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I hope everyone is having (or had) a great labor day! We stayed at home this weekend (the patio didn’t get finished until Saturday) and used it as a chance to get a few projects done. I saw this on Pinterest the other day and wanted to try it ASAP. I mean, I have always loved the Anthropologie zinc letters, but at $18 a pop, that’s a little much for just a plain letter right?
So I went to Joann Fabric and picked up some 12″ letters. I thought they were the same size as the Anthro ones (and the ones the girl on Pinterest used), but it turns out they are bigger. Which explains why they were $4.49 instead of $2.50 (ish). The Anthro ones and the ones from Hobby Lobby are 8 inches. Joann’s also has 8 inch ones but I liked the bigger ones better. Oh, I grabbed a can of metallic spray paint from Sears for $2 (it was on sale), so my total cost of the project was just about $20.
This was one of the cheapest and easiest projects I have done recently. It took only the amount of time it takes to use spray paint. Maybe 20 minutes all totaled? I am kind of heavy handed when I use spray paint and use way more than a normal person. In fact, my trigger finger was sore after this. LOL. I left them overnight, sprayed one more coat this morning, let them dry in the sun for a few hours and then hung them. *So far* the double sided tape has held up. I used nearly two packages because I didn’t want to deal with them falling down.
Because I loved the way these turned out, I bought L-O-V-E letters and am in the process of spray painting (antique white) them and hope to get them hung in the bedroom tomorrow. I am extra excited about those because I want to hang them vertically and that’s going outside of the box for me. LOL.
Did you do any projects over the holiday weekend? Do tell!