Subway Art-Sorta-Pantry Sign

On Saturday the US Open men’s tennis semi finals were on.  All day.  I couldn’t pull myself away from the exciting matches unfolding in front of me, especially when my crush Federer was playing.  Yes, I could of DVR’d the matches but to me it is just so more exciting to watch it live.   I was feeling kinda guilty that I was spending SO much time in front of my TV on such a gorgeous sunny southern California day, that I decided to at least be productive while I watched. I have been wanting to find a spot in my house for a piece of subway art that everyone is doing out in blogland. My favorite blogger, Jen from Tatertos & Jello, is the queen of Subway art. I decided that my new organized pantry was a perfect spot for this new project.  I read  a lot of  blogger’s tutorials on their version of subway art and many said they made a lot of mistakes on the size and layout of their piece and had to start all over.   I was a little intimidated by all of this at first, but I got inspired when I found this cool web site Wordle .  You type in words and then it rearranges them in different patterns, colors and font styles.  I just thought of all the things that are in my pantry and started typing in the words. This is what I came up with as my template. So off I went.  I took a canvas that I already had and laid it out on my fabric and cut it to size.  Leaving enough fabric to wrap around the backsides.Then I heavily Mod Podged the canvas because this fabric is really thick and has a texture to it so I wanted to make sure it glued really well.I used tacks on the back side to help hold down the fabric.I used my new Expressions machine {lovin this machine} to cut out the letters on vinyl.  Took me a couple of tries before I got the letter size right.  I just laid them out one by one, starting from the top and arranged them similar to the Wordle page I printed out.  What was great about using vinyl on fabric, was that if the word just didn’t look right I could easily peel it off and place it in another spot.  When I was done, I felt that there were too many empty spots. I had these vintage utensil that I had gotten from an estate sale a while back collecting dust so I added them into the empty spots. Then I made a fabric rosette to finish it off.It is the perfect finishing touch to my pantry re-do.  It hangs right above my fancy dog food bin.  I love the way it turned out, it has the feel of a subway sign with a Stephanie twist to it.  I think Jen would be proud. My crush lost his tennis match..but I got a cool sign done in the process.  If you didn’t see my pantry re-do, you can see it here.  Linking up to these parties

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  1. LOVE this with the spoons!

  2. I just love everything you make! I like how you pulled it all together with the fabric rosette and the spoons. And the makeover of the pantry is beautiful! I am in love with your dog bin too – touches like that really make a difference.

  3. SO cute!!! Love the embellishments you used. 🙂 Great job!

  4. Oh my goodness – that is adorable!!! I LOVE it! Did you link it up to the Subway Art Party? I would love everyone to see it there. So fun. I love that you used silverware too!!!

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  5. Oh I love how this turned out! The flower is darling, and adds a nice touch. 🙂

  6. So cute :). Jen tweeted about you and I had to come see the cuteness for myself!

  7. I love your version! The spoons are so cute! Thanks for the visit today!

  8. How darling…love the addition of the vintage spoon. So happy I found your blog this morning!!

  9. seriously? That pantry is beautiful. You make mine look pathetic. Love your blog and found it from a link on 320 Sycamore.

  10. That is really great! And your pantry reminds me that I need to clean out my closet. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I hope you will link up tomorrow with your favorite summer memory!

  11. I love this idea! I want to do some for my house! I just drool every time I see your pantry. It is amazing. Thanks for stopping by Tuesday Tell All!

  12. So cute – I really really love the spoons!

  13. This is a super cute project! You must smile every time you see it hanging in your pantry.

  14. So cute…I love it! The utensils are perfect and the colors too. I am feeling envious of your super amazing pantry and I love that you have a pretty dog food holder. Great job. Thanks too for stopping by and leaving a nice comment about my wreath! 🙂

  15. Im visiting from Sew DAng Cutes website…I just had to comment on that cute sign you made!!

  16. Coming over from SEW cute-how darling is this! I think that you should pull it out of your pantry (although it is so very cute) and display it so everyone can see it!! Your skills rock girlfriend!! Can’t wait to see what else you have done!!

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