Thursday, June 21, 2012

Eye Chart Art

A while ago I pinned this artwork DIY from the blog Gardners two Bergers and finally got around to doing the project and hanging it up at the end of our newly finished hallway downstairs.
It is a knock off of some Restoration Hardware signs that cost almost $350 a piece - thank you Becca for figuring out a way to do it on the cheap and sharing the great tutorial!!!

I spent about $10 on the 18x24 canvas's from Hobby Lobby and used Staples to do the prints for $3 each.

I used "iWork Pages" on my Mac to create the two "lettered" eye charts, but found it impossible to do the tumbling E chart.  So I had to use Microsoft Word for that one (using a "text box" I was able to easily rotate the E's different directions).  I even secretly hid my kids names in the top chart!

Once the eye charts were printed out at Staples it is just a matter of Mod Podging them on to the canvas (which I had already spray painted black).  Then distressing the front with a little sand paper, glaze and a little black paint in different areas.  Really it was quite easy and cheap - love projects like that!


  1. very cool. what's the hallway paint color?

  2. You DID it!! I'm so happy you figured it out- and they look fantastic! So super rad, Amy! I'm really glad you were able to figure my tutorial out! :-)
    xo Becca