By Bernie Bell
I have bad eyesight, which means that I find it difficult to see the steps at either end of the concrete path in front of our house. The one on the left is concrete, to concrete – no difference in texture or colour to give me some clues! So, I thought it would be a good idea to have something to mark the edge, but not the kind of stripes which are usually used. I put my thinking cap on and came up with the idea of having a wavy line, with dots in between the whirls.
Mike made a stencil out of an old cereal packet, got some BRIGHT YELLOW paint – et voila –
I can’t miss seeing the edge of this one! The other end is easier as it’s concrete, to gravel, and I’ve put nice, rounded stones along the gravel edge, too – but I still get a wavy line, as it all helps me to see.
I then thought it would be a shame to throw away the shape which was cut out to make the stencil, so I stuck it along the end of the cupboards in the kitchen….
Not what everyone would choose as decoration, but it’s our house, and we can stick what we like on the walls and cupboards – and – we do!
I thought I’d write this up for TON, as it might be helpful for other folk who have trouble seeing edges – try whirly lines and dots – or the shape of your choice – instead of stark black and yellow or red and white lines? It’s an idea.