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« on: April 18, 2011 03:43:57 PM »

.. I hope this post belongs here, if not, please move it...

My boyfriend's mother is currently redoing her garden house. Most of the construction was done solidly, but sloppily, so she was left with very visible ugly metal hinges connecting the beams in her beautiful new kitchen. As I am the one regularly coming up with weird solutions to things, I made paper corners to cover up the ugliness.

Here is how I did it:
I wish I had some talent in working with wood (that would have looked really nice), but alas, I ended up with one of my favourite materials- paper. I measured the width and length of the hinges to be covered, took cardboard and paper, cut out the shapes that I wanted, glued them together and painted them.

The pattern design is the same as on the already-existing lamps in the kitchen. I thought that would match nicely.
So last weekend I finally got to superglue them in place and now this is what it looks like:

They turned out surprisingly sturdy due to the extra cardboard inside and the extra layers of lacquer on the outside =)

What do you think?
I would be really happy about some advice how to make them better (just in case they fall off or I have to do something like that again). =)
Thanks for looking!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011 01:38:55 AM »

What an unusual idea and how very kind of you. It's brilliant to take up a theme from something that's already in the kitchen.

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011 05:41:12 AM »

What a clever fix! You'd never know that was paper.

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011 08:48:53 AM »

Very nice idea. Cardboard is pretty strong, but if your not sure that glue stuff that you cover puzzles with (I can't spell it...decopash??)  is pretty solid when it dries... It also sticks to anything.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011 08:42:29 AM »

wow!  Shocked very neat!
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011 03:56:56 PM »

Creative solution!

Did you use mod podge? I use mod podge for everything..I wonder if you paint a few coats of that over it if it'll help it stay?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011 06:06:21 PM »

Thank you Antidigger, Tropic_Rose, Hollie Hobbie and Dai-chan for your kind comments. Actually I use wallpaperglue mixed with liquid latex. Tends to hold up pretty well and that is covered with several layers of paint and some extra lacquer on top.... I was worried that attaching these corners to the wall with the help of superglue wouldn't work so well, but as it turns out, that was a good idea, so far no problems  Grin ( unless you count bf getting  glue all over his his fingers together   sticking it to the wall Roll Eyes)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011 11:13:50 AM »

that looks great! i love new uses for cardboard. You did a great job
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011 01:40:25 PM »

Thank you, seamonsterz! Grin
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