You may remember my first go at the Pinterest Challenge, the frame wall. Since Madison doesn't spend more than half the day napping anymore, I needed something a little less time consuming this go-around. I went back through my pins, finding pretty much nothing I'm interested in actually doing myself (am I the only one that can't not pin every crock pot recipe I come across?), then finally came across a tutorial for hand painting letters.
The method Jaime (she's the brains behind That's My Letter) came up with is, like most Pinterest ideas, pretty simple and pretty brilliant. Unlike most Pinterest ideas, there is no Silhouette machine required! You just print out the letters (or, in my case, numbers), then trace them onto your surface.
My plan was to use this method to make an address plaque for our house. For the last five years, we've lived without one. Normally, that doesn't affect our lives in any way, but when we have company (or the pizza guy) coming over, we find ourselves saying things like "we're the one with the red door"(not so bad), or "the only house on the street with the unmowed grass" (oops), or "the one with the broken down mustang in the front yard"(long story). Not cool.
My goal was to do this project for free, with only materials I had on hand, or that I could beg, borrow, or steal. Thankfully, I was able to complete the project without breaking any state or federal regulations. My parole officer will be pleased (or would be if he/she existed). All I needed was:
printer (if you want to get technical I also used paper and ink)
wooden surface (I chose an old shelf removed from our bathroom)
paint (leftover from my mom's front door, this will also be our front door color)
First, I placed the numbers on the
Did you participate in the challenge? I'd love to see your project!