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Master Bathroom Artwork

So I totally started this project weeks and weeks ago but never got around till finishing it till this weekend. I like to think of myself as a “project butterfly”. I float from one project to the next…and incidentally have trouble finishing things. Which is part of the reason my office is always a mess.

Desk Chaos

Seriously at this exact moment on my desk there is 1) a pile of photos for Baby N’s One Year photobook (which MUST be completed sometime before he turns one), 2) E’s Christmas tree paintings (which need to be replaced with new artwork), 3) a bag of birthday party supplies for E’s 3rd birthday party (which still must be planned), and 4) piece of white velvet and a gift box from a photoshoot for a client’s jewelry line. The floor is usually covered with a variety of toys for keeping the boys entertained when I have a little work to do. Welcome to my chaos.

Anyhow two of THESE FRAMES had been sitting around getting in my way since we moved.

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What’s that? Why it’s a leopard rooster of course!

Because if you’re going to have a painting of a rooster to decorate your house it can’t just be a regular yard-rooster…no it would have to be a fabulous leopard rooster.

Better yet…there’s a matching tiger striped one.

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I know, that just took this whole thing UP A NOTCH! I’ll let you compose yourself.

We found these in our attic when we were in the process of moving. I know, it’s hard to believe we weren’t making better use of these given their sheer amazingness. They were actually from my husband’s uncle who, incidentally, has AMAZING taste and if anyone could make these work it would be him.

Since they had been in our attic they were kind of gross and the frames were wood with a faux wood laminate (???why???). The laminate was bubbling and starting to peel. I just pulled it off where it was loose and then used a hairdryer to heat up the glue on the rest and it peeled right up.

Sanding

It left a film of glue and I smoothed it out a bit with my sander, then spray painted them gold. I got my sander FOR FREE when I purchased our new washer and dryer. I signed up the rewards point program with Sears when I ordered them and got enough that I was able to get this and a pair of shoes for E (these are my favorite – he’s had like 4 pairs of them). I love free stuff…and it’s a family habit to brag on a good deal (Hi Mom!).

I wanted to use the frames in our Master bedroom somehow, so when I saw pillows with these phrases I knew they’d be perfect.

Hello There Handsome, Good Morning Gorgeous

Those little greetings are fun and make you smile when you see them, so I thought they would be perfect for a private space like our Master bathroom. I just arranged the text (the font Cheddar Jack and is FREE for personal use). Then I cut the lettering out of vinyl with my Cameo then used my spraypaint technique to give them the Midas touch.

Hello There Handsome, Good Morning Gorgeous

His:

Hello There Handsome Artwork

And Hers:

Good Morning Gorgeous Artwork

They’re so cute (and a big improvement from what they were), I can’t wait to get them hung. So does anyone need any rooster artwork? I know where you can get some!

Update: Download the PDF files now! FREE!

Hello Handsome  |  Good Morning Gorgeous

20 Comments

  1. Mom

    March 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Good girl…saving like mom! Love these

  2. Kate

    December 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Love these! But the font you listed isn’t correct, and I love the font you have…could you tell me what it is? Thanks so much!

    1. Christiana

      December 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Kate! You are correct…so sorry for the mixup. I’ve corrected it now. The font is actually called “Cheddar Jack” – it’s also free (http://www.dafont.com/cheddar-jack.font). I’ve also added the files in the post if you’d like to download FREE! 🙂

  3. Kelli

    January 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Is there anyway I can print these to put them in a frame horizontally?

    1. Christiana

      February 6, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      I imagine you could scale them down when printing so there’s a larger border around them to fit them horizontally.

  4. Dajinai

    January 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I work at TjMaxx and we have frames with this EXACT saying and I keep telling people they can make the frames for free.. now I know where to direct them!

    1. Christiana

      February 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  5. Julia Casique

    February 5, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Hi, I would like to know what size are the frames. Are they 8×8? Thank you. Oh! What paint did you use to make the gold letters and frame?

  6. Christiana

    February 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    My frames were 12×12 but you could probably just scale them down when you print for smaller frames. I used gold vinyl to create the lettering but you could also go over the printed letters with a gold paint pen if you wanted a similar look.

  7. mary

    March 9, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    thank you! this is just what I was looking for.

  8. angelichigo

    April 2, 2015 at 12:50 am

    lovely! I want to know what brand and colour spray paint you use for the frames?

    1. Christiana

      June 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      I think it was Rustoleum Metallic Finish. Their gold seems to look the most “gold” without too much pink in it.

  9. Samantha

    May 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Hello! About how many inches are the letters?

    1. Christiana

      June 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      They are about 2″ tall.

  10. deborah hernandez

    July 16, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Where can i find the gold vinyl paper? and also when you say you cut them out did you them paste them on white paper?

    1. Christiana

      July 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      You can get gold vinyl here: http://amzn.to/1fqqWoq or here: http://amzn.to/1JiaX7R

      I just mounted them on white cardstock, but you could use a stretched canvas if you weren’t framing them.

  11. Julie kyle

    June 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Hello! Could you tell me how to use your pdf files in Silhouette cameo?? I would LOVE to be able to use! Thanks so much!

    1. Christiana

      July 21, 2016 at 11:19 am

      If you have the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition you should be able to just import them. I don’t think that the basic Studio lets you import any designs of your own.

  12. Tara

    September 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Hello,

    I absolutely love those “hello there handsome and good morning gorgeous” prints! I would love to have them in my master. Is there a way to have access to your gold PDF’s? The ones I downloaded are n black. I’d love to have the gold versions and I can’t seem to edit the original PDFs!

    1. Tara

      September 25, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Actually, I see now that you used gold vinyl. I’m just looking to print this as an image, with gold font. Is that possible?

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