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« on: August 14, 2007 11:50:59 AM »

My roommate and I share a one bedroom apartment, and my room is part of the living room... I love it, actually... My fourth wall is actually made up of 3 folding screens and a bookshelf that faces the living room side.... it looks cute from the living room, and from my room!

Here are some photos of how I decorated my awesome wall Smiley






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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 11:57:05 AM »

The white screens look very cheerful!  Good choice for that space. I used to live in a living room situation and just had this weird curtain as a divider. Your idea is wonderful!

Like the "S" too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 12:00:29 PM »

The white screens look very cheerful!  Good choice for that space. I used to live in a living room situation and just had this weird curtain as a divider. Your idea is wonderful!

Like the "S" too.

Thanks so much! I love this apartment in general (it's about 100 years old, and really cottage-esque) and the screens fit in well... oh, and i got the "S" at hobby lobby for about $2 (they're just MDF letters) and then painted it w/ acrilyc paint and covered it w/ mod podge! It was super fun, and i think it looks cool!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 12:09:47 PM »

I LOVE the pictures in the third photo in your post - are they photographs, or paintings, or what?  They are really lovely!  Nice idea, as well, to use the divider.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 12:19:04 PM »

I LOVE the pictures in the third photo in your post - are they photographs, or paintings, or what?  They are really lovely!  Nice idea, as well, to use the divider.

They're from aliciabock.etsy.com .... I printed them myself, although if I had the money I would have purchased them... all of her photography is fantastic, however, and eventually when I do have money I'm going to start buying stuff up, one by one!
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007 07:43:13 AM »

The S is wonderful!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007 06:42:54 PM »

Hey there,

Kudos for being so creative with your space. It was a great idea to put up a screen to give yourself some privacy in your room.

I have to say though...it's pretty disappointing that you would steal an artist's work like that. It is not OK to print out another person's art without paying--it's the same thing as stealing, even if you have every intention of going back later and actually buying prints.

I'm sorry if I seem kind of harsh, but I feel really strongly about this subject. It's not like most of the artists on Etsy are making much profit anyway. I just really don't think it's ok to use someone's art without permission, and considering how many Craftster members also sell on Etsy, I think many people here would agree with me.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007 08:50:40 PM »

Hey there,

Kudos for being so creative with your space. It was a great idea to put up a screen to give yourself some privacy in your room.

I have to say though...it's pretty disappointing that you would steal an artist's work like that. It is not OK to print out another person's art without paying--it's the same thing as stealing, even if you have every intention of going back later and actually buying prints.

I'm sorry if I seem kind of harsh, but I feel really strongly about this subject. It's not like most of the artists on Etsy are making much profit anyway. I just really don't think it's ok to use someone's art without permission, and considering how many Craftster members also sell on Etsy, I think many people here would agree with me.

Don't worry, I understand what you're saying... and the thing is, I do agree with you.... I honestly would much rather own the real thing, since the photo quality isn't actually as good, and being that it's made of regular printer paper, it's going to tear as soon as I take them down, but when you are in my situation (ie. choosing between food, school books, or rent) purchasing the real thing isn't exactly an option....

I would recommend that anyone buy the real thing, which is why I replied with the website, because I think that an actual print would be fantastic....

And I agree with you, it isn't a preferable way to go about things, but I knew that I wanted these to be displayed in my room, and I didn't have the option of buying them... I wouldn't have even mentioned that I printed them myself, simply listed the etsy, except that I felt that the quality of my print outs are not a good representation of what you would pay for, which I could guarantee would be better quality. 

I understand that my rationale still isn't going to justify it as not stealing. However, I am doing what I can to tell other people about her work, in hopes that they, should they have more money than me (a person who is putting herself through college on a minimum wage job with no help whatsoever) will actually buy the real thing that I so covet.

Again, I apologize that I have offended you. I do hope that you will not let it stand in your mind as something against my character.

I honestly understand where you're coming from, but I justify it by the fact that the quality of what I have greatly suffers from the way I got these prints. They are nothing more than cheap printer paper, printed out at the library. They will rip as soon as I take them down. They will not last as long as an actual print would, which is why it is not preferable to do this, even to me. However, I have no other way of going about it at this time.

I'm sorry to have offended you.
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007 10:53:15 PM »

Well, thanks for such a mature response. You haven't offended me...my sensibilities maybe, but not me personally, and I don't think you're a bad person or anything. You're definitely a great crafter. Smiley

I know that it can be hard when you're paying for college on your own. I'm doing it myself right now, albeit not on a minimum wage job (...and btw holy crap I just looked it up and Indiana has a really low minimum wage! In Washington it's 7.93!)

I hear you, but I guess I still disagree with your justification.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand...
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007 02:49:36 AM »

You, know, I actually didn't reply because my first thought was "that's not okay - pay the poor starving artist already", and I didn't want to say anything.  I'm glad someone did, and I'm glad the original poster gave such a pleasant and well-thought out response.  If nothing else, it immediately made me go to the artist's site and both heart and wist her awesome artwork.  If my dh reads this - I really really want one for my (upcoming) birthday!!! 

On both sides - well done handling a tough topic with style and empathy!
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