December 29, 2011

Restoration Hardware Eye Chart Hack

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas {or Happy Hanukkah for that matter}! If you want to check how things looked around here, feel free to pop over and check it out. We had a silver, white, turquoise and apple green holiday!


Now, ever peruse around your favorite stores and think to yourself... hmmm... that is just too much. Ever follow that thought up with, I wonder if I can do that on my own? Well, that hmmm... moment happened to me when I saw this piece at Restaration Hardware "E" Eye Chart, which sells for a mere $345 to 595! Aye!
Although my version doesn't include a 12 color printing process, I think its just about the same.
I am loving the symmetry of all those turning E's.





I made mine using Microsoft Publisher and recreated Rest Hardware's expensive art. It wasn't all that hard, but a little time consuming to get everything lined up right. I used the same process with this eye chart as I did with my subway art to mimic the mottled, worn black background.
Refer back to that step-by-step tutorial if you're interested in creating the same look.


I used Staples to print it up, they can be a bit slow, but have the very best prices. Mine was printed to  11x14 and cost me $1 since I printed it in color.
To be honest, I'm not loving it in this spot- so I'm already planning an upcoming move for this one. Good luck and please, feel free to share your hmm... moment.

33 comments:

  1. Awesome as usual Becca! Well done :)

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  2. I think it looks awesome! What a great knock off. I'm pinning it right now!

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  3. LOVE this! What a beautiful piece you created!

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  4. love it!!!. and it brings back memories. the E chart was used for kids. i know. i have had eye problems since i was born. when kids were little and they didnt know letters of the alphabet, the dr. would have me put three fingers up , or sideways or down. depending on which the legs were pointing. i am so hoping i can figure out how to make this. this chart is part of my past. :)

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  5. so great! This is the second time I've found you and pinned your projects. I'm a follower!

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  6. Ha! I remember doing these eye tests in elementary school. I've never seen anyone use them in their home before, I like it!

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  7. One of the best knockoffs I've seen!

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  8. I'm crazy about this! But even moreso, I followed your links on how you achieved the background distressed idea. Fabulous! I'll remember that one. :)

    I shared this on FJI Facebook and pinned it for SNS 114. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150540190971141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  9. Love, love, love your entire wall. I'd love to do something like this in my house. So glad I happened upon your site today!

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  10. ohhh I LOVE it! Great job :) I'm so making one of these for my sons room :)

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  11. I love this. Came out great! I love the whole display. The metal letters are fabulous!

    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  12. Great knockoff Becca! I love the look!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh wow, Becca, this is totally fabulous and I love your style!!!

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  14. Love your knockoff! I remember those charts lol. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a great knockoff, Becca!
    Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

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  16. Too Much Talent! Love your posting and your decor style. Happy 2012!

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  17. I am constantly loving the things you do. Found you who knows where the first time, but remembered that I love your stuff again on "My uncommon Slice of Suburbia" tuesday's. I hope you will check out my new blog too :)
    Chris@ Freckle Face Girl http://frecklefaceathome.blogspot.com/2012/01/1st-project-of-2012-before-after.html

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  18. What a great knockoff! I love Restoration Hardware and can't afford it. This is a perfect solution!

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  19. wow...I am loving this! You should just sell it and email it, I would totally buy it from you so I didnt have to try to figure it all out!

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  20. That is so neat, I love where you have but will be back to see it in it's new place!

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  21. I love this! Great knock-off!
    You've been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  22. Oh this is so great! Thank you for sharing! Its my first time visiting and I LOVE your style! I'm new to the bloggy world and so excited to meet so many great friends with amazing talent... Happy to be following along. I hope you'll come visit me too! burlapandbuttons.blogspot.com

    Blessings!
    Kirstin

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  23. I love it and think it looks great in that spot!

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  24. I love it! Way to think outside the box! You always do such cool stuff!

    Thanks for linking to Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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  25. Yours turned out amazing! I love the look! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  26. Beautiful! What a great job! thank you for sharing at Uncommon! Bonnie ;)

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  27. This is an absolutely beautiful piece. I love RH's stuff, but the prices!!! You've done a great job of being inspired and then pulling off a wonderful version of your own. :)

    Thanks for joining Grace at Home!

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  28. As I was blog hopping from party to party in the last few weeks, every time I found something I really loved, I was linked to your blog. I am now a follower and a devoted one at that. I am still going through your posts - loving every little bit. You are blessed with super creativity.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    (This time I came over from It's Overflowing)

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  29. Such a cool replica. Visiting from Tipjunkie Tuesday. I am #314.

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  30. BECCA YOU REALLY ARE MY HERO, I DON'T THINK THAT ANYTHING YOU'VE SHOWN I DIDN'T LIKE!!

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