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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2005 09:40:08 AM »

Writing on the walls would be a lot of fun... my friend works at a campus newspaper, and journalism students there have been scribbling on the walls for about 20 years now. Inside jokes, preserved for decades...

Maybe from the pipes (assuming they're overhead) you could hang random objects, paper lanterns, string white Christmas lights, etc. Odd postcards and old magazine pages are fun when framed in simple black.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2005 10:26:11 AM »

I suppose you have already been told a million or so times that red and black in a basement room will be awfully dark. I keep seeing white walls with black stenciled silhouettes of running horses (big ones) looking like the wind is blowing their manes and tails with  musical clefs and notes "blowing" all around them in red, silver, black.  (I used to hear music in the wind when I rode.) Then use red and black in a wide stripe for bedding.  If you can't find any, sew long wide strips of red and black fabric together  for a throw.  Then use your checks for pillows.  If you make your floating notes fairly large, you can hang little pictures of your favorite bands in them.  If you want all those overhead pipes to "go away", paint them and the ceiling black. If you can manage a red fuzzy rug of some kind, that would be a great way to make the room "warmer".
I you want yoour "door" for privacy then the sheet( red, black, or white ) is rorbaby the simplest way to go.  Then use alternating color ribbons to tie some old vinyl records for some of those "free" cds in a random pattern. If privacy is not the issue them just hang the cds like you would a long string of beads. You can also hang them all around the room from your pipes.  And if yu used ellseybell's idea for some christmas lights, you would get a lot of nice reflection.  Have fun!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2005 12:11:13 PM »

Oh yeah...I actually didn't consider the fact that a red and black room would be kinda dark. Thanks for reminding me, I was kinda in a crazed state before. The stencling sounds really cool. Most of my pictures and suff are in black and white, so maybe I'll try that in my room to. And thanks for the records idea! I love records (already have...3? record bowls holding guitar picks and other random stuff plus bracelets and my earing holder thingy) and that would look really cool. I think maybe I'll paint the celing and pipes black and then string lights around, beucase that would look cool, and my celing in currently just icky wood. Thanks for everything!
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SKN725
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2005 06:16:57 PM »

Post  some pics when your done ok?
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cilantrouser85
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2005 06:54:35 PM »

yeah, I'll post pictures. if I can get the camara to work that is. I'm a bit slow with the technology bit. except for computers, which are totally my lifelines. thanks again!
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