The “Lounge” is ready
As we all last gasp, we are also prepping for the inevitable coldness about to consume us all. So I have been working away at cleaning out junk and getting the barn ready for time in doors. Also while at it, I found a very cool old metal billboard and had some fun restoring and preserving it. So today. A mish mash of barn fun. Mixed in with some sunsets and general nothingness.
Stinky is set.
Made this cool detail for the lift. Its a PVC Drain part from a local hardware store
Work in progress
Hors d’oeuvres anyone?
Rugs add a certain… shall I say.. AWWWBIANCE
Okay, now the bill board. Found on Facebook classified down the street. Virginia Diner has been around since 1929 and sells the best peanuts on the planet earth. This is clearly an old board. This is as found, on a wall in a barn. One of the panels was shot. No literally shot. Several times. And that one panel just fell off when I took it down. What to do?
A very delicate wash. Talk about rat turds. YIKES. You can see the panel. Fix or leave?
Okay I am gonna stop here. This is not some iconic Bill Board, And the metal panels could be a very cool canvas for a hand painted boat board. But, it is Virginia roadside history. So it will saty what it is. But fix it? It needs to be sealed or all the paint will drop off.
Well it just so happens that I have an odd collection of old paint. One Shot paint. Just the sort of thing they would have used. What are the chances I have the exact color?
HELL TO THE YA! Now this is where it turns into an art project.
Thats just paint thinner finding the original color. And this blue has a tendency to shift over time. So I mixed in a little Dark Blue. DEAD MATCH
And started the journey of painting so it would blend in. Oreo likes to help
matching the letters was easy.
One side old, one side new. I used a Matte clear finish over it to make sure the shine, or lack thereof was consistent
A very similar font as Stinky’s name
Of course it looks even better blocked by the truck. I need to work on this
As promissed. A Sunset
October sunsets here are insane
And just to keep the crazy thread today.
Ruby says GET OUT THERE!