So I have a love/hate relationship with Anthropologie.
I adore all of the quirky and whimsical home decor they sell in their store.
But, I’m not a big fan of their sky-high prices.
So being the thrifty gal that I am…I typically browse Anthro for inspiration and try and recreate their gorgeous pieces right at home.
That’s how I came across this project.
I first painted the cardboard letters black and let them dry.
(Sorry…I don’t have any pics of that step. Bad blogger, bad blogger)
Then it was time for some metallic paint.
One quick coat did the trick.
It certainly gave the letters some depth and texture.
From a distance it truly looks like the letters are made of metal. Success!
I decided the best place for the letters was up high on top of our kitchen cabinets. They add a bit of height and fill in some of the empty space.
The only problem…sometimes from a certain angle…it doesn’t look like the word E-A-T…instead it reads F-A-T.
Perhaps it’s a reminder to stop visiting the kitchen too much or else I will be F-A-T…
Clearly, these letters needed a little boost in height. So here’s my temporary solution.
I’m not in love with the basket look…too much beige going on for my taste. I think I’ll eventually adhere the letters to the wall instead.