Monday, February 22, 2010

Alphabet Magnets - made over!

Thanks, everyone, for entering!
The drawing is closed and the winner (Cami) has been contacted. If she doesn't get back to me in the new few days I'll draw a new winner.
Thanks, again!



Remember this?

It's my new copper magnet board under my kitchen island. I love it.
It needed some magnets, though!

I started with some regular plastic alphabet magnets from Target. They were 2.99 per package. I bought two alphabet packages and one number package - I wanted the kids to be able to WRITE things, and for that they'll need more than one package.
You KNOW those super bright primary colors aren't going to go with my kitchen though, right?
Once again, I broke out the spray paint.

Here's package #2, laid out on my garage floor, just waiting for a coat of paint.

I sprayed them with Heirloom White, of course.

Several light coats later they were a lovely cream.

Then I broke out my brown ink.



I let them cure for a good 48 hours before anyone touched them - I wasn't sure if the ink would stick on it's own or if I'd need to hit them with a clear coat, but it stuck all by itself! I even rubbed them with water to make sure and it's not budging :)

So cute, right?

Two sets are for me, but one set is for...

Leave a comment to be entered to win. If you are a follower you can leave a second comment for another entry. I'll use random.org to choose a winner on Friday, 2/26.

I'll be linking up all around blog-town...
So far:
TGC Just Something I Whipped Up
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Made it Monday at The Persimmon Perch
DIY Day at ASPTL


58 comments:

krmccord said...

Oh, what a good idea to revamp the cheapy magnets! I hope I win:)

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

Umm...yeah. Best. Idea. Ever. My house is covered in cheapy magnets. Sans adorable paint and ink technique. I'd love to win! In the meantime you have inspired me to spray paint the ugly toys around the house! Kidding. Love these letters!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

Oh, and I'm a follower. :D

DOEHLER DAYS said...

These are adorable. Much cuter than the bright colors!

Jami Schoettler said...

I LOVE these! What an awesome idea. I have these letters all over my house. But, not cute ones! My husband and I are gonna put a big magnetic chalkboard under our bar in the kitchen. These would be perfect.

Jami Schoettler said...

And I'm a follower! Jami

Anny said...

Well OF COURSE day glo wouldn't work in there! I don't think I've seen those types of letters spray painted before, they look great!

Amy said...

So Cute. I hope to one day find my crafty self.

Anny said...

Comment #2 because I am a google follower :)

Amy said...

Until then I will follow and blog stalk all the awesome ideas.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very cute--way to make something work for you! I would not have thought of that

Heather@PixieDust said...

so cute!! i don't want to enter the give-away though; i'd rather they go to someone with kids :)

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Great idea! Those turned out so cute. You've done great things in your kitchen!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

And I'm a follower :)

Taija said...

So cute! And creative, I too would not have thought of that. Keeping the basics stylish! I love it!!

Taija said...

I stalk, um, follow your blog. (and I love it!)

Angie Kerr said...

So cute! I was delaying purchasing these for my youngest because they just don't "go" with my decor!

Charlotte said...

So cute! They look really good against the copper.

Charlotte said...

I'm a follower!

Cami said...

Such a good idea! Why didn't I think of that? You are so creative!

Cami said...

I'm a follower. :)

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I can do this..thanks for the great idea~

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I am a follower~

Blackeyedsue said...

How creative and cute are you!!! If I don't win them, I am probably headed to Target to make some for myself! Thanks for the inspiration! LOVES your bloggy!

Amanda said...

Those are super cute! I can hardly believe they're the plastic letters!

Julie said...

Those are so full of vintage loveliness is makes my heart skip a beat!

Julie
jandjw@sbcglobal.net

Mama Thompson said...

I love them...I need a set...I'm a follower...I hope I win:)

Keri said...

Those are so cute! Your kitchen is coming along so great!

Keri said...

I am a follower!

mommy2luke2008 said...

Great idea!!!
maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

mommy2luke2008 said...

I'm a new follower!!
maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

Craft Tea Lady said...

What a fantastic way of "thinking outside of the box"! LOVE the letters!

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Craft Tea Lady said...

I follow you on my Bloglines. :)

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The Persimmon Perch said...

Love the letters! But really love the idea of copper for the magnet board. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Kimberly said...

What a great idea! I have those incredibly bright ones on my fridge, but these cream ones would be perrrfect! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

And I'm a follower!

attemptingcreative at hotmail dot com

Jennifer said...

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I would've thought black would be the color to go, but LOVE the white. You changed my mind!

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Never would've thought to spray paint those little suckers.. ha ,, thanks,, hope I win.

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

I'm a follower too!!

gypsyrose@thelifeembellished said...

Great idea. I have never liked the bright primary colors of these.

Blah-blah-blahg said...

You could SELL these! I hate those primary colored things!! TOO CUTE

Rachelle said...

LOVE THEM. Very chic! Compared to some bright primary colors! :)

Rachelle

Hillary said...

Oh those are adorable! Much much better than the original. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jess and Brandon said...

So cute! What a great idea. I especially love it against your copper board.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Very Cute!
I would love a set of these :)

The Girl Creative said...

What a cool idea. :) Great job, Mandy!!

Jennifer Burgett said...

Cute idea! If I don't win I am totally doing that.

Jennifer Burgett said...

I am a follower of your blog!

JLG said...
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JLG said...

I'd love to win!! (jill.goolsby@gmail.com)

Annalee Taylor said...

Oh I want I want I want! LOVE. What a simple INGENIOUS idea. Nice work!

Yanet said...

I love that idea! I love letters I have random letter displayed throughout my house. Thanks!

Erik & Marcie +2 said...

What a FANTASTIC idea!!! You really can spray paint anything I guess! :)

Janene said...

What a smart idea....I love them!

The Wheelers said...

I'm new to your site, it's really great! I love the magnets super cute, what a great idea! :0)

Julie said...

I love these!

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