|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 12-01-2014 04:20 AM||958 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My sister married a great guy in a Greek Orthodox church.
She wanted me to make a shadow box for the “crowns” used in the ceremony.
Nothing earth shattering in the construction. Since she intended to paint the box (gasp!) I didn’t have to worry about any kind of exotic wood, I believe I just used pine and used several coats of latex primer sanded nicely.
And a few coats of poly for protection.
The fun thing is that I did have a bunch of trim laying around in a “Greek Key” pattern, which she thought was super… get it, Greek Key for a Greek wedding? I am so clever! I also used a reusable stencil with a floral pattern and etching cream to put a nice design in the corners of the glass. I am always amazed at how simple this process is and what a dramatic effect is provides. I have a guy in the neighborhood with an auto-glass shop, but he also cuts custom pieces of glass (and mirror) for a really great price.
I really wish my sis didn’t want this project painted as it always looks cheap to me, but the customer is always right! I’m not actually a big staining guy either as I would just as soon use some kind of really nice wood.
I just wanted to get some of my projects up that I haven’t had a chance to list. Thanks for looking guys.
ANYBODY KNOW WHY THE PICTURES ARE SIDEWAYS???
-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"