We had a lot of blank wall space over our bed and recently I was trying to think of something easy to hang (we rent so we prefer not to drill holes in the walls) that would spruce up the space. I came up with this super simple DIY and we are so happy with how it turned out. You could really use any word you want - we chose "rest" because that's kind of what our bed is, a restful place to end each day (or to spend a day - depending how cold it is on the weekends). I added a strand of wire LED lights after I took down our Christmas tree because I wanted to keep the pretty, glowing effect somewhere in our apartment. Check out how to make this DIY below. If you give it a try, let me know what word or phrase you use in the comments below. Happy crafting!
Supplies You'll Need:
-Wooden Letters (I found mine at Target)
-Paint color of your choice (I used a dark blue/grey)
-Newspaper or Paper Towels (to cover work surface)
-3M Command Strips (to hang on wall)
-LED wire string lights (optional)
1) After covering your workspace, use the foam brush to cover letters (front and sides but no need to worry about the backside) with paint. Let dry and repeat with a second coat.
2) Once the letters have completely dried, use a sheet of sandpaper to gently distress the edges by rubbing off some of the paint. I didn't distress the entire edge of each letter - just small patches throughout to give it a naturally weathered look.
3) Now your beautifully distressed letters are ready to be hung! We centered ours over our bed and used 3M Command Strips to hang since we can't put holes in our walls. Drape with string lights if you want some extra sparkle! Now it's time to rest ;).
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 26 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.