Galvanized Metal Painted Child's Name

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My friend knocked on the door one day and she had purchased these 6" by 8" galvanized letters to paint as her granddaughters wanted their names on the wall. She wanted to know what kind of paint to use. She also wanted to paint dots on them because they had sheets that matched the colors they wanted the letters to be. I of course had the paint colors they wanted all ready and instead of painting dots on, i
galvanized metal painted child s name, crafts
above is a Galvanized metal letter before paint. These letters already have the hangers on the back.
galvanized metal painted child s name, crafts
One of the girls wanted Brown and Pink and the other Pink and Teal. After talking and my friend said one girl had polka dot sheets and the other had striped , all in these 4 colors, we decided to do a couple of striped letter in each name as well.
galvanized metal painted child s name, crafts
We used these stickers and paper tape to block out where we wanted the first color coat to stay when we painted the second coat.
galvanized metal painted child s name, crafts
we painted every other letter in each name with one of the opposing colors and chose two letters per name to stripe.
galvanized metal painted child s name, crafts
Here you can see the first coat applied on both names with the dot stickers and tape applied to block the second color when applied.
galvanized metal painted child s name, crafts
a better view of the blocking process.
galvanized metal painted child s name, crafts
Here is one of the finished names. For more info see the full blog post at http://www.shepherdsandchardonnay.com/metal-painted-childs-name/

Suggested materials:

  • Spray Paint, Metal Letters, round Stickers, Paper Tape  (Craft Store)
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  • Linda
    on Apr 19, 2016

    Where did you find the metal letters? I haven't seen them!

    • Centsably Creative
      on Apr 19, 2016

      check to see if they are 40% off before you go. they are not more than 2.50 each even off sale but a sale is always better. they rotate their sales between departments about every 3 weeks. you could call them each week to see when that department is on sale. don't know which department though. with metal signs and birdcages, wall hangings and such.

  • Teresa
    on Aug 14, 2017

    Where were the letters purchased from? Cute idea!

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