|The lettering on the frosted windows was quite a challenge|
The first issue was the lettering on the frosted windows which smudged as soon as it came off the printer. Luckily, after finding a spray to treat them with they now look just as they should.
|The electrics really bring the pub to life|
Next up was the electrics. You might think of electric lights in a box room a bit of a luxury but actually you really need them in order to see all the detail.
|A peek inside|
Lighting also adds a sense of realism - I can't have my regulars staring into a pint in the dark.
Fortunately for me my dad is a perfectionist. When he asked if I'd like gold edging around the sign I didn't think much of saying yes. A week later and I discovered my parents had been through the entire house to find a roller small enough for the task - it does look great though.
|The gold edging was another challenge|
The major hold up on this project has been the lettering to complete the sign. Originally ordered from a traditional mail order company around a month ago, this week we gave up all hope of ever seeing a delivery from them and asked for the cheque to be returned. A day later and they'd been found on ebay, ordered and delivered. It's a sad state of affairs but if traditional companies haven't got a decent level of customer service then what have they got?
Anyway, here they are...
|The elusive lettering|
Not much to look at at the moment but when my dad's finished, I am 100 per cent sure the sign will be a fitting finish to The Rachel's Return. It just might take a bit of imagination looking at them strewn about below.
|It's like a word search. Can you spot the pub name?|