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« on: September 30, 2005 04:15:42 PM »

This is my first Modge Podge project, so please be kind.  Smiley

My husband and I are both big fans of Bettie, and have several Bettie posters in our room.  When we finally move again, we will be doing a Bordello of Bettie themed room. 
I had lots of print outs of Bettie that I wanted to use, so I decided to buy a cheap previously painted canvas from Goodwill, and went at it.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2005 01:23:49 AM »

wow, that looks really cool, and that gives me great ideas on how to reuse my calendar photos this year (it's not Bettie, but still...)  I do love the Bettie myself, I made magnets of her for my fridge.  I'm thinking of buying the Olivia's Bettie calendar next year, and that would be great to do with the leftover photos.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2005 07:17:52 PM »

Thanks!

We bought the new Olivia calender!  It has a bunch that I haven't even seen before.  We will probably frame each one as the month passes, and add them to the wall.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2005 08:40:26 PM »

Ooo, Bettie. Has there been a bettie swap? It's an idea anyway.  I made a bettie clock for a friend, recently, and i have a bunch of pics left over. The simple canvas wall hanging is gold - i think i'll have to follow your lead.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005 01:45:07 PM »

ModPodge! Yay! Did you like it? I think it turned out fabulously! How big is the canvas?
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2005 01:51:14 PM »

Your new artwork is most excellent. In a coincidence:
I stopped in at my local Litin Paper Company during my lunch break today and saw a

6 (yes six) foot tall cardboard cut-out of Bettie in a leopard pelt

I about fell over - too cool!
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2005 01:51:32 PM »

Ahhh.... Bettie, Bettie - a goddess.

I really like it and I am intrigued with the idea of a Bettie bordello room!
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2005 02:06:02 PM »

Ooooh... My husband would love the Bettie standup. Smiley



Basically this is how I want to do the room:

Black crushed panne curtains (I like the look better then velvet or velveteen and we are already using a set I made).

Black crushed panne headboard swag.

Red lace on the walls (going to try the liquid starch on this).

Framed Posters of Bettie (we already have these up currently).

The Bettie Wall Art I posted. Plus I am going to start on a new Bettie Wallart, Warhol style.

Black/gold distressed mirror.

Anybody have any other ideas?
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2005 03:58:41 PM »

So far so good.  What about lighting?  You don't want it too dark in there, but you don't want the light to be too bright and ruin the mood.

  If your new pad has an overhead light fixture, try to change out the covering with something with a more "Bettie" vibe.  I'm thinking something ornate, a bit gothic, but not overwhelming.  You could also frost that glass or use gallery glass to do a design on it.  (And if you have a ceiling fan....try to cover it in fabric or something to minimize it's effect.  Maybe you could cover the ceiling in your bedroom and cover the fan in the same fabric to "hide" it)

 Do you guys read in bed?  If so, find or diy some nice lamps.  Think funky, fringy, etc.  You could go a bit more kitch with them because what you've said so far isn't too over the top, ya know?  There's also some great modge podged pin up lamps on this site for some other inspiration.  I wouldn't use a bulb over 40-60 watt anywhere in the room, personally, because I think it would look better to have splashes of light when needed and have a big bright light in there.

 For mood lighting, think some of those novelty lights (they have some great ones at places like Tarjay to suit your bordello look) or possible use some christmas lights with some sheer fabric over them, as a border for the walls.
 
 Also, if you have any electronic equipment in your room, it would be best to cover it somehow to add to the old style effect.  I mean, also, people weren't watching tv in a bordello, ya know.  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

 Oh, you may want to back your curtains if you get to much sun, to prevent the black from fading, and also make sure that none of your fave pics or fabrics get too much sun at one time or they will fade.

  Man, I give a lot of advice!  Take it with a grain of salt, of course Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2005 06:42:47 AM »

I think Litin paper might have a website if you want to order the cardboard bettie cut-out.
Your Bettie room sounds amazing!
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