weefolkqueennlk
November 20, 2011 in Photo Questions
I started this project once and it was so hard! What did you use to cut the corks in half?
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Sonja Hilliard, DVM
I used a saw tooth bread knife...which I don't recommend, unless you wear gloves. I cut myself probably no less than 50 times. However if you have access to a band saw and a pair of tongs to feed it through that would probably be easier and safer. It was a labor of love, for sure, but I've been so happy with the outcome!
January 30, 2012 at 12:45pm   
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Gay Wells
I just glued my corks to the wall without cutting. It was not fun to remove when I had to sell my house.
March 14, 2012 at 10:03am   
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gatzke68
Sonja, I love your idea for the backsplash. I was considering sealing some of my favorite wine labels onto tile, but now you have me thinking about using the corks. Did you seal your corks?

Gay, why did you remove them when you sold your house? Also, did you scan and print copies of the labels?
December 9, 2012 at 8:12pm     
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If you want to have any of the wine labels hand painted onto the tumbled stone tiles like 4x4, 6x6 or bigger you may find contact at www.artpalette.net. These wine corks will look good when surrounding a beautiful wine mural custom made by www.artpalette.net
December 9, 2012 at 9:06pm   
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Sonja Hilliard, DVM
I didn't seal them and haven't had any problems with my backsplash period since I installed it 3 years ago. I love it as much today as I did when it was finished. Maybe consider framing special wine labels within the backsplash, as I did my Ansel Adams post card collection, to get the best of both ideas?
December 9, 2012 at 11:22pm     
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roseherdman
Do you have an idea how many corks it took you to do this?
March 21, 2013 at 5:24am   
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Sonja Hilliard, DVM
It takes about 40-50 corks per square foot, I used less because I did the cork around the picture frames.
March 23, 2013 at 1:57pm   
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what did you use to cur the corks in half?
March 25, 2013 at 11:39am   
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Sonja Hilliard, DVM
See first comment.
March 25, 2013 at 12:08pm   
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Gay Wells
My house was in South Carolina. I had to appeal to all people who may have viewed my house - southern baptist and others.
March 26, 2013 at 1:49am     
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Gay Wells
The "labels" are a preprinted wallpaper. It was a great half bath.
March 26, 2013 at 1:50am     
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