two months since i last blogged!
life has been so crazy.
i cannot believe that it is already october....
this time last year i was preparing to move to southern california.
now i'm back home in idaho- to stay this time!
i have always had this urge to leave home and experience new places, but i always come right back.
i love my home.
i love idaho.
and i am so thankful for all of the opportunities that i have had to travel and live in other states.
i absolutely recommend to anyone to travel while they are young and still can.
it is the greatest thing.
but ok, on to my diy!
i found this idea here.
inspired by charm did a beautiful and in-depth tutorial on this little project.
i just decided to do a slightly cheaper and quicker version since i'm on a budget and a time crunch!
i actually made these magnetic letters for my boyfriend's new apartment.
he lives right in the heart of downtown boise in a charming sixth floor apartment.
and of course he is all-boy and turned down just about every cute idea that i came up with for decorating!
but luckily i was able to get him on board with these magnetic letters.
his kitchen is actually really small and a little drab so i thought it needed some character.
so i got the magnets for like $1 at target.
but make sure that you get more than one pack because i only got one and discovered when i got home that there is only one of each vowel.
and that makes it nearly impossible to spell anything.
the spray paint i got at wal mart.
i had never used metallic spray paint before and it was actually so much fun.
(for a better quality paint job, inspired by charm also used a primer.)
i spray painted my letters outside on an old shopping bag- which i would not recommend because it was not big enough...
take the time to find something bigger to spray paint on, sometimes haste only makes waste!
i did just a few coats.
inspired by charm also turned the magnetic letters upside down (magnet facing up) and spray painted them.
i didn't have time to do them upside down so i just decided to embrace the bits of color left in the corners that my spray paint couldn't reach.
i felt like it added a bit of a vintage touch; as well as the paint scratches and chips that come along with handling the magnets.
and here they are- completed!
i love them, i think that they are adorable.
such a fun touch to any kitchen!
have a good week everyone!
p.s- i have a friend that just started her blog.
she is absolutely gorgeous and i'm telling you that she is going to make it big in this blogging community, so check her out!