DIY Day: Subway Art


I’m a terrible decorator.  Just terrible.  I envy people who can step into a room and “see” all the possibilities.  I step in a room and see whatever is there and think it’s probably pretty perfect.  But, Pinterest has inspired me to take a few (2 inch) risks to be bolder and crazier with our cozy little home.  One of the things we desperately needed in our house was artwork.  The walls were fairly bare outside a few mirrors and framed photos.  I thought it was keeping things simple.  My husband thought otherwise :)

I like things to change.  I like seasons and holidays and being festive, but I’m also incredibly frugal and just refuse to spend big bucks on decorations for Valentines Day, St. Patricks, Easter, etc.  We have a few for each holiday, but what better way to tie it all together than with a sweet little framed piece of art?

Eighteen25 was a FIND for me in this area with their downloadable Subway Art.

A fun frame from Kohl’s, a late-night run to Kinko’s and BAM… call me Mrs. Crafty! Actually, don’t.

Trust me, if you’re looking for something to just fill a little space, or maybe a fun changeable piece for a bathroom, Subway Art is where it’s at!

* The image framed below is actually the only piece I printed from another site and is currently in our frame.  It’s from the Side by Side blog. Go to the download link under the image for this color version. The Eighteen25 art fills the entire 8×10 area. *




  1. says

    Great idea! My fiance and I moved in together in the fall and we have been looking for an inexpensive way to spruce up our walls… This is a great craft activity and an awesome way to personalize your art!


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