Prep involved painting that back wall, which involved moving a desk, and the worm bin and the church pew. Hey, it’s a music room!
Linda chose a chocolate charcoal if that makes any sense. In the images you’ll see the wall part of the French cleat. Those herky screws, purchased at Fastenal, go through the sheetrock (which is transitional—it has a skim coat of plaster on it!) and through the 3/4 furring strip and into the concrete block.
You can just see the corner of one of the two blocks, attached to the back of the harp, which hold it away from and parallel to the wall.
Embellishments come as we get inspired. We have one planned and I’ll post about it here. It’s a music-themed piece overall, so we don’t want to run out and buy a bunch of flugel horns on ebay just to get momentum, oh now. It will be intentional art, doncha see?
The harp is about 30” high, 36” at the bottom and 52” at the top.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"