I just can’t get used to how long it takes me to do things these days. I know, two kids (especially my two kids) kind of hinder any sort of progress on projects, but still…I find myself continually surprised.
The Banging Wall is no exception. I’ve been talking about it for weeks. Ten days ago I gathered up all the materials. I thought I’d finish the project that day, but no. Yesterday I managed to unscrew the four screws I needed to free the piece of wood to be the base of the banging wall. Clementine then woke up from a nap and drilling with baby in hand did not seem like the best idea. Then today, it came together. I completed the project with a whole ten minutes work.
A banging wall, if you’re not familiar, is for banging to make music (not necessarily to get out your frustrations, but I guess you could do that, too). Here it is in all its glory:
It is composed of some pans, a colander that lost its handles, a broken veggie steamer, a grill grate, broken wind chimes restrung with beads, and xylophone pieces. Off to the right is the metal rain stick I blogged about before. To the left are wooden spoons and metal whisks for banging.
Sadly, Daisy was too sick to come out to test it out. Clementine really enjoyed the metal rain stick and xylophone pieces. I made Dave come out to play on the wall just so I could hear it in action. It reminded me of the time he played with Widespread Panic.
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