Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Find of the Day
Tom Toupin of Etsy.com creates these fabulous marquee style letters and signs that look vintage even though they're brand new! I've been dying for a large "W" to put up in our dining room ever since Kyle and I saw an antique one at the Olde Good Things store on the Upper West Side. However, that one was $1500! Tom's handmade letters are MUCH more affordable and just as full of character! Through a series of layers of paint he creates the distressed faux-metal rust appearance that makes these letters look like they've been freshly drug out of a salvage yard. The signs come in pink/orange, yellow/red and white/blue, however, he is open to creating custom color combinations if desired. He originally made the signs 4'x4', but has since sized them down to 2'x2'. I think this is exactly what I've been looking for!