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Monday, 13 March 2017

Club Project Mostly Built



The shop is mostly built; I just have to add a roof to the top of the display window, and do a few little housekeeping chores. The windows are in place, the door is in place, the shelf is up, but the top (roof) is still loose, as is the rooftop sign and the decorative finials.

Now I can start filling it up. This means building a couple of pieces of furniture, as well as adding more and more flowers and accessories.

The name on the sign is a "cheat" in that, with the help of one of the resident computer experts, I made a computer sign in outline, then painted it in old gold, and then in metallic gold. Once everything was dry, I outlined it with a fine permanent marker. Then I cut the name out fairly close to the letters, and used Mod Podge to glue it onto the roof comb. I'm happy!

The whole thing still needs a bit of aging, and perhaps some old posters on the side walls.

3 comments:

  1. I think that your sign turned out Beautifully and the process of making it sounds pretty clever to me!
    Now the Real Fun begins of filling up your shop with all of your Wonderful plants! :D

    elizabeth

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  2. Muy bonito el exterior,ahora empieza lo divertido,estoy deseando ver todos los artículos del interior!!
    Besos.

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  3. Thank you the description of how you made your sign, Marijke! I've been trying to figure out what to do with mine - I may have to 'steal' your technique! - Marilyn D., Oromocto, NB,Canada

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