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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

mini makeover V - yellow letters

It is time for another mini makeover, this time it really does the name justice and is a quick project that took not even half an hour of my time, not including drying time though. I had been lusting for a mishmash of vintage letters to write fun things on our walls and checked on Etsy on and off but in the end I thought I could make some fun letters myself. The paper mache letters I used I bought at a local craft store, they might be the exact same ones like these from Jo Ann. I still had some leftover yellow spray paint in the basement from a previous project and used it because yellow makes me happy. All letters got three or four coats of paint and after they were fully dried I stuck them to the wall with picture hanging strips, this way when I take them down I will not be left with any marks, at least that is the plan. I thought the area above the opening leading from the kitchen to our dining room is a good spot for the word eat because it will tell you what you can expect in the next room...Looking at all the vintage goodies on Etsy I might still have to get some more vintage letters. What would you write on your walls?

PS. I do not know why my images are so dark today. They look fine in photoshop but get messed up when I upload them to the blog. Tried different solutions but nothing works...

18 comments:

  1. This looks great Nina (and not dark at all for me...weird!). I like how you set the letters slightly askew, and I like how EASY this was! Good choice for the yellow!

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    1. Hmm, this is weird, I should have not said something about the images being too dark ;) Easy is sometimes, no most of the times, such a good thing!

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  2. Ha ha you did not have the letters placed like in the first pic, TEA.
    The yellow bar stools and the letters look nice together. I usually like the vintage letters too but these are an excellent substitute.

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    1. Ha, ha I placed them differently in the first picture just to throw you guys off ;)

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  3. I want to come visit you!!! :) And the letters turned out perfect!

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    1. You should come to visit us! Maybe I have to show some photos of our guest bedroom to get you to come soon ;)

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  4. they don't look dark to me either. i have done this mini project before too! i did "home" with white paint. i love your yellow, goes perfect with the bar stools. and might i add i am loving your island countertop!

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    1. Ha, ha I should not have said anything about the images looking weird as they seem to be ok when you see them ;) I'm still in love with our island countertop too. Can you believe this was a kit they sold at Ikea a while back and we scooped it up on sale for about $40? Shh, it's a secret ;) It looks more expensive than that...

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  5. Your posts never fail to make me feel like getting crafty! Such a cute and simple idea!

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    1. Thanks Meghan! It's great to know that this might inspire you to get crafty yourself :)

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  6. Very cute... and is the tile in your kitchen pink??

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    1. Thanks rooth! The tile in the kitchen is red, it looks like it's pink because of the lighting. It's not something we would have chosen ourselves but it looks ok. I believe there is hardwood underneath, dreaming of unearthing it eventually...

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  7. They look so good!! And what a way thriftier alternative to a priceier version. Yours look like what they sell in stores. I love a new pop of yellow, especially in the kitchen. And the complement your stools perfectly! xo

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    1. Thanks Erin! I pretty much got three letters for less than what it would cost to buy one. Yay!

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  8. It looks AWESOME, I luv the color too! I recently purchased some letter from michael's craft store (large wood for am amazing $1.49 each), except they didn't have ALL the letters I wanted .... I wanted to hang up the word AMOR (spanish for love) but there was no A (so I got a V and planned on hanging upside down and drawing a dash) also no R (so I got a 'P' .. not sure how to draw that one out). Finally decided ... an entire NEW word: LOVE in english (since I already had 2 letters so simply invested in the L and E). Location .... hallway. Timefame ... this year (maybe?!).

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    1. Thanks Ada! Ha, ha I tried to attempt this project earlier but there were always letters sold out that I needed. Love is also a great word and it means the same as the word you wanted to create originally.

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