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Vintage West Michigan Subway Art

Vintage West Michigan Subway Art

I finally created my first Subway Art.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and I can truly say, I’ll be doing plenty more in the near future.  I took a door off our old entertainment center.  Seriously, I did!  My daughter wasn’t too happy when she went to watch Harry Potter the other day; she likes everything dark for the movie – should have seen her face!  

I gave it a good coat of Annie Sloan’s Graphite Chalk Paint, designed a custom vinyl stencil using a bunch of my favorite places in West Michigan and did a reverse weed on it.  Once everything was weeded, I painted over it with my white paint. 

I let partially dry then removed all the bits and pieces of my stencil.

I got a work out distressing it, but it turned out just as I was hoping.  Sealed everything with Annie Sloan’s wax and viola! 

It sold before I got it to the store, but I am taking orders and would love to create a custom sign for you!

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  • Liz
    Posted at 02:15h, 04 January Reply

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  • Liz
    Posted at 02:18h, 04 January Reply

    I would love a personlized subway sign. How much are they, Shelly? How the heck did you make that stencil? I can’t believe you could only use it once!?

  • art is beauty
    Posted at 02:19h, 04 January Reply

    Hey Shelly, that turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! Was that what you were working on when I was there. I remember seeing a stencil being worked on ..:) It turned out perfect!!!

  • Good Time Charlie
    Posted at 03:45h, 04 January Reply

    Shelly! This is fantastique!! I love that you showed how to do this too. Definitely on my list for 2012 is a vinyl stencil maker. Do you like the one you have? I am taking an informal poll. I am sure you are going to be busy making these!

  • driftwoodesign
    Posted at 07:05h, 04 January Reply

    My dear friend, its perfectly stunning! Thought you did not have time for signs, huh huh? Glad you found the time and shared it.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  • Dee
    Posted at 21:49h, 04 January Reply

    Love It!!! Wish I had a stencil maker, I do all my signs by hand. So many possibilities. I bet you get alot of orders for those. Good job, Dee

  • Betsy@ coastal-colors
    Posted at 04:09h, 05 January Reply

    I love it! It’s fabulous! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I don’t have a circuit cutter yet, but this makes me want one! You’ll do well with these!

  • Laurel@chippingwithcharm
    Posted at 01:44h, 08 January Reply

    Look great 🙂 Our poor kids…they put up with a lot in the name of creativity don’t they??? Chat sooon, Laurel

  • They call me Estatez...
    Posted at 01:10h, 09 January Reply

    oh my, I LOVE your subway sign. Can you contact me about pricing and size?


  • Kelli Veen
    Posted at 22:05h, 25 October Reply

    Price of subway signs?

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