I got reallllllly familiar with the digital vinyl cutting feature on my machine this week. I created a Subway art of all the places my husband and I have lived as a married couple.
Do you know what I have discovered? WE HAVE MOVED TOO MANY TIMES…and this is the longest we have stayed in one house (2 1/2 years).
I used Silhouette’s software to design all the words. I used Arial and Arial Black. And then I just stretched them to fit the space I needed them to, which made it look like I used all different fonts. It became a puzzle, but was soooo fun. I want to do another one ASAP
Of course it wouldn’t have the IC spin on it if it first didn’t begin as Roadkill Rescue. I was driving to my mom’s house when I saw this sign sitting curbside. On my way home I grabbed the dirty, dingy sign (while my husband was once again rolling his eyes at me).
When I got it home I stripped off the old paint and sanded the whole thing smooth. I primed it and then sprayed painted it in an espresso color.
I decided to turn it on its side. I know it isn’t symmetrical but I think it adds to the funkiness of the piece.
Then I got to work hanging out with my new BFF machine cutting and sticking.
It ended up looking like this but it was too stark and dark for me. I know some of you are dying that I painted it and like it like this. But it is my house…mwwwwaaahaha.
I painted the frame (Dutch Boy Lake Champlain) aqua to complement my master bedroom color scheme. Then I took 100 grit sandpaper and sanded off a lot of the paint.
Using small screws and wire I attached a hanging thingamabob on the back. I love that the sign was two-sided so I can still remember where I got the sign from in the first place.
Then I hung it in place.
And now I am going to take a break on my master bedroom for a while. It is finally at a spot that makes me say, “Ahhhhhhh!”