Can we be real honest here for a quick second? I still am not even 100% sure what the translation of faux bois is. I know it looks like a fancy couple of words, but still I'm a little stumped. Don't even get me started on its pronunciation. ; )
Anyhoo, I know that I like faux bois and fell in love with an awesome little print off of Etsy a couple months ago.
It's customizable and just so dang sweet. I never bit the bullet and bought it, and I am happy I didn't, because it leads me to my latest DIY project.
As I was browsing the Container Store's website about a month ago for organizational stuff, I ran across this faux bois wrapping paper. And like that, a light bulb went off and I knew I had to have it.
I have long wanted to add a sort of monogram style art to this empty frame in our bedroom and have never, until the other day, made it happen.
I was originally inspired by YHL's bedroom monograms and then more recently the Etsy piece you see above.
I wanted to use the Etsy art as inspiration and I searched through fonts until I found one I liked. Then I used WordArt to type the initials and heart so I could "mirror image" the letters.
I did this so when I cut them out I could be a little messy and not worry about having to see the outline of the letters.
I then measured the frame and took an inch off of all 4 sides to leave a border, or so it would look like the"art" was matted. Then I cut the wrapping paper to size and glue-sticked the letters on to the paper.
Here's the finished product hanging in our bedroom: