Have you ever seen one of those wine cork cork boards? Well, I’ve been saving up corks for years now, and finally completing a board of my own is something that’s been on my List forever, but I just hadn’t had the patience to get the board assembled.
A few months ago, I finally had the time to sit down and arrange the board the way I wanted it. There are a lot of different designs out there, but I really wanted to make one that was more of a spiral pattern. It seemed a good idea at the time, but it proved rather difficult, because it requires corks of varying sizes, and fitting them all together like a puzzle.
I got pretty close to the way I wanted to to look, and I was one small cork short, so it just sat unglued for months. (For the record, Framboise corks are perfect for filling in small gaps, but I don’t like Framboise, so my dear friend Erin was drinking it and sending me corks when I saw her.) However, I was days away from moving, and if I didn’t get the pieces glued in before I moved, I knew I’d have to start back at square one. So, with some finagling, I managed to get the pieces in and secure, finally completing my years-long project.
It’s far from perfect, and the OCD in me can’t look too closely at the small imperfections without going crazy, but from afar, I think it turned out pretty well. It will make a great addition to my new apartment.
And, I can finally cross it off my list.