Friday, September 30, 2011

Alphabet Art

 Recently I was given the chance to participate in a crafting challenge.  I was given a bag full of crafting supplies and the go ahead to make whatever I wanted from the supplies.  When I first opened the bag, I was immediately drawn to the chipboard alphabet letters.  I have been wanting to do some alphabet art for my girl's room for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.


Here's what I did:


I began by painting a piece of wood that I got from the IKEA as-is section for $1.99.  (I was originally going to use the wood I have pictured here, but I decided I wanted a square look instead.)  To make it a little more fun, I painted stripes on it and then sanded it down to give it a little bit of a worn look.


The large letters I got from Hobby Lobby.  They got a coat of paint, a layer of mod podge, and a layer of glitter.  the rest of the letters just got a coat of paint and then it was time to assemble.




I used hot glue to attach the letters to the board which made it so easy and quick to put together.  Last, I hung it with a saw tooth picture hanger on the wall.


I love the way it turned out.  I had been wanting a reading/art/project nook for Lillie for a while now, and this was the perfect excuse to get it all finished up.  Along with the art, my mom found this great little table at the thrift store for me.  It was only $5.00!  With a little paint, it was as good as new.  And these IKEA kids chairs are the perfect height to go a long with it.  Now we have a fun little spot for Lillie to read and play.  She loves it already!



This challenge is being hosted over at Karina's blog.  The projects will all be posted October 1st and then the voting will begin.  I will remind you to go over and vote in a couple of days.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with.
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4 comments:

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

So cute Jonie! I love the whole area. How come I never find awesome tables like that for $5? :)
xoxo,
Amy

Karina Wetzel said...

Jonie!! I'm loving this Alphabet art!! It looks so cute :)
You are very creative and I'm so excited that you participated in my craft challenge! Awesome find on the table.

Jamie said...

That is gorgeous!

Katie said...

Love this alphabet art!