My Newest Insane 1000-Wooden-Piece Undertaking

Are you aware what my absolute favourite sort of venture is to do? It’s the tasks that require lots of (or generally over a thousand) little items of wooden pieced collectively to create one thing lovely.

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 house for the time being.

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 thus far. It at present hangs in our front room.

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

That massive piece of art work at present hangs on the wall of our music room.

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

Nicely, I’ve began one other one, and this time it’s not a furnishings piece or a chunk of art work. It’s one thing I’m making use of on to the wall of the studio rest room.

So let me again up only a bit. If you happen to’ll keep in mind, I had selected utilizing a easy white tile to interchange the yellow accent tiles within the studio rest room wainscoting. I used to be bored with this yellow, and for the reason that wall design goes away, these yellow tiles wanted to be swapped out as effectively…

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

Nicely, it seems that rectangle white tiles don’t go along with every part. 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 believe 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 right this moment!), so my thoughts is about on that. That implies that I wanted a brand new wainscoting accent thought.

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 good for daycare, however not for my studio rest room.) I stored considering that one thing actually skinny can be good, like a pencil tile. However doing your entire perimeter in pencil tile, even for my very small rest room, can be fairly costly. Plus, I used to be within the temper for some speedy gratification, so the very last thing I needed was to have to look on-line, order samples, wait on samples, take a look at out samples. You get the purpose.

So I headed to Residence Depot to see what I may discover. Nicely, 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 house and began chopping 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 really like the feel they add! And I believe it’s a pleasant juxtaposition to the (future) sq. design for the partitions.

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

As soon as that’s completed, I’ll most likely 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 believe it’s an incredible 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 way in which to the countertop as an alternative of placing a strong piece of trim horizontally across the countertop first, however I don’t care. She will be able to cope with that. 😀 For now, I’m simply excited to get this finished! And for the reason that wallpaper shipped right this moment, I’m hoping meaning I’ll get it by the top of the day tomorrow, and I can set up it this weekend. It will be so encouraging to truly get this little room finished and have one thing within the studio completed!