I like wine. I sip a glass . . . or two. . . every night.
I save the corks. I like the look and feel of them. They're substantial!
They're clever! Some are like little works of art.
They're souvenirs! Reminders of trips, events, celebrations, and bottles of wine you just really liked.
Over time, my cork collection has grown. It filled several large, glass containers. It started to get a little ridiculous.
What do you DO with all of those corks? Inspired by my friend, Sandie, who covered the ceiling of her wet bar/butler's pantry with corks (SO cool!), I decided to create a Wall of Corks. Not only would it look cool, but it could be a functional "cork board", too!
As usual, I called on my Dad -- The Mastermind -- to help me translate my idea into reality. He installed it yesterday!
Each cork -- and there are over 300 -- is cut in half (so there are over 600 half-corks on the wall!). Now, in fairness, not all of the corks were from me. My Dad contributed some of his own. But . . . well, most of them were mine. Tom puts it this way: my Wall of Cork represents over $3,000 in wine consumed!!!