Thursday, 22 September 2016

Pimp my plaque

Hello. Just to remind you, that my summer house won the best budget category in Shed of the Year. I'm sure you haven't forgotten already, ha ha. Remember this, the plaque I won. All the lettering was black except for the green sponsors name.  They hadn't made a very good job of it so I painted the middle bit red to tart it up a bit. Looks a bit better. 
Then I got to thinking that the sponsors name spoils it, it's a nice bright green gloss paint but how could I get rid of it without destroying the wood. I need to disguise it in some way. Then I suddenly thought, paint, so I called in at Wicks to get some paint of the same colour. I looked high and low on all three paint aisles, found the sponsors section, studied the charts, and no, blow me down, there wasn't any paint this shade of green. Does that mean they used paint from another company, and not their own paint? Very strange. I selected a small pot of green as close as I could get it. 
And this is the result. I thought it should have flowers on it in pink and yellow to match the colours of the rosette, and the pink and yellow doors in the summer house. I added more black to the Category Winner to sharpen it up a bit. 

Good innit! 100% better I think. The moral of this story is....if you don't like something, change it.

Thanks for popping in, We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip.
PS, The tooth filling went well, Jim was ever so gentle, hardly felt a thing, just a little prick.


  1. That's better! Jazzed up and more in keeping with your shed, I think.

    Joan (Wales)

  2. Glad the dentist went well. Love what you have done with the plaque especially the flowers. Hope you send the show a picture of what you have done. Going to watch Geirge tonight.
    Hazel c uk

  3. That's really lovely - well done to you.
    J x

  4. glad your dental treatment is over. I sent you an email message. if you didn't get it please let me know. Thanks

  5. LOL! Love the tarting up and also love all the pics of dear Rocky you are putting up.

    Linda xxx

  6. Oh Ilona you are a tonic ! Looks great. Big improvement on that puke green. Hahaha.

  7. Yes, it's much better; well done!
    I, too, love the Rocky pictures. He was a good looking fellow!

  8. I love it. I would never have thought of tarting it up. It's great that you get to keep the award as a keepsake and reminder of your win and yet it is also much more in keeping with your summer house. Win win!

  9. Looks good. Rocky in the bath! Brilliant.

  10. That looks fab, much improved now. Love all the Rocky pics. (Nick)

  11. Looks better, good job. Congratulations on only needing one simple filling after so long, I would have expected at least one crown. JanF

  12. congrats to you and the shed!


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