Have you guys seen those hand-painted wall letters that are all the rave right now for kids' rooms? Well, I did a little perusing online, and it turns out cute little painted letters are RIDICULOUSLY expensive. ...Like feed-a-family-of-five-for-a-week expensive.
At most of the places I looked, for "S.O.P.H.I.E" it was going to cost around $125. One hundred and twenty-five smackaroos for six letters. (I'm guessing the Alexandrias and Christophers of the world are just out of luck when it comes to having their name on the wall.)
Still. Such a cute personalized touch for a kid's room. And, like I tend to do when I get my mind fixated on something, I decided Sophie's room needed some hand-painted letters. Yes, you read that right. NEEDED.
So, although I am the least "crafty" person on the planet (usually Me + Paint = Big Gloppy Mess), I thought: What the heck, let's give it a try! Sophs and I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased six unpainted wooden letters (at $1.99 a piece) and nine bottles of acrylic paint (at .99 cents a piece) and we sat down this morning to paint.
Actually, I painted letters.
Sophie mostly painted herself.
The end result turned out pretty cute, though, don't you think?
Afterwards, while one of us cleaned up the mess, one of us wandered off to take a little snooze with Yertle.
Aw. Also, pretty darn cute.