous with blogger posts. As me how I know. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #9!

    FJ Donna

  14. 14

    Lovely! Which method did you use for your vinyl letters?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>