Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Aged" Papier Mache Letters- Pottery Barn inspired

I've been doing lots of rearranging around here and my former Craft Corner cabinet {pictures coming soon} is now home to our boys playroom TV.  It was so bare looking on top of it though, so I painted these papier mache letters during nap-time recently.  


I used two of my favorite paint colors,


and just lightly brushed on the yellow paint, leaving streaky sections of the natural papier mache.  


Once the yellow paint dried, I lightly brushed the edges with my most favorite paint color for crafting
{Jamaican Sea by Folk Art}
and quickly wiped it with a paper towel



When the letters were dry and ready to be placed in their new home, I realized that they needed something to keep them from falling over.  Not wanting to spend any extra money or go to the store to find something to display the letters on, I looked around my house... that's where this parchment paper box came in handy :) 



Using hot glue, I attached the letters to the parchment paper box {that I painted}


 I didn't quite realize how much space the letters would take up, so that's where this little scrap of aluminum foil box came in handy!  I just hot glued it to the end of the parchment paper box to have space to glue on the last letter.


Here's a close-up of the "A" mounted on that fancy box! :)



I love the way this quick and easy project turned out.  I especially like that it's displayed above the TV in the playroom because I don't let my boys watch too much TV so this is a good reminder to do what's really important in the lives of little ones... PLAY!!


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12 comments:

Colleen said...

awww those came out cute!!

I shared your recent post on my blog as I mentioned. Still love it!

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

cute!! I collect random letter for Jude's room. I might have to do one of these :)
Thanks for posting!

Melanie said...

That is awesome! It totally looks like an expensive wooden sign. Great repurposing :)

Kara and Glen said...

I am so proud to call you family! I love that!! Great idea. I might have to do some of that for my house. xoxo

Jen said...

That turned out so cute! I would never have thought of the parchment paper box to mount them on. It looks awesome!

That Jamaican Sea...I have it in my stash and it's my favorite, too! :)

The Jenson's said...

I like how you grabed the parchment box. Too funny, but you would never know unless you said something.

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Cute Laurie! Perfect fix for the play room- and those colors are screaming cuteness!!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

How fun! You had me at Pottery Barn! lol That was so creative with the parchment paper box!! I can't wait to see the whole room! :)

Holly Lefevre said...

I love these! The colors are great and they are just "playful!" what a fun project. You will be featured on Tickled Pink tomorrow night!

Holly Lefevre said...

I love these! The colors are great and they are just "playful!" what a fun project. You will be featured on Tickled Pink tomorrow night!

Holly Lefevre said...

I love these! The colors are great and they are just "playful!" what a fun project. You will be featured on Tickled Pink tomorrow night!

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

love this! I totally want to try this! you made it seem so easy...

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