Work Hard & Be Nice To People

I love the saying, "Work Hard & Be Nice To People."  I think it really is the basis to being successful as simple as it sounds.  So, naturally I wanted to incorporate this into my office.  I first saw this saying and was inspired by Anthony Burrill's prints.  

So, I decided to make my own using my Silhouette.  (If you don't have a silhouette you could create your own stencil or just use vinyl letters.)  I started out by using one of these plastic shadowbox frames.  It's the same one that I used for my lucite tray.  They are so inexpensive and versatile, I've been trying to think of lots of projects to do with them.  

I didn't take lots of progress pictures, but it's pretty self explanatory.  I get so wrapped up in what I'm doing sometimes I forget or my hands get covered in paint before I can take pictures.  Anyways, I printed the saying out on vinyl (backwards so it would be facing the correct way on the front) and then adhered it to the inside of the frame.  I also taped off the edges to protect them from overspray.  If I had it to do over again I would have just adhered it to the front and sprayed it.  

Then I gave it a few coats of Rustoleum Gold Metallic spray paint and let it dry.  Next, I took out the cardboard insert from the shadow box frame and wrapped it with some wrapping paper just like you would wrap a present.  I had some gold/white wrapping paper leftover from my spice storage project that coordinated perfectly.  I like the way the letters have a gold foil look to them.  I think I'm going to start a mini gallery wall over there with a few more prints.

It was a little tricky to photograph from straight on with the glare of the window so it looks a little wonky...

Here's a better, up close view of what it looks like.  I still love the way the inspiration print looks and may add one to my collection one day.

If you follow me on facebook you already saw this, but I got to work on this little cozy coupe this weekend, the painting is all done, now it's just time for the finishing touches!  Can't wait to share!



Dwellings by DeVore said...

You know I have to give you a big fat thumbs up for the project since the white and gold is my favorite.
Also can't wait to see the coupe.

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