Friday, July 29, 2016

Garage Graffiti Star Finished

Wednesday I got the last of the graffiti star hung on the garage at the Duck. 

This cannot really be seen from the street, so no neighbors have wanted to run me out of the neighborhood yet.  And you can't see it from the side, because of the neighbor's wooden fence on that side that is 6' tall. So, so far i am safe. haha


Here are a few close ups

star close 1.jpg

When i put a screw in here, i knocked one of the green poker chips loose. I forgot to fix it when i was there, so that is a 'next time' fix. haha

star close 2.jpg

When i measure, i always try to measure a bit short to make sure things fit....but this top right corner piece didn't want to go in. I had to trim off about 1/2"...for about 2" long. but it is under the eaves and really not visible unless you look for it. the jigsaw cut through the plastic as well as the wood. i am pleased with that. 

star close top corner.jpg

star close 3.jpg

star close 4.jpg

Then when i got to the top at the other end....which has irregular side didn't want to line up correctly. so, instead of any cutting, i just left it....and painted to make it less noticeable for the moment. when i go back down next time i will take red and green pieces and fill in that space. 

star close 5 didn't meet.jpg

After all that, i got to looking at the grass and weeds that were all growing up along the sidewalk...and in the cracks of the sidewalk, so i pulled that all out.

cleaned grass.jpg

I went all around the corner to the gate. I disturbed a lot of ant families...and they disturbed me a bit, too. but that looks a lot neater. i filled 2 trash bags.

cleaned corner.jpg

This is the next section I will cover. that door is sealed shut from the inside, so does not open. i will add some 2x4s and plywood to make it come up even with the sides and then cover it with graffiti.

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It is a narrow section.....42" wide and 79" high. I am trying to think of a quilt pattern to put there. My first thought was a French Braid but i don't know if that is wise as there will be a lot of small sections. Or i could do a row quilt.....with different simple blocks in each row. 

Have you a different idea for me there? what do you think?

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

That is awesome!

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