Friday, July 2, 2010
When I told my husband I needed a design wall he decided to use corrugated plastic board that is used for signs. It comes in 4 x 8 foot sheets, and is typically white. I covered the board with flannel using a spray adhesive, which included the edges that fold over to the backside. He attached a 7' piece of molding that created a lip to hold onto the two screws on the wall. He attached the molding with two screws from the front side and reinforced it with a couple staples in between. I lifted the board off the two screws on the wall to take these pictures. If I ever didn't want it on the wall, I could take it down and slip it under a bed.
A few months ago I needed a larger area for a quilt I was working on. My design wall is mounted so that the bottom is about 24" off the floor. I created a hinged board that folded was 24" by 48" and it made my wall expand to 6' x 8'. I slipped the opened hinged board under the bottom edge of the one that was hanging.
The cats like to get in the middle of whatever might be new in their space.
If you have any questions about my design wall, I would be happy to try my best to clarify.