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Monogrammed Umbrella Stand

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Who doesn’t love Leontine Linens? For a preppy girl like me, the line represents the ultimate in monogrammed luxury. I think you need a trust fund to order a set of bedding though…




Maybe someday I’ll have saved enough pennies for Leontine. In the meantime, I…’borrowed’ a few of their monogram designs to make my husband’s and my monogram in photoshop.



This sad little thrift store umbrella stand (that has been painted every color in the rainbow since I bought it a few years ago) badly needed a facelift…


This is how crazy I am guys – I taped a piece of freezer paper to my computer screen and traced the image.


I did some fine-tuning with a pen…


Then I carefully cut out the design with an X-acto knife. And then adhered the paper to my freshly painted umbrella stand.


Then I used a sponge roller to apply some white paint.


Here’s the 100% free outcome:

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A huge improvement, no? I love it.

umbrella side

Umbrella Entry

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85 thoughts on “Monogrammed Umbrella Stand

  1. * Do you HIRE OUT??? It's just FABULOUS, and I simply canNOT "justify" the cost of the "real thing"… Wait a minute… yours IS "the real thing", too!!!!!!

    KUDOS! YES, "Yer the ma'am!"~~~

    Linda in AZ *

  2. Dang girl! You are GOOD! Blogs like yours are filling my void that was left when Domino folded. And I'm not just speaking of this entry…I'm new to your blog and loved everything I scrolled down and saw. I appreciate the shopping details too. Thx!

  3. How creative and it looks great! You have no idea who I am, but if you don't mind sharing with a stranger the type of paint that you used. I am working on a couple of projects and have been taking shortcuts with spray paint. Since it is sprayed on finished wood, I doubt that it will last a long time.

  4. I am so impressed. What a difference you have made in that sad little umbrella stand–very chic!!!

    Your room is really coming together beautifully.

  5. that is awesome.
    Now we need a tutorial on how to add these monograms to our bed linens. trying to find a way to get a killer monogram that is cheap for my daughters room. help!

  6. I have the same fabric drapes but the stripes are hung vertically. What color did you paint your walls? Great blog by they way..love your taste!

  7. I just found your site yesterday and have been reading "backwards" in time. You have amazing vision, when I saw this I realized you are absolutely brilliant! Best of luck with your pregnancy!

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  10. WOW! This is genius! Love it! Thank goodness for Pinterest where you can be in the know of other people's creativity and learn the know how's! Thanks so much for sharing w/us! Now I can't wait to go find an umbrella stand or anything similar to monogram/paint! LOVE it.

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