Wednesday Vignette – achieving a lot with a little

Last week, while picking up a kid at the Circuit Bouldering Gym, I stopped to admire their  patchwork partition – intended to keep people from walking in off the street, when they open up their big roll-up door to the outside. Consisting of numerous pieces of plywood in various shades, its coarsely nailed up on its frame, and beautifully serves its function.

Seen from a distance, the surface has this rich, multi tone, brown patina and a pattern that resembles an expensive wool area rug. Up close, you can see how simply it was all put together. Plywood pieces in different sizes, some stained, some burned, some cracked – all weathered to varying degrees, and held together with nails. I really loved this. First chance I get, I’m going to use it for a fence somewhere. What an awesome backdrop this would be for a few phenomenal plant vignettes – don’t you think?

Patchwork plywood partition

Plywood patchwork

Plywood patchwork


About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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22 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – achieving a lot with a little

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  2. mattb325 says:

    I love it – that would make a great feature in a garden! And it looks like fun to make!

    I thought I’d join in too:

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  4. Christina says:

    I love these cheap and easy ideas for making something special. I’d like to join you this week.

  5. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:

    Looks great! Yours would have fewer scuff marks on it too I imagine. 🙂

  6. Peter/Outlaw says:

    That would make a great fence in a garden. How clever! My WV is here:

  7. Alison says:

    That patchwork would make a great backdrop for plants. My Wednesday Vignette is here:

  8. That is lovely, and the model (for scale) is pretty cute too!

  9. Kris P says:

    It brought to mind the parquet flooring in my childhood home. I don’t have an image to share this week but I’m glad to see that you’ve gained some new participants.

  10. Evan says:

    That would make a great accent wall or fence in a garden. Beautiful! I finally got around to posting a vignette again:

  11. Jenni says:

    I’m just fascinated by the ‘far’ shot. It looks like a tapestry. Here’s my WV post today 🙂

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