Hello friend, it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday again! If you’re not familiar with this series, once a month 4 of my creative blogging friends and I each transform a free or thrifted item into something way more awesome. You can see all our past T2T projects HERE.
This month I started with these old alphabet blocks from a yard sale (I didn’t count them, but the bag they were in said 70 blocks – $3.00).
Since they had who-knows-what kind of slobber and snot and gunk all over them, I was not planning to give them to Baby E. Nope! I decided to paint them and give them a more grown up style.
How to Paint Upcycled Alphabet Blocks
I took them outside, laid them on cardboard, and sprayed them with Rustoleum spray paint in white satin for a fresh new look. After letting them dry, I flipped them all over and sprayed again to make sure all sides were painted.
Next I painted the letters black. Well, not every letter on every side. I didn’t really need four Xs. 😉 But I made sure I had at least one of every letter, and some letters I have 2 or 3.
The end result? Perfectly imperfect.
I played around with several different messages on my hutch…
I had to include that one, LOL.
Any reason to spread happiness, right?
These upcycled alphabet blocks were an easy DIY project, and I love having them around as a stylish way to display meaningful messages in my home. Do you have any of these old blocks you can transform?
– Jen –
But don’t go anywhere yet! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday, which means there are 4 more projects to see below!
Below are my friends’ project photos before their transformation – click the links underneath to see the Afters.
Join the GITG Community
When you join this thriving online community of 90,000 creative souls, you'll be inspired to discover hidden artistic talents and learn skills to boldly face DIY projects with confidence.
You'll also receive my free guide "Just Paint It: 7 Tips for Transforming Furniture with Confidence."