Yesterday I added a new L to my ever-growing collection. You may remember that I have an entire wall dedicated to this obsession:
Well, that wall has filled up. So now the letter is popping up in other places around the house. I just can’t stop.
I don’t remember where the idea for the L wall initially came from, but this is how it started:
When we needed a solution to this wall with randomly placed outlet/light switch/thermostat:
the wall of L’s moved across the hall to disguise the unsightly mess of necessary outlets.
I’ve been adding L’s ever since.
It truly is one of my favorite things because it adds so much texture with the neutral tones, but also a bit of playfulness and eclectic personality to our otherwise calmly decorated house.
Since posting about our wall, many of you have created one of your own with your initial. (side note: people get confused by the letter L when my blog is named Jones design company. Well, Jones is my maiden name, my married name is Lex. Hence the L’s). And I often receive questions asking for sources for the L’s or other great places to find inexpensive letters to build a collection.
You can see a bunch of specific sources for my letters here and here; if you are a crafty type, you can try this fabric covered monogram, these watercolor initials or this faux zinc letter diy. There are also tons of great letters available online (don’t forget to check etsy or ebay for vintage letters!). Here are a handful of my favorites:
1. zinc letter 2. framework metal letter 3. acid etched letter 4. brass letter 5. hanging monogram 6. craft letter 7. magnificent metal letter 8. metal letter 9. acid etched letter 10. modern wood letter 11. vintage marquee typesetter 12.vintage brass stencil 13. typesetter plaque
Even if you don’t fill an entire wall with your initial, adding a few here and there is a fun way to add texture and personality to your decorating.