Thursday, August 04, 2011

Update: Better Panels!


Now I am a happy girl. I got to Lowe's by 8am, got the exact sheets I wanted, Lowe's brand, 3/4" very dense styrofoam, no plastic or foil on either side and the price...$12.28, my birthdate! And they are a lovely light sage green, sweet!

 With this dense styrofoam I won't have to tape all the edges like the other ones, which were crumbly and dusty. And I found a roll of duck tape in the potting shed, which I commandeered for my use. I will only need to reinforce the hanging part, still using the washers, and will be ready to roll much faster.
I found an opened package of Command hooks at the store (seriously, meant to be, I must say) and tried it out on the thicker foam. Fits like a glove.
Yup, it was worth the trip.
I'll be returning the first set of panels next week when I go back to town.



In less than 15 minutes, the panels were hung! I am so so so happy. Now to add the Command hooks, for stabilizing...






6 comments:

  1. I am jelous.... first where did you get all that WALL....second; you have a seriously nice design wall .... you putting flannel or batting on panels?

    I am going to go look for some walls.... see ya later

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  2. I am following your progress on the design wall. This could be a possible solution for me. Keep us posted and keep up the pictures. I'm a visual learner. Thanks.

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  3. Anonymous1:25 PM

    More explanation needed on how the hooks are used. Do you cover the walls with flannel? Thanks.

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  4. LynneP5:21 PM

    I am so glad this worked out for you! The design wall look wonderful. I may have to copy this idea for my new studio!

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  5. Whoa! I'm excited. I have been using foamcore, but mine is too fat for this. I will buy some more and play copycat.

    You definitely need to add this to your Helpful stuff List! Which, by the way, has helped me tons :P

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  6. LynneP3:03 AM

    Actually that isn't what I said

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