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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2004 11:07:13 AM »

yeh there isnt one near me yet (its coming in 2005) but i travel about 10 hours to the one in VA for my fix ---
i am crazy for ikea!

they are under $10 a piece I think - shipping is an arm and leg though ....
so yeh its been added to my site!


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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2004 12:39:43 PM »

 i didn't use batting... i just  stretched the fabric over 3 layers of corrugated cardboard.  it was really easy... the only problem was I used a regular paper stapler instead of a staple gun.   I went through a lot of staples,  for some reason they didn't want to go into the cardboard. I really had to slam my hand down on the stapler and eventually I had enough staples go through the cardboard to hold the fabric in place.  

If you're worried about too many patterns... you could just use solid colors that match your decor.

yay, i do have a staple gun, its a cheapo one - but i bet it'll do the trick w/cardboard.

and yeah. im thinking solids. in different shades. . .? ohh how I wish i had some fabric to match in my craftroom! i have everything else in there [ tons and tons of fabric ] and none to match my crazy living room~

now im dying to hit the fabric stores! thanks!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2004 02:15:22 PM »

those 3M Command hook things work really well to stick stuff to walls non pemently.  a little more expensive than double stick tape, but they come off nice and cleanly.  you don't have the buy the actual hooks; they sell refills with just the stick tabs.  the only problem is that you have to leave the little tabs sticking out, but you probably wouldn't notice it much at all against white and so far away.

just to give an example of why they're so great, I used a 2 lb capacity one to stick a plywood shape to a kind of rough painted plaster wall.  it's been up for about five months with no problems.  I'm sure I could've used a smaller tab, but I had the 2 lb one left over.

« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2004 05:00:23 PM »

artzyfartzy: i (blush) just used thumbtacks. i'm sure there are better ways! (i assume that you're talking about the big hangings, and not the little denim squares)

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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2004 06:31:08 AM »

another thing that might work with these ideas is foam board instead of cardboard.  I think that's what its called--its like 2 peices of white poster board with foam stuff in the middle--its used for student projects/displays.  It would be thicker and maybe easier to work with.  Also, it is very light so you could just use those 3M tab things to stick it to the wall.  Just an idea!!

BTW, I totally love your room!!  What did you use for those long "strips" that have photos on them?  I love that idea!
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BTW, I totally love your room!!  What did you use for those long "strips" that have photos on them?  I love that idea!

AnnaMarie, foamboard would be a good idea. thanks!..

thanks for the compliments on the room.  The pictures are on a bamboo table runners I got at Pier1....they are just set in between the bamboo so I can easily remove and change them to my liking.

only takes 2 small nails for the bamboo cuz it's so light..and i was able to hang a whole load of pictures and not get my landlord in a tizzy!


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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2004 12:10:51 PM »

hhahah i've been reading this site like it's a religion nowadays and half the stuff in that room, i have seen in posts. it's kewl to see that it's all this cohesive decor, tho hehehe

« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2004 03:22:29 PM »

hhahah i've been reading this site like it's a religion nowadays and half the stuff in that room, i have seen in posts. it's kewl to see that it's all this cohesive decor, tho hehehe

yup, I'm also a craftster addict  Grin..  and posted the click lights tutorial + lite brite table + many others  Wink

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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2004 04:42:09 AM »

darn it...no ikea near me.  Huh i can hunt for something similiar tho.

Ikea.com is a wonderful, wonderful place.   They don't have everything available on their online store, but most of their stuff IS.  They also give you the dimensions of everything, and shipping is really really reasonable.   I <3 Ikea.com.

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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2004 05:25:25 PM »

SARONGS!!! They decorate my walls for years before i got off my ass and painted. They look so good! You can get them in like a million different colours, and use them for pillows, tack them on walls etc. And of course there is the paint-a-canvas-a-solid-colour-and-hang-it-up-to-look-expensive trick.
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