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« on: April 19, 2005 10:14:26 AM »

Here is what we did for the daughter that liked dolphins.

1.  The walls were painted with a two roller texturing roller.  We just made wave motions, and didn't blend the colors like you would if you were creating textures.  We bought a dolphin border wallpaper to break up the waves. 
2. The lights on the top of the wall are Christmas lights embedded in 1 x 4 wood with holes drilled in it.  We put connectors on the corners, and then ran them to a dimmer switch on the wall.  (Do NOT try this if you do not know electrical wiring - my husband is an electrician)
     
3.  The headboard is a cut 1/2 inch plywood, painted with acrylic paints, and then a coat of polyurethane. It attaches to the bed frame with bolts.
       
4.  The ceiling fan, we painted the blades, then glued wallpaper cut out dolphins to it, and gave it a coat of polyurethane.
     
5.  This is another view of the room.  Yes, that is the grim reaper.  It is our dressmaker form.  We added a Styrofoam wig head to complete the body.  We are fans of Terry Pratchett.


At night, with the ceiling blue christmas lights on, it feels like you should have a scuba pack on to go into the room as it truely feels like it is underwater.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005 10:17:21 AM »

You are, like, the coolest mom ever!!!  Can I move in?
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005 10:26:44 AM »

Wow, that is an awesome idea for waves! they look very real. And the christmas lights in the trim is a great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005 01:45:55 PM »

 :oThat's soOoOoO cute! You really ARE the coolest mom ever!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2005 01:47:56 PM »

HAH. Oh man. That grim reaper scared me. I didn't see what you'd written and I was like "why hasn't anyone commented on that.. tell me I'm not the only one to notice."

That's awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2005 06:27:45 PM »

 Shocked LOL.I didn't notice...now..I feel stupid Tongue...yeah, somehow that just doesn't fit in with the theme of the room but overall, the room is cute.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2005 11:20:08 PM »

Can I be your kid? I'm going to have to use the Christmas lights idea- so awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2005 08:18:56 PM »

HAH. Oh man. That grim reaper scared me. I didn't see what you'd written and I was like "why hasn't anyone commented on that.. tell me I'm not the only one to notice."

That's awesome.

haha I noticed it, too.. I saw it without reading and then I read the comments and looked at the picture again and Im like.."wait, what? Did I miss something here?"
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2005 01:26:15 AM »

I just couldn't tell what it was, but that's pretty cool!  I have a 6' tall Jack Skellington in my den, so I can't say 'that's weird' at all...
I love your ideas!  My son has a football themed bedroom, but it's not nearly as snazzy as your two...but dang now I got tons of ideas!!! Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2005 12:46:10 PM »

I am so a dolphin fan.. So that room is totally HOTT!!! My room is dolphin to but not that much..lol Grin
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