DIY Boston Subway Art

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My Husband and I visited Boston 3 years ago for our 10th wedding anniversary.

It is such a beautiful city and I quickly fell in love with the amazing architecture .

Here are a couple of pictures from our trip.

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I’ve had this lame garden sign lying around for years, I never did use it or put it up because you see I don’t have a garden shed or anything, although I am an avid gardener and own many garden tools. I keep the tools in a messy container in my garage or hung on the wall.

So it was time to reinvent this sign.

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I gave the sign several coats of black chalkboard paint.  I got busy with my Silhouette and cut out several Boston “places” on adhesive vinyl. I arranged them on my freshly painted sign and then gave them another quick coat of black chalkboard paint so that the white that I will use for the lettering will not bleed through.

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For the white I simply used plain acrylic craft paint.

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Once dry I peeled off the vinyl and used a pair of tweezers to get the little circles and triangles loose in some of the letters and numbers.

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Now to distress it with chalk!

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I rubbed the entire sign with white chalk and then wiped off with a dry paper towel.

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Here it is all finished…love it!

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This little sign already has hangers on the back so I can easily hang it on the wall too.

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it’s a nice reminder of our wonderful trip.

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And I cannot wait to visit again someday.

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Summer Subway Art

I created a 
Summer Subway Art
for my kitchen area.

I love the combination of 

red, turquoise & yellow

so they are the accent colors
I am going with.

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I created this using Pic Monkey and 
a blank white jpeg image.

All of the fonts I used can be 
found on Pic Monkey.

Please click here to download.
It’s an 8×10 image.

Signature Summer Subway Art

I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:  
Kampen Lane Designs Motivate Me Monday The Cure for the Common Monday A Diamond in the Stuff Just Something I Whipped Up Polly Want a Crafter Sew Can Do Boogieboard Cottage DIY Home Sweet Home Brassy Apple Polish the Stars Serendipity and Spice Destination Craft Mrs Happy Homemaker Made for You Monday Make it Yourself Monday Ask Anna C.R.A.F.T. The Southern Institute The DIY Showoff Craftomaniac  Raising 4 Princesses Between Naps on the Porch Bedazzle Me Monday The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife Make Something Monday Stringtown Home Organizing Home Life Tuesday Tutorials Giggles Glitz and Glam Be Inspired Tuesday Time Out A to Zebra Celebrations My Favorite Finds Eye Heart Our Delightful Home The Inspiration Board Frugal Treasures Tuesday Too Cute Tuesday Sugar and Dots Topsy Turvy Tuesdays Trick or Treat Tuesday Chef in Training Sugar Bee Crafts Hope Studios Tell it to me Tuesday Your Cozy Home Party Turquoise Lovin’ Tuesday To Do Party Cherished Bliss Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays Type A Adventures of a DIY Mom Show Me What Ya Got Get Your Craft On Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Tuesday Confessional Teagan Travels How to Nest for Less A Bowl Full of Lemons Tuesday Trade Off Tip Junkie T2T Tuesday Tuesday Treasures Ladybug Blessings Creative Itch Toot your Horn Tuesday Jillify It Tutorial Tuesday Pin Cushion Creations Embracing Change Junk in their Trunk Polkadots on Parade Laugh Love and Craft Rock N Share Clean & ScentsiblUncommonly Yours The Trendy Treehouse Beyond the Picket Fence School House Scraps The Thrifty Home Sew Woodsy Savvy Southern Style Your Whims Wednesday Wow me Wednesday A Little Tipsy Women Living Well Primp your Stuff Wednesday Show and Share Mrs. Fox’s Sweet Party Whatever goes Wednesday Live.Laugh.Rowe Adventures in Dinner Easy Digital Scrapbooking Mom on Timeout The CSI Project Share Your Cup Thursday Fabulously Flawed It’s Sew Stinking Cute The Shabby Creek Cottage The Crafty Blog Stalker Christina’s Adventures Crafty Scrappy Happy 52 Mantels Bear Rabbit Bear The Vintage Farmhouse Bloom Designs A Turtles Life for Me  The Taylor House Rhinestone Beagle Schoolhouse Scraps The Brambleberry Cottage The Shabby Nest Tidy Mom Joyful Stamper My Simple Home Life Remodelaholic Delicate Construction Happy Hour Projects Chic on a Shoestring Decorating 504 Main Hating Martha The Creative Paige Here Comes the Sun Cookie Nut Creations Bacon Time Joy in the Jumble The Grant Life Dotted Line Crafts Love Notes by Lauren Raising Oranges Making Lemonade Redoux Interiors Sassy Sites One Artsy Momma My Romantic Home Petals to Picots Pandoras Craft Box My Repurposed Life French Country Cottage At the Picket Fence Just Us Four Mommas Kinda Crafty Craftionary Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons Sweet Tooth Friday 30 Handmade Days Lovely Crafty Home Mama Mias Heart to Heart Homemaker in Heels Family Ever After Lady Bird Lane Serenity You The Gingerbread Blog Cherished Treasures Re-made Just Right Under the Table & Dreaming The Sweet talk Shop Sassafrass Salvation Simple as That My 1929 Charmer Heatherly Loves The Sasse Life Joy 2 Journey The Foley Fam Petite Hermine Flamingo Toes The Sweet Detail Sew Many Ways

Valentines at Alderberry Hill

The Valentine decorations are coming together. I’m adding in things here and there as I make them.

Here are a few pics from around the house.

 Valentines at Alderberry Hill

I don’t have a mantle, and oh how I long for one.
But, I do have a shelf!!

 Valentines at Alderberry Hill

Here is the link to the first printable & the middle printable. The Home Sweet Home is not one of my printables, I forget where I got this last year.

Closeups of the banner made with scrapbooking paper & rubber stamps.

 Valentines at Alderberry Hill
 Valentines at Alderberry Hill
 Valentines at Alderberry Hill
 Valentines at Alderberry Hill
 Valentines at Alderberry Hill
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