I've seen so many great ideas for home made wall art and word blocks etc on pintrest that a few months ago I decided I'd give it a go. I looked for some cubes initially but ended up getting some interesting square bits of wood that my sister was going to throw away.
First, I sanded down the wood to get rid of any excessive ragged edges.
I then painted them all in purple (using some left over paint we used on the feature wall in the living room)
Once it was dry I painted over the purple with two coats of 'Crown - Eggshell, old English white'.
I then used sand paper to distress the edges of the blocks so that the purple began to show through.
The writing part I can't take credit for as it was an idea I got from this superb blog. I love her stuff and want to try a few more bigger projects sometime.
All you do is print off the words you want onto regular paper then place some carbon paper between the word and the wood. I also taped it all down to prevent the word sliding. Then use a pen to trace over the words.
It's then as simple as painting between the lines. At this stage I probably could have benefited from spraying it with sealant (that's on my 'need to buy list)
So there you have it ... my little word blocks. What do you think?