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Vintage Eye Chart

Vintage Eye Chart and Subway Art are all the rage on a ton of the blogs I follow. I decided to give it a try too. I actually did this project before I received the second most awesome birthday gift ever from my dear sweet hubs, a Cricut Expression (The first most awesome gift was the Tahoe he got me! A car and a Cricut for my birthday in the same year! I totally scored the best husband around!). That's a whole other post though. Anyway, at the time I didn't have a Cricut so I had to improvise. I started with a 16x20 frame I picked up at the Thrift Store. It was just a simple black frame with a hand sketched portrait of a cute little pup. It even had a 4x6 taped to the back of it of the artist drawing it. I hated to throw the sketch away but for some reason I don't think Schnauzers fit into my decor, so alas, it went to the trash. I created a 16x20 canvas in Photoshop and created the eye chart using a favorite quote from The Beatles. "The love you take is equal to the love you make." I added a vintage paper to the top of it and faded it to make it look old and worn. I had the image printed at Sam's Club for under $5.00. I plopped it right into the black frame. Since everything in my living room is brown instead of black, I gave the frame a good coat of Krylon Brushed Nickel spray paint and now it fits right in. I love how it turned out. Cute huh?

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Jenn Seratt  – (August 23, 2010 at 2:30 PM)  

Loving this! I've had to read a lot of eye charts lately and this one I'd actually enjoy doing it. I'd love for you to link this up to my Art Therapy linky party.

Jenn Seratt  – (August 23, 2010 at 6:15 PM)  

Thanks for linking up to the Art Therapy link party at Seeds on a Breeze.

Christine  – (August 24, 2010 at 6:39 AM)  

I love this - what a fun idea!

devin  – (August 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM)  

oh wow...i adore the eye chart! this is the first one i've seen and i love it!

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