February 04, 2011

Feature Friday - Faux Metallic Letter

First of all, thank you all SO MUCH for the sweet comments about the blog makeover.  I'm so happy with it and really I'm glad you all like it.  If you want a new button, just go the the "Stay Connected" title in the sidebar and click on the circle that looks like a button.  You can have a regular one, or an "I Roared" one if I've ever featured your project on here.  The old buttons still work, but the new ones are kind of fun.  Also, if you're in to facebook feel free to like my new page for this blog.  I'll send out updates and maybe even extra info here and there.  Okay, let's get on with things here.

I was hopping around blog land the other day and I came upon a blog that I hadn't seen before.  It's Kristen F. Davis Designs and I loved it.  She had a simple tutorial for a faux metallic letter.  Well, I had tried a metallic spray paint on my giant letter "H" a while back and it never really looked like metal.  Sad.  However, when I saw her tutorial I thought I'd give it a shot.  Here are her cool letters, made to look silver.  Pretty sweet, huh?

I decided to shoot for copper.  Here's my "H" newly painted.

It might need a little more copper paint.  I'm still deciding, but either way it looks a lot more like metal than it did before so I'm happy.

Kristen's technique is great.  I wouldn't have thought of it.  Plus, her blog is beautiful.  Find her tutorial HERE

Thanks for reading my blog!


  1. thanks!! i'm so happy you like your blog, and that i found your's as well. your H looks fab! :)

  2. you like your blog? i mean mine. heh. time for another cup of coffee...

  3. I love the metallic look. Copper is a great way to go. It's Tim's favorite.

    I love the new blog look. Very you!

  4. This is so fantastic! What paint colours did you use for the copper?

  5. I did black underneath just like her tutorial. Then I bought the same paint as her, but the copper version of it and I dry brushed it on. The paint is the same brand, it just says copper instead of silver.


  6. Thanks for this - there is a fabulous example of how to incorporate a letter just like this into a nursery here:


  7. Love how it turned out...interested in doing a K for my house? lol

  8. Very cool! I like that little colorful canvas of your family too.

    Your new blog design is fabulous! Wow. I love the light blue houndstooth and your new header picture. So so cool Cheri.

  9. Did you get your cute H at just like a Michaels or something? The big ones I see there are always chunky, I don't love it... :)

  10. Love your bronze take on it! I was planning on silver like hers but then I saw your version, and I like that! What bronze paint did you use? Thanks!

    P.S. I LOVE the viking costume (different post, I know)

  11. Ok, scratch the question. I read some of the comments and found your answer.


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