The horizontal board was upholstered via staples…then I accidentally destroyed my staple gun…somehow. This left me with only one more option, because a glue gun wouldn’t hold up to abuse from my kids. Sewing.
After I upholstered the first board (the pic above), I decided there is no way I could upholster the corners, or sections between boards…so I, get this, PAINTED the duct tape! Lol! Who saw that coming?! I felt like a achieved new levels of lame, so while I upholstered the rest of the exposed duct tape, I brainstormed how to cover the ridiculous painted duct tape.
Once I finished upholstering, I had come up with the idea to hot glue leaves onto the painted duct tape areas. While I was gluing, I had an unfortunate mishap with the glue gun. Some dripped right onto my finger and it was so hot and painful that I couldn’t bring myself to wipe it off. It blistered immediately, and as if that wasn’t painful enough, I then had to rip the cooled down glue off the blister. That was terrific. It was such a small blister, but it had incredible pain.
(In the above pic, you can see the Star wars AT-AT walker that saved MHG’s head)
(The blister immediately after, and 1 day later)
I really like how everything turned out. It’s coming together nicely and I can’t wait to get the rest of the lattice up, paint the framing, weave ivy throughout and sit back to appreciate everything. I think my Husband and I are a good team! He builds the awesome stuff and I put the finishing touches on it. Thanks honey for making this all happen and for keeping our girls safe. I love you!