Letter boards are everywhere in social media these days and we are loving each one of them! These letter boards have been around for decades and were used to convey important information in local places. Now, they are being sold in several stores and shops. These letter boards are a great way to showcase your favorite quote, weekly menu, weddings, scriptures, etc. The possibilities are endless!
However, they are a bit too pricey for me. I was inspired by the one and only Joanna Gaines when I saw a picture of her letter board in the Silios Baking Co. It looked so simple yet so classic. These boards are great for the desired minimalist style. In addition, many other bloggers and home designers have decorated with them and look adorable.
One day, I started surfing Craigslist and found one woman selling an old letter board with a glass door. In addition, it came with some letters. Quickly, images of Joanna’s board came to my mind. I jumped right to it, made her an offer, and purchased it from her. A whole $20 bucks worth! I will eventually buy more plastic white letters, but for now, hooray for me!
Excitement grew as I picked it up and I didn’t even wait for husband to come home to help me. I quickly searched for one of his screwdrivers and some supplies in our garage.
Here is how I transformed this old letter board in less than two hours:
- white paint (or whatever paint color you would like)
- small paint brush
- small cleaning brush to clean felt
- old cloth
- painter’s tape
- Letter board
- Plastic letters (www.amazon.com)
- empty glass
- First of all, with an old cloth wipe frame clean
- Next, unscrew all screws to un-attach the glass door
- In a glass, add a few drops of dishwashing soap to warm water, and using the small cleaning brush, brush felt in order to clean each groove. Dip brush in water to rinse and repeat. Let dry.
- Next step, place painter’s tape all around edges, so paint won’t stain felt cloth
- With a small paint brush, paint all the edges and sides of frame. Use a second coat of paint if necessary.
- After it dries, paint back of trim of the frame
- Let it dry for a couple of hours
That is all folks! I transformed an old letter board into a ‘retro-style” Letter Board for under $25.00! This board will always be a timeless canvas for our family’s desired inspiration and quotes.