A long, long time ago, in the days before Pinterest and other smart ways to keep inspiration organized, I once saw a kitchen adorned with big letters...and I loved it.
I promptley went to HobLob and purchased my self the same letters...E...A...T! And fully planned on painting them black RIGHT THEN and putting them up in my kitchen.
Well, that never happened. Now, 3 kitchens later, I have no idea which wonderful blog I was stalking but I have my letters done and I want to show them to you!
Hold on! After some quick googling, I found my source. Thank you Beth @ Home Stories A-Z for being so memorable!
I learned that you must prime cheap particle board letters or use better paint.
Here is after one coat...I know! Can't even tell:
Plan B: (I'm getting good at plan B lately.) I primed them and painted I-don't-know-how-many-coats! I got a little heavy handed on one coat and had to do a little light sanding but after the next coat, you couldn't even tell.
My idea was to lean them above our pantry...I thought it would look cool just up there...willy, nilly and random- Just like me! Jj vetoed that idea.
And since he doesn't do that often, I got these little 3-M things so that I could hold them to the wall without messing up the wall surface since I wasn't sure how I would like them. The holder things are velcro...one part of the wall and one part on each letter.
I love them! Jj does not. He actually asked me to take them down...My plan was to respect his wishes as he almost never says anything about our decor.
But then, we were at a local steakhouse, The SmokeHouse in Lee's Summit, MO and we saw this:
>> You still with me? I do have a point. I promise! :)
I wanted you to get the whole effect...
Just one more...
I think it restored his faith in me because he hasn't said that he doesn't like them anymore. However, I have mixed ideas...my good, good friend Leslie said she like them (after I asked her) but I think she was being nice. :) I asked my friend Nicole, she LOVED them. I asked my step-Mom, she said they looked just like something I would love. I'll take that as a vote in my direction.
So, the score is 2-2. What do you think?
Should they stay or should they go now?
How do you like that? Slipped in a little song lyrics on you now didn't I?
*Linked up to Best DIY Project of November over at Beneath My Heart. (I hope Traci doesn't kick my out because my post date is December 1. I really did complete the project in November.)