At one time in Fort Collins, high-end European lamps and shades weren’t available. Internet shopping was just a twinkle in programmers’ eyes. This left most customers shopping for home decor and interior design accessories through catalogs or at a few large department stores. That is, until 2001, when Vivian opened her doors to grateful, discriminating shoppers in what’s now called, Old Town, Fort Collins. From simple to exotic, Vivian’s became the go-to, high-end, lamp, shade and home-decor alternative. And, Vivian needed a sign. A shimmering, gold leaf sign.
Shimmering gold leaf: from start to finish
Paxton Signs crafted Vivian’s hand-carved, gold-leafed sign to complement the store’s high-end appeal. We hand-carved the letters and borders in high-density urethane. Then, we gold-leafed all of the carved surfaces. We formed the main panel from MDO plywood, finishing with a hand-painted, purple faux texture. By combining shimmering gold leaf and the deep, purple texture, we produced a sign that reflected Vivian’s elegant cachet.
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