|I’m aware this is out of focus. Pretend it’s artistic.|
I think we’ve all probably seen the whole big letter/words trend popping up in interior design. Even before this was all of over the place I’ve always gravitated toward projects that involve letters or words. I think it’s such an easy way to add personalization to your home. (Some of you from the way back when might remember my DIY cork letters that still remain lovingly in our kitchen.)
Anyway, the other day I was at the mall to pick up my computer from the Apple store (being fixed after a certain Staffordshire Bull Terrier trampled it on my lap kicking off the z-key and mashing the trackpad… somehow I still found the whole episode “cute.” Less cute $90 later…) and since it wasn’t ready yet I obviously took that as a divine indication that I should go shopping. (Signs don’t get much clearer than that.)
While I was in Anthropologie I was browsing in the housewares section and came across these awesome industrial-looking Zinc Letters.
I was SO close to picking up a J and a C for the house but then thought to myself, I bet I could just make them from those cardboard letters at the craft store.
Apparently the ENTIRE DIY community has thought the exact same thing at one time or another because there are about a bajillion tutorials on the internet. I went with one of the first links I found, mainly because she was inspired by the very same Anthro letters! Small (crafting) world. (You can find that tutorial on The Retropolitan blog here.)
The whole thing is super fast and simple and you only need the following items:
- Cardboard letters
- Black craft paint
- Silver metallic craft paint
|Am I cardboard? Am I metal? Am I overpriced and from Anthropologie? YOU DON’T KNOW.|
|Photo credit to The Retropolitan – check it out here!|
Now get out there crafters and paint the town silver!
// Do you have an inexpensive DIY version of a fun accessory you’ve seen somewhere else? //