Ever since I saw this Family Rules Canvas years ago in bloggy world, I have wanted to make one for our home. I loved the thought of having all our “rules” in one spot for all to see.
Then I began seeing these “Family Rules” made into Subway art, which I adore.
Then I saw this “Family Rules” subway art on Meg’s blog. It is actually just a subway art poster print and she framed it. That’s when the light bulb went off….BINGO! I found a winner!
Just a few days later I found this big ole’ picture at a yard sale for $1. It was nice and big and chunky. (Kinda’ like me 8 months preggo! HA!) I took out the painting and gave the frame a few coats of black spray paint.
During our weekly Monday night date, my hubby and I came up with our own “Family Rules” Subway Art. We wrote down the things that we say ALL the time to our kids. It really made us laugh doing this! And of course wrote down things that we want them to remember by looking at every. single. day.
After the brainstorming session, we broke out the laptop and made it...well, actually he made it, which was awesome since he has mad-photoshop skills…it would have taken me FOREVER! We had a blast working on this together!
Yesterday we had it printed at Staples as a poster print, stuck it in the newly painted frame, and hung it where our summer list used to be. TADA!
I absolutely LOVE it!! I can’t stop looking at it and reading it over and over. Seriously can’t believe it’s actually up on my wall!
Cost breakdown: $1 (yard sale frame) + $3.19 (poster print) = $4.19 for our very own custom art! (Below is just the image so you can read it better.)
So finally, FINALLY, we actually have our very own custom Subway Art and I couldn’t be happier with it!
I’m pretty sure this is just about my favorite thing in our home now. It’s so special because my hubby and I worked on it together, and because it’s one of those “dream items” that actually came to fruition. (Yet another example of how waiting is worth it!)
Do you like Subway art? What would your “Family Rules” say?
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