Project 28: Done and lessons learnedJuly 31, 2011
My music wall is done! … for now. I have a feeling it’s the sort of thing I’ll be adding to as I find fun noisemakers. I also have more space leftover than I thought I would so there is plenty of room for more fun.
You can see that I made a sort of xylophone from cardboard tubes, a set of chimes from metal computer parts, and a shaker from a plastic egg in a macrame holder. A metal bar on the bottom gives new standers a place to hold on and also makes a great noise when hit with a drumstick. A utensil holder from Ikea gives us a place to store extra instruments.
I hung a piece of posterboard as a backdrop so we won’t damage the wall and made a simple frame from furring strips (leftover from the nightstands project). They are screwed into studs so the whole thing won’t come down when the babies try to climb it.
– The message of the Scrap Exchange is that one man’s trash is another man’s art, but I think one man’s trash can also be another man’s fun toy.
– Kittens like music walls, too.
The music wall will be put to the real test tomorrow when the baby comes over. I’ll try to get photos or a video of it in action!
Speaking of macrame, come back tomorrow for next week’s project…