It could be done with your eyes closed while doing a handstand. While singing.
Really, if you can use a can of spray paint - you're in.
I've seen other projects with painted cardboard letters.
Usually giving a tutorial on painting layers and how to get a patina look.
It worked - but that stopped me. Because I don't have time or patience for layers.
A few months ago I picked up an "A" and an "E" at Goodwill. Precious vowels. .99 cents each. "They'll come in handy for something." I thought. And tucked them away.
Last week I bought a "T" at JoAnn's. With the handy dandy JoAnn smartphone app, I saved 40% with a coupon on my phone. Cool.
- At my local hardware store, I bought Silver Metallic spray paint. $3.49. I spray painted the letters. One coat.
- I let them dry overnight, then sanded them with sand paper. Done. Easy peasy.
They were instantly cool with just the spray paint. But took on the metal/stainless steel and depth look once they were sanded. I didn't do anything special to them.
The layered look just happens with the sanding.
Here's one letter sprayed and sanded, the other just spray painted:
After brushing off the silver dust the sanding created...
- I stuck removable double sided mounting squares to their backs. (found in frame isle of the craft store.) Removable, because I didn't want to damage my painted diamond on my kitchen wall.
- I simply stuck them to the wall.
This project cost me under $10.
It looks fabulous in my kitchen. I am boasting.
Keep your eyes out for A's and E's.
They could come in handy!