Friday, August 2, 2013

The Letter E ~~Map Style~~

E as in Edna, Eloise, Eileen, Eleanor, Edwina, and Ellen!
I started with a 25 cent letter E from the thrift store…traced around it onto a map and cut out the map. 100_8199
My letter was white so I just glued on the map with Mod Podge…
My tracing didn’t exactly fit my letter (of course!)
So I took some sandpaper and trimmed the edges that way…
Just sanded them off and
even took some of the paint off as well.
The next step was easy…I added a few drops of acrylic paint to the Mod Podge and covered the map.  So you get a white washed look (except with blue of course!). 
I painted the edges with a shade darker blue and it’s all done!
Here is my E wall…I keep adding them as I find them, either thrifted or gifted or found on sale (like the dark blue/turquoise one on the dresser).
Looking pretty good!  The little blue jewelry chest is my latest chalk paint project. 
I love the piggy mama and babies that my niece Ruth gave me…they sit on top of my dresser to keep watch!  They came from Italy!
I may be linking to these great parties!


Life With The Crust Cut Off said...

This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
We hope to see you there!

toodie said...

I love the "blue washed" look. LOL! Great idea for my E too, since we share the same name. :)

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Ellen! Nice job! I love how it turned out! I also like your 'E' wall! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too said...

Very cute..... I'm going to do this!!!

Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

Kayla Janachovsky said...

It looks great! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers!

TitiCrafty by Camila said...

Thanks is super nice! I really love it. That is new technique I'm writing down LOL! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a great week

Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
Sunday Bewitch Me & Titi {Link Party}
Thursday Titi's Spot for the Silly HOP

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your letter is so so cute, love the tut on how to do the map on looks so wonderful on your wall...thanks for sharing

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun, I love this idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a fun idea! Love all the E's! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Love the E and the cute piggies! Thanks for linking to my Pin Me Linky Party.

Lisa FlourMeWithLove said...

This is such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Krista @ the happy housie said...

So cute! I have some map letters on our dining room wall but used heavy wooden letters... Who knew you could make those dollar store ones look so awesome! I LOVE your collection of Es... So fab.

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Swoooon! We have M's for both the girls I have yet to hang up in our new place and I NEED one of these! Love the map paper! Thanks for sharing and linkin up to Sunday FUNday! I'm featuring you at this weekend's party!

Kristine -The Foley Fam {unedited}