DIY Shabby Wood Number Make Over with Nail Head Trim | VINTAGE ROMANCE STYLE
10.09.2014

DIY Shabby Wood Number Make Over with Nail Head Trim

Recently I took a trip to hobby lobby and I saw an adorable wooden letter with nail head trim for $18. I immediately fell in love and knew I could DIY it. You know, being a DIY girl and all of course I would have to try to recreate what I saw but with my own style incorporated into it.


For a long time, I had been searching for the perfect wooden number 5. I have 5 people in my family so #5 represents each of us and I love things with meaning. 
 I want to say this wooden number was originally 5.99 but I cant remember what the tag said... it was also on sale for 50% off! I couldn't put it in my cart fast enough.

Bless Hobby Lobby's heart for having exactly what I had been looking for!

1. I spray painted the number with Valspar's metallic gold spray paint from Lowe's. Unfortunately I didn't snap any pictures of that step. I was juggling multiple projects at once!

2. After the gold was try, I spray painted the number again with Valspar's white spray paint and it actually was the white primer!


I then took my block sander and started sanding/distressing away. I focused on the edges and lightly went over the entire 5. I wanted an old, worn shabby look with the metallic gold peeking through for character.

I then took some leftover nail head trim and was going to originally use the roll of it from Hancock's Fabrics but I then decided that it would be too much so I opted to use just the nail heads and space them out nicely.



I started nailing at the corner and worked my way around with the desired space in between  the studs.


I LOVE my version of the Hobby Lobby inspired number and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. It only took me 2 years to find the perfect # 5!

I already had the nail head trim and paint on hand so this project was under $5 for me. Style doesn't have to cost you a pretty penny.

This project really is super easy and anyone can do it! Head to your local Hobby Lobby store to get your favorite number and make your own!

*I was not compensated or sponsored for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. I just LOVE Hobby Lobby and everything the company stands for.

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