Introduction: Industrial Style Primary Letters

About: I'm a 15 year old homeschooler. i like woodworking, video gaming, and hanging out with my dog.

Upcycle gradeschool magnetic letters! These colorful plastic primary letters are easy to find at thrift stores, but, many of us already have a refrigerator full of them!

Although they're fun to play with and very educational, they're not very aesthetic and can make a kitchen look cluttered. Spray paint that works on plastic comes in many colors and special finishes......the possibilities are almost endless!

I used hammered silver spray paint to give my letters an industrial look.

These letters shouldn't be painted until everyone in your home is older than 3 and no longer putting things in their mouths


  • Magnetic letters or numbers
  • Spray paint for plastic

Step 1: Painting the Letters

Lay the letters out in rows on a piece of cardboard outside.

Wear proper eye protection and a mask

Spray paint the letters according to the instructions on the can.

Make sure to paint all visible bits of plastic.

There's no need to paint the backs.

Step 2: Leave Fun Notes!

The paint I used left a realistic metal texture!

Now you can display the letters on a refrigerator or any metal service that will work with magnets!

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