One of my favorite things about my apartment is the big archway that separates the dining room from the living room. I've been looking for art to put up there to draw the eye up to it, but couldn't find anything that fit the space.
Then I found these 12" papier mache letters from Joann Fabrics. They are regularly $3.99 but were $1 off! I already had paint and a brush, so this whole project came in at just over $15.
Here is where I admit that I did take some in-process shots, but I lost the memory card I took those on. However, I trust that you can visualize what it looks like when someone paints brown letters to white using a 2" foam brush.
After the paint dried, I took my trusty staple gun to the back of each letter. This was the easiest way to create a "hook" to hang the letters from without visible string or complicated hanging kits or anything.
The other tool you see in the background is optional. It has nothing to do with the project as much as it had to do with me wanting some wine.
Time to hang! I used the tiniest nails I have, because each letter is papier mache and very light.
I like how subtle they are but still add an interesting element to the room. I thought about going in with some mint paint and highlighting the insides of the letters, to tie together the room with the bowl on the table and a few other blue accents. What do you think? Maybe I'll do it when I start to get a bit bored of them.