Stilettos and Diapers: DIY: Subway Address Art

5.11.2012

DIY: Subway Address Art

We've moved quite a few times in our 6.5 year marriage for the Hubs job. I wanted to have all our addresses in one place before I start forgetting them. 

Enter: Subway art
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I started with a 2'x4' piece of plywood and trimmed it down to the size of the poster. (2'x3')
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Then, I bought 1" rods and cut them to have pieces the length of all sides. 
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The hubs pulled in from work just in time to be my hammer man. 
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Now there was a "box" on the back. 
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I spray painted the whole thing black, not worrying much about the actual face. It was going to all be covered. 
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I made my poster in Photobucket, then had it printed at Staples as an engineering blueprint. It comes out on paper and cost about $3.50. I carefully trimmed off all the white edges and using adhesive spray, attached it to the wood. 
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And now its hanging in the stairwell headed down to the basement.
This final pic is awful, yes. I had to blur out the current address so y'all would make your own instead of coming to my house and taking mine. 
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I LOVE how it turned out. And for about $9, you just can't go wrong. 

Happy Friday! 

9 comments:

  1. What a crazy awesome idea! You are so crafty. I am stealing your herb garden idea. I am so excited to start it soon!

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  2. That is so awesome!! I love it so much.

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  3. Turned out so good! I still haven't finished mine. One day... lol!

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  4. Love this idea! My husbands in the military so we move quite a bit. This would be perfect for us!

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  5. OMG! What a fantastic idea! I love how yours turned out.I am going to have to do this. We have moved lets see...... 8 times most due to hubbys job except our time in South Carolina. This is such a great idea. Now just need to remember all 8 of the addresses haha.

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  6. Like seeing the 518 addresses, I am an Albany girl myself. Great idea!

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  7. I found your blog through Pinterst and I love this idea! We've moved a bunch too, throughout New York, and I'd like to put this together!! How did you come up with the arrangement for the addresses and get it to fit so well?

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  8. how did you use photobucket to do this??? I think this is a great idea and would love to do it just now sure how. Thank you
    Natasha
    gbsgurl27@aol.com

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