Friday, September 24, 2010

I Love Kiwi!

I suppose they wanted to get into the bathroom............, so they tried to punch their way in. Not a pretty door to start with, but functional. I wasn't thinking to replace it until we remodel the restrooms.

Time to get creative. Remember the Birthday Frog? Friend and camper Yvonne likes to think outside the box. Me? I am thrifty. So, when I get stumped for ideas I like to pick her brain. The Birthday Frog was her idea. We liked the happy frog that was directing cars into the entrance drive. We took an opaque shower curtain out to the sign and created a template. Using that same template I drew the frog onto the plywood and instructed he who saws to get busy. He insists that I will cut myself with the jigsaw! I am so delicate...........


The great thing about crafty friends .............. free labor!!


This little froggy successfully covers the hole and reminds those who enter the building to not smoke. I can smell the smoke in the living quarters and cleaning the restrooms has required my inhaler of late. I wasn't sure if I should add the "no smoking" to the sign. It may just make them smoke more.........


Since the frog has no gender specific name, we bounced different gender terms around. Guys and gals, ladies and gentlemen, etc. In the end I stuck with the tried and true men and women. Took less letters, actually. Before you count the number of letters............ it took less different letters.



This color is Kiwi. I like it. Not really green and not really yellow. Grabs the eye, though. Yvonne's dad, Clare, is my new best boyfriend. He has been busy with his scroll saw and has made 37 of the shapes you see above. They are sporting two coats of Kiwi and are ready for the next step ............



this is what the table in my store is looking like lately.



These will be the new signs to number the sites.



The stars you see on the numbers is glow-in-the-dark paint! The signs will now recieve a couple of coats of polyurethane so that the paint won't wash away in the rain.



The old sign was barn red with yellow letters and was in need of a good washing and repainting. I did say that I love this new color, didn't I? I have been told by lost folks that they did not notice the sign with the park name on it. I think I may have solved that problem. What do you think?







21 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

I love the color greenish yellow! Or is it yellowish green? Either way it's way too cute. Though I would have written frog and froggatt on the bathroom doors, giving each frog the appropriate dress to help one understand which was which. But would definitely put the no smoking on it. If only you could catch them now.....

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Mamma........ We considered just adding the appropriate clothing, but in consideration of some of my campers decided that we should make it very clear, in no uncertain terms. You have read about those folks........can you blame me?

ellen abbott said...

It do catch the eye, yes indeedy.

My mother would have loved it. Her favorite colors were orange and lime green. When my parents built out beach house, that's the colors she had it painted. Orange walls, lime green trim. Everybody knew that house.

Brian Miller said...

nice. i am digging all the frogs...sucks that someone would be so destructive though...hope you have a great weekend!

SkippyMom said...

OF THE AWESOME! May I have campground 27 when I come please? It is my lucky number ::wink::

These are so cool - love the color choice, love the theme. Just wonderful. :D

You and your friends are quite talented. Hope you have a great weekend. Wish we were there.

Kathy G said...

Love the green. You have quite a theme going in the campground!

Pat said...

The frogs are adorable! That bright green really stands out! And I like the idea of the glow-in-the-dark site numbers. That really helps!

Whitney Lee said...

Love, love, love it! The color is catchy and the frogs are fun! I think the creativity is wonderful. Ya'll have been extremely busy!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I love it! Quite classy and cute as can be! The frog is adorable. Very creative of you to solve your hole problem in that manner.

houndstooth said...

I think it all looks really great! You need a frog hanging off the Kan Do sign, too! I like your spark of creativity!

@ly said...

Very nice work.....I like it!!

Meggie said...

Love that sign!!
As to smoking inconsiderates.. I have no idea how to shame them into desisting! Selfish sods!

Nancy said...

I love it! Very creative and functional - the little frogs on the door is a very nice touch. A reminder to not smoke but with a cute touch. Good job.

Jo said...

I love it...! Way to fix a door...! That shade of green is one of my favorite colors. It looks really nice with sort of a fuscia pink, so perhaps next summer you could have pink geraniums and petunias...

Karen said...

Love the Kiwi color! And the frog signs on the bathroom doors. Great idea!

Sandi McBride said...

Since I love frogs I of course love this new look on your place of business! I'm sure the frogs would tell all and sundry that smoking clogs his lungs so lay off lol!
hugs
Sandi

otin said...

Very creative! I like the color and am impressed at how you covered that hole up.

Jaime said...

i think the sign is going to be really hard to miss now! i like the color though

labbie1 said...

Is that all I am? FREE LABOR??? Hmph````` ;-D

labbie1 said...

FREE LABOR HUH? Hmph!!!! LOL

labbie1 said...

Approved by the blog author????? Seriously?????