My Newest Insane 1000-Wooden-Piece Venture

Are you aware what my absolute favourite form 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 stunning.

Okay, I notice 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 meanwhile.

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 so far. It at the moment hangs in our lounge.

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

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

I really like engaged on tasks like this. I don’t 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 chunk of paintings. 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 bear in mind, I had selected utilizing a easy white tile to switch 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 properly…

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And since I couldn’t resolve on a wall design, I figured that white tiles would go together with just about something. So I received 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 together with every thing. At the very least, 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 mentioned it seems like a wall coated in paint swatches. I believe that’s correct, and what may very well be higher than partitions coated in paint swatches for a enjoyable, colourful studio?

However having the partitions coated 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 now!), so my thoughts is ready on that. That implies that I wanted a brand new wainscoting accent thought.

Penny tile? No, that appeared too…properly, I don’t even know. Predictable? Elementary? (A room stuffed with squares and circles? Looks as if one thing that’s excellent for daycare, however not for my studio rest room.) I stored pondering that one thing actually skinny can be excellent, like a pencil tile. However doing your complete 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 wished was to have to go looking on-line, order samples, wait on samples, take a look at out samples. You get the purpose.

So I headed to Dwelling 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 slicing them into 6-inch items. After which I began gluing.

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

I notice 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 received all of them minimize, and I received 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 seems, and I believe it’s an excellent discount at simply round $100 to go round the entire room! I additionally notice 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 take care of that. 😀 For now, I’m simply excited to get this finished! And for the reason that wallpaper shipped right now, 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 could be so encouraging to truly get this little room finished and have one thing within the studio completed!