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Topic: ZZZzzz - a bedroom solution  (Read 909 times)
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« on: August 09, 2013 08:51:26 AM »

To me, Craftster is a way to express ...myself ...my hands ...my thoughts ...my comments ...my appreciation ...my admiration ...my inspiration ...my anything related to crafting! 

(As a teenage in the early 1970's/precomputer days, many Friday/Saturday nights were spend alone in my room.  My boredom was alievated by gaining craft skills, but because crafting supplies were limited to yarn and glue, I improvised with lots of unrelated materials and techniques.  Later as a young adult I associated crafting with loneliness and rejected anything associated with that time in my life.  Fast forward 40 years and I now realize Craftster has taught me to recognize the earlier period of my life as a time of reflection and skill development.  I am now able to allow my crafting soul to grow and have learned so much from others in the Craftster community.)



I wanted our bedroom to be gender neutral and needed something for the wallspapace above the bed.  I had seen a collection of the letter "Z" arranged above a bed, but didn't have any as I collect the letter "K".  Even if I did have lots of the letter "Z", I don't want a ton of holes in my wall.  So...I decided to improvise.



After gluing different paper patterns on to foam board, I then traced the letter "Z" from templates I got at the hobby store.  Because less than 30% of the population dream in color, I purposely chose black and white patterns.  I then glued the letters on top of each other in the shape of a thought bubble, with an added splash of color to balance the look.  In order to support letters that were not laying directly against the wall, I cut small squares from the foam board and glued them on the underside.



I'm pleased with the way it turned out, and in hindsight I should have hung it a little higher over the bed, or provided better reinforcement to the bottom letters because cats can be curious -- and one of the culprits happened to mangle a couple of the lower letters.  Fortunately and easy fix is in sight!

Thanks for looking  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013 09:51:25 AM »

This is so fun and clever! Your idea of Craftster is very true. Good luck in the challenge. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013 05:22:53 PM »

What a great wall hanging!  Love it!
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