Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Letter Perfect

The last project I completed before the big reveal of Beatrice's nursery was the "tin" B above her crib. I really wanted to hang something above her bed, but I didn't want a framed piece of art. Inspiration struck me when I spotted a display of these while walking through Home Depot. They are made to look like old tin ceiling tiles, but they are made out of plastic.

I used my new tin tile to make a large B to hang above Beatrice's bed. Not only does it look like real tin (which would have been a pain to cut), but it adds another unique and personal touch to the room.

To make my tin B, first I drew the outline of a B using a sharpie on the tile. Before I started drawing I used the computer to print out several large Bs in different fonts as inspiration. Next, I used scissors to cut out my B. The plastic was very easy to cut. Then, I spray painted it white using Krylon Fusion for Plastic paint (glossy white). After the B had dried I mounted it on the wall above Beatrice's bed using 3M Command Picture Hangers (click here for coupon).

Have you used faux or real tin tiles as part of a recent decorating project? Tell me about it and I might post your pictures in a future post.


Fran said...

Adorable! So creative....I'm thinking of using faux tin tiles for a project I have in mind. I'll keep you posted!

Elliot's Mom said...

Thanks Fran! Please do let me know what you do with faux tin tiles. There are so many possibilities!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Very cool, Amanda! Great idea -- I love it!

Stephanie said...

Wish you lived closer so that you could help me with Emery's room. Almost a year later, it still isn't what I want exactly. Wish I had your style -- our apartment furniture/decor in college always looked great because of you! Hope you're doing well! BTW, I will be in your area in October for a conference. Would love to meet up with you if possible!

Lisa Rusczyk said...

This is a great idea!


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