Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ABC Wall

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Now I can share that I have finished something! I had this all finished, but then one of the letters fell off and broke - so I could not very well share it with you when it was minus one letter. (it was the M and it is pretty big in my design) I have seen ABC walls around blog land and I had a perfect spot in my house that I could not decide what to do with. This was the perfect project for my empty space.
I started collecting letters a few months ago. I really do not have much of a budget for crafts so I had to collect them as they went on sale or I had a coupon for them and if I found any at thrift stores. It took me about 5 months to collect all the letters.
After I collected them I had to decide how I wanted each of them to look. I let the kids pick out the letter of their first name and tell me what color it should be. I painted this D green as per the request of Thing #1, but he really wanted a dragon painted on it. I had my mother-in-law paint the dragon when she was here a couple of months ago, because I have shared before that I really lack in the drawing abilities. And as you see, she is super talented at drawing. Thing #1 loves how this turned out - which makes me love it as well.
I had this F painted a cream color and distressed the edges. It looked so good, but then I put it up on the wall and it just blended into the wall. I asked Conan what I should do and he was the one that came up the great idea to cover it with flowers! Now it stands out and looks great!
I cover my C with crayons because crayons and coloring starts with C. It was super easy and it is the letter that gets the most compliments. I cut a C out of cardboard and then covered it with the crayons - I had to put a nail right through the cardboard to get it to stay on the wall. This what not my idea, I had seen this idea as a gift for teachers and even featured one forever ago on Fantastic Friday.

Everything else I either covered with paper, or painted a certain color and stamped a design on it. I covered my Y with yarn. When I was deciding how to paint these I tried to do something that had to do with the letter.
I really love the way this looks in my family room, and it was easy to do - just a little bit time consuming collecting the letters. I kept a copy of the ABC's in my purse and would cross off letters that I had collected so that I could not get doubles.

I hope that all of you are staying cool and enjoying your summer!

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  1. This is a fantastic looking ABC wall! I can't blame you for buying the letters over time, hate to think of the cost if purchased all at once!

    Looks wonderful.

  2. I've been wanting to do that for a long time, you've inspired me to just get started! And I really love the idea of tying in something starting with that letter!

  3. Very cute...worth all the time collecting the letters!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"

  4. Great job! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!

  5. my favorite is the C!


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