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« on: September 30, 2006 02:34:45 PM »

Hey guys and dolls,
Just wanted to re-express the coolness that is the search button. Leah has all sorts of options in the advanced settings. I know that a big question is what to do when you cant paint your walls so I am going to try and get a popular link section going.
Thanks! AND USE THE SEARCH BEFORE YOU POST Grin
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Thanks Madelblue for compiling this list![/i]

"New apartment cant paint" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=121936.0

"wall decoration with tile mirrors" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118649.0

white walls, cant paint http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32753.0

white apartment walls" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=114162.0

dorm walls http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106139.0

"massive wall, cant paint" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83522.0

dorm walls "http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77452.0"
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31137.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32911.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=25036.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19430.0

crafty dorm thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41348.0
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006 08:07:34 AM »

The FANTABALOUS Madelblue compiled this list for projects that are often sought after for tricky "I cant paint" ideas. Im sure this will help you a lot!

"Cardboard wallpaper"  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122396.0

"What to do when you cant paint" Fabric wall coverings: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=117014.0

Microfiber art piece http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122206.0

Straw Mats as wallcovering http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83742.0

Super Colorful Canopied dorm room http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19870.0

"jazz up your kitchen cabinets" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=78356.0

"Cats cradle wall art" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79098.0

"Photo ribbon wall" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79297.0

More photos and ribbons" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47612.0

"Ribbon wall" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=29428.0

CD case 'wall'" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45344.0

using rub-ons for decorating http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120148.0
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2006 12:05:28 AM »

this is great!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006 11:18:31 AM »

sweet! Thanks for the links Smiley
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CheyElizabeth
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007 11:17:49 AM »

Yes! I could never dream of painting my wonderful, perfect, precious WHITE apartment walls! hehe, great ideas in here
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iNap
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007 05:51:13 PM »

A lot of these suggestion threads talk about covering the walls with fabric. I haven't been able to find a pic of a room that's had this done; anyone got a finished product I can check out?
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sarahswingset
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007 06:46:56 PM »

so helpful!  thanks!
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superchristie
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008 04:23:49 PM »

I am afraid that many of those posts are old and the pictures are broken.  I was wondering if anyone knew of any examples of a before/after not painted but starched wall?  I would like to see a finished product but can't find any examples.
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marcellatermini
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008 05:51:12 AM »

This is a great post, thank you retroeva!  I was wondering if anyone has used the starch/fabric wall in the bathroom...  I am all set to try it, as in my current bathroom I have 3 pink walls and one black wall with ceiling sparkle... sounds cute, and when I came up with the idea I was on cloud 9... however a year later I want to cry when I look at it... not so cute... anyways, I have fabulous repro barkcloth that I want to hang in there over it, but am concerned that the moisture from the bathroom will loosen the starch... anyone do it in the bathroom?? Many thanks again!!!
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chelseavantol
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008 01:50:47 PM »

I wanna try the starch thing... will it damage the walls at all???
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Clarity
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008 03:02:17 PM »

Thanks for posting that, there ought to be more big link pages like this to save time.

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La_Exotique
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008 12:08:34 PM »

Ideas i've collected from online

Making Wall Art out of Styrofoam
http://www.curbly.com/DIY-Maven/posts/3269-Making-Wall-Art-out-of-Styrofoam

Decorative Plate Wall How-to
http://www.shakinstyle.com/2008/04/decorative-plat.html
(can easily be done with plastic plates, or disposable paper plates, put a little gluetack on the back)

String of cards
http://www.sunset.com/sunset/enlarge/0,21785,1510436,00.html

My favorite (A CURTAIN MADE OUT OF WATER BOTTLE BOTTOMS!!!)
http://ayoska.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/think-green-repurposed-water-bottles/

DIY BRANCH DECORATION
http://ayoska.wordpress.com/2008/04/03/diy-branch-decor/
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witchcrafty
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009 07:08:06 AM »

I'm in love with vinyl for the walls. You can buy it pretty cheap online and it makes a room. If you don't have a Cricut Expression, you can go to many scrapbook stores and uses their machine and cartridges for a very low cost. I have a retro square art pieces in my living room on a giant wall and I redid our tiny bath as a "bird" bath as we have a pedestal sink in there. Too much fun! Get creative and go for it!
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Gregdill
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2009 03:53:16 AM »

It's relay useful to me.
Thk 4 posting link.
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Charles M
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2009 03:10:04 PM »

You can upholster your walls with fabric. I know it sounds strange- but it looks great. I'd recommend a damask or a silk for fancy spaces- or a microsuede for that modern look.

Charles
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www.draperyrow.com
Tasty, Trendy, Fabrics
roseback11
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010 02:34:43 AM »

Thanks for the links~~~ Roll Eyes
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celia_zhong
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011 10:45:31 PM »

Thank you for so abudant links. which is very useful to us.
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mark.jayson
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2012 05:43:28 AM »

Thanks. This will be very helpful.
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012 09:22:48 AM »

I just moved to an adorable apartment but can't (and don't really wanna) paint, so I starched awesome fabric to my walls like this: http://www.mattandshari.com/decorating-ideas/starching-fabric-to-walls-new.html and it worked out SO WELL[/size]!!!!

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AhuraFarouk
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2012 01:36:08 AM »

Many thanks for sharing.

White walls will need more maintenance to keep them clean all the time. Is there any way to keep them clean without too much efforts.
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william99
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013 11:56:08 PM »

Well that's great sharing. I have tried some of the links and found them very helpful. Hope to get some more new ideas soon.
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Evelyn_65
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2013 05:45:53 AM »

Fantastic list of ideas. I found them helpful. Thanks for sharing such great write up. I will surely implement your ideas for my apartment.
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