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My husband and I promised each other we wouldn’t spend much on Valentine’s Day gifts this year because we’re going on a couple of big trips in the next few months.

I did my best to stick to my promise, and I’m pretty excited with how it turned out.

When we finished our lower level, we also added a 5th locker to our entry way (more on that in a future post). To find the space to do so, we had to remove part of an existing cabinet.

For some reason, I decided to hang on to it – and amazingly, clutter abhorring Ed never threw it out.

I used this as a backdrop for the newest addition to our main level powder room.

Behold, my Valentine DIY.

Monogram DIYStep 1: Gather materials needed – in this case the cabinet front, a wooden tray from Michael’s, a wooden M (or whatever initial works for your purposes), and some black paint.

Monogram DIYStep 2: Paint wooden tray and monogram in the color of choice. I began by just painting the front edges of the tray, eventually painting the entire sides.

Monogram DIYStep 3: Nail it all together and hang it up! There are actually two nail holes in the M, so I measured where they’d fall on the tray, and pounded right through the tray, the cabinet face, and into the wall, hanging the letter when I was finished.

My final plan is to paint the back of the tray the same eggshell color as the cabinet, but in order to have it up in time for the gifting, the back is natural in color for now.

Did you have a Valentine to give a gift to? What was your gift of choice?


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