Distressed striped wall letter

We love STRIPES!!  They’re so coastal and a classic pattern.  And since it’s the 10th already, we got our group back together for another blog hop for all things stripes!  We know you’ll love all these cute crafts and yummy desserts as much as we do.  Last month’s theme was MASON JARS and the month before we shared our CITRUS wreath!  This month we kept with our home decor theme and are sharing how easy it is to make a striped monogram.

So check out all our buddies’ projects and recipes, pin this cute collage below for easy reference the read on for our distressed striped wall letter.  Don’t forget to visit our pals links!  Do you love stripes as much as we do??

To see each fantastic Striped Project up close, join the Blog Hop!
1 • Eighteen25 sharing a Be Amazing Striped Print
2 • Landee See Landee Do sharing DIY Striped Towel Hooks
3 • Lolly Jane sharing a Distressed Striped Wall Letter
4 • Little Miss Momma sharing a DIY Striped Baby Gift
5 • Or So She Says sharing a Stripes & Dot Birthday Banner Printable
6 • Six Sisters Stuff sharing a No Bake Éclair Cake
7 • Simply Kierste sharing her Library Books Crate
8 • Thirty Handmade Days sharing a Dirty Diet Coke Kit
9 • Your Homebased Mom sharing a DIY Anthro Inspired Red & White Striped Tablecloth
10 • Capturing Joy sharing a French Mille Feuille Recipe

So cute, right? We know! Have you heard the rave about SWIG cookies from Mandi/Vintage Revivals? Dyyyyyyyying to try Mique’s Dirty Diet Coke recipe above and that crate?! Ooh la la! Obviously we love it since we’ve done some crate makeovers in our craft room, too! (;

Speaking of that never-ending project, I’m still in the middle of sprucing up my beloved craft room… slowly but surely. Verrrrrrry slowly. LOL Herringbone stenciled bookcase, check. Crib mattress turned bulletin board, check. Organizational numbered crates, check. Hoop art, check. Mint crafting table, check …stop by soon for the full deets on those projects soon! (;

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But for now, the focal wall is polished off with a distressed striped “L” letter (which stands for Lolly. Hmmm, who is Lolly, you wonder? Read about why we named our blog Lolly Jane.) So anyway, this space has sat empty for way too long (uh, my original goal was to complete it SIX months ago!) so when Kristi and I were doing a little shopping at HobLob over the weekend, we spied an oversized letter and knew it would fit the void space perfectly… which, it does. Although it fit the space perfectly, it was kinda hideous. (Who else can’t hear the word hideous without thinking of that State Farm commercial where the husband gets called out from the wife because she’s talking to “Jake from State Farm” at 3 am… major tangent but I chuckle every. single. time. I see that commercial! Ha!) Back to our Hobby Lobby purchase… instead of passing it up, we decided to pluck off the bling it came in, add some stripes and distress the crap out of it in true Lolly Jane style. Easy peasy!

Distressed striped wall letter tutorial

To transform your own, you’ll probably have everything on hand (besides the wall letter) like we did. From start to finish, this took less than 20 minutes to transform. Wanna see how?

Distressed striped wall letter

  1. Remove funky hardware from letter.
  2. Sand off glue from hardware.
  3. Tape off stripes with painters tape, (we freehanded ours.)
  4. Give the letter a light brush of white paint.
  5. Remove paint.
  6. Sand stripes to match distressed letter.
  7. To avoid crisp paint lines be sure to lightly sand over the entire letter as well as edges.

Give it a quick seal and hang. Simple!

Distressed striped wall letter

Keep up with our 10 Creative Blogs blog hop as we’ll be back next month with a new theme and fresh ideas! Check out more of our wood craft projects and all of our home decor goodness while you’re at it! (;

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Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO

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