The ball is rolling on Plaid Ambassador projects but in the meantime a few other ideas are coming down the pike.
However, I do apologize.
You may experience a bit of deja vu as we go along. For instance this is yet another:
- vintagy sign
- coat hanger
- project involving slats
- project involving diy knobs
- Lenk tool graphic transfer
OK, here’s the deal.
I need some new products -both for my own sanity (possibly too late) and to keep the shops that sell my wares interested.
New products are kinda tricky to develop because whatever they are they need to be: unique, easy to replicate, in keeping with what I already make, affordable (both for me, the shops and the final customer) and….not a nightmare to put together.
Oh, and people have to love it.
So, over the next few weeks I want to zero in on some options, refine the ideas and figure out better techniques.
Won’t you join me?!
Up first is Coat Rack 2.0.
So I’ve played around with this smaller version to see what I could do.
The actual sign-making process was the same as the Santa Monica sign (click HERE for the full tutorial and image transfer instructions).
The size is a bit smaller (14×12)
The new(ish) thing here are the knobs so I thought I’d share how I did them this time around.
I then glued a wood disc to the front (I made the disc by using my chop saw to cut slices off a dowel I had but they also sell just plain wood discs)I pained them out with white craft paint and sanded/distressed the edges.
I used the Lenk tool to transfer the graphics (I was going for the signs on a pool that tell you depth of the water).
And then simply drilled the shelf into place from the back
I’m happy with the design and ease of assembly. The knobs are easy to make and looking pretty good.There are some minor tweeks to make (the knobs need to be a bit lower, I need to stain the MDF slats before I paint them.
My brain is already whirring on different design ideas.
Maybe a typewriter graphic with typewriter key knobs?
Or a dairy (sorry) graphic with milk label (sorry) knobs?
Baseball with baseball knobs?
Soda with soda pop knobs
More to come. And thanks for bearing with me during this. I assure you I will mix in new stuff with the reruns!