Last week I was visiting Deb from asimplelife Quilts and saw her awesome new design wall that she made back in July. I commented on how great I thought it was and she sent me over to Oh Fransson to this fabulous tutorial to build an inexpensive design wall.
Well I did my own take. I went with 1″ thick foam insulation like Deb did, but unlike Deb and Elizabeth, I decided to forget the staple gun (mainly because we didn’t have the right staples). I improvised with some of the worst pins I’ve ever purchased in my life. I threw away at least 4 from the pack because they wouldn’t even pierce the batting! I bought a 4′ by 8′ piece of foam and had the store cut 2′ off the top, making it 4′ by 6′ – good thing too or it wouldn’t have fit in our car!
My plan when the desk to the left is gone is to buy a second one to double the size of my design wall. Don’t worry! I didn’t throw away the left over foam, I improvised again! I decided I needed a table top design wall too! It is perfect for my cutting wall to just throw things up as I cut. Plus, Anne likes it when I put it on the floor for her to “design” with!
I am loving having a place for 2 active projects – I’m hoping this will lead to extra productivity, we shall see!
Don’t forget to link up your finishes to the August Finishes Party for A Lovely Year of Finishes.