Thursday, July 12, 2012

E.A.T. Metallic Letters DIY

Pin It Eat. Three little letters that all Americans are probably a little too fond of (including myself). But who doesn't love to eat?! Well, I have these shelves in my kitchen that I recently put up. You can go here for the tutorial on how I did the shelves. So anyways, I made these shelves, and then I needed stuff to put on my shelves. So I decided I wanted to try out the faux metal letters that I've been seeing all over Pinterest, like here from Life as a Thrifter.

They turned out really nice and were super easy to do! Like, super easy. If you can spray paint, then it's in the bag.

Here's What You'll Need:
Metallic Spray Paint
Paper Mache Letters
Sand Paper

Put your letters on a surface that you can spray paint on. I just used an old box I had lying around. Then give them a nice coat of the metallic spray paint, making sure to stay a nice distance away, so that you don't get too much paint on one area.

Let them dry, then repeat on the back and on the sides. Once they are totally dry, you can sand them a little if you prefer a more weathered look.

You don't have to sand too hard to get them good and scuffed up, which is nice. Once you're done with the sanding, then the project is complete! How easy and quick was that?!!

Find a good home for them, and then you're done! Enjoy!

Hope you liked this easy and fast project...

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Our Pinteresting Family said...

The letters look fantastic!! Megan

Earning-My-Cape said...

Your letters turned out awesome! I am enjoying peeking at your other DIY crafts, as well.

I'd like to invite you to join in A Crafter's Dream Group Giveaway, hosted by My Merry Messy Life, Little Becky Homecky, and me. Each blogger is offering her/his own giveaway worth $25 or more. It works like a blog hop, and we would love for you to join us! Please stop by and check out the details!
I hope to see you there!

Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said...

Featuring this next week at Pretty Things Thursday! LOVE THEM! Thanks for linking up!

Natalie from Johnny In A Dress!

Heidi Fowler said...

Great job! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

So THAT'S how it's done! I love them! You made them look like real metal letters too. So glad you linked this up!

The Bean Sprout Notes said...

Lookin' good! And congrats on putting together such an impressive blog in a short amount of time.

I just became you 101st follower and it looks like your blog is only seven months old- that speaks well for your great content. I look forward to seeing what else you create!

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

These are so cute!! I am SO doing this!

Kimberly said...

I love these! Found you on The Ivy Cottage and am now a new follower.

Hope you stop over.

Kimberly @

Swede Dreamer said...

LOve the letters! Found you today from Cowgirl Up~happy new follower! Hope you will stop over for a visit~Angie

Blessed Serendipity said...

I like your letters. They really do look like metal. If you ever get tired of EAT you can always spell TEA.


Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

You're lovely letters are a feature this week!

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Stacia Liechty said...

Oh, That's it? So easy, I can handle that!
Stacia @

Anonymous said...

Wow it's nice Metal Letters.