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  1. Beancooker

    Beancooker Oakley Enthusiast

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    So as nice as it was, it was looking a little bland. Staring at the white wall behind it was ugly. I set out on a mission earlier this week to find some great Oakley pictures and use those for the backdrop of the case.
    After hanging the pics, I noticed that my copper glasses holder blocked the backdrop. I decided I needed an acrylic stand. I pulled out some acrylic and cut it to fit. Drove down to The Home Despot for some bolts and they were closed. Not amused.
    Being extremely impatient, I took to task with what I had at home. A few snips from a sheet of aluminum, some of my wife's jeweler wire and a few crimp connectors, and I have a hanging platform. It came out pretty sick.

    Here are some before/after pics to show the change...

    Before (about a month ago)


    Updated/Refreshed The Display Case - IMG_0338copy_zps7d14c41c.jpg

    Before (earlier this week)


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    After (tonight)


    Updated/Refreshed The Display Case - IMG_0473_zps1a0aa2a4.jpg

    After (tonight)


    Updated/Refreshed The Display Case - IMG_0474_zps193e3e2c.jpg

    After (tonight)


    Updated/Refreshed The Display Case - IMG_0476_zpsa2f05686.jpg
     
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  2. brookiewook

    brookiewook Oakley Beginner

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    Oh man! I think you took these pics from an O store! The case looks awesome!
     
  3. Teetogreen

    Teetogreen Oakley Collector

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    Wow, great set-up
     
  4. IUSTEVE

    IUSTEVE Oakley Expert

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    What did you use as pictures for the back?
     
  5. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Good job.....
     
  6. Cargo

    Cargo JFL lover

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    Looks great.
    I do think the black background on the top 2 take away from the glasses somewhat but great non the less.
     
  7. rmontez

    rmontez Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Looks great. Where did you get the back drop picture?
     
  8. Beancooker

    Beancooker Oakley Enthusiast

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    The pictures were all from Google searches. I searched all different things and filtered by "size; large".

    Agreed, the top two pics do take away from the glasses a little bit, but I also like how there is a pair of Mars in the picture behind my Mars shelf, and a pair of Juliet's in the picture behind my Juliet shelf.

    All in all I am super satisfied with how it came out.
     
  9. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    You could always reprint them by lightening up the blacks and doing a gray-ish background.

    Looks good!
     
  10. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Very nice, I'm sure that you enjoyed every minute of this project.