Thursday, November 17, 2011
So Very Close To Done
Recently, he had a rare day off between his many trips back and forth to China and asked me what I wanted him to get done around the house before he had to leave again, and for once I was selfish and said, "let's actually make the design wall." It involved a lot of outdoor sweeping out on the driveway to get the area clean enough to work with because I didn't want all that white flannel dirty from the start. It really was a two person job handling the glue and getting the flannel down without lumps or folds. I knew I couldn't have done it all by myself. The spray glue worked really really well and we had just enough. Originally I was going to cover both of the boards together, but we realized it wasn't going to work getting it back into the house so we did each one on it's own. The flannel is affixed to the back with good ol' duct tape, and lots of it.
So as you can see it isn't really done, because it isn't affixed to the wall with the wood pieces. We'd forgotten since so much time had passed that the two boards together are 1" too big for the wood to overlap enough at the corners to screw them to the wall. So one of the panels needs to be trimmed down an inch along each edge and then we can finally put it up on the wall for real. It still works pretty well as is just leaning there against the wall. Think it will be another two years? We shall see...