If you're anything like me, you have Pottery-Barn taste on a garage-sale budget. So when I saw this fabulous bit of word art a few weeks back, I immediately knew I would have to recreate it.
Here is Pottery Barn's version, for, like, a million dollars:
Here is my version, almost twice as big, and for less than $20!
First I gathered my letters. These ones are from Joann's. I got the huge paper mache ones they sell because I knew I was putting it in our living room with the vaulted ceiling. They're about two feet tall each.
So they gave me that one for 75% off. $2.50! Score! The damage doesn't show a bit. To stick the letters together, I knew I had to use my trusty E-6000 glue, which takes 24 hours to cure, and has to have something applying pressure to it to hold it in place for that time. Since I have the patience of a flea that was not going to work. Instead, I first applied the E-6000,
Next is my favorite part- the spray paint. Pottery Barn's wall art has a hand-pounded bronze finish. To mimic that, I used Rust-oleum's Hammered Finish Bronze.
It gives it a cool metal-y looking sheen and texture. And the texture hides imperfections, like in the top of my 'N'.
All done! As soon as the paint dried I plopped it up on the shelf and the glue cured as it was displayed. Multi-tasking decoration!