I've got an Apple logo painted on my wall...

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  1. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    The recent "Mac Wall" thread got me thinking about something I did a while back. I did this about a year and a half ago and don't think I ever posted it here. My inspiration came from another thread of someone here who did something similar. So let's take a look...

    First of all, the room started out a nasty dark blue color. We painted the whole room a nice medium gray before starting with the outline of the Apple logo. To get the logo on the wall I had some transparencies made with the Apple logo. I then borrowed a projector from our church's private school and projected the image up on the wall and traced the outline with a pencil. Then we simply started filling it in with glossy white paint.

    Keeping the strokes even with a smaller paint brush proved very difficult. So that we could get the evenness of a roller, I opted to use very, very small pieces of painters tape around the entire outline. By doing this, I was able to simulate the curvature and safely use a roller.

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    And a close-up:
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    And finally, the finished product:
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    Overall, not too bad. I'm still not too happy with the left side. Outlining it with the small pieces of tape was extremely time consuming and I got in a hurry, and started using pieces of tape that were too big. As a result, that side looks a little bit more "blocky". But it's not super noticeable unless you are really looking for it.

    My setup doesn't look anything like that now though, as I don't have that Mini or the Cinema display anymore (I've now got a Core 2 Duo Mini and Dell 2209WA). I've also got an L-shaped desk now that's in the opposite corner.

    But I still love my Apple logo. :)
     
  2. Sir SpemzR macrumors 6502

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    u should outline it with a small canvas brush to smoothen it out
    i have those logitech speakers!
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not my style, but if you like it that is what matters.
     
  4. Macmanrec macrumors newbie

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    OMG! I did that too! I will post a pic later today!
     
  5. pcguru83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    I think I'm going to paint a huge Zune logo on my wall. :p

    Oh, that's pretty cool, too. I would have painted it the rainbow colors, though. But cool, nonetheless.
     
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    Much rather have it laser cut out of Acrylic, would of been more than the paint, but looked A LOT better, and been movable.

    You need to finish it off properly.
     
  9. Flore macrumors regular

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    Fix a big sheet of paper on your wall over the current logo, project the logo again and this time outline it on the paper. take the paper of the wall, cut the inside of the logo of the paper and fix it on the wall again. Then simply paint the inside.
    voila...

    Similar to the old thread you posted.
    Should fix the edges..
     
  10. suMMx macrumors regular

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    it's a little much imo, but you should have stenciled it. It could have also been cool if it had a dripping paint effect.
     
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    thats pretty cool. now mode your doorbell so when you press the button you hear the apple startup -----"bong".
     
  12. steviem macrumors 68020

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    When I was about 6 years old, my mum painted a "Super Mario Brothers" mural on my bedroom wall, with Mario in mid jump... Then when I was about 11, in a different house, she painted an England Football badge and the PlayStation logo. So I can appreciate the hard work you went through for this.

    You could have painted the Apple logo in the middle of a white ceiling with those grey walls and it would be like you lived inside a huge Mac Mini!
     
  13. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    lol no paint silver tiles on the grey color wall
     
  14. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    That's Awesome! I'd do something like that here but my roommate is just shy of having me committed and I wouldn't want to rock the boat.
     
  15. jake.f macrumors 6502

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    Im sorry but that's just sad, you have the logo of a computer company painted on your wall.
     
  16. Macintosh Sauce macrumors 6502

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    LOL
     
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  18. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Good job, well done. Glad to see you are not taking fanboi-ism to any extreme or anything....:D
     
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  21. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Hardcore! I love it.

    You should touch up the edges, though. Give it a smoother curve. You should be able to easily do this freehand with a foam brush.
     
  22. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Not bad, maybe would have came out better using spray paint. Redo those edges anyway :)
     
  23. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    At least it can be painted over. Not so much with this person inking the logo to their chest :rolleyes:

    OP, looks like the top is slightly larger than the bottom? Did we forget to adjust the image to be non-trapezoid?
    It looks good though, you're braver than myself :eek:
     
  24. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    I'd do it :D
     
  25. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    Last part of my case project will have the Apple logo inside the Superman insignia--I understand your obsession quite well maybe its time for us to start a support group LOL
     

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