Attempted DIY: Dance Quote Wall Sign

Please ignore my alien hand and unpainted fingernails.  Ok admit it, now you’re staring.

The Problem

Last year, we installed a drop-ceiling in one of our dance studios to relieve some echoing and to save some heating costs.  Can I get a “what what” for leasehold improvements?
While the studio looks great, it left this ugly spot in our dressing room area where the back of drywall shows through.
Unattractive dressing room side.
I didn’t have any leftover paint from that room to disguise the grey sheetrock.  I did however find a piece of wood they removed during the project and Voila! an idea was born!

The Plan

I would make a sign with a dance quote on it to help fill in the empty space!
I debated for a while about what to put on it… should it says something bold like “Through this door, stars are made” or something inspiring like “Dance like no one’s watching” or something strict like “RESPECT“?  I finally settled on an inspring, but not quite as cliched quote:

“We are the dancers. We create the dreams”*

* Side note… this is actually then ending of a longer quote that I love:  “Dancing in our heads… We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” This source attributes it to Albert Einstein, but don’t quote me on that (pun intended).


The Process


To begin, I made a mock-up of my design on the computer and played around with fonts and layouts.  


 

 

Looking back, I wish I had gone a little bit bigger with the font-size, so that the quote filled in more of the sign, but I still like how it turned out.
I printed out the design onto paper and taped it onto my board:

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