Sketchbook Challenge

Sunday, March 8, 2009


This is my new 'working wall'. I need to see my work from a little distance so I created this wall shelf for things I'm working on. It's an 8' wall and I found chicken wire used for corners on stucco prep and they are 8' long. (I think I paid about $3). I nailed it into the wall and as you can see, it supports quite a few pieces. The cat on the top left side is in a frame because I wanted to see how it looked cropped. I won't keep it up there like that, but as you can see the wire is study enough to hold it up. I thought about six penny nails or "L" brackets to further support it, but I'll wait and see how it works first. I'm using clips and picture frame hooks. I'm really happy with it so far.
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7 comments:

Cory said...

Great idea...thanks for sharing

Plain Jane said...

yea, good idea, cheap and easy & useful...my favorite kind!

Carol said...

What a great idea! Always looking for something that might work and good to be able to see it in "action". Thanks for sharing it!

lynda said...

great idea. Inexpensive too.

FUNKYSIREN said...

Too Cool! Im just finishing up my studio space so this is a fabulous idea. hugs for sharing. smiles Michelle
Oh and the art looks wonderful displayed there too.

cyn said...

This is a clever idea! Thanks for posting a link to it in Artexplorations!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/artexplorations/

Rsanchi said...

Wow, what a great display shelf idea! I'll have to investigate that piece of hardware. Not much stucco here in Connecticut, but someone must have it!