I had made a run to Big Lots and as I was heading for something completely different–and not very exciting–HAND SOAP–(I told you it wasn’t exciting) –but it got exciting when I saw these letters on one of the aisles.
I grabbed all 4. They were only $2 each.
You will want to lightly sand the pieces the give your pieces a little “tooth” so the new paint will adhere, then add some primer.
I picked the “G” because all 4 of our kids names start with the letter “G”. I painted the “G” with DecoArt’s Cherry Red then went over it with the Alizarin Crimson. I love how both colors show through.
I grabbed a “K” & “C” because my hubby’s name starts with “K” and my name starts with “C”. I also think it is quirky because we are from the “KC”-Kansas City area. I painted the “K” & “C” in DecoArts Dazzling Metalic paints. I painted a coat of Shimmering Silver then went over that with the Black Pearl.
I took the “6″ and mixed some of my Dutch Paint high gloss trim and mixed it with a little bit of DecoArt’s Spa Blue and painted over the “6″. I added a little more of the white gloss, lightening up the paint a little more and went over it again, letting some of the darker streaks show through. Then I took my DecoArt black paint and added weathered areas so the “6″ looked like an old enamel number.
Then last thing you want to do is to give each one a coat of finishing spray to seal the paint. Rockler has a fabulous finishing spray –Deft–I love the finish–it is beautiful.
Each of them are so different and unique.
Today I am featuring the Vintage Art Desk Makeover over at the DIY Club.