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a year of color: yellow letterboard update


A Year of Color, Letterboard, yellow diy


It’s time for another Year of Color Link Up and I am so excited to see what y’all have come up with for my favorite color–yellow.

I must admit though, I say it’s my favorite color and then as I was coming up with ideas for this post I realized that I pretty much have NO yellow in my house.

No yellow clothes.

No yellow décor.

No yellow anything.


Year of Color, May, Yellow, Letterboards


Then I remembered that I’d been wanting to spray paint a set of  letters for my letterboards (yes, boards plural, I just ordered my second one last month and I love it!) but hadn’t been sure what color I’d wanted to do. The more I thought about it the more I realized that yellow would be the perfect pop for those boards. It would look good against the black felt and the gray felt, and if I ever ordered a white felt one down the road it would probably look great on that one too (y’all, I might have a small obsession).

Of course, if you’ve ever ordered a letterboard then you know that the first order of business is cutting all the teeny tiny letters off their main framework. The first time I did this it seemed to take forever and I spread it out over a couple nights. This time around I had worked out a system and I knocked it out in one naptime sitting. Huzzah!


Year of Color, May, Yellow, Letterboards


Once you have all your letters trimmed off then you need to prep your paint space. I would recommend that you find a large, old cardboard box. Then, as time consuming as it may sound, you’re going to want to poke holes in the bottom of the box (just small holes, they don’t need to go all the way through) and then push the tabs on the backside of the letters through them. This will protect the tabs from getting spray paint on them, which you definitely don’t want. If you get paint on the tabs you will risk paint getting rubbed off on your felt.

Trust me.

You’re going to want to apply several thin layers of spray paint on your letters so they get evenly covered and don’t get paint drips on them.


Year of Color, May, Yellow, Letterboards


Make sure that your letters are thoroughly dry before you use them on your boards! If you did get any overspray on your letter tabs then you can easily scrape it off with your fingernail.

I love the fun pop of color that I can add to my boards now! I also think that I can rightly claim that yellow is truly my favorite color.

You know, since you can actually find it in my house now.


Next month we’re going to be linking up all things purple! So get your fun outfits and berry recipes ready to link up with us on the third Friday, June 16th. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Year of Color, June, Purple



This month is sure to be the happiest Year of Color link up yet, I can’t wait to see what you’re sharing for the color yellow! Remember that anything that is sunshine-hued goes–recipes, crafts, fashion, photography, anything! I know you’ve got something great, so link up and join us. Don’t forget to click around and check out some other posts as well.


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18 Responses to a year of color: yellow letterboard update

  1. Stefanie May 19, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    Oh my goodness, I love the pop of color! So fun and perfect for Summer!

  2. Whitney Smith May 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    Tell me about your Letter board, what company did you order from? Seriously need one 😉

  3. Lauren White May 19, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    This is literally the best idea I’ve seen all day! I definitely need to do this! That yellow is perfect for summer too!

  4. Dara May 21, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    Great idea! It looks awesome.

  5. Aly Funk May 21, 2017 at 11:48 am #

    This is so fun! Love the color!

  6. L May 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    such a great take on the board!

  7. Heather Bramlett May 22, 2017 at 3:59 am #

    What a great idea! I LOVE my letterboard!

  8. Bridget May 22, 2017 at 5:17 am #

    I love this idea! The added color is perfect 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Alia May 22, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    I love the yellow on your letter board! Such a fun idea!

  10. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries May 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    This is so much fun! I love that it has a little bit of a vintage feel mixed in with a modern touch!

  11. Sharon Chen May 23, 2017 at 1:46 am #

    So cute! You’re very creative 🙂

  12. Ashley May 23, 2017 at 5:42 am #

    Beautiful! I love how it looks on the board! I wouldn’t have normally picked yellow but after seeing it I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to get my hands on a letter board!

  13. Caitlin @RogersPartyof5 May 23, 2017 at 5:50 am #

    This is SUCH a great idea! I love the pop of color! It is so fun and radient.

  14. Tabitha Blue May 23, 2017 at 7:50 am #

    So cute! I love the bright and cheery feeling of yellow. And I so am wanting a letterboard!!

  15. Melissa @ Disco Bumblebee May 23, 2017 at 9:03 am #

    So pretty! I love the pop of color! I think I need a letterboard in my life 🙂

  16. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} May 23, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    This is such a fun idea – I just pinned it! <3
    XO's from Germany,

  17. Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy May 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

    This is such a great idea!! Now I need to get myself a letter board!

  18. Desiree Macke May 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

    This is GENIUS! I have two white Letterfolks, and some color on the letters would be SO CUTE!!

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