Quote poster

After my bedroom tour post, I got a lot of questions about my poster above my bed. It’s been awhile since I made it, but here is a quick lowdown of how I did it.

First off, to accomplish my vision I needed to paint the large wall behind my bed an accent color. And as you can tell, I love the color gray. It’s moody…just like me. :)  I found loads of great inspiration online, and then finally bit the bullet and tried a few colors from my neighborhood paint shop. The middle one was just slightly too dark, and the left one had a purple tint to it at night…so I went with the one on the right.

 

I have been collecting lots of wall decor inspiration these past few years, and found one with a large quote. I loved this because it goes with my typography thing I got going on.

But creating a large print would require a HUGE frame, and that could get expensive. So I did a little online research and found these great large format magnetic frames from Well Made. The frame seemed perfect for my use, and I really liked that they have such heavy duty magnets to hold the poster in place. The bonus is I can switch out the poster with little cost if I get tired of it,

 

To determine the correct size of artwork, I cut out some kraft paper and hung it on the wall to see how the size looked. I landed on 50″ x 60″ with some input from a friend. :)

 

I created my artwork in Illustrator and submitted my artwork on FedEx Office online, and picked it up a few days later.

Once the wall was all painted, I measured and marked the wall to hang the frame with the included hardware. After that was done, I was ready to insert the poster. What do you think of the quote? What should my next one be?

 

Adventure

New adventures

This quote by Lewis Carroll sums up my last few weeks perfectly. For tomorrow marks the first day of my new (day) job. I’m excited for the new adventures to come, and all I can say is that I’m ready for the challenge! So…here’s to new adventures, and respect for our past adventures. For they have brought us to where we are today. :)