I’ve loved all the subway art pieces around blogland, and when I got my Silhouette for Christmas, I knew I wanted to make one for my kitchen. I just needed to find the words. Pretty quickly I liked the idea of using the names of spices. I’m not sure subway art was the wisest idea for an early vinyl project, but I sure did get to know my machine and its product very well, very quickly. I painted a canvas dark red for the backing and used the cream vinyl that came with my machine. Has anyone else had issues with getting the Silhouette brand vinyl to actually stick to your project? I had tons of issues on this project, and the baby sleeping sign I made for the outside of my house keeps trying to come off. (As a side note: I have purchased vinyl from another vendor that works much better, I’m just curious if I’m the only one have the Silhouette brand issue.) After several lost letters and a few misplaced words, I finally finished it and loved the outcome!
Nolan’s mom gave me a few more antique tins, an old potato masher and egg beater for Christmas, and my mom gave me a milk can from Hobby Lobby. She met the store in Pensacola, FL over Thanksgiving while visiting my brother and instantly fell in love. My sister-in-law and I benefited nicely! It was fun adding the new pieces in and putting the sign up above my kitchen cabinets. While it doesn’t fit as well with the vintage styling of the rest of my décor, I still like the way it looks.
I made another vinyl sign on the same color of canvas to replace the Enjoy sign (I explained how I made it here), but in the end Nolan and I both liked the original sign better. I think I’m happy now with the way my kitchen looks, but I doubt I’d reject additional vintage pieces for it!
Check out the great parties I’ll be linking up with by checking out the sidebar or my link up page. While you’re at it, feel free to read up on why I party where I do.