I have recently developed an obsession with wall letters. I especially love them staggered throughout a gallery wall or hanging in a baby’s nursery. Currently, I cannot put up a gallery wall (in the process of selling…no one wants to see a wall of personal items!) and I don’t have a baby to dote on.
The next best place to showcase some letters seemed like the kitchen. We spend most of our time in there – yes, we love to eat! I shopped all around for letters that I liked but most were either too expensive or not my style, which meant I was going to have to make them myself! I picked up some wooden letters at the local craft store for about $3 each and then did nothing…
A few weeks later I stumbled upon a stencil at the home improvement store that I had to have. Yes had. I had no idea what I was going to use it for, but I knew it was meant to be mine.
Letters, meet stencil. Stencil, meet letters.
I found these amazing letters at Pottery Barn Kids that became my inspiration for the “printed” look.
I started with basic craft paint that is made for all surfaces, and painted each letter a solid teal and then let dry. I used a foam brush and left brush strokes in the paint to give the letters a bit of a lived-in feel.
The stenciling was fairly easy, the big key is to hold it in place! I had a big oopsie and had to repaint the “E” because I was too vigorous with my painting! I found that it was a lot easier to dab the brush, as if you are sponge painting, so that you don’t bump the stencil. You could also use Elmer’s adhesive spray – but that seemed like way to much work for me.
So in love with the outcome! Fancy and fun, but still a bit rustic and imperfect. I am so excited about the way these look in my kitchen! What do you think?