Monday, March 5, 2012

A Week with the Grils- Roeshel from The DIY Showoff!

Hi A to Being Creations friends! I'm Roeshel from
DIY Show Off blog
A blog dedicated to DIY home improvement and decorating tutorials where I share the transformation of our old farmhouse along with featuring other awesome DIY projects from the blogging community. So much to see!

I'm so excited to be guest posting for Ashley today. Isn't she so sweet? Love her and her creativity!

I recent shared where I read and what I'm reading over at the DIY Show Off...

DIY Show Off reading nook

See that sliver of bare wall to the left? I'm not a minimalist so I decided it needs something. A quick trip to the craft store and I had an idea...
Vintage inspired wall letters:
Materials:

  • Cardboard letters spelling R-E-A-D
  • Deco Art's Americana craft paint in "Tuscan"
  • Dark brown glaze (I use Rockler's TransTint dye)
  • Command velcro hangers
Tutorial:
1. I painted my letters and let them dry. I love this beautiful red...

painting vintage inspired wall letters

2. Once dry, I sanded the edges for a distressed/worn look.

sanding vintage inspired letters

after:

vintage inspired wall letters

3. Next I brushed on a dark glaze and wiped it off. I love the aged look it gives!

vintage inspired wall letters

4. Once the glaze was dry, I applied velcro hangers since the cardboard is so light. (And no holes in the wall...that usually doesn't stop me though. Holes can be patched.)

aged, vintage inspired wall letter tutorial

5. My letters are centered and spaced evenly and secured to the wall with the velcro.

BEFORE
reading nook before

AFTER
aged, vintage inspired wall letters

I love the character it adds. What do you think?


Thanks so much to Ashley for inviting me to hang out today! Ashley - I hope you're having a peaceful, relaxing vacation! You deserve it!
~Roeshel








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