Happy Monday! It was a good weekend around our little house. My daughter had her gymnastics performance on Saturday night and Sunday could not have been more perfect. The weather was beautiful and we were able to work on a few projects, including hanging our new dining room light.
BUT, before I can share which light we chose it's time for another Dollar Store DIY.
This month, I turned brightly colored wood alphabet blocks into the perfect distressed farmhouse letters.
I added letters to be able to spell out words and also added numbers to make a block calendar.
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- Dollar Tree alphabet blocks
- Alphabet letters (here)
- Paint (I used DecoArt Relic)
- Mod Podge
- 3/8" wood buttons
- Minwax Espresso Stain
- Dap Rapid Fuse wood glue
- Rub 'n Buff
- Sand paper
- Paint brush
(Side note: If you have been following along for awhile then you probably notice a theme with my supplies. I tend to use the same products over and over making these simple DIY makeovers easy and affordable)
Did you watch my Dollar Tree haul Facebook video a few months ago? Do you remember these little wood alphabet blocks?DecoArt Relic before applying my new letters.
HERE if you want to make your own letter blocks.
I didn't take a picture of this next step, but after my letters were dry I lightly distressed them then added a coat of matte Mod Podge over each one to protect the paper.
You can stop here or you can make a super easy ledge to display your blocks. You'll need a small square dowel and 1/2" x 1" piece of wood cut down to 12 inches.
I applied glue to the dowel then added it to the top of my larger piece of wood. Once everything was dry I added a coat of espresso stain.
Anyone else update Dollar Tree alphabet blocks? If so, I'd love to see your project!