Thursday, 2 December 2010

Shop Front

Hey guys!

Firstly, can I say a big welcome to my two latest followers, Irene and Lara. Thank you for choosing to follow my blog...I hope I keep you interested! Also, thanks to all my older followers for sticking around! I realise I didn't welcome everyone...I only got the idea after a certain amount so please class this as your hellp/thank you! :D

Well, I ordered some varnish spray and some stencil adhesive from Bromley Craft Products so I can make a start on the brickwork. I still need some cement coloured matt emulsion paint as a base coat and with the snow the way it is, I'm not sure when I can get to the DIY shop!

So, today, with a good two foot of snow around our house, I decided to paint the shop front.

I found going around the actual lettering was the easiest thing to paint! The only problems I encountered were little hairs falling out the paintbrush and me not being able to get an even coverage. I solved this simply by going over the fainter bits again.

Ta-daa! Painting the lettering was so hard. I know it sounds stupid and looks ridiculously easy..but it really wasn't. I had paint all over the place. I managed to touch it up though. The last thing I did was the white border which was equally as tricky. It takes a steady hand, I can tell you!

What do you think?


Jess x


  1. It doesn't look easy at all. You have done an amazing job painting it! I wouldn't even have attempted it. Well done - give yourself a very big pat on the back. :-D

  2. Haha, thank you so much, Christine! I really appreciate your feedback! :D