EAT letters in the kitchen {day 4 of 31 days of Pinterest: Pinned to Done}

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Today’s project was inspired by this pin originally from BHG.

Pinned Image from BHG

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.

DIY Eat letters

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 🙂

DIY Eat letters

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.

DIY Eat letters

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.

DIY Eat letters

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.

DIY Eat letters

I waited a minute and then wiped it off.  Here is the more muted, rustic look.DIY Eat letters

And here they are in my kitchen! Smile

DIY Eat letters

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.

DIY Eat letters

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!

I am joining Nester from Nesting Place in writing a 31 days series in October.  You can see all the other hundreds of people writing a 31 days series here.

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And my sister-in-law is joining along too!   Writing about their transition as they move across the country with four children. 

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  1. Heather C. says:

    Love the way those turned out….especially the way you did the “aged” look with the black paint. I want to have a different word for each season for my kitchen…or the same word in different colors/patterns. This gives me an idea for the holiday season 🙂

  2. Love it! And, I’m loving this series.

  3. I did the eat sign in this pin:

    And it turned out great. I really like the way they look and it was much cheaper, PLUS much easier to hang (made of cardboard instead of metal)

  4. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this. I’m sorry, but I’m just gonna have to steal this idea, LOL. You are brilliant. =D Again, love that these projects are small and so doable. Thanks!!
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  5. Very nice! I am enjoying your easy projects (at least so far they seem to easy accomplish, maybe you are saving the hard ones til the end. 🙂 )
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  6. Love this project. Especially love the way the black on red turned out. Love your coffee filter wreath also – so want to do both those projects….

  7. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and great job on the red & aged look. fabulous!!
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  8. I love the colors you used. Simple, reasonably priced, and cute!
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  9. Love it! I think I might do the ‘aged’ look thing to our bright red bench. It could use a little toning down.

  10. Adorable. And yes, I’m working on WASH for the kids’ bathroom… No need for further explanation on this one! 😉
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  11. Martha West says:

    I love it!! Looks great!

  12. I am on this bandwagon too! I honestly cannot get enough of the letters. I have no where to do this in the kitchen. Maybe the dining room?
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  13. I love this!! I have been wanting to do something like this for a year. Guess I have no excuse now, knowing that yours cost less than $5. And I love this 31 days of… project idea! It is one of the ones I am following along with. Love it!! ~Lori
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  14. Found you at the Pinterest party! Love your “EAT” letters! So cute! I’m also your newest follower on Facebook. I’d love for you to visit my blog sometime.

  15. Love this! Love the different ‘fonts’, love the aged red. I have a few little words in wood I’ve bought to make for gifts this year. I was going to do them in white but I may just try a spot of aged colour! Thanks for the inspiration.
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  16. Just over from Debbie’s Pinterest party. Cute project! I love how you aged the red down, it looks great. I keep seeing these kinds of letters around and have been wanting to do some, but haven’t gotten up the nerve. You’ve inspired me, thank you!

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