I know you opened this link thinking, "what in the heck is a scroobie?" I'll admit I'm a touch delirious from lack of sleep and too much sun. Get it now? It's a SCREW B!
When I read this challenge, I knew immediately what I was going to do!
I have a very long skinny porch on the front of my house. I need something to decorate the end of it, and think this is the perfect idea! For several days, I scavenged for a pallet to use, and unfortunately ran out of time. However, I was thrilled to come across a piece of abandoned wood this morning. It has some tire tracks across it, and I had to fight a spider to get it and pick out chunks of gravel from the back, but works perfectly.
The dimensions are 24 x 48. I chose these particular screws so I would know to stop drilling when the thread ended and they'd all be the same height.
I measured the diameter of the screw heads and then used the blend function in CorelDraw X5 to accurately space 100 screw shapes.
I taped the pattern to the wood and spent the afternoon screwing screws into the wood.
I'm a little disappointed that the design didn't show up as prominently as I would have liked so I may go back later and fill in the spaces with more screws! At first, I added some 12 gauge wire to the perimeter to make the shape show up better. Next weekend, I will spray paint my urn and add a tabletop to it and then hang my new scroobie and the porch end will be decorated.
EDIT: I was so disappointed that the B didn't show up that I didn't sleep last night. I didn't want to spend any money trying to fix it so I dug through my paint box this morning and found some old shoe polish and metallic gold acrylic paint:
I unscrewed all the screws, cut a stencil out of contact paper and filled in the B shape with some smudges of shoe polish and paint:
My husband wasn't around to help me with more porch pictures so here's a modification. I'm MUCH happier that the B shows up now:
Thanks for looking!!!