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« on: November 15, 2004 07:18:29 PM »

ok so i really want to paint or draw something for my dorm room. Im moving in in dec 1 and the idea of those boring white walls makes me sick. I want to know if anyone has any ideas or seen a painting or photograph out there that i could draw or re create somehow. I need some help anything cool or that inspired you would help me out.

« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004 03:15:46 PM »

Do you need to draw it yourself or only frame it yourself?

People should be getting rid of their old calendars full of neat, nifty, and not so pictures.  Some magazines are full of some great pictures from advertizements to wildlife.  Maybe you could frame and/or mat a found picture.  Second hand stores have a ton of frames and mats with pre-existing pictures in them for less than buying new; scrap their picture for your own.

The fabric store is full of neat prints.  Cover cut cardboard for a one of a kind; duct tape, a stapler, or a glue gun can secure the edges on the back.  Or, use a painting canvas stretcher and a heavy duty stapler or glue gun.  You might even check out a second hand store for material from pillow cases and sheets to curtains to clothing.

Through time, people have used rugs for wall hangings.  I've even seen some interesting placemats pinned on the wall as is as well as framed.

If you want to generate something quick, to the numbers, and relatively simple:  cut cardboard to size, cover with paper or cloth using glue, then glue a "quilt" of paper and/or cloth using one of the various quilt patterns available.  The library should be chock full of quilting patterns.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2005 08:55:38 PM »

If you just don't want white walls, then you could just cover one wall with fabric. Find some fabric you like, fairly cheap, no texture(velvet would be texture) and use liquid starch to Wallpaper paste it onto the wall. I've never done this, but I know that military 'wives' do it all the time since you are not allowed to paint or nail up the walls if you live in military housing. Or you could use http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ to pick an image that you could print out to cover your walls. Good Luck!
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