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I'm slowly getting caught up with everyone on my reading lists--hello, everyone!--and it's been lovely, reading what people have been thinking and doing in the last couple of months, and having some online conversations again. I'm about a third of the way through my backlog and am committed to catching up and returning to daily reading, commenting and posting this week.

The punch list on my bedroom project still has about eight items on it. I finished one of them today.



I IKEA-hacked my new headboard out of kitchen cabinets, and I had to invent a way to close them. Sliding doors seemed like the the most efficient solution.

TAP Plastics, a local store within an easy bike-ride, cut the doors to size out of extruded acrylic sheet (aka plexiglass) and drilled the finger-holes. Today I back-painted them to match the wall stencil.

The doors, stenciled on the back (the blue is a protective film on the front):
Four rectangles of plexiglass, stenciled with the birch tree design   Detail of the stencil on the plexiglass

With back-painting, the design goes on first, and the background goes on afterwards. Here's the stenciled side with its white background spray-painted on:
the four plexiglass sliding doors spray-painted white on the back side

Flip them over, remove the protective film, and voilĂ ! Stencil-under-glass. Here are the finished doors in place:
The finished headboard doors in place, with the interference blue stencil showing through the clear surfaces
(The magenta thing is a speaker, by the way.)

The overall effect:
A view of the headboard doors against the matching stenciled wall behind

Next on the punch list: the bedroom door.

Date: 2014-05-05 05:01 am (UTC)
ranunculus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ranunculus
That looks great! And it is a nifty idea.

Date: 2014-05-05 05:09 am (UTC)
ranunculus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ranunculus
Spray paint ewwweee!

Date: 2014-05-05 02:45 pm (UTC)
branchandroot: oak against sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] branchandroot
Oh, /snazzy/.

Coincidentally, TAP is who I ordered my "glass" tabletop from, for my new dining-table/desk. I didn't get edge polishing, and even so it looks good. They do good work.

Date: 2014-05-06 02:31 pm (UTC)
branchandroot: oak against sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] branchandroot
It does pretty much scratch if you breathe on it wrong, but they're hair-fine scratches and in this household very difficult to tell from the actual cat-hair floating about. My cats' claws leave more noticeable marks, but since the whole idea was to leave them on the cover and not the wood I can't really complain. I would like to do a real glass top at some point, but that's going to have to be saved up for!

Date: 2014-05-05 05:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] donutsweeper
oooooh that looks amazing

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