How to make a Subway Art Sign

DIY Subway Art Sign
I haven’t always been a fan of the subway art fad but I’ve seen a couple I love… Like Shelley’s at House of Smiths! She’s amazing!  Here’s how I did it. I did mine a little different then Shelley’s but I was going for the same look! First. I painted my board a dark grey and let it dry.
I designed my Subway art on my Silhouette software but I had to cut it in a few separate pieces since my board was so big. It worked out really well. 
Then, I cut and applied the vinyl where I wanted it on my board. I painted over the entire board with a white trim paint I had lying around.
Before it dried completely, my sweet hubs and I picked off alllllll of the lettering. By the time we were done, some of it had completely dried so it peeled a little in some spots but I don’t mind it. 
I used a picture hanging little jobby (what the heck are these called anyway?!) so I could hang it on the wall. 
I distressed the whole thing to expose some of the grey underneath!  Now it hangs here above my new couch!!! Boo to the yah!
I couldn’t be happier! It is so personal and I just love it! 


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    Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife
    November 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Love it! You did a great job! I love the colors in your home.

    I would love for you to stop by and share your project for Functional Friday!


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    November 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    The subway art is cute, but your living room is TO DIE FOR! I love the striped wall! 🙂

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    Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life
    November 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Showing love as your newest follower…I’m following (stalking) you on fb and pinterest too!!!


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    December 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    How am I just now finding your blog! I love it!! I am a new follower and I am so excited to look through your posts!

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    Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer
    December 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    This looks great. It looks like it took a lot of time! Great detailing. Nice job!

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    Danielle - Belleza e Luce
    January 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Hi! Found your tutorial through Tip Junkie’s Tip me Tuesday and I’m now a new follower!

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    Rebecca MacEgan
    January 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    What kind of board did you use?

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