Nursery Decorating Ideas Part 6: Wooden Letters

Feb 3rd, 2011

When looking online for wooden letters for Creed’s nursery, I found that wooden wall letters are super duper expensive out there. In fact, for the style and size I was looking for, $50.00 was the cheapest price I could find. Since his name is five letters long, each letter cost right around $10.00 each. Ummmm, I’m way too cheap-o for that. So, my lucky husband helped me cut some out of MDF. I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to be before to make my own, but I’ll blame that on my pregnancy brain at the time.

I had a vision for his name. I wanted my wooden letters to be all different sizes and different fonts. I wanted it to be BIG, too.  So, I started playing with Photoshop. This is the design I settled on. 


Then I printed the design onto a transparency and with my friend’s handy-dandy projector, I traced the design onto 3/4 inch MDF that was sitting around in my garage that was left over from another project.

I was careful to trace it as precisely as possible. I even used a ruler when tracing the straight lines.

Then, my hubby (who has a much steadier hand) cut out the letters for me. What a hunky dude.

Then came the time to decide on the color. So, again I went to Photoshop to finalize the color pallet. I had already chosen the wall color (at least in my head at this point) so I played around until I got it just right. My vision was finally materializing!

I then primed and painted the letters with spray paint. Are you surprised that I had all the colors of spray paint that I needed on hand? I bet not. I have quite the collection of spray paint building up in my garage.

Then the hubsters installed hardware on the back to hang these bad boys.

They turned out FANTASTIC (in my opinion)!

I absolutely love them! Can you see the crib peeking up at the bottom of the picture!?! That shows you just how BIG these letters really are!

I think little Creed’s nursery is coming along. I hope you like them!

I’m linking this project to Thrifty Decor Chick’s Before and After Party found HERE!

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