Wednesday, September 18, 2013

HeArt Designs by NYOIL "A-frame Sidewalk Sign" from repurposed picture frame.

AS i've mentioned before I've been doing a few project for Artina Qpdoll Sharpton and QPDoll Accessoires for her outside display during this upcoming Arts in the Heart event this Friday
This particular project I really love because it's something I wanted to do for a while.
I noticed these "A-frame" sidewalk signs are pretty common here in Augusta so I came up with a way to  modify the look and put that HeArt Designs spin on it.. with that QPDOLL appeal of course.

If you own a business and would like something like this (the frame will be different of course) then by all means hit me up. Prices vary with size and your particulars.
Here's the frame I found while antiquing with Artina Qpdoll Sharpton today. I forgot to take a picture of it before I started painting it ..and it's taped off so you can't see that it has this tan burlap material in the midsection of the frame that's currently masked off with blue painters tape

Here u can see more detail of the original frame. There were blue highlights in the frame.. i think it might have been painted some time ago

back to spray painting. Damn I'm so Hip Hop.. look at ya boy look like i'm about to Tag Up the 2 train back in the day!! 

Door sized Hinge. Only needed one.

in the meantime the frame was drying off

So now I needed to make the other side of the A-frame. So I used two spindles that I purchased from the Augusta Restore for very very very cheap.. lol.. and a 1x2" furring strip and connected them to make the back half of the A-frame. 

Making the connection with the frame. Once I got the location of the screws and everything sort of evened out. I had to take it apart because I don't want someone walking from behind this piece and seeing that it wasn't finished all the way through.
That's some slumming business.. so I have to paint the back.

So i set the other piece down

And now i'm spraying away.. Gano Grills eat ya heart out.. LOL.. spray painting master right here.. lol 

Now the paint is finished and dried. I reassembled it and now Artina Qpdoll Sharpton is doing the honors of unmasking the painters tape. (seeing as it was HER JOB to put the tape on .. i figured why not)

Another satisfied customer. 

Here it is taking a photo shoot on the lawn. LOL. 
You of course notice that there is NOTHING in the actual frame. That's because what will go in there is being printed and won't be ready until Friday morning. so I'll take a picture when it's done.

Imagine your company image in the center of this picture frame. Or even a chalk board in the center .. isn't this awesome?? 

Parting shot!!
Of course if you like it please PIN IT so other people can see what I'm over here doing.

Thanks for checking me out.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

HeArt Designs Accessories Display Tree by the Young MOD

So i'm not just renovating and building a home here in Augusta GA. I'm also helping QPdoll build her custom Accessories business while I'm down here. 
So whenever I'm kinda stuck in terms of what I can do with the house or cash strapped.. I like to "work the land" as my bro Baruti Tucker would say. 
So this project is me making a Bracelet display rack for Artina Qpdoll Sharpton out of discarded and cut down trees and wood. It took me about 30 min to make only cause I wasn't sure how i was going to do it

So I'll spare you the gory details of how I had to rummage through a huge pile of trees and weeds that had been recently cut down between my neighbors yard and mine. Suffice to say here I am with some decent specimen cutting them to width. 

Got the length proper (kinda) 

So after making some cuts off the limbs I salvaged, I thought I detected something interesting and tried to see where it would lead me....

NO WHERE .. this looks stupid (to me at least) 

then I saw this branch and the way became clear!!

But first ... more wood... 

Log Workout / Crafting .. two fer one sorta day!!

Maybe a lil TOO big ... ya'think???

Cut the branch to length

Spade bit that's the approximate size 

Test hole in stump I didn't plan on using. (it's now being used for a different project.

Pretty snug fit!

Now to the actual base I planned to use. 


Stick in the hole.. (i'm really trying to refrain from being as raunchy as I'd like to right now... suffice to say.. the stick was thicker than the hole could handle.. and I had to .. ahem work it in) 

Now I drill a hole in the Limb

And there we have it .. the Letter T. Well yeah but also we have a really cool Accessories display. However the top Limb was too heavy and I was forced to change that to something else in order to use that base. 

HeArt Designs Accessories Display Tree
Here is the completed project. Accessories courtesy of QPDoll Accessoires. Looks nice all staged and well lit doesn't it??

HeArt Designs Accessories Display Tree
Another shot from another angle.. pinterest here I come!1

HeArt Designs Accessories Display Tree
One of these are definitely Pinterest worthy. please pin and share if u dig it.

Oh yeah, if you REALLY LIKED IT..and thought, "yeah I could do this myself.. but I don't feel like it.. plus this guy is cool. I'd rather buy it from him" by all means you can do that.. just leave me a comment and I'll follow up with you. I'll charge anywhere from $20 - $50 per. (the design will vary along with price) 

Thanks for checking me out!!! 

The Young Mod