Alphabet Decor

To add some colour and interest to my living room bookshelves, I bought two plain MDF alphabet letters that were on super clearance so I could paint them.  Unfortunately the clearance sale had been picked over pretty well and that meant that I could only find one vowel in the entire box of letters so I couldn't have the words "JOY" or "READ" like I wanted.  Since the one vowel available was "A", I chose "Z" - at least A-Z is kind of relevant to books!

Bad blogger that I am, I forgot to take before shots so all you get to see is what I was inspired to paint.  I chose the paint colours from the book spines on the shelves where I would display the letters.

Freshly painted letters




Have a great week!



31 comments:

Myric said...

They look great! And great job at painting "A". I swear I thought you wrapped it with a scrapbook paper! Where did you get these?

xoxo
Myric

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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

These are great. I would like to paint my daughter's sorority's Greek letters like this! Linking from Mod Vintage Life.

Jenn Girl said...

I love the painted letters especially the A!

Katie@{The Allred Abode} said...

Wow, Thank you for sharing this, love it! I just started a new linky party, and would love for you to join in! Monday Myriad Blog Hop

Vicky said...

Pretty! I love the painting technique you used on them. I am a new follower visiting from The Shady Porch. Vicky from Mess For Less

Joann said...

what an interesting idea

Anne said...

Your painted letters look great! A and Z were perfect letter choices!

Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

What a great idea and they look wonderful. Happy Holidays!

SHERI C said...

Love your painted letters!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF Wonderfully painted letters ~ Happy Holidays ~

Daniele Valois said...

Wow, the A is beautiful. I love what you've done here. So different from other letter art! Inspirational!

carlarey said...

What a great idea for your bookshelves. Love the way these turned out.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Fun, fun, fun!
Love the textures you created! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Beadwright said...

These letters are brilliant!!! I love them
Nicole/Beadwright

Christine said...

what a great idea, clever project. It looks nice.

BlackPumpkin said...

Theya are fantastic!

Sophia said...

Your letters are super! LOVE the "Z". :)
Hugs to you.

Catherine... said...

Great job... :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh they are gorgeous. Love the flowers in the A.

Helen said...

Great idea and I love how you have painted them. Happy SS

Gwen said...

I love this idea and you have painted them beautifully:)
xx

WrightStuff said...

Well A-Z sounds pretty perfect to me. Love what you did with the design.

Heather said...

These are so fun!
I like A-Z - and you are right perfect for a book shelf!

Lenora said...

ooo i am enjoying the pink!

Tammie said...

yes, A-Z is wonderful
they are lovely additions....
enjoy your new art!

aquariann said...

Lovely idea!!

Bama Girl said...

I especially love the A! It looks like roses! You free handed those? You are very talented!

Honey at 2805 said...

Lovely project, Anne!

Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Otter said...

I really love the impressionist style you used for both letters. Very pretty swirling designs. I think they work well for the books you put them with too.

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Great job Anne! I think A - Z works wonderfully for your library shelves! Lovely paint job too...I like how you matched it to the books! Thanks for sharing!! Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2012!