See how easy it is to make this Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign! via www.twopurplecouches.com

Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign

See how easy it is to make this Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign! via www.twopurplecouches.com

A friend of mine was recently cleaning out her craft stash and thought I might be able to use a few things, including a small collection of metal letters. I’m never one to turn down free supplies, even when I don’t have an immediate use for them. This could mean I have hoarder tendencies… Anyway, a few weeks ago, while exploring a new shop called Elm & Iron in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, I landed on the perfect DIY for some of my new goodies—an Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign.

This is one of those it’s-so-simple-I-can’t-believe-I’m-writing-a-tutorial kinds of projects. And the whole thing cost me $0. So this is pretty much as good as a win-win gets in my book! All you’ll need to make your own version is a metal letter (or any kind of letter; you can always use paint to give it a metal look if that’s what you prefer!) and a wood surface. Your scrap wood pile is a great place to start.

Wood and Metal Monogram Supplies Needed

We had a piece of board leftover from our recent wall shelf project, and it was the perfect width to hold this letter. I trimmed it so that there was about a 1″ margin on both the top and bottom of the letter. The final dimensions of the wood are about 7 3/4″ x 7 1/4″.

Stained board

I gave the board a light sanding before staining it. Just as an aside… have you ever tried these Minwax staining cloths before? I received a pack as a sample in my Haven swag bag last summer and I tell you, these are awesome, especially for smaller staining projects. It only took me a minute or two to stain my board. Plus you don’t have to worry about accidentally bumping and spilling a can of stain. You know, if you tend to be a clumsy crafter like me.

The final step is to attach the letter to the board. One note of caution here: don’t use hot glue. I did, and let’s just say that after I finished photographing this project, I bumped the sign and the letter fell off. Oops. Use a more heavy duty glue or adhesive.

Rustic Industrial Wood and Metal Monogram Sign Decor via www.twopurplecouches.com

But despite my little hiccup, I love how my Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign turned out. I’m not huge into rustic or industrial decor, but I do like some touches here and there. There’s just something so aesthetically pleasing about the combination of wood and metal!

Wood & Metal Monogram Decor via www.twopurplecouches.com

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9 thoughts on “Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign

    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Aww, thanks Kelly! It was easy and I love easy! I do love making my own artwork and decor; it’s not too expensive and it feels good to display something you’ve made yourself!

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