September 29, 2023


New Estate

My Newest Insane 1000-Wooden-Piece Challenge

5 min read

Have you learnt what my absolute favourite sort of mission is to do? It’s the initiatives that require a whole lot (or typically over a thousand) little items of wooden pieced collectively to create one thing stunning.

Okay, I understand magnificence is within the eye of the beholder, however to my eye, I actually do assume there’s magnificence in repetition. I’ve three examples of this in our residence in the intervening time.

The second instance is my colourful pinwheel artwork that I made out of over 800 wooden tasting spoons. That is my favourite piece of wall artwork that I’ve made up to now. It presently hangs in our lounge.

And the third merchandise is the large “pixel” artwork that I made out of 1600 wooden button plugs (the little wooden items which are used to cowl over screw holes in wooden furnishings).

That massive piece of paintings presently hangs on the wall of our music room.

I like engaged on initiatives like this. I do not know why, however the extra items there are, the extra satisfying I discover them to be.

Effectively, I’ve began one other one, and this time it’s not a furnishings piece or a bit of paintings. It’s one thing I’m making use of on to the wall of the studio lavatory.

So let me again up only a bit. In case you’ll bear in mind, I had selected utilizing a easy white tile to interchange the yellow accent tiles within the studio lavatory wainscoting. I used to be uninterested in this yellow, and because the wall design goes away, these yellow tiles wanted to be swapped out as effectively…

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And since I couldn’t determine on a wall design, I figured that white tiles would go along with just about something. So I bought these easy white tiles and deliberate to chop them down to suit the 6-inch-high accent house on the wainscoting and backsplash.

Effectively, it seems that rectangle white tiles don’t go along with all the pieces. No less than, in my thoughts, they don’t.

I lastly determined what to do on the partitions. I made a decision to make a brand new wallpaper that coordinates with the floral within the studio, and that new wallpaper is only a sequence of squares. A few of you precisely stated it appears to be like like a wall lined in paint swatches. I feel that’s correct, and what could possibly be higher than partitions lined in paint swatches for a enjoyable, colourful studio?

However having the partitions lined in squares, after which including rectangles to the wainscoting/backsplash didn’t attraction to me within the least. The wallpaper is ordered (and shipped at this time!), so my thoughts is ready on that. That signifies that I wanted a brand new wainscoting accent concept.

Penny tile? No, that appeared too…effectively, I don’t even know. Predictable? Elementary? (A room filled with squares and circles? Looks as if one thing that’s excellent for daycare, however not for my studio lavatory.) I saved considering that one thing actually skinny can be excellent, like a pencil tile. However doing the whole perimeter in pencil tile, even for my very small lavatory, can be fairly costly. Plus, I used to be within the temper for some quick gratification, so the very last thing I needed was to have to go looking on-line, order samples, wait on samples, check out samples. You get the purpose.

So I headed to Residence Depot to see what I may discover. Effectively, I discovered one thing! Dowel rods! I did some fast calculations, purchased ninety 48-inch-long 3/8-inch dowel rods (at simply over $1 every), and introduced them residence and began reducing them into 6-inch items. After which I began gluing.

And I glued, and glued, and glued some extra…

I understand that the present wall design is fairly distracting, so that you’ll have to make use of your artistic eyes to look previous that. And also you’ll additionally should think about the dowel rods (we’ll name it a reed backsplash to sound fancy) painted to match the wainscoting. However I like the feel they add! And I feel it’s a pleasant juxtaposition to the (future) sq. design for the partitions.

I bought all of them reduce, and I bought about half of them sanded and utilized to the wall. I nonetheless must sand the opposite half and get them on the wall.

As soon as that’s completed, I’ll in all probability paint them first, after which add the trim to the underside. I don’t like how they stick out previous the trim, so I’ll be including one other layer of a really small trim in order that the dowel rods (umm, I imply, the reed accent 😀 ) is recessed and doesn’t stick out past the trim.

I actually love how this appears to be like, and I feel it’s an excellent discount at simply round $100 to go round the entire room! I additionally understand that Future Kristi could also be cursing me for utilizing a reed accent round a sink and having them go all the best way to the countertop as a substitute of placing a stable piece of trim horizontally across the countertop first, however I don’t care. She will take care of that. 😀 For now, I’m simply excited to get this completed! And because the wallpaper shipped at this time, I’m hoping which means I’ll get it by the tip of the day tomorrow, and I can set up it this weekend. It might be so encouraging to really get this little room completed and have one thing within the studio completed!

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