The Keeys Bunch House Sign

THIS UNIQUE HOUSE SIGN hangs in Yagoona, New South Wales. The family took the chance to make use of their name in a visual pun that grabs the attention and looks beautiful at the same time. It brings up a subject that interests us in the sign shop, since we often notice how much people like to use puns on their home signs – especially on beach houses. Names like Sea Quel, Dew Drop Inn, Inn Seaclusion, Sun Daze, and A Sound View. Others, like the Keeys, take the golden opportunity to get some mileage out of their name (no pun intended).

This brings to mind some ideas for funny name combinations that we have probably all given thought to at some point. Here are a few examples: Ted E. Baer, Eileen Dover, Barb Dwyer, Uri Diculus, Benny Fitz, Titus Pants, Sandy Rhodes, Art Ticulate, Otto Pilot and Millie Meter. The list could certainly go on and on once you get going.

In this case, the keys in question were hand sculpted using gouges and a carving knife and were then gilded with 23kt gold leaf. The text was hand carved and gilded as well, while the number was sand blasted and painted. A matching cove edge added the finishing touch to this handsome house sign.

Made from high density urethane (HDU) this sign will outlast wood since it is completely waterproof and insect-proof and will not split, warp, crack or swell like wood will do after a few years. It is painted with Dulux Weathershield paints – UV resistant so colors will not show noticeable fading for about ten years.

Carved & Gilded
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Sign Size
15 " x 20 "