Monday, August 6, 2012

Omaha Subway

How's that for a working title that may not get changed because I feel a bit "brain fried" at the moment?!  I've been AWOL again but my Dad was in ICU with a head injury (scary!) for several days and I wanted to lend some support and help to my Mom.  Thank you to all who knew and sent prayers our way.  I know it helped, and he is now home resting up and healing.

So I want to talk subway, not the sandwiches, but the art form.  I have been smitten with subway dressers since I first saw one many months ago.  I can't tell you where I saw it and I know there have been any number of versions done for all different areas and themes, but I do remember the one Twice Lovely presented on her blog a while back.  I've been wanting to do one for my area ever since and I finally have the perfect dresser to make it happen.  That, and a little incentive to "git er done". 
Here is Omaha.
I had already started the prep work when I had to leave town to be with my family, so when I came home it went together very quickly and I put the last coat of wax on it this morning. 
I decided to use Historical Landmarks around the Omaha area to feature on the dresser front.  It was based in Old White.
I used my Silhouette and various fonts to create the graphics for the drawers. The top coat is ASCP Graphite.
If you live around here you might be familiar with a few of these!  There was not enough dresser to include everything I came up with!  Maybe Omaha will need a brother or sister one of these days.
This was definitely a "fun one".  I needed that feeling after a stressful few days.  This dresser may or may not have an interesting temporary home soon.  We'll see, and I'll keep you posted on where you can find it for sale! 

Be good to one another!
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  1. that turned out so well, deb! you did a fantastic job with the lettering!

  2. Awesome!! I love subway art but haven't gotten up the courage to just do it!! I"ll have to now since I love yours so much!!

  3. Great restyle! Love the lettering...would like to invite you to share over at Share It One More Time
    Just found you and a new follower

  4. I'm a sucker for these dressers. It looks great!!

  5. Love. Love. Love it! Great job. So many great landmarks - makes me proud to be from Omaha. Can't wait to see it in person.

  6. Oh wow, that's beautiful! I think I need a Silhouette! ... Best wishes to your dad!

  7. Such a great job!
    You'll have buyers lined up for that one.
    Keep up the great work,

  8. cute as a button!

    looks fabulous. found you via MMS's party where i'm partying too. would love to have you as a follower.

    smiles and happy weekend.


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  10. This is fantastic...being from Omaha I love the tribute to our fantastic city!



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