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Anthro-inspired Zinc Letters

Anthropologie has super cute letters out right now.  But we have some even cuter Anthro-inspired Zinc Letters out too (;
 
What’s not-so-cute is their $18/EACH LETTER price tag.  Yikes! Motivates you to make your own, right? Well, we did… for only $5.39!
 
 

Supplies:

Local craftstore’s chipboard letters $1.99/each* . Black acrylic paint . Silver metallic paint . Bristle paintbrush . Sponge paintbrush
*I used a 40% off coupon, total was $5.39; everything else I already had


Directions:
1. Paint each letter black with sponge brush, covering the letter evenly.
2. After dry, lightly dry brush each letter with the silver metallic paint.
3. After you get the look you love, lightly distress edges black with sponge brush.

Easy right? 
And you just saved almost $50 by Doing It Yourself!

Also check out our vintage industrial letters, a Restoration Hardware knock off!

Restoration Hardware knock-off vintage industrial letters

We’re crushing hard on these LAUNDRY letters as well…source unknown!

Love this LAUNDRY sign!!

It would be so cute if you spelled out HOME or BATH for any of these styles for a non-kids room too.  Be sure to check out all of our home decor ideas like our faux wood state art, our hand painted arrow sign, plus our grain sack monogram and many more!

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26 Comments

  1. I have been eyeing these in Anthropologie for so long and wondering how to create them! This is awesome!!

  2. Those look absolutely fabulous! Great job! Thanks for linking this up as well!

  3. This is a great idea! Also, the DIY technique is super easy! Thanks for the tute!

  4. Very creative!!

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  5. They are SOO cute!! I def. have been wanting something cute like this without the HIGH price tag. What a wonderful project. Thanks for the visit and follow. I am a new follower. Hope your having a wonderful and crafty week!
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  6. Those turned out CUTE! I am going to copy you when I figure out something to paint.

    First I need to finish my dresser!

  7. Lovin your version of Anthro's letters! I check Groopdealz every day, too- that party stuff is so chic!

  8. I love the letters too! I saw them at Anthro too, but couldn't justify the money. Thanks for the tutorial!

  9. I LOVE the anthro inspired letters! I have been wanting to make my own now I am ready to head out to the craft store. Thanks!!

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