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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  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...

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

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

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

  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:)



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