DIY Zinc Letters

Last year, I made some paper mache letters.  I painted them red and they sat on my counter for over a year.  

I have slowly gotten over the red and wanted to change them.  I had planned to hang them over the pantry doors but with them being red, I never got around to it.  I guess I knew I wasn't set on the red.  Above the pantry doors was some vinyl I put up but always thought was too small there.

It was time to make some changes!  I removed the vinyl from above the pantry doors and gave a makeover to my letters.  Supplies I used are black and metallic silver craft paint, sponge brush and bristled paint brush. 

Using a sponge brush, I gave the letters a good coat of black paint.  After they were completely dry, I dry brushed on the silver paint.  After reading several other tutorials, I learned this was the way to go.  Dry brushing is using very little paint on the brush and using little strokes to get it on your letters.  Allowing some of the black to show through gives it the rustic, metallic look I am going for.

And the final product:

Ahhhh.  So much better.  No more red and no more itty bitty words.

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