Friday, April 22, 2011

Vintage Industrial Metal Letters for the Cheap

About four years ago I saw some beautiful industrial vintage metal letters at a high end kitschy antique store. I fell in love instantly and haven't stopped thinking about them since! I knew that they would be perfect for my kitchen but was too cheap to dish out the $60 per letter. I knew I'd eventually find myself a set on ebay or somewhere - but no such luck. I was at Joanne's in the states last weekend and saw these great letters and picked them up for $1.99. Yeah baby!
I gave them a quick coat of black spray paint, then another coat of antique bronze - which to me looks more like an aged stainless steel. Then I finished them off by rubbing on a little black craft paint in a few spots to "age" them a bit.

I wasn't sure if they just looked good to me - but so far everyone who has seen them has asked where I picked up the metal letters from. Did I mention they are made from paper? Success for under $10.

Happy Easter Friends!


  1. LOVE it!! This non sewer needs to snoop around fabric stores more often! :)


  2. They look simply great!! A happy Easter to you and your family!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  3. That's fantastic Catherine. They look amazing.

  4. Brilliant! I'll be taking a peek at Joann's this week! Hope you're having a wonderful spring, Catherine! xo Gigi

  5. They do look great! Love that corner of yours. :)


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