This Is How It Started
Nick at Haymaker bar and grill is opening a brand new restaurant on Portland’s east side and contacted me to make a rustic exterior sign to welcome his patrons. Nick and his team crafted the sign from old, unfinished barn wood to give it that signature look and feel.
The Creation Magic Begins!
After the initial deposit and art placement approval I got to work!
A Work In Progress
The sign was too big to work on in my studio so I had to improvise, working instead on the island in my kitchen. Transfer of the art and initial outline burning took several hours. Now to hand-burn all that empty space in!
The Finished Project!
After sixteen+ hours of work and a couple of coats of clear, protective urethane finish the sign was complete and ready for Nick to pick up and install above the exterior entrance to his new bar.
Be sure to stop by the restaurant (address and website info below) for a drink and a delicious meal from Nick’s eclectic menu…and be sure to tell him I sent you!
HAYMAKER BAR AND GRILL SIGN INSTALLATION
I was super pleased when I received this photo from Nick following the installation of the sign! It looks amazing situated above the doorway! And I love that he decided to light it up as he did. The lighting really makes my burning work SHINE!