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Monogram Mini Banner Revive

While doing yard work this weekend, I noticed that our fabric mini banner had seen better days ....

It started out fresh and new as a crisp black bordered banner surrounding an ivory panel containing a black monogram and decorative stitching.  

After a few years in the sun and serving as a perch for our feathered friends, it was certainly overdue for replacement.  The stitching had held up well, but the black border was totally faded.

While it's true that buying a replacement banner isn't exactly a budget buster - they can be found for $10 or less - I couldn't convince the frugal side of me to toss it when the center panel was in good condition.

One option would have been to replace the outer black border with new fabric.  But, an even quicker option was to paint the faded black border using fabric paint - my kind of project!

The items used:

This paint is awesome and in the past I used it on a bamboo typography mat border.  You can read more about that HERE.

Only one coat of brushed on fabric paint was needed on both sides of the mini banner.  

Even before the paint dried it looked much nicer!

Once dry, the color difference was evident ...

After letting it dry thoroughly, it received a liberal application of Scotchgard fabric protector.

The magic of a new coat of paint continues to amaze me!  And, it's nice that this tired little banner once again looks fresh and new!

Do you have anything in your home that could be revived with a fresh coat of paint? 

 Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. So pretty, thank you for sharing this with us at TOHOT!

  2. That was such a great idea! They do fade out in the sun and a quick paint job was the answer. Love it!

    Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

  3. That's an excellent way to revive the faded border fabric!

    1. Thank you, Bless! Was amazed that the black stitching looked like new. Appreciate you stopping by!

  4. Isn't it satisfying to redo something that you already own and like?
    You did a great job!

  5. The pattern is really cute ♥

  6. Great job.. Looks like a new banner.. SO pretty.
    I have lots of stuff lined up that needs re-painting.. now.. just making myself do them. lol

  7. Paint is a marvelous thing! Thank you for linking with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)


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