Howdy folks! We're way past the home stretch and this post will almost wrap things up on our journey with these repurposed little library projects. The next post coming up will feature the libraries in their new homes and will feature some surprises!
We had some vintage, original locker tags laying around so we reunited them with the old lockers.
To be fair, we added letters A through H on the Springhill location locker for each cubby space.
You saw in the previous post that we installed the old barnwood on the sides. The next step for the sides was to paint and distress the wood to tie it into the deep red color of the Minden library branch.
For the main feature of the Minden little library, we wanted to mimic the mexican tile style roof. So we used some reclaimed, rusty corrugated tin. After scratching the rust off, some black spray paint was applied.
The next step for the roof portion was to tape off the edge of the individual pieces and paint it the deep red. This effect would give each piece of tin a definite edge against the piece below it.
Here, you can see all of the pieces completely painted...
And here they are installed on the pitched roof.
We knew we needed to address the closing of the locker doors so we decided to create a fun feature to keep the locker doors closed by using carabiners in different colors attached with jack chain to small eye bolts.
Here's the completed repurposed little library for the Minden, LA location. AAAANNNDDDDD........
Here's the final repurposed little library for the Springhill, LA location. Both libraries have features that reflect the original libraries in each town as you can see in previous posts.
Whew! It's been a long road that's almost over. Tomorrow we will be installing the Minden, LA little library and the Springhill, LA one will be installed very soon.
The next post will feature each little library in its new location along with a surprise at each location. STAY TUNED!!!