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« on: August 03, 2004 05:46:47 PM »

ok, my room was oh-so-boring and i decided that i needed to spiff it up a bit
my first idea came when i was looking through a PB teen mag and saw these awesome feather lights that were like a zillion dollars. there were like a bunch of strands and they were hanging down one wall. i somehow thought i could use tinsel instead.  so after x-mas i bought a bunch of tinsel that was like onsale for 50 cents and came home and all i did was tape the tinsel to the line where the ceiling and wall meet.  i put a bunch of strands on to cover the whole wall and it turned out like this...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/scubapansy/tinsselroom.bmp
and my friend helped me with the other project!  I have a bunk bed set up (except my bottom bed is on the other side of the room) so underneath the top bed is just space. so my dad helped me put in an eye hook at each end of the wood above the last board.  i then took a sheet that matched my bed and slipped a piece of 18 gauge wire through the little part where th fabric is sewed folded over (at the top of the sheet) and i strung the wire through the eye hooks and tightened the wire. so now i have a curtain that i can push over and craft or read in my space. but anyways, then i took another piece of the wire and wrapped it around the board above and tightened it around the eyehook on the other side (so it is slightly diagonal) and i took baby clothes pins and attached pictures to them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/scubapansy/pictureroom.bmp
and here is what my room now looks like and i am very happy with it! YAY!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/scubapansy/room.bmp
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2004 01:25:32 PM »

Did you wrap christmas tree lights around the tinsel?  I bet that would be pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2004 04:53:26 PM »

ohh! i never thought of that! thats a great idea!! i really like the tinsel as it is but the lights would be a very nice touch... Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2004 11:03:55 AM »

You might want to test that out under observation with some Chirstmas lights you have in the house before going out and buying some just for that.  You don't want to the lights to heat up the tinsel too much, could be a possible fire hazard.  It is a cool idea though, just saying you might want to test it first.  By the way, your room looks great!  Very bright and colorful!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2004 04:19:14 PM »

that is very true thecynthesizer- i have this phobia of burning down my house...so that might not be the way to go... haha...i like the tinsel as it is...
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2004 10:29:52 PM »

I would think that the tinsel would be ok since it was made for Christmas trees...which have lights on them...I don't know though.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2004 10:38:32 PM »

the pictures with the clothespins idea is great!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2004 03:34:59 PM »

Girl I am LOVIN' your room. Nice job!

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2005 09:55:37 AM »

Awesome ideas! I want a bunkbed or loftbed SO badly, I need the space. Besides, it would be a nice place to store a comfy couch
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