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« on: February 22, 2010 07:32:23 PM »

I'm decorating a forest-themed nursery, so I made this little peg-hanger as an accessory.

I sketched out some cartoonish raccoons, then enlarged them up to the size I wanted on a photocopier.  I had a piece of pine left over from some shelves I built in my basement, so I chose a piece with a great natural knot in it and traced my drawing.  (I spaced the raccoons farther from each other than in my original sketch to maximize the hanging space.  That's why the drawing is cut in two pieces in the picture.)

After laboriously cutting the thing out with my scroll saw, I painted/stained it with some watered-down acrylics (I wanted the wood grain to show through).  I installed the peg hangers, then sprayed with clear-coat.  The eyes are black acrylic doll-eyes.  I used them instead of painted eyes to give the raccoon a bit of dimensions.  I just drilled holes big enough for the eye posts and glued them in with wood glue.

Here it is on the wall ready for little coats and sweaters:


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 07:37:33 PM »

awww that's super cute! 

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 09:02:28 PM »

Really cute!  Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010 09:17:22 PM »

I love this! I'm thinking about doing my kids' playhouse in a woodland creature theme. Have you done anything else for the nursery?? And please please post more pics if you have! Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 01:08:37 AM »

This is really cute, good job.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010 06:35:21 AM »

Too cute.  Great job.

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