Sometimes it’s hard to find time to mow your lawn, let alone do a remodel in your house. For a busy Interior Designer like Rhonda Knoche, it’s exceptionally tough. It took a while, but Rhonda finally set aside some time from making other people’s homes spectacular to remodel her own kitchen. An Interior Designer needs to make their home seriously awesome and Rhonda decided she needed something BIG for her new kitchen. She contacted the Mighty Sign Makers of Specialty Graphic Solutions to make that happen with a movie poster custom graphic for her refrigerator.
Rhonda and her husband are big fans of classic movies. To add an extra touch of personality to their new kitchen, they decided to put their favorite movie poster (from the 1958 film, Auntie Mame) on their built-in refrigerator and freezer.
We started off with a picture of the poster, sent over by Rhonda, but we ran into a bit of a problem with the size of the image. It was just too small to enlarge without pixelating. Knowing how much Rhonda loved this image, we wanted to make sure that we could work with it. We converted the image to vector format, which instead of using pixels, produces images comprised of a series of curves, angles and shapes. The vector conversion allowed us to blow the image up to the right size without distorting it.
The next challenge we faced with this project was the detail needed in the print. Rhonda needed the colors in the poster to be specific shades. She wanted the background of the poster to match the cabinets in the kitchen and Mame’s dress had to be a very specific red. Close enough wasn’t an option, but that kind of detail work is exactly what the Mighty Sign Makers pride themselves on. We matched the colors perfectly so they would hold up to even Rhonda’s high standards.
Next, we printed the graphic for the freezer door. Rhonda wanted the quote, “Life’s a Banquet” printed to match the font on the poster with the same background color as the poster and cabinets. We matched everything perfectly with our digital printer. We printed on custom routed .177’’ clear Makrolon polycarbonate panel and added a dry erase overlaminate that allows Rhonda to write on the refrigerator with a dry erase marker. She can put her grocery list, a quick note or just words of wisdom right on her fridge.
Rhonda had a very specific vision for her kitchen. She did a lot of work to make that vision a reality and we made sure her refrigerator was exactly what she had envisioned.