All colors lined up on Etsy for sale from $95 up to $150.
So our project began with a trip to Lowe's to purchase 2x4's, rope, and paint to make 3 "My Zoo's", for a total amount right under forty bucks. A lucky grab of 8oz Valspar paint on sale for 99 cents each (regular priced $3.89) helped to keep the "My Zoo's" way under budget. Except, there really was no budget, but I'm proud of rock bottom sale prices.
Soooo, I bought 2 each of sassy lilac, blush pink, and deep twilight blue Valspar 8oz paint samples. Tho I would have preferred another pinker color, there wasn't a large selection of colors left to choose from.
My project was taken over by my workshop/tool owner and I became the project manager over seeing the progress. I determined the size of the "My Zoo" should be 18" square by 32" high.
Then all glued and nailed together waiting for day 2 to paint.
With two coats of paint there is enough of the 99 cents samples left to make at least two more "My Zoo's".
On day 3 after paint was fully dry, ropes were stapled in for the animal caged look.
The hardest part was the words "My Zoo". I needed a stencil to add the words. Office Depot only had straight box letters in stencil form. And I wanted a cute-sy kinda font. So I printed it off the computer, taped together, and cut out. It presented a few problems since it was a handmade stencil. But only had to sand the words off once and repaint and re-stencil.
They are finished and I love the end result. They're ready to be delivered and become home to all the stuffed animals laying around.