Friday, August 27, 2010

How my Savannah Souvenir was made.

As I mentioned before, I had wanted to find some sort of salvaged architecture to make my souvenir.
I was impatient to get it finished, so I just decided to start from new lumber. 

My brother in law, Tim, needed some pants hemmed and I needed a carpenter.  It was a good trade. 

We started with a 1" x 12" x 4' and he trimmed it to the size I wanted.

He used a router for the edges...

added trim and then it was all mine to finish.
I was a little nervous.

I used a Dremel tool to distress it some. 
My dad used to do some woodworking and I would help/watch him create things like this, 
but I wasn't sure where to start. 
So, I just went for it.

I taped off the center and painted the edges Red. 
The paint I used was just craft paint from the hobby store we all know and love.


I then painted the main part with a blue from the same store and painted on the letters in black.

I again distressed it and sanded the edges some more.  Then lightly brushed on some poly.
I was so excited to add the metal numbers.  I think they really made it GREAT!

I am sure you will see this again, when I am decorating our new home.

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