I've been wanting to do a piece of subway art for a while now. I had passed many canvases in Michael's and Hobby Lobby but never actually picked one up. I happened to be in Ikea on a random trip one day. I always check the 'As Is' section on the way out. They had just marked down a butt load of cabinet doors. I grabbed one, not knowing exactly what would happen with it, checked out, and headed home.
When I got home, I held it up against walls in the house trying to figure out where I was going to put it. BINGO! I can finally make a subway print. I searched online for some words to use. I had plenty of paint in the stash so I got to work.
This is what I started with. It's a ADEL cabinet door front.
After a couple coats of paint, I laid out where my words would go. I used blue tape to keep my letters level.
I found a stencil in my daughter's art supplies and started tracing my letters. I must warn you, the tape pulled off some paint since I didn't prime the cabinet door before the blue paint. I had to touch up some areas. I filled in the tracing with white paint by hand.
Here she is in my entryway.
It's a great pop of blue when you walk in the door.
I think I need to go back and grab some more cabinet doors. I have some more walls to fill. Have you found a piece lately and turned it into something it wasn't meant for?
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