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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Sturdy floor-to-ceiling rods that can support a shelf? on: July 26, 2010 06:46:23 PM
Does this exist?

I'm trying to explore dorm room decor options since they have some tight rules.
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Residents may not paint, wallpaper, remodel, or make any structural changes to their rooms, apartments, or suites. Posters, photographs, paintings, etc. should be hung using minimal small tacks. The preferred product recommended for hanging items are 3M Command Strips. The use of contact paper on shelves or walls is prohibited. Duct tape may not be adhered to any surface in RIT housing. Residents shall not erect or attach any exterior wires, aerials, signs, etc., about the rooms, apartments, or suites or the premises.

So I was wondering if there existed any tension poles that could support a shelf since I can't mount anything to the wall.

Anyways, I was wondering since it would be cool do do something like this
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7583/tensionrodfauxmount.jpg
And make up hapless folks who live in dorms just a little less screwed since we can't use screws.

TV is probably a bit ambitious, but I threw it in anyway.

Over all, do they make tension poles that are that strong? All the ones I see are mainly for holding soap in a bathroom or curtains. Although I did see a bike one once, but I can't find it. And maybe a portable stripper pole could work if I could figure out how to drill it.

So, what do you guys think?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Old Trunk on: July 25, 2010 07:50:41 PM
Hi, I've got an old trunk that I scored off of Craigslist and I wanted to know what can I do with it (besides put stuff inside of course  Tongue).

I wanted something pretty simple, since I'm new to the whole DIY thing.

My dad said it's made out of chipboard, and we went ahead and line the inside with vinyl so I wouldn't have to worry about snagging stuff on the original wood interior (Which is why the white back of the vinyl is peeking out in the third pic--I've still got to go cut it.) The trim seems to be some leathery material and the I don't know what the rusty metal is--but I'm not awfully concerned about cleaning it.

As yall can see from the second, pic, the bottom edge in the back has taken a beating, do you know how I can fix that?

And what would I have to do to either paint this or maybe decoupage it? Do I have to prepare it first?

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8931/img0344ai.jpg
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9282/img0358h.jpg
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5056/img0367vm.jpg
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Methods for Non-Boring Luggage? on: June 28, 2007 02:00:49 AM
What ways can I spice up luggage/duffels/suitcases besides the straps and tags?

I know that there's decoupage and acrylic paints, but I'm worried about the handling. I don't want to end up having the whole thing ruined after one flight.

If I painted it or glued pictures, is there a good and virtually foolproof way to make it stand up through the loading abuse? Or will I have to just get used to the chipped look if I decide to do it? After all, it will take abuse. I don't even handle my stuff lightly. I'm usually too busy grabbing it quickly so I can go home already.
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