Maybe it goes back to my days as the proud and nervous owner of a sailboat, where "through-hulls" were to be avoided wherever possible, as they always presented a real danger of sinking your investment as quickly as any torpedo.
In any case, it's held me back from wanting to hang much artwork in the cabin yet. I do appreciate that artwork is probably non-negotiable to many people, so in principle I didn't have anything against putting in the required hardware, but I preferred to try to keep it somehow flexible so that we could change up the art once in awhile.
Probably feeding into this idea of rotating artwork is the fact that we have a child who can often become prodigious (or is it prolific? Or profligate?!) at generating master-works.
Enter some leftover lattice from my sauna floor experiment! It did take a bit of digging out from under the snow, and then I sat it in the sun to dry, but fortunately that was one of my sunny days, and it dried very quickly.
|Nice and dry, with a hint of a wave that hopefully will smooth out over time.|
|Perfect for a youngster to hang up his favourite artwork!|
Then in the main cabin, I put up the other piece, this time with three cup hooks to ensure it could support more weight. This time I festooned it with a few small s-hooks, and then hung up our framed art and photographs.
|Looks like a good spot!|
|Okay, okay, I know they aren't all level - this was a quick test run to see how it would look up there!|