Thanks for stopping by. So here we go again with the next job. I recieved a call from the owner of “The Congress Cafe” he wanted me to paint the cafes name on the front and also create a chalk board for him to put a menu on. The cafe is brand new and located downtown, now, downtown is not my favorite place in Houston, but I go where the work is. Whats wierd is…I had a feeling I had been in that building but did’t fully remember when. So after meeting him at the cafe I measured 15 ft across where it will say “The Congress Cafe”. Then looked at where he wanted the chalk board.
After getting all the details, I went back home and designed the sign on my software and sent the owner several pics to choose from. After he decided on the font he liked, I printed out a 14ft x 22″ at my special print shop. Well, I dont to give all my secrets awway, but thats what I need to make the sign.
The chalk board is easy, at least for me, and no, I didn’t buy premaid crap to paint it. I mixed it myself. The one thing people always forget when it comes to a homemade chalk wall/board is…it can be ANY color you want. The owner just wanted to keep it simple and asked me to go with black.
The first day, just got going when I went to go grab some more stuff out of the car and my car was gone. CRAP!!! I instantly knew it was towed, those assholes downtown loved to tow peoples cars. I told you I didn’t like downtown lol.
So after getting my car back, I painted the chalk board and got the out lines of the letters “The Congress Cafe” and painted the first coat.
Secand day, I’m back to finish the sign and do another coat of chalk paint.
Anyway, it tured out great (except for the tow) and the customer was very happy.
Here’s the pics.
I have my next 2 jobs already lined up and will post those soon. One is a babyroom and the other is for a little girls room. Shes moving here from the UK and her dad wants to surprise her. So, stay tune because they’re both going to be really cool rooms.
OH YEAH!!! The reason I knew the building was…it use to be the old JURY DUTY ROOM haha. They converted it to a huge law libary.
TTYS, peace out. Clint H-Town Murals & Painting Services