Thursday, November 7, 2013
Mind the Gap...
Maybe I should have built the cabinet on a backwards slant...There is a gap! Oh well.
I was a little sloppy with the glue on the inside of the door. Maybe I will blame it on Nellie spilling something.
I promised you two kinds of hinges. You are only getting the paper ones today... I figure that most people know how to do the metal ones and there are plenty of tutorials around on how to do it.
I opted for card stock hinges. I used the black textured scrapbook card stock that I used in the bookworm bookcase in Zar's room. I used the pattern that you see on the drawings and simply cut two of them out of the card stock. I did some texture on them with a tiny ball stylus and put nail heads in with the tip of a mechanical pencil.
To install them so that they would work, I bent the hinge part back. I glued the front part of the hinges to the front of the door.
Then, being careful not to put glue on the door, I glued the bent part to the inside frame of the door. In the above photo, the glue is still a tiny bit wet. I will go back and cut off the excess or glue it to the inside of the frame when it is totally dry.
Here you see the front of the door. The knob is simply a punched out flower and a piece of the same paper rolled into a tube and trimmed.
If I really want to open the door, I will slide an Exacto blade into the crack and pull it open....I don't intend to do that too often. The card stock is very sturdy and will hold up for years. And it looks like wrought iron.
I almost forgot to show you my latest wire wrap. It was a very plain pendant watch that I bought at Walmart, years ago..
What can I say? I was bored. It was there and so was the wire...
Now all I have to do is find a chain for it...
See you tomorrow.