I love the look of these Anthropologie weathered zinc letters. They are chunky, industrial, and worn.
$18 each is waaaay out of my price range, especially when I want to spell a long word!
I have seen some knock offs and decided I needed to make some for myself. I also wanted to do it immediately and didn't want to wait to run to the store and buy anything special. So I worked with what I had.
I had these cardboard letters waiting for a project. They are $1.25 when half off at Hobby Lobby.
I also had the Krylon Metallic Spray Paint and Annie Sloan Dark Wax in my stash.
I sprayed the letters with 2 coats of the metallic paint-it goes on so nicely and dries super fast...like lightening I tell ya. Then I used cheesecloth to apply the dark wax. I started lightly and then added more to get an uneven finish.
I really like how they turned out. I had to use more of the wax than I thought would to get the weathered look I was looking for.
It did take a while fro the wax to dry. I really caked it on in some of the edges.
Ia m going to make some for my husbands office...oh yeah...I AM still working on that.
These will go really well with the desk I made! What should I spell out for him?
He is in the GIS map[ping industry and does lots of urban tree planning.