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« on: June 27, 2007 05:49:25 PM »

First post... eeek! I have lurked forever and finally decided to come out of the craft closet, so to speak.

So, since my landlord is not keen on the painting thing, I took the fabric route with some sheer fabric I purchased in the fabric district, sewed up the top seams and hung it via lathing strip. The sparkly mirror thing is something I made with little precut mirror pieces to add...what else?.. sparkle  Cheesy

The futon is covered with an old duvet from Ikea

Since this is my first post, it won't let me embed the photos, so here are links to them..
http://sheridansweb.com/photos/living%20room/LR_4781.jpg
http://sheridansweb.com/photos/living%20room/LR_4782.jpg

anyway, thanks for supplying ooodles of inspiration and idea to many a lurker. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007 07:02:27 PM »

that looks FAB!!  I love it! 
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007 08:20:47 PM »

wow, I love that you used sheer fabric because it almost adds extra depth, and it keeps it from looking too heavy!
Awesome job!

But what is a lathing strip?
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007 06:54:02 AM »

Thanks Smiley

Lathing strip is 1/4" to 1/2" x 2" wooden strip used as trim in construction. It is found in the lumber area and is light, cheap and easy to cut. It also comes in longer length. I was going to use dowels, but was not sure how I wanted to hang them.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007 08:56:32 AM »

very pretty, it looks so romantic!
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007 10:55:27 AM »

i LOVE it. do you have this on all your walls? i want more pictures of the rest of the place!
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007 02:36:17 PM »

Thanks. Smiley

I actually got in a mood and rearranged a few things after this was taken. When I finish getting things hung up and straightened up, I will take some more photos.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007 06:03:58 PM »

Wow. That looks fabulous. What a way to get around the no painting thing. Love your accesories and the hanging lamp in the second pic.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007 12:56:16 PM »

That is a super idea.  How many yards of fabric did it take?
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punka
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007 03:23:27 PM »

Ooh - very chic boudoir style!

Gonna be Mrs sensible here but I know that at college we were barred from fabric hanging walls like this cos of the fire risk. God forbid, but a stray candle flame could spell disaster.

I know here in the UK you can get a spray you can apply to most any fabric to add fireproofing http://www.mslfirecheck.com/. Might be an idea to look into this just for peace of mind!
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