La Vie Vintage home

House sign commission

Gill’s latest commission is this unique house sign.

Our customer wanted a large rustic style sign for her ancient front door.

She literally does live in a hidden house and loves the idea of having it presented as a hobbit-hole and her self-sufficient, off grid lifestyle showcased; so this was a great opportunity for an imaginative interpretation of the brief.

Specifications were for a Tolkeinesque/ Arts and Crafts vibe and so Gill simplified elements from a Tolkein water colour

Then, our customer had to shrink in height, whilst her features acquired a weathered, rosy cheeked outdoor look.

We now have a little hobbit lady and her “Gingerbread Ranger “hen!

The lovely old dark oak panel came from a piece of furniture in Gill’s stash and the wood grain itself has been left apparent to underline the rustic style.