Thursday, November 14, 2013

DIY Zinc Letters


Last year, I made some paper mache letters.  I painted them red and they sat on my counter for over a year.  


I have slowly gotten over the red and wanted to change them.  I had planned to hang them over the pantry doors but with them being red, I never got around to it.  I guess I knew I wasn't set on the red.  Above the pantry doors was some vinyl I put up but always thought was too small there.
 

It was time to make some changes!  I removed the vinyl from above the pantry doors and gave a makeover to my letters.  Supplies I used are black and metallic silver craft paint, sponge brush and bristled paint brush. 


Using a sponge brush, I gave the letters a good coat of black paint.  After they were completely dry, I dry brushed on the silver paint.  After reading several other tutorials, I learned this was the way to go.  Dry brushing is using very little paint on the brush and using little strokes to get it on your letters.  Allowing some of the black to show through gives it the rustic, metallic look I am going for.

And the final product:






Ahhhh.  So much better.  No more red and no more itty bitty words.

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10 comments:

  1. They look great!! I've been meaning to do this in my kitchen! Thanks for the reminder :)

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  2. They turned out great!! I love the new look!

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  3. Andrea this is fabulous! I need these in my kitchen! You are so creative!

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  4. I just love this and it looks easier than I expected. Great job. Visiting from the Shabby Nest Frugal Friday link party.

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body (www.trappeddesigner.blogspot.com)

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  5. So cool! We are transitioning to a more industrial look in our home and these would be amazing! I'm pinning, thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Project Party on Planned in Pencil!

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  6. Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

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  7. I love the wall color! Whats it called and where is it from?

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