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Topic: ''petits oiseaux sur le lustre'' - Wall Art  (Read 6944 times)
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« on: September 20, 2009 05:21:04 AM »

    So, I just moved into a basement room with blank, white walls. My landlords said "NO NAILS or PAINT!!!" So, I faced an old conundrum: "how to decorate the stark walls when I can't hang anything... and I have no money?". This is an issue I am sure most of us have faced. Inspired by  Lexer's http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50495.0 and Showmehelen's  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87155.msg821538#msg821538  and many others here on craftster, I set to work. Here's what I came up with:

and for the front door:

I call them "Mes petits oiseaux et un lustre"       OR          "Death by onethousand cuts" - ha ha

I want to  make some more for the other walls, but I am unsure of what to do next that runs with the same theme. Any Ideas? Comments Greatly appreciated!  Thanks for Looking!

Sorry... I  forgot to mention - the birds and chandelier on both the wall and on the door are made out of brown butcher-paper. I affixed the chandelier to the wall with masking-tape and used a watersoluble dissapearing gluestick to attach them to the glas on the door(so that they could be clearly seen from either side).
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009 05:34:51 AM »

I absolutely love these!!

And...We aren't supposed to put holes in the walls either. An option that I found that works really well are the 3M hooks that stick to the wall. Then, when you want to take them off you pull the tab down off the back and it leaves the wall looking exactly as it did before you put the hook on. You can get all sizes, too.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009 06:58:00 AM »

That is gorgeous!  What did you use to make them and stick them up?  I would love to try this!
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009 07:22:56 AM »

These are fantastic! I would love to have something like this in my house!

« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009 07:50:08 AM »

you should do a statue of a lady covered in perched birds! these are so cute, i love how you thought out how they fill the space.

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009 07:53:42 AM »

I completely love this! You've got a great eye for balance...I can't stop looking at the door. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009 07:54:54 AM »

I love the ones on the door
it looks amazing with the frosted glass

I like the statue idea

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009 07:56:51 AM »

Beautiful job! Did you use a template or work up the design yourself? It is gorgeous.
The birds look striking against the frosted glass of the door.

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009 01:40:02 AM »

Those look great! And I second the motion for a statue with birds on it. Maybe one of those traditional statue styles. Hm.

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009 01:17:38 PM »

They both look great, but I really love your door!

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