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 


13 comments:

  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!

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  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 ;-)

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  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

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  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!

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

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  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. :)

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  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!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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

    Thanks.

    Kimberly @
    pinterestreality.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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  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! :-)

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  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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