I am not completed yet , but I have been working hard over the last week to make some new signs and try and make the studio look a bit more classy.
I have blogged about my previous problems and had great support from the online Craft community in previous posts here ------>http://wellydog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/help-needed-for-curb-appeal.html and here -----> http://wellydog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/full-steam-ahead.html
Today I put my first signs up. My carpentry skills are not good so how long they will stay up until I can get the Fab Mr WD up to the studio, to get it sorted properley, who knows. We had lovely sunshine today so they didn't photograph as well as I had hoped, but I hopefully you can get a good impression of the finished result.
This is walking up to my studio
and my A board which will just come out when I am open. The colours I chose were Grey and green although in the sun today the grey look purple, but as purple and green compliment each other I don't have a problem with that. They do look more of a contrast in real life.
Then as you turn the corner you see this. Ideally I would like to paint the door in the Grey and I will ask, but its unlikely they will let me, but hopefully when we get a lovely summer the door will be open a lot anyway, so you wont see it as much.
My old sign has been framed..... sort off
and I found an old garden chair that was broken in my shed which has now been painted and a few props added. More plants will come I have just planted up and old galvanised bucket with some daffs in, so hopefully they will look great out there as well soon.
I decided not to distress the paint. I have spray varnished everything, but I know it will wear anyway and I think I would prefer a natural look to the distressing than me try and make it look distressed, only time will tell I guess.
I still have a few things to do, clean up the door and get rid of the leaflets in the door. I have to get a plastic leaflet holder for out doors, then I wont need to put my leaflets like that in the window for when I am not there.
Overall, I am quite pleased, but
I would be interested to know if you think all of this so far, is an improvement or not?