A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 297,148
Currently Running With Scissors:
540 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: There's so much friggin beige!!!  (Read 633 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
lilautumn
« on: August 26, 2008 07:24:16 PM »

Ok, so i just moved into my boyfriend's apartment and he recently asked me how i wanted to do the living room.  Now here is the problem:
We have beige couches, a beige recliner, beige carpet, and beige walls.
I don't like it one bit.  It's so boring!
I would love to paint, but since we're just renting an apartment, thats not possible. 
We're trying to go for a kind of movie theme.  At this point we only have a 300 poster and 2 transformers posters up on the walls.  He's really into comic books...i mean...REALLY into comic books so i thought about decoupaging a coffee table with comics.  And then i realized that there is no way in hell he would ever let me take scissors to any comic book and if i did anyways, he would turn into the red hulk.  So that idea is out.  He likes toned down colors and is really into buying sets of matching stuff and things of that sort.  I, on the other hand, like lots of color and like cutesy mismatched stuff.  So i need to find a happy medium.
Anyone have any good ideas? 
It would help me out a lot!
Thanks!  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

EMERSON.
bastet
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008 06:13:12 AM »

it is of course one thing to cut into HIS comic-books. But will he mind cutting in ANY  other comic-books? Look around at fleemarkets or buy new ones. I like the idea of decoupaging the table. Or use photocopied cartoons, get the newspaper-comics to do the decoupage.

And nevertheless he loves toned down colors: you need to decorate with colors that are not toned down. Fortunately beige goes with orange, red, purple, green in most of all shades. All blue-tones with a yellowish-touch will be fine too (like turquoise).
Avoid blueish-shades (even red, purple and green have lots of blueish shades!).
Get cushions, curtains, shawls, plaids, small carpets and accessoiries in those colours.
Just compromise on one of the mentioned colors above to match with beige and the other toned down colors.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 19977
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008 06:19:08 AM »

What about wall decals you can take down later? There are tons of cute ones on Etsy, also Ikea, Target, etc etc. Black can add a nice "pop" with beige and give you visual interest while remaining neutral for your color-shy BF. There's a good thread about non-paint alternatives for renters in this board, as well.

Bright colored pillows and throws can spice up your bland furniture, and a rug adds lots of color to a room.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
lilautumn
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008 07:20:49 AM »

it is of course one thing to cut into HIS comic-books. But will he mind cutting in ANY  other comic-books? Look around at fleemarkets or buy new ones. I like the idea of decoupaging the table. Or use photocopied cartoons, get the newspaper-comics to do the decoupage.


Haha I tried this already.  If I got any other comic books he'd just want to keep them so he could trade them in for store credit.
*sigh*
Gotta love my nerd-man.


But these are both really great ideas!
Thanks so much, you guys!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

EMERSON.
batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 19977
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008 07:27:20 AM »

You could make pillows or wall decorations out of something like this:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_10&listing_id=12662417

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_7&listing_id=14266193

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
lilautumn
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008 01:58:26 PM »


those are so COOL.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

EMERSON.
jmk3482
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2008 08:30:01 PM »

What about printing off pictures of comic book characters and using those to decoupage the table. That would just be printer paper?

« Last Edit: October 06, 2008 02:39:08 PM by jungrrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://mysewingcircle.com/
A craft a day keeps the stabbiness away.
batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 19977
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008 05:36:52 AM »

True! Sunday comics from the newspaper would be cute, too!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
Retromiad
Offline Offline

Posts: 1137
Joined: 27-Jul-2007

I have to send it WHEN?!?


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008 10:26:03 AM »

If you can sew, make a sofa cover.  If you can knit or crochet, make some colourful blankets to throw on it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
A Midwestern Twist on Chicken Vesuvio
Southern Fried Chicken – Made by a Kentucky Native
Award-Winning Shrimp Linguini With Craig Hazelbaker in Cedar Rapids, IA
Barbecue Shrimp With Maze Jackson in Chicago, IL
6 Tips For Grilling Perfect Burgers: Labor Day Cooking Essentials
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.