Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sign Me Up

The Colonel and I have been Anglophiles for many, many years. We totally get and appreciate British Humour (note the spelling) and the British have excellent drama series as well (Downton Abbey, need I say more?).

We watched Dr. Who when it was only played on local PBS stations (long before Sci-Fi or BBC America came along). We even met two of the doctors, Dr. #3 Jon Pertwee and Dr. #7 Sylvester McCoy.

We have watched all of the All Creatures Great and Small episodes, again on PBS (but now we have the DVD sets). After watching the All Creatures series, we came away with liking the fact that many of the houses in Britain have names. James Herriot for example lived in Skeldale House.

The Colonel and I decided long ago that when we built our dream house it would have a name.

Because we live in subtropical Florida we chose the name Tradewinds for our house.

We had a name for our house but no outward sign (forgive the pun) advertising this fact.

The Colonel was surfing the Internet, looking for a sign we could have made for Tradewinds. As he was surfing he came across a company that hand paints signs. "Hang on, we could make our own, and a heck of a lot cheaper to boot," said The Colonel. "And we can make it exactly how we want it to look!"

So we did.

The Colonel had an oak board in the garage and worked his magic of gluing, routing and sanding. He then painted the board white and when it was dry it was my turn to hand paint the black parts of the sign (the palm trees, the lettering and the edge).

This is what we came up with...

Perfect! We love it and are pleased with how it turned out. Creating it with our own hands makes the sign for our house even more perfect. 

1 comment:

  1. Great Job! Can't wait for my long overdue visit of Tradewinds. -Michael