Monday, October 1, 2012

Foyer Subway Art


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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5 comments:

  1. That's cute and a nice pop of color right there! I would love to make a subway art sign - just don't know know where to start...

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  2. Pretty cool way to repurpose a cabinet door! I like the blue paint, it really stands out.

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  3. So true....
    Every home needs LARGE doses of love and laughter!
    Looks great1 Love the pop of color....

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  4. that fits very nicely in that spot. I love the blue you used. great job!

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  5. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I love how your subway art turned out. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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