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Topic: Decorations for my new room. *pic heavy*  (Read 1954 times)
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« on: February 06, 2006 06:13:33 PM »

Hey Guys.

I'm working on redecorating my room with the theme 'rowers paradise'. I can't really do too much until we get it painted this weekend, but I made a few little decorations that I thought I'd show off.

The first is an incense holder I made with sand and shells, a glass holder, and umm...incense! haha.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c288/MLusk/misc039.jpg

Detail of the top with a starfish and some shells:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c288/MLusk/misc040.jpg

And two smaller ones I made, one with a candle and one just for decoration:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c288/MLusk/misc047.jpg


Any ideas with what I can do with the rest of this stuff?? - tons of shells, loose and in necklace form, a giant (abalone??) shell, another glass tube thing, candles, my cork/magnet board, and that paper stuff (?) you'll see in the pic below?

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c288/MLusk/misc034.jpg

lol any ideas and feedback welcome.
Thanks for looking!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006 08:44:22 PM »

Pleeease comment!!! It IS the point of a forum, after all!!  Cry
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006 01:01:19 AM »

I like the incense holder, that's nifty. And I love your wooden floorboards. I think you need to be careful with these kind of sea-themed bits and bobs, I like the idea of "rowers paradise", but you need to watch out that it doesn't turn into "seafood restaurant", if you get my drift. Lol "drift" gettit?? Sorry, I'm a bit caffeined up this morning.

I was looking at all the big shells and thinking if you turned them upside down (so that they're cup shaped) and maybe drill a hole near the bottom, you could bolt them onto a really long screw thread, with a little bolt on top and underneath, and make a little shell shelving system for your keys and change or for earrings and such. Kind of like this extremely crude tuesday morning drawing:



That's the first thing that came to mind which wasn't too lobster restauranty. Good luck with your room.

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006 07:30:46 AM »

if you have some really tiny shells you can glue them on thumb tacks and they would look pretty! ... alhtough you have to be careful not to squish them. and theres always shell beaded curtains, or, for less of the weird stringy effect, you could make shell tie backs, i dont know if you have curtains big enough Tongue i think it would look pretty nifty though. and the giant shell shelf looks pretty cool. i dont know about using an electric drill... probably would work if you put the speed on low so they dong just crack, but my sister always used a hand drill with a little windy handle. i think your candle and incense holders look great!
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006 09:01:21 AM »

You can glue the shells around a mirror frame, picture frames.The cup shaped shells would be pretty on the dining table with one pretty flower floating in them, maybe tea lites in the smaller ones around the bigger ones. You can also use the bigger ones as candy dishes, soap dishes.You could put them under a glass topped coffee table.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2006 03:35:58 PM »

Thanks so much guys, those are all awesome ideas. You've helped a lot. I cant wait until it's finished so I can post pics! Thanks to fembot especially for the drawing  Wink And I know exactly what you mean about the restaurant, you walk a very fine line with the tropical theme. Thanks again!!  Grin
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