This is the inspiration for Ammon’s room. I know most of you have seen it before, so to answer a question a lot of you have had. No, I did not make it. I bought it on clearance at Tai Pan Trading months ago for only $15. I just couldn’t pass it up for that price and it’s been the perfect piece of wall art to center his room around.
I plan on making 3 pieces of Subway art for his room. This is the first one in the series. It’s also the first one I’ve ever made so don’t judge too harshly.
I started with this road sign hanging in Ammon’s room.
I started painting over the sign with black spray paint, but it wasn’t working . It was going to take forever to cover over the red and white at this rate.
So I flipped it over and painted the other side. The wood is the same on both sides so it really didn’t matter.
By the way, if you don’t have one of these, get one. It has saved my fingers from paint and blisters.
Here it is, all painted. Because of the texture of the sign, the paint is a little uneven. It works for the look I’m going for though.
I’m using my Cricut and these cartridges to make the words for the sign. Since I don’t have a lot of different fonts, I used different sizes and thicknesses for the letters.
I’m using contact paper for the letters. It’s cheaper than vinyl and it comes in larger rolls.
Next comes laying out the letters and working on placement of the words I’ve cut out.
I think I’m happy with this layout.
I didn’t really use the ruler to measure much. You all know I hate to measure (I’d rather just eyeball it). It worked great to help me keep the letters straight as I was putting them on though.
Finally, I added a clear coat spray to seal it and help hold the letters on.
I have to say, for my first one, I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Since it’s now midnight, I’ll have to wait to put it on Ammon’s wall in the morning.
I’m linking to these fun parties:
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
All Things Domestic at Crazy Domestic
Subway Art Party at Tatertots and Jello
Before and After Party at Debbiedoos
Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori
Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge
Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting at Remodelaholic
Friday Favorites at Brown Paper Packages
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
I Made It Without My Hubby at Shanty 2 Chic
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do