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lucid501
« on: March 22, 2005 12:38:20 PM »

My fiance and I wanted to do something to add some color to our plain white rented walls in our bedroom. We have a loose asian theme happening and he had saved all these asian pictures from a history of asian art class a few years back, which formerly were used as flash cards. So we put some of them on origami paper backgrounds, printed out some additional pictures of prints from art.com and bought a bunch of red ribbon. I also got some of those sticky photo squares found in the scrapbooking aisle at Joann. So, I got a whole bunch of different widths of ribbon, all of it red, and went crazy making criss cross lines on the walls. At many of the intersection points we used the photo squares to put up the small pictures. We are moving in a few months, so it will all come down then, but its a nice way to add color for now.

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http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mandy.hinds@sbcglobal.net/album?.dir=/227c&urlhint=actn,ren%3as,1%3af,0

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2005 12:46:37 PM »

thats a really great idea! in some ways, i think it adds more fun to the room than paint ever could.
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lucid501
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2005 12:59:48 PM »

Thanks! We were inspired by a local asian restaurant that just opened, and the walls are this nifty green color with deep red stripes going at slight angles to each other. If we were allowed to paint we probably would have painted our wall the same color green before putting ribbon up. It was my fiances idea to actually have the ribbons cross and use the pictures, and I think it turned out even nicer
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2005 01:06:27 PM »

That is a BRILLIANT!

Thanks for the inspiration!  You could take idea this in so many directions (pardon the pun).  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005 05:06:54 PM »

very nice!
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2005 10:30:31 AM »

cool idea!

i couldn't see the computer link  - all i got was a scroll bar - but somehow was able to uncover it. if anyone else is having that issue the link to her photos is:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mandy.hinds@sbcglobal.net/my_photos

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2005 10:56:28 AM »

awesome idea!! Do you have the ribbon tacked at the top of the wall?
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005 11:38:55 AM »

awesome idea!! Do you have the ribbon tacked at the top of the wall?

Yes, I just used plain gold tacks. I was going to use sticky tack or something less visable, but you can actually hardly tell the tacks are there. I suppose you could buy tacks in the same color as your ribbon. It actually only took me about 2 hours to do the whole large wall, I just tacked the ribbon at the top of the wall, let the roll drop and went down to the floor to adjust the bottom, then tacked it and cut it off at the baseboard.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2005 12:32:33 PM »

veddy nice! thank you!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2005 08:37:13 PM »

that looks fabulous!!! i'm allowed to paint in my apartment, but now i want to do that too!  thanks for the great idea!
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