One of my besties said she had this armoire she wanted to do and I've been wanting to try subway art, so I asked her if she was game. Of course she was! Love her for that! :) She was turning her old tv armoire into a craft cabinet, so it was the perfect guinea pig.
It was a cute armoire just needed a little pick-me-up :)
I realized the right door was a little tilted in this picture, so it makes the words look a little off. Just needed a little tweaking. ;)
So, this friend loves heavy distressing....a girl after my own heart. I don't get to do that very often, so I was in seventh heaven!
I painted the doors a creamy white first, then used spray adhesive and heavy cardstock to stick the lettering on (next time I will use vinyl lettering, cuz this was a nightmare), but you live and you learn, right? Then did two coats of the gray, distressed, and sealed.
The original hardware looked great on this new color!
There are a few things I would do differently next time, but for the first try I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
p.s. I love that these words mean so much to her and now she has a reminder of the wonderful and important places in her life every time she wants to create something! :)
colors = Greek Villa SW, Urbane Bronze SW (absolutely love this color!!)
poly = Varathane in semi-gloss