Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"P" is for Platform 9 3/4

Paint: Platform 9 3/4 sign

If you are a Harry Potter fan than you know the meaning behind this sign.
(I knew nothing about Harry Potter before this project - read the background info here.)

A custom request from a reader who is in the process of transforming her large garage into a British Pub, including a vestibule area meant to look and feel like Kings Cross Station where this sign will go.

She sent me a picture of the real sign in Kings Cross Station used in the filming of the movie:

Here's how I made the sign:

1. Cut 3/4" plywood to 24" x 6.4".
Prime and paint two coats black.
Print out letters to size and arrange on wood:

2. Trace outline of letters with ballpoint pen, the pressure of the pen leaves a slight indent in the wood:

3. Paint on and inside the indent:

4. Seal with spray clear acrylic:

Add 2 sawtooth hangers on back and ready to hang:

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 Project Parade @ 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


Amy Ruffo said...

Jaime the sign looks awesome! Thanks again for taking on my custom project.

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✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your sign looks super.


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Huge HP fan here so I absolutely adore this.