The bookcase wall is done after it has been painted in black. All I need to do to get that wall completed would be to organize all the books to the bookcase and change all the outlets to match with the new wall color. Next is the desk wall (or wall number two). Back to the original plan, this wall will have the word “Creative Space” floating on the top right. By adding wood lettering on the wall, it will create a very subtle texture to the blank wall.
I think I found what I need:)
These unfinished wood lettering from Target is exactly what I was looking for. It’s sans serif, modern, clean and classic. These wood letterings are about 8 inches in height and pretty lightweight.
Progress – Paint, Paint, and Paint
My first attempt was to spray them with a simple white paint. I thought it would be easier than painting with brush and getting to the corners of each letters. I did a test on letter “A”. It turned out fine and every nook and cranny was covered in white paint. But when I put the letter against the white wall in the office, the letter “A” has a different shade of white. 🙁 So… that was not going to work. In order to get the same shade of white as the wall, the letters need to be painted with the same brand. But I ran out of the ‘eggshell’ finish I used on the wall. Luckily, I have found the same paint color BUT different finish which is ‘semi-gloss’. The office wall has an eggshell finish. The wood letterings would have the same color/brand but with a ‘semi-gloss’ finish. It worked.
Progress – Testing the space between the letters
I let them dry for about 24 hours before we stuck them to the wall. We laid them down on the floor to see the kerning between letters and the line.
Progress – Using blue painter tape as a guide
Putting these wood lettering took time. By the time we got all the measurements done and started putting some letters on the wall, it got late in the day and dark. So… How do we place them on the wall? Well first, be patient 🙂 Below were the steps taken:
- Mark where the letters will go on the wall with a pencil.
- Use the blue tape as a guide.
- Use a level to make sure that you get a straight line.
- Since each wood letter is so lightweight, we used a Gorilla Double Sided Tape on the back of the letters.
- Carefully place each letters—the Gorilla Tape is very strong so it’s only a one-time try. Watch for the space of each letter.