Back in the summer, I did a post on these DIY wood shelves for our living area. Well I have gotten so many compliments on these letters that I figured I would share the easy tutorial as well. Ever since the weather has gotten much colder and the holidays ended, I have been trying to keep busy with projects around the house. Our upstairs bathroom needed some artwork since it was completely renovated when we bought the house, but the walls were a bit blah. I have been coveting the Anthropologie zinc letters for quite some time, but never wanted to pay $17 a letter, yikes. This is a much cheaper alternative.
I live in an area where the closest Hobby Lobby is about 45 minutes away, sad I know. One day I will venture down there on a field trip and see it in all its glory. I ended up ordering the letters online and they were about $12 for the 4 letters and shipping. With one coat of spray paint and a quick sand, they were ready to hang. I ended up using Command hooks which was not the best option in a bathroom. The letters ended up falling because of the steam created by the shower. So now I am going to switch those out with some push pins. I had poked small holes in the back initially so they will just hang by those. I have seen this idea for the laundry room spelling out “WASH” and the kitchen spelling out “EAT.” So you have 3 different possibilities with this fun little project. Next up in the bathroom is hanging a small shelf to house a glass container and a fun print that I plan to share next week!
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What you’ll do:
Spray each paper mache letter with a thin coat of paint, making sure to get all the crevices. Repeat with an additional coat if needed. Sand edges of the letters to give it a worn vintage look, hang in desired area!
Source: Life As A Thrifter