Retro Silhouette Prints

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If you read my Liebster Award post, you know that I don't have cable TV, but luckily, I still have basic cable by just plugging my TV into the TV jack-thingy (coax outlet?). Just a few weeks ago, I ran a scan on my TV to see if there were any new channels it could pick up... Guess what channel I now have... MeTV! If you haven't watched MeTV you have to; it's like 24 hour Nick-at-Nite from the 90s.

The shows are great. I have fallen for The Dick Van Dyke ShowThe Odd Couple, and The Bob Newhart Show. They air I Love Lucy episodes on the weekends and you know I love Lucy (heck, I named my cat Ricky Ricardo!). I just love the atmosphere and spirit of these shows; not to mention the fashion and set design of them too!

I recently added some printed artwork to my bedroom and I am convinced my bedroom decor is now a reflection of my favorite classic shows. My furniture is vintage Midcentury Broyhill Brasilia (check it out herehere, and here) and now my artwork is 1950s retro!

If you want to create similar prints, it's cheap ($3) and easy to do yourself!

What you will need:
1. Three matching frames (mine are from the Dollar Tree in black, and match the frames in my kitchen);
2. Computer with internet access and a printer with printer paper;
3. Scissors; and 
4. Sewing Pattern font (available for free download here)

*If you are not sure how to download a font to your computer, read the tutorial from Kristin at Yellow Brick Road here. It's easy, I promise.

What to do:
1. Choose the font characters you want to use;
2. Open a document editor program and type in the three characters using the Sewing Pattern font;
3. Print them in the size that will match the size of your frames;
4. Trim them to fit your frames; and
5. Place in your frames!

I used the following three characters:

I think the three represent my mom, my sister, and me.
My mom is in the middle, my sister to the left, and me to the right.

I already had three perfectly centered holes from other pictures I had hanging there previously, so this was an easy 10 minute project! 

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  1. Love these Julia!! And I LOVE Lucy too!! We are also HUGE Andy Griffith Show fans but I haven't see any on MeTV for a long time :( boo hoo! I love that you named your cat Ricky Ricardo. My family thinks I'm just like Lucy! LOL I'm not that naughty...I don't think! LOL
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and blessings to you!

  2. Oh wow these are awesome. My wom would love along side her vintage purses? I just might have to make her some :) Thanks so much for stopping by The Thriftiness Miss too. Hope you're having an excellent week!

  3. Very cute frames:). Love the pics!! Alice @ The Owl's Skull

  4. Genius and EASY! Great post!!


  5. What an easy project, it turned out great! Haha love the kitty.
    Elizabeth @

  6. These are super cute! I love them!

  7. So cute! I'd love for you to link up a few fun posts at my weekend link party@The Weekend re-Treat! if you haven’t already yet this weekend on The Best Blog Recipes!

    Hope to see you there!


  8. love them so very cool.
    come over and say hi at

  9. I loved Nick at Nite growing up. I would stay up way to late watching I Love Lucy and The Facts of life.

    Now only if I had a little girl because these would be adorable the playroom at a dress up station or something similar to that.

  10. These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

  11. For cute!!! These would also be great for a "Mad Men" themed party. You have a new follower! :-) (I found you on Craft-o-Maniac.)

  12. Hi, I saw these at Make the Scene Monday and just love them! I totally love anything vintage or retro. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  13. They turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers today!

  14. Adorable! I would love for you to link up at my craft party SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

    Just follow the link....


  15. Super cute!
    I'm visiting you today from Project Inspired. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Enter my Blog Birthday Giveaway

  16. They turned out great and I so want to do this. I love MEtv too. Thanks for the cute idea.

  17. I agree with Holly above, I love this idea! In fact I typed her exact reply and then noticed what she said. Apparently this project is approved by Hollys every where! =)

    Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  18. I love this! Black and white is just so lovely

  19. Wow, these are so cute! I love how these look. They are fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up to Crafty Tuesday.

  20. Ohh thanks for posting! I can't wait to use these somehow :) And love the old shows too!

  21. Your post is really good and i like the frames.I liked it and enjoyed reading it. Keep sharing such important postsfurniture shops


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