I think all DIY projects inject personality into a home, and some step it up with personalization. One of my top reasons to DIY is for personalization. DIY allows me to make something in my favorite colors and finishes, to make it the right size for my space, and in some cases to personalize it with a monogram or other identifier.
It is no secret I love a monogram. I especially love our monogram, H. For a perfectionist, it is just about the perfect letter. It has interest, but it is perfectly symmetrical. I have DIYed more than a few H’s for our home.
I also love helping my kids claim their space by displaying their name. My oldest helped me paint his letters like zinc. For my youngest, I created a super cute bunting with cut out letters.
I am not sure there is anything at all in our home more personal or with more personality than our wedding comic art. Our real wedding pics in cartoon form with some cute talk bubbles. Our kids love our wedding comic strip!
We could have purchased lettering or pre-made labels for our toy storage, but instead we personalized. We staged and photographed the kids actual toys to label where they should be put away.
Personal gifts are best. One of my faves is the kitchen towels my son designed for his grandmas.
Our stockings are all kinds of personalized. I got a bit of criticism for my color choices, but we love them…they are our colors. We are not a red and green Christmas kind of family. Adding everyone’s full name to the stockings is such a bold way made them one of the favorite things I have ever created.
What have you personalized in your home lately?
Kerry @ Made For Real says
Oooooo, love these! We personalized a monogram that has mine and my husband’s initials put together (which are my hubby’s same initials!)… I fabric covered the custom monogram to match our bedroom. Love it. :)
Kerry, I love that idea. My husband and I have the same initials, too…JH. Actually, so do both of our boys. Thanks for the idea to use both initials!