Being a fan of graphic black and white, I love the bus rolls, tram rolls, destination rolls or whatever they may be called. I know the vintage ones can be really expensive, $300, $400, $500 give or take, but I was surprised that the replicas were so pricey as well. Restoration Hardware carries a replica subway sign that is similar for $800. Of course, me being me, just like many of you, I decided I could paint my own. So I did just that. I chose my own cities in England because I have always felt somewhat of a kinship with England, don't know why (could it possibly be my name?) and I have always wanted to visit that region. I painted a 22" x 50" piece of watercolor canvas black and then used white paint for the letters. It's not perfect. I may even distress it a little to make it look a little more vintagey. I have not decided if I want to frame it or not. But I will probably attach the top and bottom to some dowels or something similar.
I hung it (with my favorite little temporary trick---needles, so that they leave no noticeable holes in the wall) as you go out my back door into the garage. That way I am reminded that the way to these places is just through that door. Maybe I'll paint one for another region I would like to visit. Or maybe I'll make the names up. But one thing I do know is that this was a monster to paint! Hmmm, maybe that is why they are so pricey!
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