Monday

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!

  

1 comments:

Mrs. 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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