The Homemade Roost is getting a Makeover

My Huge Wood letter F

So I’ve coveted a huge letter for awhile now– preferably an old one with lots of character. Usually when I found one though 1. I couldn’t afford the price tag and 2. I couldn’t find the letter F
also it crosses one off of my 30 before 30 list yay! {make a big word letter or words}
So when my niece put me on to the shop Cut it out- I was so excited!
 The guy did wonder if I was sane when I asked for a 36″ letter F. I guess the usual is for a thick letter about only 18″ tall 🙂 But I knew what I wanted even if it was crazy
 I love doing fun projects like this where I get to play with my paints 🙂 makes me feel like an artist even though I’m far from one.
 The finish for this one I painted a tan color- than brown and black along the edges- I used some crackle paint and also some walnut stain cuz I love the color of that- I think I even spray painted the edge to a flat black- than I put on top a coat of Country White latex paint {Really I just had fun with it}
 I would have liked to paint a million layers so it was really thick paint peeling off but let’s face it I’m not that patient.
 For now it sits on my piano– eventually when were outta the basement It’ll find a place by our mantle.

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  • Jennifer @ A Fine RomanceJuly 15, 2011 - 6:41 pm

    JEALOUS! I am ALWAYS looking for F’s and no one sells them! 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ A Fine RomanceJuly 15, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Ok…I was so not finished with that comment. My oven dinged because my pie was ready and I panicked and hit ‘publish’. What I was GOING to say is that you did a fantastic job and what a good idea to just make the darn thing yourself! 🙂 Now why didn’t I think of that?! 😉 Have a great day! XOReplyCancel

  • Whimsy by VictoriaJuly 18, 2011 - 12:45 am

    Love big wood letters! Adds some whimsy to any space! Great job!!