Our home is the place to let our creativity out. I love anything with a gorgeous oil rubbed bronze finish and I wanted to add a special piece to my kitchen with the letters “EAT”. Find out how I made my very own set of DIY Faux Metal Letters for under $10.
I have always admired the Zinc Letters from Anthropologie but am not a huge fan of the lighter color but love the style of the letters. Of course I’m not going to pay $18.00 per letter to create this project so I headed to my local Hobby Lobby and grabbed a few paper mache letters for just $2.99 each. Once I got home I couldn’t wait to get this product started.
Paper Mache Letters
Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint
I grabbed my EAT Letters and headed outside to start my spray painting process. I laid out old newspaper on top of my spa cover and laid the letters out with about 2 inches of spacing in between each letter. I started to spray paint the front of the letters than went back through and spray painted the top, bottom, sides and in betweens. I allowed my letters to dry outside for about an hour. After the inital drying time I gave them another quick spray and allowed them to dry inside for 24 hours. I was very pleased with the look and the coverage and wanted to give them a distressed look to give them some character! I took my fine grit sandpaper and sanded the edges until I was happy with the look. Once that was done I took some command stickers and hung them up in my kitchen and they look fantastic!