Here's what I came up with:
So, why did I GO FAUX, you ask ...?
Well ... have you ever shopped for those suckers!?
Let me show you what I found on my shopping endeavor:
These are from Anthropologie, for $18.00 PER LETTER.
These are from The Land of Nod, for $34.00 PER LETTER.
And these are from Pottery Barn Kids, for $14.00 PER LETTER.
I thought to myself, "Thank the Lord, MAX only has THREE LETTERS!!!"
But then I thought ..... hmmm ..... how could I do this myself? (aka: CHEAPER!?)
And here's what I came up with:
I went to the craft store and purchased these giant papier mache letters and a can of RUST-OLEUM Satin Nickel Metallic paint.
(The letters were around $5.00 each, but I had a coupon, so they ended up being about $4.00 each.)
I didn't love it.
This particular paint was a little to "sparkly" for what I was going for ....
Luckily, I had this MODERN metals paint in my paint closet already:
Anyway. This was a much better option in this particular project. :-)
Here's an after shot:
They're lookin' pretty darn metal-like to me ... how 'bout you?
I decided to take it one more step and add some distressing to my "metal" ....
Kinda more the look I was going for!
And here's the finished product!
And the best part .... for LESS than $5.00 per letter!
SO easy to do.
Gotta love a cheap 'n' easy project that looks cool and expensive!
See you tomorrow for a baby update! :-)