Friday, March 24, 2017

PENNY LETTERS FOR THE KITCHEN

There is a empty space in between our kitchen and family room that I have been wanting to fill with something simple.  Since Pinterest is always my go to place for inspiration, I found an easy DIY project that only took an hour or two to complete.  That is definitely my kind of project!

Penny Letters

PENNY LETTER TUTORIAL

Only two steps are required to create these easy penny letters.  Paint and glue baby.

Since this was going in our kitchen I originally wanted to penny up the word Cucina or Brunch or something to that effect but then I realized that we had letters leftover from our sun Ethan's old nursery.  Here is to upcycling and to free!  There were two options that I could make from these letters: TEA or EAT (and given that we don't actually drink any tea but absolutely do plenty of eating, I think you know what I ended up going with.  Although to be honest, if this word were to represent us it would really say CHOCOLATE or ICE CREAM instead).

penny letters

The first step was to repaint the letters a copper color so that the edges and base color would match the pennies that would be laid down on top.  The color I used was a DecoArt Dazzling Metallic paint called Worn Pennywhich you can find at any Michaels.

This was after three coats.  In retrospect, I think spray painting spray painting the letters would have been much faster.
penny letters

Then, once the paint was dry, it was time to add the pennies.  Glue, glue, and glue away.  I ended up scattering three layers of pennies to ensure all the bare spots were covered and to give it a bit of texture.  Highly recommend using E6000glue as it worked really well.

penny letters

And here is the finished result!

penny letters

penny letters


31 comments:

  1. These came out great. I love the idea! Pinned to share

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  2. Wow, lots of pennies, saving them or just cause? Your letters are so pretty. If you ever need some change, it's there, if you have patience to scrape all those pennies off the letters. As you said, E-6000 works great, good luck, lol. Great idea tho, haven't seen letters "EAT" with pennies. Spray painting is lots quicker but then you'd miss the fun.
    Happy easter

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  3. Love your "EAT" sign. It is so unique and original, covered in pennies. It looks great on your kitchen wall.

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    1. Thank you! It was an easy and fun project to do.

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  4. I love this idea!! #homemattersparty

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  5. I have seen people use pennies for their floors, but this is really cool! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. I loved seeing it, have a great week!

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    1. Thank you and I love seeing the different projects listed on your blog.

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  6. Great project and very creative, thank you for sharing with #OMHGWW, so happy to have you as my feature this week! http://fromevijawithlove.com/2017/04/19/wall-vase-wonderful-wednesday/

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    1. I'm feel so privileged to be featured on your blog. Thank you much!

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  7. Such a great idea Emily and chocolate or ice cream would have been lovely too, LOL. Love how the pennies catch a bit of light and the color fits so beautifully with your kitchen cabinets.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment. I know, I would really love to put ice cream on the wall. It's our favorite family dessert.

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  8. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. I get so many great ideas at Home Sweet Home, I can't wait to try out soon!

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  9. YOur project turned out great, always nice to re-purpose into something new!! Your post is being featured this week on Oh My Heartsie Girls weekly party, stop by and share another fun post. See you soon!
    Karren

    http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/heartsie-girls-wonderful-wednesday-51/

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring this project! I'm so excited and I love all the ideas shared during your weekly link up party.

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  10. Such a cool idea Emily! And so original. I think this really adds interest and sparkle to your wall. Pinning!

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  11. Great project Emily, thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration, so happy to have you as my feature this week!!

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    1. I'm honored to be featured on your blog (which I love by the way!).

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  12. Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW DIY party

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  13. Hey, Emily! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Penny Letters For The Kitchen so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we've FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec. Happy Friday!!!
    http://lifewithlorelai.com/2017/04/20/home-matters-linky-party-132

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai / Home Matters Linky Party

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    1. I'm so excited! Thanks for the feature and I love all the creative ideas showcased on your blog.

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  14. I've seen pennies on the floor but never on letters and hung. Very unique idea and simple to complete. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

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  15. great ideas indeed..and the final result looks cool!

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  16. I've been thinking for a while about DIYing a letter project. Your idea to cover the letter in pennies is awesome! They look great! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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