I thought I'd share a sneak peak at my kitchen wall transformation and share a fun little DIY project. I love letters and fonts... I was a graphic design major after all.
I knew I wanted to incorporate some sort of text on the chalk wall. I had been eyeing these zinc letters from Anthropologie but at $18 bucks a pop totally not happening.
So I decided to get crafty. I went to Hobby Lobby to check out the different style letters thinking they may have something metal... no such luck. I ended up buying these hollow cardboard looking ones for $2.47 a piece.
(she thinks I can't see her by the way...do you like her bed head?)
I then got out some paint and planned on painting them completely white until I brushed on my first streak. That's when it hit me. I loved how it looked messy by not fully covering the cardboard. It instantly made the letters look old and vintage and more expensive. Total happy surprise!
After they were dry and ready to hang I got out my picture hanging kit to see what would work best. Since the letters are hollow and very light I stuck a small nail into them to hold the circle hanger on. I then hung them on the wall with a flat push pin.
I've been checking them out now every time I walk into the kitchen because I think they came out so cool.
I'll be sure to take better pictures once I get some of the completed wall. These were taken late at night, while I was standing on a kitchen chair that wasn't tall enough, while holing the camera over my head. Enough said.
Hummm, now I'm hungry for some ice cream.