April 21, 2009

The Start of My Eiffel Tower

I admit it. I was very overwhelmed when I took this puzzle out of it's package and looked at all of the little pieces staring up at me. But once I took a minute to just look at it, I realized how easy it was to put together. Plus my oldest helped a bit as well. I think her little ADHD brain makes it easier for her to figure out puzzles. I kid you not. I think announcing it on my blog that I was going to achieve this task forced me to stay with it as well.

The first thing I did was to semi put each section together. Once I figured out each sections placement, I glued the section itself together. Next, I glued all of the sections together attaching other small pieces that had a necessary placement in attaching the sections together. Gee, did that make any sense?

So, here is the finished and securely glued Eiffel tower, ready for silver spray paint.

No, this picture is not upside down. It was taken to show you just how secure it is.

Despite the occasional breeze, this was really easy to spray paint. It only took one good coat.

So, now we are ready to add some silver glass glitter. I can't wait to see the finished product and display it in my studio. And of course, I will share that moment with you as well. Have a great day!


Tristan Robin said...

geesh - I just love that. I wish I had a place to PUT such a wonderful thing. It's going to be a knock-your-socks-off piece when it's glittered! ... can't wait to see it!

Titelaine said...

It's so funny to see how you love French things!!
If I can help you "Hello and Welcome" = "Bonjour et Bienvenue" and not "Bonjour et accueil"
I like your creations...I'll come back!

Anonymous said...

It looks great Rhonda. I'm anxious to see the finished results. Gorgeous work.


Celestial Charms said...

Great job. I'm sure it will be well worth the effort.

mIzZ (hONeY) bEe aka Marlene said...

Rhonda, you did an awesome job with the help of your daughter...I can't wait to see the finishing touches...hey maybe you could put some sort of lighting on the bottom of it to - to let it shine at night...Grace & Peace 2 "U" Marlene

Plant Freak said...

That turned out pretty gorgeous! I nominated you for an award...check it out on my blog. Kim

peggy gatto said...

I raise my champagne glass to your creations. Loved visiting!

Carolyn said...

Hey R...

I hope you`re all well ?

Great to see you post something - i know your situation is hard right now . still thinking of you - i miss you !

I`m sure your Eiffel tower will be so worth all the effort you are putting into it . It`ll take some glass glitter to get it covered though ! But once completed - it sure will stand out and sparkle !

juls4real said...

You did such a great job with the tower. Glass glitter will indeed give it that extra pizzaz. What a great creation.

Jennie said...

So very cool. A little bit of Paris in Tennessee!