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Kitchen Love Subway Art Sign

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time of year to celebrate love! This Kitchen Subway Art Sign has a subtle nod to the holiday without going over board meaning you can keep it on display all year long.

Kitchen Love Subway Art - Quirky & #Romantic Subway Art Perfect For #Valentine's Day

I used my silhouette for this and the weeding only took 15 years 6 months and 9 days. I kept it simple with a red and white color scheme, even with the hearts I don’t think it’s too over the top Valentine’s Day so it can stay up all year long.

Kitchen Subway Art Supplies:

Instructions:

1. Stain all surfaces of the wood and let dry. Expect this to take forever, don’t be like me and think this will all be done in a few hours.

After about 24 hours you should be good. Stick a piece of scrap vinyl to the front and if it sticks you’re good, vinyl won’t stick to damp stain.

2. Cut your vinyl (this was my first time cutting on vinyl without a cutting mat and I was so nervous I had to leave the room. It came out really well though!

#Free #Silhouette Cut File for Kitchen Love Subway Art

3. While you’re waiting for the wood to dry weed the vinyl, again this will take longer than you’d think. Go slow and be careful of the insides of e’s.

While weeding I realized I messed up my spacing and a few layers overlapped. I fixed it in the cut file so your sign will look nicer than mine.

4. After the wood dries it’s time to put it all together. Lay the large boards face down and figure out how you want them spaces, I used an old metal brace to designate a scant 1/4 inch spacing.

vinyl-stencil

Place the small boards perpendicular to the large boards dividing roughly them into 3rds. Screw/nail them into place (I ended up using staples because I only had 1 3/4 inch nails for the nail gun and they would have stuck out through the boards)

5. Apply the vinyl using transfer tape. Remember, if the stain isn’t 100% dry the vinyl won’t stick and you’ll be sad. I was sad.

I didn’t have any transfer paper so I used opaque contact paper from the dollar store. Opaque contact paper sucks so don’t try it unless you’re desperate. 

make-up-sponge-paint

6. Use the cosmetic sponges paint over the vinyl using a VERY dry sponge and an up and down dabbing motion. Put a blob of paint on a piece of scrap paper (I put it on the discarded vinyl backing) dip your sponge in and blot off most of the paint.

Do several thin coats to cut back on bleeding. I used white paint for the letters and red for the hearts. Keep the layers light and you’ll be golden.

painted-stencil-close-up

7. The paint shouldn’t take long to dry and as soon as it is you get to weed the whole thing again! Technically it may not be weeding but it’s the same process, again, I can’t recommend the hook enough.

8. Screw the two eye hooks to the back above the top brace. String the wire through the eye hooks and secure it in a loose loop.

Hang it up!

Kitchen Love Subway Art - Quirky & #Romantic Subway Art Perfect For #Valentine's Day

Click Here for the Free Silhouette Studio file

Click Here to Download the SVG File

The fonts used for this project at all from Kimberly Geswein and are available at Dafont.

To the best of my memory they are: KG Behind These Hazel Eyes, KG Dark Side, KG Seven Sixteen, KG Somebody I Used to Know, KG Sweet n’ Sassy, KG This Is Not Goodbye and KG True Colors. The heart is from KG Heart Doodles.

Check out my Vinyl Page for more ideas or start here:

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Cindy Journell-Hoch

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Is there an SVG file of this available?

Cindy Journell-Hoch

Sunday 31st of January 2021

@Alecia, when I weld the design to cut, I lose the y in Jelly and Gravy. (I'm a cricut user) HELP! I could cut them separately if I knew the font. Any ideas???

Cindy Journell-Hoch

Friday 29th of January 2021

@Alecia, THANK YOU! This will save me hours of time! You're the best.

Alecia

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

I just added one: http://bit.ly/CSNY_Vday_Subway_SVG

JOY B WOODHALL

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

HI! I LOVE the kitchen Subway art... It would be perfect for my son and his wife to be... I, however, do not have a silhouette I have the "other" kind of cutter... I like the person above me would like this file in SVG format... Is it available? Thank You Kindly, Joy

Peggy

Saturday 23rd of February 2019

Hi! Do you offer this file in .svg format?

Thank you!

Jennifer

Monday 8th of January 2018

I looked for this file on silhouette and it is not available. Is there another location to purchase it?

Alecia

Monday 8th of January 2018

It's available for free in the post. You just need to download it from google drive. Unfortunately Wordpress doesn't allow me to host .studio files!

Liz Mays

Tuesday 12th of January 2016

This is beyond cute, and I love that it's not all frilly and pink. I pinned it!