Recently, we had the pleasure of working with a homeowners association. They requested an unusual project: two hand-painted signs that were asymmetrical, weathered, rough hewn, using recycled or distressed wood. In other words, they wanted brand new signs that looked many, many decades old. So, we went to work designing and fabricating two Greenbriar hand painted signs.
Swapping ideas and discussing possibilities…
Initially, the process began with idea swapping. We discussed a variety of approaches, however, Greenbriar Village had one definite expectation: They wanted two retro-designed, built, and distressed signs. Above all, they asked that the signs be as unconventional as possible. In addition, they loved the idea of using recycled fence pickets. During the process, they showed us a lovely photograph. It was taken on an evening walk in the Greenbriar neighborhood. The photo was of the sun setting behind the Colorado foothills. Additionally, a neighborhood dog lay in the lower, left corner. We surprised them by featuring the sunset photo on their signs. Ultimately, the photo added interest to the overall design. They loved it.
Finishing the “unfinished” signs…
Next, we custom-shaped the recycled panels. We hand-painted them to appear worn and weathered. The signs’ unconventional shape and exposed nail heads rounded out the finished “unfinished” products. They loved the results.
Below are photos of the production process for the Greenbriar hand-painted signs. First, we selected the recycled fence picket. Then, we painted weathered and distressed graphic elements. Click on each photo for enlargement.
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