EZ's Room: DIY Alphabet Wall Project {on a Budget!}

 5.10.11

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I've been working on this little project for a long time {okay, WAY too long!}, though it really should only take a day or so to complete. 

EZ's room is almost ready to reveal to you, but before that, I want to show you the project that I've been working on {for far too long!}.

 Custom Alphabet Wall Art!

...wait for it... from the DOLLAR STORE!
 
I was recently inspired by projects I found on Pinterest, like these below featuring colourful prints and kooky fonts. Kid-friendly & chic in their own way, but not for EZ's room. I wanted something more modern with clean lines.
Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest
So then it dawned on me. 

I had a bare wall above his dresser where I could do my OWN custom DIY large-scale Alphabet Wall Art - mimicking the wall treatment already in EZ's room.  Then I remembered these cool sans serif letters I spied at the Dollar Store.  And then it all quickly came together in my head.

We picked up the MDF strips from Home Depot. We got two 1.5 inch wide strips and cut them to 45 inches across, and painted them the same colour as the wall in EZ's room.

I sprayed the dollar store letters & numbers with two coats of Rustoleum's Flat White spraypaint.

 Adair measured and hung the MDF strips, ensuring they were level and then screwed each strip into the wall. We used painters tape to temporarily adhere the letters to the wall, until we can figure out the exact spacing.
I'm really pleased with the results. I love saving money and DIY-ing projects to our exact specifications. 
I still have 2 projects left for EZ's room before I can *finally* share it with you. Hopefully that will be sometime before he leaves the house for university... haha!

Cost Breakdown
2 MDF strips from Home Depot @ $3/piece
35 Letters/Numbers @ $1.25 each

5 comments:

Orange it Lovely October 5, 2011 at 3:41 PM  

LOOOOOVE this.. so cute!
Tana

Cindy@Cinsarah October 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM  

Oh My Goodness! you are amazing! I love this! So pretty!!

Mummy Maggie October 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM  

Thanks ladies! I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment :) It was a simple project, but I think it's got big impact in the room!

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