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I mentioned Eric’s Honey-Do list in my last post, so I thought I’d give a little project update.  We made these bathroom hooks in our old house and I wanted to be sure that we added them to the new house as well. Here’s how we did it…
 You can buy these little wooden plaques at Michael’s for about .99 each.
I used leftover dark brown paint (I’d recommend a different finish if you have one.)  Once they were painted and dry, I used a clear spray paint sealant with a satin finish.
I picked up four hooks at Lowes for about $4.00 each.  The installation was Eric’s job, but he tells me that all he did was level the wood on the wall and use one screw in the middle.  Then, he used the holes on the hook to add two more screws.  Easy Peasy!
 Four little hooks all ready for my kiddos wet towels and whatever else they stick there!
The towels looked good, but they were missing something…
 I ordered the kids’ names from Uppercase Living
 They came horizontally, but I wanted to put them vertically, so the first thing I did was to cut the letters apart
 These are my very professional tools… laser level (a must have for any DIYer), a wooden spoon from my kitchen, and scissors.
 When working with vinyl decals, you first need to flip them over and rub the back so the letter temporarily adheres to the thin paper backing.
 Now comes the high tech tools…
 I found the centerpoint and then used chalk from Kaden’s chalkboard to create a guide… I clearly was a little wobbly with my line, but I had the general idea.
 The thin paper backing is sticky and you can position the letters and re-position them until you have it “almost perfect”
 Then, I brought out the professional tools again and just rubbed the letters on the wall
 The thin backing pulls off leaving the vinyl.  Sometimes you have to do a little more rubbing on the corners.
 Kenzie’s… as I said, “almost perfect”… I didn’t get all crazy with measurements, I just eyeballed it.
 And Kaden’s…
 UGH! My son’s name is not K-A-D-N-E… I am a moron! Here I am taking pictures and thinking of blogging my project and I can’t even spell his name.  So, the moral of the story is… if I can DIY… ANYONE can!
I was able to peel off the N and E and fix his name.  I’m happy with the finished product!
Now, I just need to find a shower curtain. If you recall, Kira spilled an entire gallon of the yellow wall paint, and I had to throw out the curtain that I loved…
Here’s one option I found- what do you think?
While it makes me laugh, I think I’m gonna pass on this curtain.  I did find one curtain I loved, but it had a hefty pricetag!
 So much to Eric’s dismay, I’ve added another DIY project to my list and I’m going to recruit Grandmom Bunny to help me make a patchwork curtain of fabrics I love.  I can’t wait!
So what’s on your Honey-Do list? 
What DIYs do you have up your sleeve?
The Lettered Cottage

The comments +

  1. AmyAlves says:

    I’m SO using this lettering idea for my kiddos once we get settled in the new place!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love your kids’ names! You’re just as “crazy” as we are! Our kids’ names are Kale, Caleb, Caden, Carter & Keona 🙂 Very cute idea! Thinking about using it for coat hooks!


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