Serge is on a roll. I don’t know what’s gotten into him, but dude is straight up Martha Stewart with a beard.
He’s on his fourth or fifth project of the summer. Most of them have involved stuff for the kids’ bedrooms and their playroom.
This last one he did in a few hours for the playroom turned out so well that I decided to document it and share it with y’all.
We just moved back into our house after a bad house fire in January, so we’re trying to get stuff up on the walls and make it feel homey again. So out of the blue one day a few weeks ago, Serge rolled up with a bunch of cardboard squares and within a few hours had cute letters strung across one wall spelling out the kids names.
Violet and Henry helped him the whole time, choosing the paint colors and helping him spray, but mostly just dancing around on the driveway as the color went on.
If you’ve ever looked at the cost of an individual wooden letter from a store like Toys R Us then you know stuff like this doesn’t come cheap. Eight bucks a letter? Get outta here! You can do this whole project in a few hours for damn near the cost of one letter from those kinds of places.
But listen! You don’t even have to hang up letters. You could do anything. Photos, favorite book covers, art projects your kid made. It’s so inexpensive and easy and it made such a difference! If you’re looking to jazz up your kid’s bedroom or playroom I highly recommend.
Check out the simple steps documented in the photos I took below and scroll below the photos to see the list of supplies you’ll need:
What you’ll need:
Foam Board – We bought 10 pieces of Elmer’s Sturdy Foam Board from Walmart. I can’t remember how much it was, but it won’t break your bank, I promise. You can sometimes fit two letters on one piece of the board but you’ll want to have a couple extra in case you screw up.
Xacto Knife – If you don’t have one. Or just borrow one.
Roll of Twine or Hemp Rope – Available pretty much anywhere.
Badge Clips or Clothes Pins – This is where you can get creative. We opted to use those clear badge clips like these that you can pick up for a few bucks in the office supplies aisle of just about anywhere.
Spray Paint – You can get all the same color, a bunch of different ones, whatever floats your boat.
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