Faux Hobby Lobby Metal Letters
When you have a baby you decorate their room with their name, right? I think that’s a really popular trend in recent years. While I was shopping around, I fell in love with the metal letters from Hobby Lobby.
They’re masculine in a gorgeous rustic kind of way. But even when they’re 50% off they’re still a little pricey. With a baby with a 6-letter name, that CHA-CHING $$$ adds up quickly! I figured out a way to make these myself without the huge price tag!
I still shopped Hobby Lobby for this DIY, but instead of getting their metal letters, I opted for the unfinished wood letters, which were $3.50 compared to $30 (or $15).
I laid the letters out over some cardboard to prep them for spray painting.
Rustoleum makes a Hammered Metal spray paint that I thought would be perfect to achieve the metal look I wanted for the baby’s room.
The first coat of spray paint just looked like shimmery silver. There was nothing spectacular about it… yet. When I applied a second and third coat, this spray paint blew my mind.
You can see that with additional coats, the paint started to make that hammered metal look. After the third coat, I went back and filled in areas that I wanted a more dramatic look.
One can of Rustoleum’s spray paint was perfect for the 6 letters I needed to cover!
Here’s the finished look in the nursery! Bonus: this letters are so lightweight, I want able to hang them with Command Strips instead of putting 6 holes in the wall!
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