August 6, 2012

Subway Art Plaque into Darling Photo Display!!

Hi, I'm Sarah and I blog over at The Winthrop Chronicles. I am so happy to be with you here today at Poppy Seed Projects! I am always looking for new diy and crafting ideas, and I have seen so many great things here at Poppy Seed Projects, I am thrilled to share one with you.

I love taking pictures and have so many lying around. I wanted to make something where I could display my photos but in a very temporary way so that I could switch them out often. I went to Poppy Seed Projects and saw this subway art plaque and knew it would be perfect. I also ordered the texture cream because it was recommended. Just a few days later I received this in the mail.

There were great detailed instructions included that helped me to create the subway art plaque.

The first step being to apply the texture cream which I did in horizontal lines.

Then after that dried, I painted the board white, with two coats. When that dried, I put the stencil on and painted the orange color on top. After that completely dried, I removed the stencil and then sanded the board with some sandpaper to give it a distressed look.

To turn the subway art plaque in to the photo and message board, I hot glued some thin wire to the back of the board.

 I used the little clothes pins to pin on the photos. You could also pin on a little note card or message. Or put it in your kitchen and hang up your recipes.

Thank you Poppy Seed Projects for the inspiration. Make sure to stop by my blog The Winthrop Chronicles to say hi sometime!

AND THAT IS WHY I LOVE GUEST POSTS!!  I never in a million years would have thought of something like this.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  How cute for a teenager room.  I am so doing this in my boys room (with something a little more boyish of course) to hang above there desk!


  1. Super, super cute!! Love the color and the pattern :)

  2. This is adorable!! Love the colors.

  3. Love this project! Can you tell my what size the photos are and how/where you had printed. I already have some pictures in mind.

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