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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2007 06:38:19 AM »

that's awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2007 02:04:40 PM »

This is quite easily the easiest thing I have ever done.

Basically, all dorm beds have holes in the posts in case you and your roommate want to bunk your beds. All you have to do is go out an buy dowel rods that fit in them. Then I taped another dowel rod to the two in the holes (which is where woodglue or somehting would have been helpful). Then I took the fabric and stretched it across. The dowel rods bend under the weight, so I secured them (think like a suspension bridge) to my desk on one side and my fridge on the other. To keep the fabric from sinking too low, I tied a string to one of the dowel rods and took a sewing needle and put it through the fabric and tied it to the other side.

Basically, I had no plan beyond the dowel rods, so everything afterwards is sort of incidental. I plan on making it prettier when I get fishing line, but for now it's good.
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2007 12:40:05 AM »

Wow, I had one almost just like that in MY dorm room!  Mine had a wood frame that was held up by my bed, and the fabric was double sided sticky taped to the walls.  It was made out of indian tapestries.  I've tried to recreate it everywhere I've lived since, but it never feels quite the same. 

I love the blue on yours, its dreamy Wink
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2007 08:24:17 PM »

Wow, I like that! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2007 02:10:13 PM »

You really CAN do anything with duct-tape!
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2007 03:19:49 PM »

very nice!

dont worry, my roommate thought i was nuts too :p

i love the brick wall, my dorm was sooooooooooo ugly... puke colored standard issue school cinder block walls  Shocked gross!    Cry
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2007 12:55:58 AM »

love the idea and the colors! very tranquil and underwatery lol i would not suggest gluing dowels into anything though, since they may charge you for some sorta "damage" if it can't be taken out/down
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2007 01:12:31 PM »

Yeah for forts!
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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2007 02:20:39 PM »

I love this!
From the fort idea to the colours. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2007 11:03:50 PM »

This is so romantic looking. I love it!
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