Entering Sy's Barber Shop Sign @
Creating with the Stars
It's no secret my favorite party happens once a month. It's a green light to copy something and hopefully flatter the original creator. In this case I am reproducing an actual antique sign that was sold by a place called American Garage.
C O P Y C A T C H A L L E N G E T I M E
|I aged some bright shiny silver chain by applying several colors of La Craie Chalk Paint|
Here is part of the description of the sign....
"in completely original surface and condition with the original iron hanging hooks intact. The City Drug Store was located at 8 East Main Street, Amsterdam NY, and the building is still standing".
"It had dual entrances; one for gentlemen, the other for ladies. The sign hung so that the Gentlemen's entrance advertised Imported & Domestic Cigars and the Lady's entrance advertised Perfume & Toilet Articles".
|Sy's Barber Shop.... perfumes for the Ladies & a hot shave for the Gentlemen|
Part of the challenge is taking the copy and making it your own. I just couldn't advertise ice cream so close to my bathroom scale so I went a different route.
|It's a pretty good size sign, largest I've done so far|
For those of you who don't know it, I own a vintage building that was once a barber shop. Sy's Barber Shop to be exact. Some day when the inside of the building is complete this sign will probably hang in the bathroom there. But for now it's on the wall by my toilet.
I kindly asked the man with the power tools if he could cut the shape similar to the picture for me. I used a sample pot of La Craie paint in Wrought Iron that I purchased from the world famous Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage, and like usual my chalk paints all get along with each other and the old white is Annie Sloan. The whole thing was waxed with CeCe Caldwells clear.
Figuring out the size to cut the vinyl with a Cameo Silhouette is math for me and that takes the longest. I didn't know how to make letters arch and swirl, so I had to paint some by hand.
The sign is replacing a mirror with hooks so it needed to be made with a place to hang my skivvies. I reused some cabinet knobs, and just brushed old white on the tops to age them.
The original sign didn't have a place to hang anything so I made it my own!
The before. Pottery Barn Mirror, blah.
After... Barber Shop Vintage
And that silk robe hanging there? That is not the one I lounge in all day. Brawn has one in yellow. They were gifts from one of our Vietnamese exchange students. Brawn is sooooo not a yellow robe guy, any color robe for that matter. I don't wear mine either, lets just say the ladies in Vietnam, well they grow 'em a bit smaller there.
Wonder what my UPS man would think of this robe? It's better than my black Walmart one covered in dog hair.
This project was linked up by my own little fingers
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Oh Yeah, linking this up to the Copy Cat Challenge at Debbie Doos
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