Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Frugal faux metal letters for wall decor...



I did a little project in the most impossible to photograph spot in the house,
the front entry hall.
Below is the hallway as seen from the living room.
Turn the corner at the end of the hall and the window in the photo above is on your left
 and the front door is in front of you.


 I wanted some galvanized metal letters that spelled H-O-M-E for over the entryway window.
They used to have them at Michael's craft store but I haven't been able to find them anymore.
Pottery Barn kids has some, but at $14 each I didn't think I should spend $56.
(We do have a May wedding for our youngest daughter to pay for after all!)
So, I decided to see if I could mimic the look for less.


I bought the MDF letters at Walmart for $1.99 each.
Then I bought a can of Rustoleum Ultra 2 Metallic Aluminum spray paint and sprayed the letters.
When dry I buffed them with a little black shoe polish and a soft cloth
 to give them a less shiney and more galvanized look.
The letters didn't come with anything on the back to hang them with.
I simply hot glued some paper clips on the back and they work perfectly as hangers.
I wouldn't say the project turned out to be perfect, but for under $12 total it's not too bad!
The hardest part of the project was figuring out how to evenly space the letters on the wall.
A simple no sew pennant garland made with triangles of gray and white polka dot fabric, 
some gray and white bakers twine and my trusty glue gun is the finishing touch.




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20 comments:

  1. Those letters are wonderful! I love what you did the the finish and the polka-dot garland. You always have such wonderful ideas!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Thanks, friend! It was a fun and easy project.

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  2. Hi Elizabeth! Your letters turned out great! Your hallway is so pretty with those wood floors! Thanks for sharing how you accomplished the look! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. Thanks so much, Felecia! I love Bama...Gulf Shores especially!

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  3. That is one of the most charming and inviting entry halls I've ever seen! It made me feel right at HOME!

    Crafty woman you are!!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Sharon, I'd invite you right in and we'd share a cup of coffee or tea and have a great visit!

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  4. Love it! They look just like metal letters to me! :) Love your pennant garland, too.
    Blessings~

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    1. Cindy, I'm so glad you think they do look like metal!

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  5. Love this look. It is so warm and inviting. You have so many good decorating ideas....talented lady you are.

    Debbi

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    1. Debbi, the internet is full of decor inspiration!

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  6. i love the letters. :) i also love how the tones in your home flow so soothingly.

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    1. Thank you so much! I seem to have a drawing to blue, white, soft gray and pops of red throughout my whole house.

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  7. I love how these look! I've been pricing metal letters for my son's room, but they were all too high for my budget. I'll keep your tips in mind! :)

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  8. Lovely letters! I work about wood letters.You can visit www.woodwordsstudio.blogspot.com.tr

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  9. The letters turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
    Lots of blessings

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  10. They look amazing Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing how you made them with the party goers as Shabbilicious Friday, I'm excited to feature them at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  11. What a great solution for getting the look you want without the price! They came out great! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded! I'm featuring you this week! :)

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