Steampunk Restaurant part 7 "Making fake old gauges"
I wanted to have lots of gauges and handles in the pipework I was going to put on the walls in the restaurant. The only problem was that the gauges I could purchase were expensive and too modern looking as well as very small.
So I set about finding various items I could turn into gauges.
Tea strainers, breakfast bowls and metal dishes became my new best friends! I found these at the Crazy Store (I guess it is a bit like the Dollar store)
I sprayed the plastic items copper and took out the mesh from the tea strainers and added some printed gauges I had found on the net.
I then glued on some half Christmas ornaments and alcohol inked them to look like they were rusted.
These were then big and bold as well as reasonably priced.