July 20, 2014

DIY RH Eye Chart Hack


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 Z Gallerie Subway Art Hack and then mimicked 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.

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7 comments:

  1. I love this! I would love a printable version too! :)

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    1. Thank you! That's a great idea...I'll have to see how to share it! xoxo

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  2. Staples here does not print with black background.

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    1. Oh bummer, that sucks. What is you call it an "engineering" print? Good luck!

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  3. What fonts did you use on the Alphabet Eye Chart? I'm struggling with Publisher... You should sell your template!! I'll be first in line ;)

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