Lori Robinett: {Creating} My Path

musings of a wife, mother, writer . . .

Robinett Home Theater

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Since our daughter moved out of the house a few months ago (and cleaned it out), her old room has become my hubby’s new man cave. That means the old man cave is going to be reclaimed as our new home theater! I’m pretty dog gone excited about that, even though we will probably never afford to do all the things I want to do in there. But I thought I’d get started with a sign. What did Kevin Costner say? If you build it, they will come. Maybe the same holds true here – if you put up a sign, it’ll happen. It’s worth a shot, right?

This is my first try at the sign and I think I’ll have to redo it. But this works for now. I took a sheet of poster board and folded it in half, then cut black cardstock on my Expression in the shape of the sign. I then cut red paper in the shape of the sign to make the “outline”. The wording was also cut on my Expression, and is adhered with pop dots (by the way – I’m out of pop dots now. How does that happen? It seems like I had packs and packs of them at one time. Perhaps I have a pop dot addiction . . . ). I have to say, if you use a Cricut or an Expression, investing in a Gypsy is a smart move. I used 3 layers to cut this sign, and it saved me a heck of a lot of paper. I think I’ll have to choose a different font for “home”. My hubby pointed out that it looks like homo and now that’s all I see when I look at the sign.

I wanted to run real lights around the edge of the sign, but that didn’t work out well. I tried hot gluing .22 shell casings (bet you never heard of that being done before, huh?) between the black and red layers to use as guides for the rope lights, but the rope lights were too heavy. Then I decided that I really want to run the rope lights around the casing of the pocket doors, so I just glued the red paper directly to the black. The look isn’t as dimensional as I had wanted, but I’m going to have to give it a little more thought to figure out how to actually light the sign.

In the foreground you can see one of our popcorn buckets. We have an actual popcorn cart, which sits just outside of the new Robinett Home Theater. It features a flavor bar with seasonings of all sorts. I have to admit, movie night at our house is pretty fun. :o) But I think we need a candy bar next. I’ve been picking up some movie candy when I go to Wal-Mart each week. Any ideas for how to display candy? Perhaps something retro . . .

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