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!


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 @ Home Coming said...

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

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 of Diana Rambles said...

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

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love 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}