About a month ago, I spilled the beans about how
I'd been wanting to add a table and some artwork to our foyer for a while, but just hadn't found the right pieces. As luck would have it, within one week I was able to find and create everything I needed!
Exhibit C - Foyer Table Drape Cloth
|Living around the corner from a Goodwill definitely has its advantages!|
Well, I clearly either 1) didn't read the instructions on the box correctly (who has time for that)? or 2) bought the wrong kind of fusible webbing because I absolutely could not get the stuff to work. Rather than head back to the store to try and find the right kind, I decided to instead turn to a trusty friend.
No, not duck tape. Good 'ol industrial-strength glue. May I introduce you to E-6000.
This.stuff.rocks. You can use it for all kinds of projects, including on fabric. All I had to do was iron the edges of the fabric over to create a clean edge, and then glue the "hem" that I'd just created. Not even 15 minutes later, I had my drape.
|It's good thing I didn't mess this project up, because I only have a little bit of this fabric left.|
Could I have used duck tape to hold this together? Sure. But I had another project where I knew my trusty companion would be needed.
Exhibit D - Burlap-covered Poster Frame
|This poster, which is a compilation of Italian postcards, is an awesome daily reminder of our honeymoon in Italy.|
They had a handful of different posters, and the images were either French or Italian. Since we spent our honeymoon in Italy, I grabbed the three that were Italian (a map of the whole country, a map of Rome and the one above) plus a map of the whole world. But then I needed to figure out a way to display the posters.
I knew I didn't want to go the traditional frame route, but I did give some thought to making some pallet wood display boards. After weighing my options, I decided to do something that didn't involve hammer and nails. (And splinters.)
All I needed to complete this project was foam core board, burlap, thumbtacks, picture hangers and - you guessed it - duck tape. I'm fairly certain you can figure out how to put it together, but just for fun, here's a picture of the back of it.
|I should have invested in this stuff years ago.|