Okay, so apparently you can’t “fucking bet on it” that I’ll get that sheet metal onto the door: Tessa forbade it, so I had to come up with another solution to get photographs to stay up without the use of tape. After dealing with the inner fury associated with lacerating my leg for no discernable reason, I landed on an idea Martha Stewart woulda loved.
I took jute twine and criss-crossed a wooden frame, using the nail gun to clamp the twine between door and frame. I stretched the twine taut, then cut off the excess around the frame, leaving you with the door you see at the left:
Also pictured are the other things I put up for Tessa’s birthday: better cork boards, a dry-erase board for all our work goings-on, a mail slot for all the shit I forget, and a little digital picture frame to remind us of those who live far, far away from California. Oh, and that’s Lucy’s “kitchen” where she makes tea for her stuffed frog Thierry.
The twine solution works only for large pictures, but that’s fine, because I like experimenting with the big formats, and there’s cork for everything else. It looks forlorn, all this pinboard and nothing on it yet; can’t wait to fill it with insanity.
Any projects you guys working on?