Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Mosaic - part two

I was hoping to have the mosaic well on its way, but I realised that the wall I was mounting it on really needed painting - and seeing as how I'm planning to attach each of the 40 CD cases to the wall with padded double sided sticky tape, I really need to make sure the wall is in best nick first, 'cause painting round upto 160 tiny padded double sided sticky tape pieces will be a major arse ache.

This lead on to the whole room being painted from a not-very-nice powder blue, to a super neutral white. (like the rest of the house - I'm going for a real 2001: A Space Odyssey vibe).

I'm 50% through the painting and should be back on track with the mosaic tomorrow evening. The room is particularly big, I'm just a slow painter (and I hate it).

As I said yesterday, this mosaic is really a short of tester for a much larger project I have in mind for the lounge.

If the BBC Changing Rooms, or BBC DIY, or ITV Good Homes or any number of those legion of home make over shows had tackled this project it'd be done and dusted by now.

Pictures with tomorrows post (hopefully).

I haven't ignored all the great questions you guys asked. I'm planning the A's to the Q's very soon.


19 comments:

pissoff said...

Take your time Herge. Take your time. In the meantime, just continue talking to us.

MHN for short said...

Yea, continue to talk to us. That's all we really wanted anyway. :-)

MHN for short said...

p.s. this idea sounds really cool. It's going to be a photomosaic?

aasmodeus said...

There's this paint that has ferrous metal in it, so when it dries you can stick magnets to the wall. It's meant for kids' rooms I suppose, but I'm sure you can just buy a load of it and paint your wall with it, then use magnets instead of tape. Then you can keep changing your mosaic :)

Sniffy said...

Fucking hell, you lot sound like you're trying to coax down a jumper from the top of a skyscraper!

Magnetic paint? I like the sound of that!

Steve Dix said...

So you'll be going for floor lighting and a large black monolith in the bedroom, then?

red one said...

Silly place to leave a jumper.

red

pissoff said...

We are Tina. Don't jump Herge.

Rowan said...

rowan uses her best megaphone voice: Step Away From the Ledge...Nice and Easy...

garfer said...

I liked the Changing Rooms episode were Lawrence LLewelyn Bowen assisted a northern nerd in decking his bedroom out in a Star Trek theme. You could tell he was thinking: "Christ, get me out of here as soon as possible...I want to go home to Chelsea!"

cali said...

That magnetic paint sounds really fuckin cool.

Ship Creak said...

Mosaic sounds like a good idea, pal. If it was for your living room, I'd be asking you if you were planning on getting rid of that lichtenstein...

Sorry to hear you're winding things up. I personally haven't had any time for the last month to catch up or do any real blogging myself, but what hope do we all have for inspiration with the (demise?) of Angry Chimp?

Can we at least hope for the occasional flash of inspirational that sparks a post or two, or is this a deliberate, concerted effort to make time for other things?

Also, on a lighter note, when are we all coming round for that knees-up?

Sniffy said...

Hurrah! The return of Mr Ship.

MHN for short said...

Hey! Party? Kick back a few for me!

aasmodeus said...

$90 for a gallon of magnetic primer

Ship Creak said...

No need to hurrah me, tina. Though I am, obviously, flattered. Herge doesn't seem to comment back on his blogs lately, does he? Hope he didn't take a leaf out of my book...

Herge Smith said...

Me, copy you! P'ah, hardly.

Sniffy said...

Ho ho ho, Herge.

Rowan said...

ooohhhh and another thing I meant to ask before its too late! What is the reason behind the moniker of the Angry Chimp? Been dying to learn that news.