Friday, March 23, 2012

Pirates of the Caribbean plaque!

My living room is coming along nicely with the Pirate theme, but I won't be happy until I have a full size jail and burning timbers and while this may never happen, I can still continue to add "smaller" details! This project is based of the facade sign outside the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean! What started out as me wanting to make a small sign turned into a 2ft tall by 4ft wide colossal sign! It's made out of 1/2 inch MDF board which I wanted to try out because cutting shapes out of plywood always leaves a lot of work to fill in with wood putty to fill the voids! MDF is crazy heavy and while not as strong as plywood it cut amazingly smooth and for objects I am going to be painting and not showing the natural wood grain it is going to work extremely well.

I am going to hang it above the TV! 

Here is what my living room looked like six months ago 

Can't wait to finish the sign and get it on the wall! I found some plans to make a bookcase shaped like a rowboat, so I may have to make that and a side table where the legs are shaped like oars.. Pirate over kill possibly, but I'm loving it! :) I have some indoor adjustable spotlights that I have to get setup next! Need to look at X-10 (not sure if that is correct, but it's a home automation switch) because I want to connect everything up to one power plug to go on and off with a switch that isn't located on the same outlet. Getting tired of crawling behind Capt. Jack to plug everything in!