DIY: Letter Makeovers

2013, DIY

I recently received two block letter K’s as a gift, but I did not like their color.  I couldn’t very well be rude and ask them to get me different colors. Instead, I gave both K’s a makeover!

Here is the before:

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nothing inherently wrong with the block letters, but they felt bland and has a very boy-girl dynamic.  I decided to give each of them a different look (with the help of my girlfriends).

The blue letter required the most work, but my friend had all the tools and skills to help guide me.  Since my apartment is done in a nuetral color palette,  I decided to coverup the blue with twine.  I first sanded the blue paint down to the wood so a new coat of paint would stick better.

Then I painted the letter a light tan to match the twine I would be using.

I must warn my readers, this project is very time consuming.  I had to hot glue the twine down to start the process and around all corners to ensure a tight hold.  While wrapping twine around the letter isn’t hard, it takes a lot of time and twine to cover a small area.

For the pink letter, I decided to modge podge a piece of cute scrap paper to it. I got the scrap paper at Michaels for $0.60 – a bargain deal!  Of the two projects, modge podging was easier and quicker.  I would advise you to go this route when upgrading block letters instead of the twine, unless you really like the look and are going for that particular texture.

I also crocheted small flowers to breakup the monotony of the twine and added pearl centers to them.  I really love the way both letters turned out!

7 thoughts on “DIY: Letter Makeovers

  1. Boom! Great work; I agree, those initial colors were icky. Whoever bought them should never be allowed to shop alone.

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