Monday, September 10, 2012

Distressed Letter Decor

Of all the wooden letters I have painted, this is my favorite! I haven't found a home for it yet, so I just snapped a picture of it on my book page background so I could share it with you.

This is what it looked like when I bought it from the craft store.  It matched the craft paper perfectly.  And after 2 coats of duck egg blue paint, it looked like this...

I also used some metallic acrylic paint in copper to add a few streaks for a little more depth.  After it dried, I used some dark soft wax to stain it.  I did two coats, letting it dry in between.

I might rearrange my gallery wall so that it has a new home.  I think it will match the Ferris Wheel art nicely.  Maybe it's time to make a mantle around my flat screen TV in the living room.  Oh the possibilities! Do you have any initials hanging up in your house? I'd love if you'd let me know in the comments!

Linking up to Tatertots & Jello, Too Much Time On My HandsMiss Information, Shades of Amber, The 36th AVENUE Homestories A2Z.


  1. That is such a great look!!! We have a few "J"s around the house, but I just may try this technique too! Looks awesome!

  2. Super cute blog, can't believe I've never seen it before until now :) I have an L up in my son's nursery for "L"ogan :)

    1. Thanks for your sweet words! Love that name Logan. I have letters in my kids rooms, but I need to redo or replace them.

  3. This is so great, I wandered across you bog from The 36th Avenue, I would love it if you would come and share it on I Freakin' did it Fridays @ Miss Information!

  4. This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing how you made it! I'd love it if you'd stop by One Artsy Mama and share your tutorial at our weekly link party:


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