When I set out to create a playroom fit for a king, I knew I wanted to create a colorful alphabet wall after seeing some ideas of it being used in nurseries on Pinterest. And, I absolutely love how it turned out!
It is hard to shop around for all different style and sized letters so I bought the unfinished letters on Etsy. Before painting them, I laid out the letters how I wanted them mounted on the wall. This helped plan which color to paint which letters so that I wouldn’t end up with the same color too close to each other. This step actually sounds a lot easier than it was. I painted them with acrylic paint that you can get from any craft store. I also stained a couple of letters. The painting/staining did take some time as you have to do multiple coats and get all of the edges covered.
To mount the letters, I didn’t want to mount them directly to the wall because I didn’t want a million little nail holes in our newly finished basement walls, so we decided to mount the letters to plywood and then mount the plywood to the wall. I used 1/4 plywood and added moulding around the edge to create a framed look. I painted the plywood and the moulding the same color as the wall, Benjamin Moore White Dove. I then used liquid nails to attach the letters to the plywood. Once that was dry, my husband mounted the entire board to the wall.