A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 313,043
Currently Running With Scissors:
396 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 15
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Decorating Blank Walls  (Read 41712 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Chi Alpha
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2004 05:31:26 PM »

One way to get things on the wall to add color or texture is to use a glue gun. It holds things on tightly with out damaging the surface so that you can get your deposit back.
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2004 05:59:07 PM »

I would try the velcro for posters, picture frames (not to bulky) etc
& glue gun fabric pannels as well ...
they make brakets sold at garden centers for hanging palters on to brick walls, is there enough of a lip for these to work on your wall?
Offline Offline

Posts: 502
Joined: 07-Feb-2004

I'm not a llama anymore!

View Profile
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2004 07:06:22 PM »

back when my husband was still my boyfriend, he lived in the dorms at ga tech and had this problem. everyone there got this blue tacky (as in sticky, not that it was in poor taste) stuff that was the consistency of clay or play-doh to put things up on their walls. obviously, you wouldn't be able to hang shelves with it, but some lightweight posters and stuff like that shouldn't be a problem.

when i had my first apartment and was also worried about not painting walls, i had this neat idea to get a a big sheet of paper (like for bulletin boards) and doing a mural. a trompe l'oeil like looking out a window into a garden or something would be really cool. sadly, i have zero drawing and painting skills, so i never did it. but i still think it was a cool idea! and it would be so lightweight you could put it up with masking tape without damaging the walls.

where are we going, and why am i in this handbasket?
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4643
Joined: 23-Jan-2004

I eat seakittens.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2004 07:18:57 PM »

Buy cheap full-length mirrors, like the kind you hang on doors.  Make sure they're the kind with frames.  If they are a high enough quality, you can take the glass out, leaving just the frame, and staple pretty fabric into the frame.  Otherwise, cover the mirror itself.  Do this several times and then hook them together with hinges to make a screen.  Put the screen against the wall.

Now, can you put stuff in the ceiling?   Like hang stuff from the ceiling?  If so, you could suspend curtain rods on those little plant hooks, and put "curtains" in front of the walls.  I've seen this done in a number of rooms to wonderful effect.  Just make sure you're suspending from joists (like studs only for ceilings and floors) if you use any kind of heavy fabric.

Or, you don't have to hang fabric panels.  You could hang anything.  Beaded curtains would be another option, and I'm sure you could come up with others.

Find craft patterns, supplies and humor at Lothruin.com!

Find me on Ravelry as Lothruin!
Offline Offline

Posts: 152
Joined: 08-Jan-2004

A true friend stabs you in the front - O. Wilde

View Profile
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2004 10:32:19 AM »

Ahh memories

My second year of university my room was just like that...then I hightailed it back to the burbs  Grin

I found fabric did wonders I used batiked fabric and stuck it to the walls (I used sarongs )...as did nice lighting(essential!!) and a photowall

With the photowall i didn't use that blue gummy stuff as it leaves grease marks...instead I made copies of the pics and stuck up them...

Also...maybe I'm just a big girl but I loved my throw pillows (still do)

Try to use as much colour (within reason) as you can..it cheered me up when looking at the gray
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2004 12:08:03 PM »

 not sure if it would work on those types of walls, but when I was in dorm, (no tape, nails, tacks) etc. on the walls, we decided to attack our room with Crayola Washable Crayons Smiley

Love your ememies..... It will drive them nuts!
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2004 12:19:42 PM »

 Have an art party with your friends and Crayola Washable Crayons~ Smiley

Love your ememies..... It will drive them nuts!
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2004 01:58:58 PM »

You can use liquid starch to "wallpaper" your walls with fabric. It just peels off when you move (wipe down the walls, no one knows...LOL)

Apparently this technique is used a lot in military housing.

Good luck!
Offline Offline

Posts: 101
Joined: 20-Nov-2003

making it up as we go

View Profile WWW
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2004 03:51:10 PM »

wow, all these ideas are really awesome for gross rentals with whatever kind of walls.  

i used double-stick tape to put red ribbon up on my wall in a huge (like 2 ft x 3 ft) frame around a couple finger paintings a friend gave me (by her daughter).  it holds really well.  you could add bright, pretty stripes of ribbon at different heights.
Offline Offline

Posts: 929
Joined: 28-Jan-2004

librarian: check me out.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2004 05:06:58 PM »

depending on how long you plan to be there and whether or not you have a friend with a truck, you can get a sheet or a couple of sheets of sheetrock or particle board and put them up against the wall covered, like giant bulletin boards.  i did this holding the piece in place with a heavy base and my couch leaned up against it and it lasted without a worry for a year...though you have to be able to get it home and up without incident.  that's where the friend with the truck comes in.  Smiley

porn-by-numbers, the wave of the future!
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 15 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
How the Perfect Haircut Can Help You Tackle Your Goals
How to Master the DIY Blowdry With Peter Butler
Perfect Hair to Complement Your Beret
Get Hollywood Glam S-Waves
How to Rock These Holiday Hair Trends
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Spinach Feta Breakfast Quiche
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Asymmetric Cowl
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.