Aluminum Foil Letters

I've had these letters in the kitchen for awhile.  At the old house I had intended to do something fun with them, but when we moved I kind of liked the white on white.  However, I've seen some amazing looking faux metal finishes floating around the internet and I love the stainless steel accents in our kitchen... so, inspiration strikes again!  I basically followed this tutorial on from Gardners 2 Bergers, but it turned out a little differently because my letters were a lot smaller. 

I started by tracing the letters onto aluminum foil.  I wanted the matte side of the foil up, so I made sure to cut it that way (at least on letters 2 and 3. Luckily the letter I messed up on was T, so I was able to flip it over!)

Next, I used matte Mod Podge to glue foil onto the edges of the letters.  I wasn't too worried about keeping the foil smooth because it was almost impossible with the tight curves.  Once the edges were covered, I Mod Podged on the front piece that I had cut out previously.  After that I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the entire letter to seal it in and give it more of a matte finish.  The final step was to dry brush on a little black craft paint.  I barely dipped the brush into the paint and wiped it along the edges and down the front. 

I love how they turned out!  Ironically, I'm not sure I actually like them in the kitchen anymore.  I think they look really nice in the dining room where these pictures were taken.  I guess I can always buy new white letters from Michael's to replace them, or come up with a new project idea for that space... yeah, it'll probably be option two. :)

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