Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Who Needs Anthropologie?

When you have Hobby Lobby's cardboard letters...

at $2.50 a pop...

and a can of metallic finish spray paint?

I a-d-o-r-e Anthropologie's over-sized zinc letters. But they're just a bit out of my budget.

These are $18/pop (these are 8" tall)

[via Anthropologie's website]

And these are $98/pop (these are 25" tall)

[via Anthropologie's website]

Mine were $2.50/pop (definitely aren't 25'' tall but STILL, I saved a whole lotta $$$)
(and I got the idea via Pinterest from 346living at this website)

Right now they are sitting in the guest bathroom closet: I don't know where I want them on the walls yet, and until we do a wall treatment (paint, wallpaper, board&batten?) I will leave them where they are. No need for ripped walls/holes/etc! ***update- This is an inspiration photo I "pinned" from Holly Mathis Interiors: maybe I'll hang them here? Not sure yet!

Anyone else getting inspired from Anthropologie? Still like ya like crazy, but until I become a bajillionaire, I'll stick to DIY :)

See where I link up: Craft-O-Manic Monday @ Craft-O-Manic, Link Party @ Uncommon, Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts, Show Me What Ya Got Linky Party @ Not JUST A Housewife, {Wow Me Wednesday} @ Ginger Snap Crafts, Link Party @ Destination: Craft, The Creative Spark @ Clean & Scentsible, Before & After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick, Weekend Wrap-Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello, What I Wore Wednesday @ The Pleated Poppy 


  1. this is awesome!! I love how they turned out! I can't imagine paying that much for those!! I can't wait to see a pic of them hanging up!

  2. I pinned something similar! I LOVE letters because they can be customized for any decor to spell anything you want! I love the metallic chrome finish for a bath room.. might have to steal that idea ;-)

  3. Love these. I have seen several tutorials but this is by far the simplest and cheapest! Great job!!

    Visiting from the Wow Me Wednesday Party! I'm your newest follower!

    sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

  4. It turned out wonderful! You can't beat it for what a deal it turned out to be, especially for how much it was for the other ones you were looking at!

  5. Gorgeous!! they look fantastic and you can't beat the price!! :)

  6. Yes! love this. totally following you to see what else you have up your sleeve ... and congrats on the little award. that's how i found ya. :)

  7. Wow! Totally loving how yours turned out! Um yea I would get creative too so I would not have to spend that much on letters. I seriously love anthropology's decor though!


  8. Just saw these on Tater Tots and I love them. I never thought to use Metallic Paint.


    Kimberly @

  9. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  10. Hey Chrissy! We just wanted to let you know that we love your project so much that we pinned it here: http://ow.ly/aD0OZ Thanks for using our products and have a wonderful day! :)

    -Hobby Lobby

  11. Love the bathroom pin! I will definitely be doing the letters. Can you tell me where the black industrial light fixture is from? We are building out our basement right now and I want it! :-)

  12. Do you know where to get the black light fixture? I love that! We are finishing out our basement and that would be perfect. I'm going to do the letters too!


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