Easy Number Craft

Happy Friday! I know that I said I would share my living/dining/entryway redo this week, but I’ve had to redo some painting and it will have to wait a while longer. Nothing like painting your big, long room to see that there are clearly two different shades on the walls…ugh. So, while I repaint, I thought I would share a number craft with you. Now, I am not a particularly crafty person, but this was so easy to do, and free, that even I didn’t mind doing it. I’ve seen numbered accessories all over the internet, Pinterest and on my shopping trips, and knew that I wanted to incorporate this look into my new living room. When I went to Denver last week, I saw these pieces in an antique store…

 Easy Number Craft | www.chatfieldcourt.comAnyway, I had 3 woven chargers, I got at Pottery Barn years ago, that I thought would look great with numbers painted on. I started by Googling numbers, in images, and picked the style that I liked. (I used numbers but you could use letters or symbols…so many possibilities).  I printed them out and used a razor knife to cut them on my husband’s monster cutting board.

 Easy Number Craft | www.chatfieldcourt.com

 Easy Number Craft | www.chatfieldcourt.com  Easy Number Craft | www.chatfieldcourt.com Then I just made sure that I had the number centered and taped my stencil onto the charger. (I used the cutout number to center where I wanted to paint my number, then I just measured, from the top, how far down it was. That way I make sure all my numbers were centered the same). Caution: blurry photo below.

 Easy Number Craft | www.chatfieldcourt.com

I used my 2 inch paint brush and paint that I had left over from my room, mixing equal parts of gray and white. After they dried, I dabbed on some dark walnut stain to tone it down a bit, they were a little too white for my taste. That’s it!!! Easy, fast and best of all free, and my chargers have a new look. I hung them over my flat screen and I love them, although I may give them another swipe with the stain.

Oh yeah, the numbers I chose are the month and day our family began.

 Easy Number Craft | www.chatfieldcourt.com

Would you or have you painted numbers on something?

 Easy Number Craft | www.chatfieldcourt.com

Hope you have a great weekend! It’s supposed to be really cold here so I’ll be staying in and doing some of my holiday decorating.

 

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  1. Friday,November 22, 2013 / 10:25 am

    What a beautiful paint by numbers!

    • Kristi
      Friday,November 22, 2013 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks!!

  2. Monday,November 25, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    What a fabulous way to think outside the box: chargers on the wall… I love it!!
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    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    • Kristi
      Monday,November 25, 2013 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much Crystelle! So glad you came to visit.

      K.

  3. Wednesday,November 27, 2013 / 8:55 am

    Such a lovely and clever idea. Thanks for the tutorial and Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 27, 2013 / 10:40 am

      Thanks Marty, and a happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

      K.

  4. Kelly
    Saturday,November 30, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    Oooh! I’ve been looking for something for above our tv! It’s so hard to find something because I don’t want something too busy and our walls are green so it’s hard to match. Love the neutral colors and the personal touch of the numbers.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,November 30, 2013 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks for visiting Kelly. It took a couple of tries with different things before I settled on this. Hope you can find something for your wall.

      K.

  5. Sunday,December 1, 2013 / 4:55 pm

    This is super cute! Thanks for linking up!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,December 1, 2013 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you Kristin.

      K.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 5, 2013 / 5:18 am

      Thank you and I appreciate your visit!

      K.

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