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Yes, I wanted to jump on the EAT letters in the kitchen bandwagon. Not that I needed any reminder to “EAT”, but I needed some more modern/fun art for the kitchen.
So here’s how I did it. I picked up 3 letters at Hobby Lobby. The “E” and “T” are wood letters and were $1.99 –30% off so $1.39 each. And the “A” is a a cardboard letter that was $2.47 – 30% off so $1.80. Total spent – $4.58. Yes, I do love my under $5 projects :)
I debated and debated about using all 3 different styles of letters but finally because of space (we only have 8 foot ceilings so one letter I wanted to use was too big) I decided on these.
Then I had to pick a color. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get decorating paralysis when it comes to color. I like things to match, but I also want pops of bold colors. And I also want it to be neutral enough that I can decorate around it seasonally. My kitchen is all neutrals – brown, white and tan, but EVENTUALLY when we paint the cabinets and do something about our countertops I would like to bring in some accent colors. I debated on red, yellow, and a turquoise/robin egg blue color. Finally decided on red since I knew I could always repaint them later if I changed my mind.
I thought I had some red craft paint on hand, but I couldn’t find it so I just grabbed my red spray paint (Cherry Red by Krylon) and gave them 2 quick coats.
I really wanted a more aged looks and a little more of a muted red. So I grabbed my black craft paint, wet my brush to water it down, and brushed it on the letters.
And here they are in my kitchen!
I should have done a before/after picture with the things I have up there, but I will save that for an updated kitchen post.
You can read more about the kitchen (paint colors, before/after pictures) in this kitchen post. And the wreath on the door is a coffee filter wreath, you can find the tutorial for that here.
Do you have any letters in your house? EAT or WASH or anything like that? I have also seen YUM done in the kitchen before too – how fun!
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