Monday, May 21, 2012

Burlap {M} on Sheet Music

 My daughter's room has been {begging} for something above her bed! 

 She isn't particular about decorating, so usually if I like it, she likes it.  
We tossed around the idea of a wreath made of paper flowers,
 or sheet music butterflies, etc. etc. etc.
Then, maybe a moss covered letter M, which made me think of these burlap letters I'd seen on.....Pinterest!
Yes, that is how my brain works...crazy, I know!!

You can find the tutorial here.  Materials you need are:

Cardboard letter ( I got mine at JoAnn's).  
Glue (I used some craft glue)
Sponge roller & brush
Satin ribbon
tacks (bronze paint)
Trace the letter onto the burlap with a sharpie and cut out inside the line.
Glue the burlap onto the letter and let it dry completely.
Mix a small amount of gesso and the paint color of your choice until desired color is achieved.
Roll the paint onto the burlap and on all sides of the letter.  Let dry.
I then came back and sponged on some darker paint along the edges to give it an antiqued look.
Add ribbon onto the back of the letter and tie in a bow. 
 I went through some old sheet music, then mixed them until I liked the arrangement.  I painted some plain tacks I had with Bronze paint and used those to tack each sheet to the wall.
 Then hung the {M} in just the right place!
 She loves the way it looks and it really is a focal point when you walk into her room.  The tulip stained glass windows fit pretty closely over the square built-in windows.  

Our first house (that we brought her home to) had similar tulip stained glass in the living room, so when I found these, 
I was excited the size was just right.  

Daughter {M} is 15 and an accomplished pianist and cellist, 


  1. That looks great! It's so important to take the interests of the person we are decorating for into account! It makes it special!
    Blessings, Lorraine

    1. yes indeed! I could have sheet music all over my house, if I'm not

  2. I love how you used the music for the back drop behind the bed. It is a great look for your daughter and means so much more since she loves music. Very pretty!
    Have a great day!!

    1. Thank you Jane...I wish the pics had come out better. The color is a little weird on some of them, but it really is striking!

  3. So distinct and eye catching. A great and doable idea. Thanks for sharing it. I found you at the Winthrop Chronicles.


  4. Oh my gosh I love it!!! You have such great taste I love your blog. I'm a new follower from a blog hop and would love if you followed me at Feel free to also add your project to my blog hop as well!!! Thanks so much, can't wait to come back.

    1. So excited you found me so I could find you...:)! I'm linked up!

  5. I just love that. It looks beautiful. I'm happy I found your lovely blog. I'm now following on GFC and Linky. I hope you can stop by and visit me too. I can't wait to finish looking around you blog and see what else you have to share.
    Rose @

    1. Thanks Rose!!! Take a lookie around and I'm going over to yours....

  6. LOVE it...I kinda want something like this about my bed now too :) Laurel

  7. Lovely! I have pinned it to my Home ideas board. And I would love to have you come by, link up and show off this project at the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party begins every Monday and stay open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  8. How clever! I love it. I'm your newest follower.

    {my simple messterpiece}

  9. Love the burlap M and I'm loving your darling blog! Have a great week!

  10. Lovely, so lovely!! I'm sure your daughter loves it, I would.

    Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a Dime. I'm pinning and tweeting this project.

  11. Such a fun idea, I love it and have some leftover burlap! :) It would be cute in a number of places.

  12. Sheet music and burlap, two of my favorite things. I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  13. Hi Janis,
    Love your fabulous headboard idea, so fun and easy. Your daughter must be thrilled! We'd love to have you share it at Ivy and Elephants, too.

  14. This is beautiful and so unique! I'd love for you to link up to my new link Party:



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