Pattern Play

Last Friday, I showed you a method for trying to straighten out a board that had warped in my car over my lunch break.

warping

I put the board on my (very dusty – try to ignore it) floor in the study-o (aka the storage room), concave side up, with paint cans on either end to counter the curve.  After a couple of days, I checked the board.  While the board was definitely flatter, it wasn’t straight.  So I flipped the board over to concave side down, paint cans on top again, and waited another couple of days.  Don’t worry – I had grad school papers to write to kill time ;)

And… success!  Board is about as flat as an old soda.

Next up, it’s time to start measuring and mapping out all of the paint sticks I collected.  I’ll admit, I was a little lazy cutting off the handles and didn’t measure well.  So I may have to make a few adjustments, but for now it’s fun to play around with the potential design.  Pictured here:  herringbone and something I like to call “wild hair” – basically just throwing them down in a non-repeating pattern.

And I really underestimated the amount that I’ll need.  Guess I’m heading back to Home Depot for more!

Comments

  1. Whitney says

    I must need more to do at work, because in the last month I read every post you’ve made, from beginning to end. I guess now I have to wait for new ones! I love the ideas you have, and you have really motivated me to do something with my own house, much to my boyfriend’s frustration.

    • Sarah says

      You’ve read through over 800 posts that quick? Wow! I don’t think I would have the attention span to do that. Good luck with your own house, and I’ll be sure to have another post up soon ;)

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