Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Decorating with Letters

I love projects. I really love quick and easy projects that make me feel like I have accomplished something with not too much effort. I have always loved decorating with letters.


I was inspired by a fellow Oregonian blogger at Pink Postcard. She was nice enough to explain to me how she did it and how she found the alphabet online. 

My printer doesn't work so I had to figure out a way to do it without printing. I traced my computer screen! Then I went to Fed Ex and copied it in different sizes.


Then I did an old technique I learned at a ceramic shop-- I traced the letter onto tissue paper and then laid the tissue paper on my project and traced again with a fine line Sharpie. The Sharpie soaks through and there you have it--your image ready to paint!



It is really easy and a fun way to transfer something when you don't have a working printer!


So the B is for our family name--but there are all sorts of pretty letters in this alphabet. I wanted to put an S somewhere so I decided to put one on my recently painted bottle.


You can find the alphabet I used here. It says to feel free to use it--so feel free! :)

I have always thought our bed is so pretty but was missing something. I think a B is just what it needed!




 Now I just need to get to stenciling that wall behind the bed :) There is always another project calling my name!


Usually a cat or dog wants to lay on the bed when I am trying to take a picture--this time it was a bored teenager!


I hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer. I am seeing Halloween and Fall stuff being brought into the stores. I am not ready! Here is to hoping summer is not a mere memory quite yet...

Thanks for visiting!

31 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love what you did with the bed! Transferring images is always a pain for me, no matter what method I choose, and I have a working printer lol. I like how you did it, really I do. Tell me about the Halloween stuff...I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and they had BOTH Halloween and Christmas decorations right next to each other!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it, what a great job you did on the plaque and bed!! Your bedroom is gorgeous!

Carol

Janae said...

Your projects all turned out great!! I really like it on the bed the most, it looks perfect, like it was meant to be there. It is such a cool idea to trace with the sharpie bleeding through. I love it, all of it looks wonderful!

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Sweet Melanie said...

Everything looks so pretty Sandy! The letter on that bottle is just perfect with all of it's detail! I bet you are walking around your house like I would trying to figure out where else you'll be adding these beautiful letters. lol

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Very nice,I especially like the bed and the beautiful colour of the wall and the stencilled chandy. x

lynn said...

the letter does finish the bed beautifully, sandy:) gorgeous room! the stenciling is a great idea, too:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Sandy! I love the B on your bed. That spot on the headboard looks like it was just perfect for it, too.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy this is lovely! I am such a fan of monograms! You have such wonderful ideas and your home is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the alphabet!

Amy Jo said...

I love the letters! They turned out great.... School is already started here. So no bored children here.

xoxo,
Amy Jo

Grandma Carolee said...

Those letters are absolutely beautiful!! The B on the bed is perfect. The S on the bottle is really pretty. You should do your whole name on something.

Down to Earth Style said...

"B" is an especially fun letter to decorate with - it's pretty. I use that one too. :) Love it on the headboard.

Cathy said...

Placing the B on the bed is a perfect touch - love your bed and your room they are beautiful... Found you through Creative Inspirations Link Party....

Patty Wiles said...

Sandy, love this! Thank you fir sharing!! I especially love the B on your headboard.

Michaela Staňková said...

Beautiful decoration and you have a lovely bedroom!!!
Have a nice day!
xoxo

Cynthia said...

Sandy, wow what beauty you are sharing with us. I LOVE it so much. The headboard and the bottle are my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!

Cynthia

Karen said...

Beautiful! thanks for that great tip for transfers. Love your bottle too.

JP said...

Great idea for transferring...I've uses the chalk method before, but will have to try your technique. I agree, your bed looks perfect, now!

Katalina Jewelry said...

I love the aqua background with the white letter. And, great tip about the sharpie pen bleeding through tissue paper...never thought of that!

Vesna said...

Very lovely! Love your bed!
Blessings and hugs,
Vesna

Haddock said...

Wonderful. And love that clock on the mantelpiece.

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

Love the letters! Especially the B but I'm partial to B's. ;) Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-5.html

Brooke Larsen said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE this! I have been looking for some inspiration for my Master Bedroom! I am so glad you linked up, Thank you Thank you!

brooke
startathome.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Oh I Love your "B"!. What a pretty color in the background and a pretty font! I've always thought lettering was such a pain, i hate doing it, so it's nice to hear your trick. And thanks for the link to that font, it is wonderful...

Cindy

Anne said...

Sandy love your letter art! Looks so pretty on your bed!
xx
Anne

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the B on the headboard! It looks just divine. Thanks for sharing the stencil, and the tip!
Hugs,
Patti

Mary Beth said...

I LOVE how you decorated with letters. I decorate with 5's so I'm going to have to try your Sharpie/tissue paper technique!

Thanks so much for sharing the info.

Hugs,
Mary Beth

The Porcelain Rose said...

Awesome!
Love the B on the bed!! Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing tips and the link with us.
Best,
Elizabeth

Brooke Larsen said...

Hey I will be featuring you at my Furniture and Paint Party on Thursday! Thank you for linking up!

Brooke
startathome.blogspot.com

Holly Loves Art said...

Your lettering is gorgeous!!! You have such talents! And just love your pretty profile picture. :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

B for Beautiful!