We are thrilled to announce that we are now carrying Wood Monograms! These have been so popular over the last few years and we can see why. They are very versatile in the ways that you can use them. Add them to an empty wall space, use them to showcase your new couple's monogram at your wedding, use as a guest book at a wedding or graduation party, or add to your front door for that little touch of Southern charm. There are so many ways to use these monograms that we just can't list them all! 
 
We get a lot of questions when it comes to the size, color, or care of the wood so we thought we would give you some tips to help you.
 
  1. What size do I need?
 
We measure the monograms based on the height of the tallest letter. The width of the monogram is usually around the same as the height but it can vary slightly. When trying to decide which size would look best in your space, dig out that old tape measure and do some measuring. It all depends on your personal preferences as well as the space. A large monogram may look great in a room with 12' ceilings but may look too big in a room that only has 8' ceilings and is enclosed. If you are still undecided, grab some paper and cut out a rough template of the space that the monogram will occupy. This will give you the best idea of what size you may need.
 
Of course, if you still need help, just let us know and we will do our best to help guide you!
 
 
2. Painting and Finishing your new Wood Monogram
 
All of our wood monograms come unfinished, 1/2" birch wood which allows you to be creative in how you want the final product to look. We can finish your monogram for you in either white or black. 
 
We recommend using spray paint to provide the most even color. Before you paint, make sure you sand down any rough edges for a flawless finish. If you want to go another step further, try painting your favorite color and then use a piece of sandpaper to distress some of the edges for an antiqued look. 
  
 
3. Outdoor Exposure
 
If you are like us and want to have your wood monogram on your front door but don't have a storm door to protect it. That is ok! We recommend that you use a wood sealer to seal the wood. Spray painting the monogram does provide a protective layer but we recommend a sealer if you want to have the wood remain natural.  
 
 
4. Display Tips
 
Our last bit of advice would be on how to hang it. It really depends on how you want the final product to look and if you want to put nails in your walls.
 
If you want to display in a room but don't want to put nails in the wall, or are not able to, you can use at least two removable adhesive strips. 
 
Another option would be to use a ribbon to hang it from a hook or nail.
 
If attaching to a wreath, use floral wire to twist the monogram into place.
Now that you have the basics, you are ready to customize your new wood monogram! If there is anything that I missed or that you still have questions on, please send me an email at vpowers@thesouthernmonogram.com.
 
We can't wait to see photos of your finished products!

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