Aug 19, 2008
Warning: NO PICTURES attached. (So if you “NEED” pictures you will just have to wait until I’m finished the project!)
Fairy Door #9 is for my #1 grand-daughter who will be turning 6 next month!
This door, of course will have to be special and that means that it will be more than just a door. Yes, the door is going to open. Well, that’s the plan anyway. I had a heck of a time trying to figure out the hinges with the door only being 1/4” thick (well, I’ve never really measured it -not really sure how thick it is. I just know that “it isn’t”. —thick that is!)
My baby hinges that I have are too big. So that’s out.
Backup plan #2, #3, and #4 also didn’t work.
I was down to two options: a clasp that I had bought for my leather work and a piece of leather. Now, the leather would work if this was going to be a rustic looking door. But it’s not… so that option was out, leaving the clasp as my only option at this point. I have glued it in place and now I just have to wait for it to dry. The “hold your breath” moment will be to see if the clasp stays together and will function as a hinge or will it continually come apart letting the door fall off.
I don’t have all of the interior area designed yet, but the walls are my brilliant, sunshiny yellow that I used in my bathroom.
The hinges aren’t the only plans that have changed so far. I had the doorway complete when I decided to take the plunge and have it open. I had to then remove the step I had made for it, lowering the door which then meant I had to shorten the door frame.
But, I think it is all working out fine. We’ll know more this afternoon after the glue dries. I won’t be holding my breath til then though… but I’m sure the project will be crossing my mind throughout the morning!
“Stay focused Debbie.. stay focused…”
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)