I posted about making changes to my living room here a couple of weeks back.
It's actually changed even more since then, but I'll let you in on that in another post!
So, one of the changes was adding in some subway"ish" wall art to one of the walls. I say subway"ish" since it's not technically subway art, but you get my drift ;D
I thought I'd show you how I did it since I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one in the world without a Silhouette machine. Although, there are times it seems that way! So, this is the old school way to make them :D
What you'll need:
- wood panel (I used two precut 16x36 pieces found at Lowes, want to say they were around $12 ea.)
- primer (not a must)
- paint for background
- paint marker/pen
- sand paper
- computer with printer and paper
- hanging hardware
STEP ONE: Prime your piece of wood. This is optional. I did it because I wanted to see some of the gray primer show through when I distressed it.
STEP TWO: Paint on your background color and let dry.
STEP THREE: Using your computer, print out the wording you want. I was looking around Pinterest for ideas (Ummm... ADDICTING) and found inspiration from a print by Made By Girl that I thought would be perfect. I used Microsoft Publisher and created a custom sized page design to match the size of my pieces of wood (16"x36"). After I played around with font size and layout, I changed the font to an outline form so that when I printed it out I didn't waste a bunch of ink.
Line up and tape together your sheets of paper.
STEP FOUR: Flip the paper over and rub the entire backside with chalk.
STEP FIVE: Position the paper on the piece of wood and trace around the words with a pencil.
Remove the paper and you will have a chalk outline of your words.
STEP SEVEN: If you'd like, distress the edges and lightly sand over the front of the entire piece. To give it a little more of an aged look you can dip a paper towel into some stain and rub it over the front and edges.
STEP EIGHT: Apply a thin coat of poly and let dry.
STEP NINE: Attach hanging hardware. I took mine off an old mirror I wasn't using.
STEP TEN: Enjoy!!!
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