DIY Birth Announcement Subway Art + Painted Frame

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DIY Birth Announcement Subway Art + Painted Frame

I’ve been wanting to make this birth announcement subway art for Ryder’s room since before he was born. 8 month’s later and I finally tackled this project. A few week’s ago I shared his nursery gallery wall that we finally hung up. I also hinted that it wasn’t complete, but that we got the big pieces up. Today, I’m sharing with you the chalk painted frame I finally got around to painting and the DIY birth announcement subway art that I put in the frame! It’s super easy and ANYONE can make this subway art!

Supplies:

Chalk Painted Frame

First up, let’s paint the frame. I found this frame at Hobby Lobby before Ryder was born. I hated the print on it but loved the shape and knew I could paint it to make it what I truly loved.

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I gave the frame a single coat, painting the edges too since they would be seen.

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Once the first coat dried, I repeated multiple coats until I was happy with the smooth white finish!

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While the frame was drying, I started working on the design of the subway art using the free design program; PicMonkey. I started with his name. I used the font Lemon/Milk. I have a paid premium account so I can use my own fonts. This is the only font of my own that I used. But if you don’t have a premium account you can use the font IMPACT.

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Next up, I used EcuyerDAX for the middle and last name.

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I used the font Tall Dark and Handsome for the word “ounces”.DIY Birth Announcement Subway Art + Painted Frame 10

I love the font Playfair Display and used that for “Inches Long” and the city.
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For the birth date as well as the “19” and the “9” I used the font Ultra. DIY Birth Announcement Subway Art + Painted Frame 7

I used the font “Impact” for the word “Six”.

I choose just three colors. The three colors that match with his nursery best. I also added in the dots (aka periods) to divide off the different sections. I played around with this for a day. So please don’t think I did this all in just a half hour. I kept going back to it. You can do that as long as you don’t close out the page!

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I love how it turned out and am happy I was able to transform the miss-matched frame into one that works with Ryder’s room!

Nursery Gallary Wall with Whales

This is an update of what the gallery wall currently looks like! Just one more frame to add art too! Nursery Gallery Wall

Disclaimer: I received product for this post but was not compensated. As always all opinions are my own. 

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