I recently completed a project that has been in the works for a lonnnng time. Painting my bathroom walls. It sounds simple enough, but the previous homeowners had wallpapered, and then painted over, and painted again, and again...and it was just a general headache involving a putty knife, Dif spray, and putting up with a haunted house/construction zone/crime scene themed bathroom for a few years. Now that it is finally done (and lime green, eee!), I get to decorate!
Since I share this bathroom with my sister, I decided to paint letters in our initials to hang on our respective "sides" of the bathroom.
6" wooden letters
light brown craft paint
dark brown craft paint
gold craft paint
clear top coat spray
ribbon and hot glue, or other hanger
Lay your letters on newspaper or paper towels and give them two good coats of your light brown paint and let dry for a few minutes.
If you want, you can lightly sand and then prime your letters before this step, but I didn't and mine turned out fine.
Using your gold paint, make polka dots all over your letter. Don't make them perfect! They should all be a little different and lopsided. Let your paint dry.
Using a finer paint brush and your dark brown paint, draw semi-circles around your gold spots with a spot in the middle, as pictured above. Make some complete circles, and some just spots. Again, they don't need to be perfect. Leopard spots are never the same!
After your paint has dried completely, spray your letters with a clear top coat. I used glossy, but matte top coat would look great too. After your top coat has dried, attach your hanger to the back of your letter. I hot glued ribbon to the back of my letters and tacked them onto the wall.
I love the way these letters add a touch of personalization. There are infinite amounts of ways you could paint, hang, and combine these letters to tie a room together!