Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Who's school project is this anyway?

Spencer is in the "structures" magnet at school. The highlight of the magnet is that they get to build (drumroll please...) a structure! Spencer originally wanted to build a Stuckey's model, but his teacher encouraged him to break new ground, so he decided that his newest love is diners.

Naturally, he decided to immortalize Rosie's Diner, a local establishment off US 131, Exit 101. (Now he is coaching me with directions as of course, I have no clue about exit numbers!) For those that are not local, Rosie's is the actual diner that the original Bounty paper towel commercials were filmed in and was moved to Michigan along with two other diners! If you would like to know more, you can check out their site HERE.

With the directions to use items currently found around the house, we discovered ourselves scrounging for boxes, shiny silver items and other supplies. I was pleased that the only item we needed to purchase for the entire project was in fact, silver spray paint.

I did my best to let it be Spencer's project and not mine, but boy it is hard! Ian helped as well with some creative input and much running around looking for supplies. Dad (wisely) was gone for most of the heavy project work!


PizzaMaster said...

Missing out on the work, ok.
It truly is a thing of beauty.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, that came out great! It even looks like a real neon sign, but I'm thinking you probably don't have neon making capabilities just lying around the house.

I love old diners, and it's a great excuse to eat unhealthy but tasty food, 'cause that's pretty much all they serve.

Cil said...

WOW! It looks awesome - and totally like the original. Great work!

cacklinrose said...

I'm pretty sure I love this!!
It's difficult, isn't it, to let their projects be theirs when it's just SO COOOL!!!

Spencer said...

UPDATE: they have ordered a display case. they are going to put my diner next to Guy Fieri Memorabillia