If I would rate this challenge in my life from 4-10, it would end up somewhere around 4,5. Max. But when the date for a show opening is coming closer and closer, you kinda get stressed. How do I write Weranna's Warehouse, and all the brands we represent on the wall? It is a bit embarrassing if they are not written there. And if they are just 'written' there, that's...well...boring.
I could've just used some agency to plan this for me. But I didn't want to. When you have in your mind, that this will be a DIY stand, then it really will be one.
So I would drive by this pallet beside our drive way every day - it came under some On Interior lanterns in November, and have been 'weathering' (perfect word ;)) there ever since. And one day I drove by, probably again thinking how to solve this, and thought - okay! We will just simply lift that one on the wall!! Dried it in sauna while I went through hours of letter adjustment, printing and cutting of the stencils at the kitchen table while chatting with my 6-year-old...until it was time to actually use the stencils.
Okay, okay okay...if it goes wrong, I'll just need to paint the whole thing white and do the letters with blue...okay, okay, okay....but it didn't! Only the stencils were a 1-timer (you see them on the upper corner all rolled up and destroyed), but hopefully my pallet will last for some time...
With Weranna's logo it all started of the image in my head that the letters need to come out of the wall. A perfect solution would've been to get them made of clay (perhaps next year?), or cut out of wood. But as life has been a bit on the windy side lately (or a hurricane would probably be the better describing word, I'll perhaps write a book about the past 4 months at some point ;)), it just didn't happen. So what did happen?
Old cardboard boxes. Adjusting letter sizes and printing them. Cutting them out. Spray painting them white (AND some branches). The plastic underneath is quite fab, as well. Perhaps it will be used for the Halloween party of Weranna's or something ;).
And this, my friends, was the most time consuming part of the whole stand preparation. I look at them now, and I am very, very happy. Like with anything you've done with your own hands :).
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