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:

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

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  4. I love the painted letters especially the A!

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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

    Happy PPF!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  24. Lovely project, Anne!

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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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!

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