.DIY Subway Art.

Happy Monday everyone! 

I am back with another DIY project for ya but this time it was completed 100% by my hubs, Adam--what a guy ;)

I have seen different subway art and typographies floating around the blog world for quite some time now and to be honest, I was not always a fan.  I did not warm up to idea of having a bold black and white piece in our home until I ordered these prints from CAPow for our gallery wall. I absolutely adore our Minnesota and New Jersey typographies (click link to view prints) they inspired me to incorporate more black and white into our house.

This led to the purchase of new decorative pillows, naturally, as well as a new piece of art. I spotted this subway art on Etsy at Vinyl Wall Decor and More and it was love at first sight..only problem--it was too small for the wall I had in mind. I was bummed out for about a minute until Adam looked at the art and said, "Give me an hour, I'm going to play around in Photoshop."

..hour goes by..

"Hey Kate, come take a look."

Voila. He did it. What a stud.
Adam saved his work to a thumb drive and we headed over to Staples to have it printed. We had it mounted on black foam core and had it laminated. The final look is exactly what I was wanting and was so pleased to have the art hanging on our wall, thanks to four 3M hooks, for $33.00 dollars within 24 hours. The final size of the piece is 18in x 24in and the font used is Novecento found from this site.

The new chevron black and white pillows were ordered from Walmart and are surprisingly very nice! I love how the black and white lead your eyes from the typography prints on our gallery wall (cannot see in photo) to the subway art in the dining room to the pillows in the living room!
Maybe one day soon, when the hubs is not so busy, I will have him write a tutorial for creating your very own subway art in photoshop-- just maybe :)

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Thanks for reading!


  1. What a great idea to have it printed...
    Also, how nice to have all these positive ideas jumping out at you every time you walk by!
    Love it!

  2. I love that Adam made it!! It looks awesome!

  3. Love this!! Great idea...come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your idea. Enter my giveaway too.

  4. Found your blog through pinterest and I have been devouring it for almost an hour. I like to consider myself a crafty person but between my full time and being a single Mom to 3 little girls under the age of 5 I barely have time for it. But computers I get and have extra time at work to do a project like this.

  5. Anyway, thanks for the amazing ideas, sure wish my brain worked like your or as well as your husbands too:-)

  6. I like the contrast in your piece. I've tinkered with the subway art and anyone who wants to see my stuff can (here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GimmicksandGizmos?section_id=5553224). I think it is easier to use Adobe InDesign to lay out the piece.

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