Before pinterest came into my life, I had this folder in my inbox entitled “DIY fun fun,” with lots of creative projects to tackle. Actually, this folder still exists, but I’m just that much more in love with pinterest, and am nabbing ideas off of there. Therefore, after some endearing hang out time with my friend Steph this afternoon, I present DIY done-done. Granted, while I wait to use neighbor Mark’s electric drill, I still have two projects left to do in the almost done-done pile, but for now, we have…
It does look a little less gray and more green in real life, but I wanted an M to eventually hang on the shelf I (eventually) want to hang above the couch. I’m toying with doing another layer of brown over the top – what do you think?
Also, the COOLEST part about doing distressed letters (like this) is that you get the distressed look with a simple bar of Dove soap. Paint a layer/color #1 & dry + soap in random parts & layer/color #2 + sand & soap & layer/color #3….repeat.
I had some old canvas boards from our wedding last year that we used as signs around the yard; I saw a little DIY project with wooden letters glued on, then the entirety of it painted over it. I don’t know if you can read the letters very well, but up now on our bathroom wall, it looks GREAT. I used a Martha Stewart terra cotta white paint that has chunks of grit and sand in it, and gives it a rough finish, which I love. Then of course it makes me want to paint the entire bathroom in a deep red color.
And now, I’m going to continue to rest while the hubs grills salmon – yum! Happy weekend!0