Monday, November 14, 2011

You are My Sunshine subway art

Every year, I do one craft bazaar and every year, I wonder why I do it.

I don't have one specific thing or group of things to sell. I just bring things that I like at the time. In the preparation for the bazaar, I am crazy busy...like sweat shop busy...making a few things to bring.

I saw a subway art sign with the words to "You Are My Sunshine" printed on it in a local shop and loved it. Mostly because I sang that song to each of my babes and it holds a special place in my heart.

So here is my version.

I live in a sort of industrial area with lots of factories and warehouses. Several of them have HUGE free boxes out front with lots of free wood. Usually it's hit or miss, but I found this piece a few weeks ago and thought it would be perfect for this project.

I also scored with some free paint too. I actually love this color (sort of a grey blue) from Sherwin Williams. Don't know the exact color but I sort of want to paint everything I own this shade.

I put two coats of it on the board and waited for it to dry.

Then I used my silhouette machine and cut out some vinyl letters. I used them like a stencil and painted over the whole thing with a muted white color (I mixed in some of the grey and added some water too).

Once I peeled up the letters, this is what I ended up with.


I really love how it turned out. I sort of hope it doesn't sell at the craft bazaar.

14 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It is perfect!

Amy said...

I love this. I wouldn't be able to sell it. It reminds me of all the million times my mom sang me the same song and now we both sing it to my son...

Amy said...

PS - Would you share it here? Pleeease?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-1.html

Cerise said...

I would be sort of hoping the same thing if I made that sign. I sing that song to my boys every night and I seem to be in a little bit of a gray phase myself. I'm trying really hard not to pick ALL grays for our new house.

Robin said...

Subway art is hot! Great idea with the vinyl lettering and thank you for linking up to Upcycled Awesome.

Chris said...

Aw Rachel, what a cute idea. Actually it brings a tear to my eye as when my hubby was dying, I would sit on his bed and sing this to him. I hope he heard me. Anyway, apart from that, this is good. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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Sachiko said...

This is so sweet...thank you for sharing it with us!

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for linking up!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

So glad you shared this at this week's BFF Open House!!

Marie said...

Love it! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you join us again this Wednesday! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Antonella said...

I love this song and the way you have incorporated it into your project! What a great idea!
Hugs, antonella :-)
Sorry, I'm stopping in a little late from the Answer is Chocolate BFF Link Party!

Kristin said...

I love how you did this! I'm totally stealing (err... I mean borrowing?) your idea! I sing this to my son every night. :)

Becca said...

I love this piece! I want to make something like it for my bedroom. I am envisioning some sort of gray subway art- like yours- but haven't come across any free wood and paint to make it happen yet! ;-)