Monday, October 17, 2011

"B" is for Breezy

Handpainted Breezy Point themed wedding plaque.


Complete with little red wagon:


Cait asked if I could make something similar to my previous NYC wedding plaque (see it here) but she wanted a Breezy Point scene.

I have never been to Breezy Point so I took all my inspiration from photos:


The lighthouse:


And the bridge:

Marine Parkway Bridge.

I did a quick sketch:


Cait approved and the finished piece is this:


Complete with the lighthouse:


And the bridge:


Here's a few progress pics:

1. Cut 1/2" plywood with jigsaw:
Prime.


2. Two coats BM Harbor Haze for the background.
Using very thin paint lay out the design:


3.  Fill in larger shapes with color and build up scene:


4. Sand edges lightly to distress, apply Minwax Ipswich Pine stain.
Seal with satin poly.
Attach top and bottom lettering pieces with screw eyes.


These newlyweds now have a sweet memory not only of their wedding day but all those lazy beach weekends.


I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style

7 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is amazing! I'm guessing your will be doing many more of these in the future!

sabrymagic said...

Your creations are beautiful .....
congratulations for this work .....
kisses
Sabry!

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

you are good!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, that is really good. Thanks for all your links.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Cute, cute, cute!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

It looks fabulous! Good job. ;O)

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

so intricate! You have all kinds of hidden talents. Well, they aren't hidden at all but you have SO MANY talents!