Well, I wasn't going to take a picture of a blank wall, was I? I put up the Grandma's blocks just to have something good looking and inspirational in there. They're really lifting my spirits. Plus it lets me rearrange them every time I walk by, which may or may not be a good thing.
This project cost me about $25 or so. It's constructed of some styrofoam panels covered with an old--but clean and still useful!--flannel sheet. I used these panels, which I found at Home Depot:
I got these because they were the cheapest ones I could find, they were fairly thin, and they were easy for me to get in the car and to wrestle upstairs and hang. I got two packages, which was 12 panels, and I used all of them except for a little bit that I had to trim from a couple of panels because of the way I arranged them. I hung the panels on the wall with these Command hangers:
I used these in case I ever want to take it down or arrange it differently, but you could use small nails, or screws or maybe even hot glue. (Just kidding! Do *not* hot glue your wall!) My wall ended up about 8 feet high and 7-1/2 feet wide. I'll need to get a small step stool or something if I want to put blocks at the top since I'm not 6 feet tall, but I'm okay with that.
After I got everything up, which was really easy to do by myself, I hung the flannel by pinning it into the styrofoam around all of the edges. Here's my advice for this step--enlist the help of a supportive friend. The flannel gets heavy and it helps a lot to have someone hold it so it won't fall while you're trying to pin. Note that I said "friend" and not "spouse," because that person is likely to say something silly like "what you really need to do is. . ." after you have done hard work and have everything the way you want it. That never turns out well, does it?
|Flower picture to add a little color!|
Anyway, another step forward! I put together the new sewing table today, so let's hope that I've used the machine by Friday. Starting to get itchy without it, even though the work we've been doing is exhausting. Hope you're all having a good, non-itchy week with lots of stitching!
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