Monday, May 30, 2011

“Keep Calm and Carry On” Sign

Finished-Keep-Calm-Sign
Guess what?! I’m still working on my guest room.
For The DIY Club in the month of May, I received a vinyl decal from Ten23 Designs. I chose the “Keep Calm and Carry On” in white (green is shown in picture below).
I knew I wanted to make it gray and yellow somehow to match the room, so my next task was to find a frame. I found this one at my local thrift store for $3. Whenever shopping at a thrift store, you must think about POTENTIAL!!! This frame had it.
Original-frame-#1
I bought it solely for the size. There was one little problem, and that was the dimensional issue.
Original-frame-#2
It wasn’t really a frame yet. So I got out a butter knife and pried off that top part.
Frame-before-paint
There we go. I had to remove all the little industrial staples that was holding that other picture to the frame, which left a lot of holes. No worries. I fixed the holes with some painter’s putty and now had my frame.
This is where the yellow came in. Bright Idea by Krylon to be specific.
Spraypaint-frame-yellow
To create the actual sign that goes in that frame, I trimmed my vinyl and a piece of posterboard down to size.
Vinyl-and-cardstock
Don’t you love that bright green? Remember I had gray in mind, so I grabbed some DecoArt Slate Gray I had leftover from this plate and covered up the green.
Paint-gray
Once that was dry, I applied my vinyl decal on top.
Sign-put-together
The last thing I had to do was staple the completed sign to the inside of the frame since I didn’t have backing or glass to support it. I just used a regular paper stapler and voila! Sign complete and one more decoration done for my guest room – yay!
Finished-Keep-Calm-Sign
Simple enough, right? The finished room is coming soon (I promise)!!!




1 comment:

  1. i love the grey & yellow! nice job. and - do you still have the pic that came with the frame? because i want it.

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