Everybody has to E A T

EAT

Welcome back y’all! I decided to show you all one of the easiest projects that I have completed – and a cheap one as well! After spending hours upon hours briefly glancing at Pinterest for an easy way to add some art to the kitchen, I decided that what better way to spruce it up then to use the word EAT.  Everybody’s gotta eat right? So I brainstormed, and decided that a metallic EAT sign would be the perfect complement to my Light French Gray walls by Sherwin Williams and new Hi-Macs countertops in Ripe Cotton.  Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of the process – however I don’t think you will have trouble following along (buying letters and spray-painting them).

Materials:

  • Cardboard/Paper Mache letters
  • Spray paint
  • Sawtooth Picture Hangers

Time:  About 30 minutes (after shopping!)

Step One: Take a trip to your local Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics, or Michael’s store and purchase cardboard letters in the size of your choice.  (Lazy like I am? Purchase them online from Jo-Ann Fabrics here).  The 8″ letters were $2.99 each while the 12″ letters were $4.99 each. I opted for the 12″ as I had a larger space to fill.

Step Two: Continue your journey on to Home Depot or Lowe’s to purchase the spray paint in whichever color your heart desires.  While the craft stores sell spray paint as well, I have found that they are way more expensive than going to Lowe’s or Home Depot.  As I wanted a brushed silver look to match the hardware on my cabinets, I went for Rust-Oleum Antique Nickel (you can purchase online here – $6.76). I plan on using this color for multiple projects in the near future, so the $7 is well worth it!

Step Three: Now that your shopping is complete, take your supplies to a well ventilated area and spray these bad boys down! Make sure to take off the bar code stickers prior to spraying (learned that the hard way).  I used two coats (and waiting about 20 minutes in between coats) to make sure the color was covering the letters.

Step Four: Once they are dry, you are ready to hang ’em up! I used sawtooth picture hangers (like these ones – $1.94 for 3). Make sure you gently hammer these into place as the cardboard is not very sturdy.  Hang them in the top middle of each letter and then figure out where you can show these off!

Looking for other cute EAT ideas? Chalkboard paint works miracles! My favorite chalkboard spray paint is Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint ($3.76).  The kiddies can doodle on these while you are slaving away over the stove!

What do you think? How did yours turn out? Have any other grEAT ideas? Let me know!

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