**While I’m busy welcoming a new baby into our home *woohoo!* I’m having some of my blogging friends step in and share some rad posts with you all. Please give them some love and enjoy their creative ways!**
First off thank you so much to Colleen for having me today. I hope she’s enjoying every second with that precious new baby! There’s nothing better than a newborn! My name is Ruthie and I blog over at Refashionably Late. My blog is a DIY and Home Decor blog. My husband and I moved to Minnesota a little over 2 years ago and about a year and a half ago we bought a house. Since then I’ve been knee deep in projects and loving every minute of it. What better way to share the progress of our home than to start a blog!? I love making old things look pretty again and refashioning furniture!
Okay onto the project stuff and enough about me! :) Today I’m going to share with you a very simple and E-A-S-Y project! Right now steel letters are all the rage…especially ones that light up! Sorry not lighting these up…going all natural fake steel here! Haha I’m going to share how you can create those steel letters for a fraction of the price. Alright…are you ready for this “long” tutorial?
All you need is to start with some Paper Mache Letters of any size. You can use your initial or a word or even a phrase?!? I thought it would be fun for valentines day and for our master bedroom to create an XOXO sign. We have a large shelf above our bed in our master bedroom and I love changing out the decor.
Paper mache letters can be bought on amazon or found at a local craft store. I was at Michaels today shopping for another project and wanted to check out their paper mache letters and unfortunately they don’t carry them there. Weird huh? I’m guessing you can find them at Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s Fabric.
The only other item you need for this project is silver spray paint. I have found this brand of spray paint to mimic the steel letters best, Design Master Super Silver. You can find this at a craft store as well. I believe I bought mine at JoAnns.
No priming or prepping is necessary. Just spray paint your letters in a well ventilated area with a coat or two of silver spray paint and you are done! Let it dry and them put them on display!
Thank you so much Colleen for having me! I would love for you to stop by my blog and check out a few more of projects in my project gallery. I love me a good furniture makeover and I have tons over at my blog! I hope everyone is having a great week so far and here’s to hoping the rest of the work week goes fast!