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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Colourful chaos...


I have been wanting to re-hang my printers tray on the lounge room wall, since I rearranged my studio and didn't have any suitable wall space left. Finally last weekend I managed to get around to it... 

I stuck a hook in the wall and using the same wire from before, I hung the tray up and it worked exactly as I had hoped. Pleased with my progress, and congratulating myself on my decision, I got to work and filled it with cotton reels and lots of little bits and pieces that I have collected that are small enough to fit in the holes. And it was looking good. 



And then, just as I was adding the final bits...


I heard a tiny ping ping ping as each little bit of wire cable snapped in quick succession and, as I tilted my head to listen to try and work out what was going on, the wire snapped, and the printers tray with all it's collection fell off the wall!

Made quite a crash too. Who would have thought that tying wire in knots to make it shorter, would weaken it!!! Lots of stuff scattered EVERYWHERE.



Surprisingly, I didn’t even swear! No really! Who’d have thought it was possible.

But seriously, I was like a character in a cartoon scene. I was left standing there with a cotton reel in my hand... chaos all around me, and a look of stunned silence on my face. Is there such a look as stunned silence? Believe me, there is!



Thankfully nothing damaged or broken, though it did seem like a waste of over an hour and it has taken me another week to buy new wire and hooks and eventually re-do everything!

I'm very happy with the result. I think it's looking good. 
Again.
And order is restored... just as I like it 
(until the next bit if chaos hits that is!)
What do you think? 

18 comments:

Luhlahh said...

I love your furniture! And your floor is sooo shiny!

Jodie said...

Love it - I have a ray but have yet to fill it up _ I would never have thought of cotton reeels - they lookawesome.

Nikki said...

Looks great!

I know that facial expression..... I think it's the same one I had when my bookshelf exploded.

CurlyPops said...

Ha ha I love it!
My printers tray is still hanging on the wall absolutely bare... but now you have me thinking.

Jenny said...

It looks special with all those colourful bits and bobs-job well done

Lilli boo said...

Looks amazing Jacinta...great idea, I feel you going to inspire a new revolution in printers trays as wall art...by the way i do get "...a look of stunned silence"...believe you me I have been there!!: -)

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

It's gorgeous. I love the cotton reels. I also love the giant number 8.

Umatji said...

looks great! Did you see the post about the printers tray we have? I love them so much = and such a good way to store reels - I think I have a new and glorious need for one!

meli B said...

Looks amazing. You really do have a good eye for colour and balance, not to mention the ideas in the first place. Hope you have spare colours though! I've also got a tray like that but no wall!

LesleyG said...

I think it looks great! It seems as though you must have a very interesting, creative home.

The bit where it fell is something that would happen to me, though. :)

Kate said...

I think it looks fantastic! What a great idea to add some colour to your home

Lori ann said...

Fantastic! and useful too! whenever you need a certain color thread! It really does look like a work of art. pretty picture too.

Sasparilla Sue said...

I think it looks like it is where it's suppoed to be. I like your big #8 too!

beth said...

Hi Jacinta - love the display (of cotton reels and of calm!) Looks fab
Beth

Kim said...

I think it looks fabulous. I'm a sucker for lots of colour grouped together. Not to mention I'm totally jealous of that armchair. :)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Well I'm glad that after all that you got it up again because it looks great!

Kate said...

Oh no! So worth redoing - it looks amazing.

Nanny Pumpernickel said...

Looks awesome!