The Dirty Shame Saloon
Where am I going to put it!!!!
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It took me a couple of months to do this saloon at a cost of about $40.00 (mainly trim bass-wood from the craft store). Everything else I had laying around my garage.
I decided to paint the clapboards and trim to replicate a relatively new old west saloon. I left the boardwalk natural.
Thanks for the chaps Wolf!
The windows are all clear plastic with hand cut 1/16th inch bass-wood trim and panes - Yes! it was a PAIN! But looks pretty good.
Thanks to Laura from the group for the custom cav saddle blanket.
This pic shows Sam wondering who's 'stealing' his thunder...And behind Johnny, we see Sam's name 'up in lights'.
Well, I ran a little contest on the newsgroup and Stevo (with help ;-) ) came up with the name and I thought it really fit - Lots of things in life are a dirty shame - Like why I didn't win the lottery last week!
The saloon doors are made from doll house gates I got on clearance at Micheals. I had to make the hinges which are hollowed out dowels glued on the frame with a bent brass wire inserted into the hole and attached to the door. Swings about 170 degrees - this may be the first 'fix' I do if I can figure out a better hinge....
All the upper floor windows are half open so I can have the 'red-light' ladies hanging out waiting for customers - didn't have A/C back then!
The Dirty Shame placard on the Saloon sign is made from adhesive craft foam letters and painted wood.
I wanted something that kind of said... Dirty
Thanks again to JW for the great rocking chair!Even the kids waiting for their moms to get done at the general store.
Shot from the inside. The inside of the swinging doors showing the custom hinges.
This project was a lot of fun to do. I'm still not sure what I'll do with it now - Maybe hang it on the wall... Or... Honey, Can I put this on the mantle!!!!?
Thanks to all the fine fellow collectors who encouraged me and gave me ideas - I'll probably tweak this some more with their help!