If you've been around here for long, you know I'm allergic to color. Just kidding. Sorta. But I do love neutral colors, and Christmas time is no exception. I love silvers, golds, and whites at Christmas. And although I haven't heavily decorated our kitchen for Christmas, I thought I'd add some subtle Christmas cheer in the form of a super simple DIY.
I picked up these letters from Hobby Lobby while they were 50% off. I think they are still 50% off, so hurry in if you want some! I paid $1.50 per letter for these. And I knew they'd be a perfect fit to add a little Christmas whimsy above my kitchen window.
I put them up on the window before I spray painted the letters to get a feel of what it would look like and confirm they would fit.
I like how they are 3-D and add some dimension above the window.
This DIY is really so simple, it can hardly be called a tutorial. All I did was spray paint the letters and hang them above my window with ticky tack. There. Tutorial over. Seriously.
But, if you want more detail, here's exactly how I did it. First, I removed the price tag stickers on each letter. It was easy to do--all I had to do was pull the sticker off. Then, I headed to the backyard. I laid a drop cloth outside and used this Metallic Spray Paint from Rustoleum. I spray painted these letters with literally no prep whatsoever (my kind of project!). Don't forget to spray paint the sides!
Then I let the letters dry, which took less than an hour. I really like the silvery metallic finish this spray paint gives. I've never used this particular one before and it gave just the results I was looking for. Excuse my dirty, often used, drop cloth here, ok?
After the letters were dry, I brought them inside, flipped them over, and added ticky tack to the top of each letter. Then I just stuck them to the wall, above the kitchen window.
I love the simple and subtle touch of Christmas it brings to the kitchen! I was a little worried the silver wouldn't stand out against the gray walls of the kitchen, but I actually really like the way it turned out.
And this project is really so versatile, you could put any word up there. How cute would "Farmhouse" or "Kitchen" or "Grocery" be? Or "Gather" or "Thankful" in the fall? What word would you try? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
And you're getting a little sneak peek of my kitchen window update, which I hope to share with you soon! We framed out the window and added a woven shade, and I'm loving the results!