They fit in perfectly with my nautical nursery theme (reveal coming soon, I swear!) and I couldn't resist tracking down the source for these letters. Well, of course, like everything I fall in love with, it comes from Pottery Barn Kids and cost a mere $99. Yeah, I'm cheap so that was not about to happen.
As any good blogger and pinner would do, I decided I would try to DIY these fancy letters and headed out to Michael's in search of some canvases. Luckily, I already had a ton of acrylic paint and some paint pens I could use so I picked up a cheap pack of four 8x10 canvases for $14.99 and got started!
I started by painting the background a pretty Tiffany blue. (There's probably some other way to describe this color but really, to me, it's always Tiffany blue. Right girls?)
And then I got to work painstakingly drawing the letters. I started by lightly sketching each letter with pencil, using the Pottery Barn image as a reference, then filled in my pencil marks with blue paint. I'm glad I used a paint pen for this because using a brush would probably have resulted in disaster.
Finally, it was just a matter of adding a few finishing touches and we had some wall art for the nursery!
I'm ecstatic with how they came out and have already been requested to make a set for a friend. Have you tackled any DIY projects that were inspired by Pinterest?