I have such a hard time with my walls! I love gallery walls and easy DIY art work but sometimes I want to mix it up a little bit and I can never seem to find quite the right project. But I think these letters fit the bill. They are bright, fun, and unique and not another gallery wall or canvas art project. Although, don’t worry, I do love my DIY art and I have more canvas art projects in the works!
- Wood letters (I got mine at Michael’s for $1.50 a letter) //
- Paint (I used mint, light coral, turquoise, yellow and light pink Martha Stewart Craft Paint) //
- Painter’s Tape //
- Paint brush //
- Command strips (to hang)
1. Pick the word/s or phrase you want on your wall. This will probably be the hardest part. I had several ideas and in several cases the letter selection at Michael’s let me down. But I finally found the letters for the phrase “you are my favorite.”
2. Use painter’s tape to block off sections of each letter. I tried to vary this a little with each letter and tried to make them all a little different.
Make sure the tape is on there tightly and that you smooth out any possible bubbles.
3. Paint the the sections of the letters that are exposed. I wanted more of the wood to show so I painted the smaller sections of each letter but you could paint the majority of them and just have the wood show through where the tape is. It just depends on what final look you want.
4. Let the paint dry and then peel off the tape.
5. Hang them on your wall! I used command strips and so far they are holding them up great!
Holli Anne says
I love this idea. My husband was JUST telling me he likes the idea of decorating with big block letters and we are getting ready to paint an entire house (that we are buying), so I think this is a great way to tie in all the paint color schemes. Fun fact, too: My husband and I call each other “Favorite.”
Oh I love that!! It is definitely a good nickname!! If you did this with even larger letters that would be so fun!