27 November 2011

handpainted RUST signs

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things are happening at Rust HQ...

its been a year and a half since we moved into our new workshop, and still somethings are not finished! We have managed to be in business withous a single sign except for the one on our door {which was carved by my brother by the way}. Our workshop is at the back of a block of workshops and some customers have to phone me because they cant find us.
So, FINALLY we spent all day yesterday painting some street signs.

it was quite a job actually, i got a bit of back ache this morning.
In Tokyo we paid someone else to do it, but here at home I always think if we can do it, we can spend the money on something nicer, like some nice perfume or a posh diner!

Nao painted a lovely one in gold, on slate to hang on the door outside.

 

I love that old Victorian style painted signs that remind me of Dickens stories, and thought that would suit Rust well.

so now we have seven signs in total, I'm pretty sure no one will have a hard time to find us now.
The big one is one of two matching, that we will make into a pavement board. Look out for this during our forthcoming openday {dates to be confirmed soon!}

Nao's masterpieces.


This gate used to be red, but I painted it pale grey, and the leaves gold.

Nao has painted the manky railings outside too, and next we are going to sand the floor a bit {as our sink flooded and some chemicals stained our new oak floor!} so it will hopefully look much nicer, and nicer workshop = happy artemis & nao.

I have a few xmas decorations at the ready, but I'll get to this later as I'm still working on all the new jewellery for xmas. We are aiming for the 1st December to have them all available. I will announce as and when, on here and on facebook/twitter etc...

p.s. I took these photos at about 10pm so as usual, they are a strange colour and are a bit fuzzy, apologies about that!

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful signs, just right I think! You both did a wonderful job, and set the scene for all the wonderful treasures people will find inside.
    x

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  2. Lindsay27.11.11

    Your posts never fail to inspire... I love your new signs, and they definitely have the very distinct stamp of Artemis and Nao... you two are so clever! Can't wait to see what you do with your Xmas decs.... xxx

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  3. The signs look good - I'm sure everyone who will be looking for your workshop will find you (I guess even those who won't be looking for you, will be tempted to find out who "hides" behind that short word Rust.)

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  4. sign writing
    is so
    darn tricky
    you guys
    did a great job
    (as per)
    ...

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  5. Stunning. I love the painted gate. What a sweet day painting you guys had!

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  6. Egad!!! Love all of the hard work and attention to detail you guys! I really need to fly on over from NYC to visit you and the shop :) Someday!

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  7. The mirror sign is fab!

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  8. Love the signs and the gate. /they look great.

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  9. Hi Artemis. You're signs look lovely. I wish I could come and see them & your workshop personally, but alas the oceans are kinda in my way! (I'm Down Under). Also, have you seen the BBC's take on Little Dorrit? I think you would really love it if you like Dickens...

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  10. Just found your blog, how fun for me ! i live on a dairy farm with my husband where we have tons of junk. then I see your blog and realize we could have some beautiful things if we took a little time and a little paint. thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Edwina28.11.11

    Beautiful work Artemis :)
    I have just spent the day writing up market day signs for our village and I understand the backache! mine certainly don't look as gorgeous as your though!
    thank you always for sharing
    arohanui from New Zealand xxx

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  12. The signs are gorgeous! I can well imagine that they took some time- it really paid off though!

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  13. What beautiful signs. You two are just so talented and inspiring x

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  14. The signs are gorgoeus, and I LOVE that gate!!! Congratulations :)

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  15. I wanted to make some hand painted signs for my shop too, but it would take me so much time and time is something I don't really have lately. Oh well, if I only would cut my internet hours, maybe...

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  16. Just lovely, will have to track you down.

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  17. happyhermit28.11.11

    any tips on paint used, using/making the stencil?? I have a house sign to make!

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  18. Aww, they're lovely. Good work!

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  19. It must be wonderful to slowly build up your shop from scratch. It's looking lovely from those sneak peeks.
    x

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  20. oh no - the pictures are lovely! jobs well done! gorgeous signage.

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  21. Beautiful signs, i like them a lot! I think your jewelry are very lovely.

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  22. I love these signs!

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