Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Numbers, numbers everywhere.

So, today I needed an easy little project...something I could do with a three year old and one year old glued to my legs.
Then I came across this photo and I was inspired.

He comes from the land of Sweden. He's fine the way he is, but I think he could use a little spice.

I found a font I liked on the computer, blew the numbers and letters up and cut them out.

I positioned them on the drawer (in the lower, left hand corner) and stensiled the numbers and letters on in black craft paint.

Here's the final result.

(Sorry this picture kinda looks like poo. It was the best I could get with kids climbing all over me. Hopefully you get the idea.)
Nothing crazy or drastic, but definately a little cooler.
This little project took me around forty-five minutes...the bulk of which was spent cutting out my stensils. The actual stensiling probably took only fifteen minutes. And the best part, it was completely free.
Should you choose to try this project at home, I would suggest sealing your paint with a polyacrylic/polyurethane top coat. The paint will wear off quickly with high usage if you don't.
Numbers seem to be a big thing right now. I've seen them everywhere from furniture, to throw pillows to wall art to storage baskets/bins. And they just happen to be my favorite accessory currently.
I am curious to know if any of you have some cool number themed projects you would like to share. I'm always looking for some good inspiration.

Linking to:
The DIY Show Off


  1. Cute idea.. Now I am trying to think what I could paint #'s on.

  2. I'm lovin the number thing too...your chest looks great!!!



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