For as far back as when my youngest daughter, (now 4) was born, I think I have been obsessed with typography and lettering and the custom/personalized feel that it brings to Home Decor. Over the last couple of years, I think that I have become enamored with over-sized letters specifically. And… so the hunt began. Of course I would see them EVERYWHERE. But, the catch is always the same, either they don’t have the letters that I am looking for, I can’t find the size I need, or the price is astronomical. (Or at least as far as this Momma is concerned)
So… I was at my 2nd Favorite Fabric Store….. you guessed it, Joann’s Fabric on a totally unrelated quest, when I ran smack dab into these HUGE Cardboard Letters, which of course were going to come home with me.
Admittedly, I had no idea what was next, because as much as I was stalking all the Over-sized Letter pins on Pinterest. My intention was to buy them and not to turn it into a DIY Project. Naturally, you would think the next step would have been to look up directions. But, NOPE. I decided to go home and see what I already had in my Craft Closet (also known, as the JUNK CLOSET). SCORE!!
I sprayed the letters with Krylon Short Cuts Hobby Craft Paint. And, to be honest, I loved that look and could have just left it at that. It had a leathery rustic look. But, since the A was actually an addition to my dh’s office decor. It had to tie into the Chalkboard Walls, that are soon to come.
What do you think?? I like it Brown.
I know that there should be a picture of the final step with the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Chalk Board Paint. But, I had to download all my pics from my iPhone to make room for the iOS 8 upgrade.
Here is the completed project!! As you can see it hasn’t made it to its intended home yet, because Hubby’s Office is still a work in progress. All in all, the whole project probably cost me no more than $7.00.
Who can be mad at that?? Have you decorated any spaces in your home with Lettering? What was your favorite project? I’d love to hear about it!!