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!