1.01.2012

Knock-Off Anthropologie Letters

Happy New Year, guys!  I hope everyone had a splendid holiday! Time to get back in the swing of things around here, and I've got the perfect project for it!

As you know, I've been working on the laundry room the last few months . . . trying to add a little something to the bare walls. I ran across this project by Kristen Davis Designs a long time ago . . . thinking how fun and easy it looked! And after doing it (a bit different than she did) . . . it was even easier than I imagined!

I started with plain cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby at $2.50 a piece.


Then, spray painted them.


Lastly, I sanded them a bit to take the shine out.

And, what's best of all, the letters are so light weight, all you need to hang them are Command strips!



I'm quite thrilled.


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64 comments:

  1. I love them! This has been on my to do list for sometime. Only I want to do a word for the dining room. Now there is snow on the ground and I don't know when I can spray paint. You sure are giving me the itch to make my letters!!

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  2. Cute! I have the wire ones in my bathroom that say BATH. I might have to do this-super easy!

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  3. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing (and expensive). Thank you for sharing your take on this idea. I think this concept could work in any room in the house....my creative wheels are spinning! Happy New Year and thanks for this post. XO

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  4. So cute!! I love how they turned out! They look perfect with the orange!!

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  5. That is awesome! Looks great Holly! Happy New Year :)
    Veronica

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  6. Hello Holly,
    Your laundry room letters look amazing. I love Hobby Lobby.
    Happy New Year.
    Smiles, Paula

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  7. Love them Holly!! Love the orange in your laundry room too!! :)

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  8. These are awesome! I love how you sanded them.. they look much better that way. Jealous that you currently have weather to spray paint :) -Aimee

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  9. Super results - and perfect on that wall color!

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  10. Great idea. The laundry room is often the most neglected room in the house. But we spend so much time in there!

    I've been working on my laundry room the past month or two also! I haven't gotten to wall decorations yet.

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  11. These are the best knock-offs for their letters I have seen...they are great!

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  12. Your letters came out great. I actually just tried my hand at making one and used tin foil and some black paint. I should have my post up about it soon. Nice job and happy new year!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  13. Oh and I'm you newest follower and would love it if you stopped by my blog sometime.

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  14. Wow, they turned out great! Love them. :)

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  15. This is a great idea- so many possibilities!

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  16. AAAAMAZING!! I absolutely ADORE this.. SOOO cute.. Very creative.. THANKS SO MUCH for linking via Pin'Inspirational Thursday today.. This ROCKS and its one of my fav's of the day.. Thanks again.. Wishing you an amazing evening.. xoxo.. Marilyn...

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  17. Love them! I will have to keep this in mind when I redo my Laundry area!!! I have always wanted the word "Relax" in there :)

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  18. Super cute project!!! I Love it.. I gotta go and get me some letters! ;)

    I’m stopping by from TT & J… and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up at my “Create and Inspire” Party!

    http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/01/create-and-inspire-party-and.html

    I am now following and looking forward for more of your awesome posts!

    Thanks,
    Angie from A Little Inspiration

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  19. 1st I would like to say you have such a cute blog. I love the letters you did great job on these. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  20. What a great knock-off! Love the letters! :)
    You've been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  21. Awesome idea, thanks for sharing!!

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  22. You should be thrilled! Those are so cute, and they really pop on your orange walls!!!

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  23. They turned out awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  24. Wow, I love your letters!! I really really love your orange walls. My kitchen and family are orange, and people are always surprised that I would paint a room orange. However, they usually love it, especially my family room. I am your newest follower, came over from Finding Fabulous!

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  25. Hi I'm number 607...pleased to meet you! I love your blog and your letters are fantastic. Thrilling is just a perfect way to discribe your feelings... Please stop over and follow me when you can...love to meet you. xoso Sandy

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  26. Love these. We have our laundry 'room' in the garage :/ i wish it had its own room but I'm thinking of beautifying the laundry area anyway. I think these letters are a cute inexpensive way of doing that. I made some EAT letters out of fabric for my kitchen and love them.

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  27. Love this tutorial, thanks for sharing.

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  28. lovely! so crisp & fresh & I LOVE That they were CHEAPO!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  29. I HEART Your Letters & all things Anthropologie-ish! I'd love to have you link it to my party that just started! Overflowing with Creativity!!! Thanks LOTS!

    XO, Aimee

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  30. You are awesome so I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Feel free to stop by for a button if you'd like. :)

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  31. What a great idea. I have been trying to get ideas for my laundry room so thanks for the inspiration!! I am one of your newest followers, I would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me!

    www.afewofmyfavoritethings-penni.blogspot.com

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  32. Holly, these are AWESOME! Great job! I'm such a fan of yours!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  33. What a fabulous idea! LOVE it!
    Jo-Anna

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  34. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest, posted on fb, and featured at Creative DIYers Club. Please feel free to grab the feature button and thank you for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  35. Wow, what an awesome idea! Seriously, I love this. Currently dreaming up where I can recreate this idea in my house! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial :)

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  36. This is AWESOME!!!! I am in love with your blog!!!!!! Super cute ideas!!!

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  37. These are totally cute! What a great idea and so glad I stumbled upon them today. We are purchasing a new home in 10 days and I can't wait to make some of these.

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  38. So fun! Love it! Found you on pinterest.

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  39. That is so adorable. BTW- I love your laundry room! Its gorgeous!!!

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  40. Thanks so much for the idea. I just made them for my laundry room. Love your thriftiness and creativity!
    Thinking Thrifty

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  41. I LOVE your laundry room!!! I need to start following bloggers because some of you are too thrifty and crafty! (Caught your blog off of Pinterest.) :)

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  42. What's the orange paint color? Love it! I may have to try this in our laundry room. It's painted parakeet green (Sherwin Williams) and the silver letter with white appliances would look really good.

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  43. It is supposed to rain this weekend. I am thinking this may be my rainy day project! Thanks!

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  44. Good idea!! I love letter decorations!!! Http://the-bodkins.blogspot.com

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  45. Love this idea!! Beautifully done.

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  46. Yikes! Great idea and awesome step by step instructions... I really love the way yours turned out. Thank you for sharing.

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  47. Yikes! Great idea and awesome step by step instructions... I really love the way yours turned out. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. I have never been a fan of orange, but somehow you make it look amazing! I love the faux metal look of these letters. I have a website that focuses on frugal living, and I am always on the lookout for awesome tutorials like this to share with my readers. I featured your tutorial here: http://anexerciseinfrugality.com/2012/09/frugal-pin-of-the-day-18.html if you're interested in taking a look-I also posted your button too :) Thanks for sharing this awesome, frugal DIY tutorial! :)

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  49. What is the orange paint you used on your walls? I love the combo of orange/white/silver.

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  50. I did this for my son's room and spelt out his name. I used high gloss w/ 5 coats and they look sooooo good! Killer idea for a low cost. Don't let the ladies at the craft shop scare you into buying sealer for these...not needed. A couple coats and letting each coat dry does the trick!!!

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  51. I must ask. What color is the Krylon paint you used? I know it is a metalic but is it pewter, silver or ? Great joy and so easy and cheap for a really good look. Many thanks.

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  52. I love this idea, I think I am going to spell the word "TEA" in my kitchen to remind me to chill out. Thanks for all the great ideas! Julie from honeybuttergranola.com

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