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1  Media Storage in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rockstarcrafter on: January 15, 2008 05:30:11 PM
My husband and I were inspired by the Elfa media storage systems you can purchase and put together from the Container Store. However, their system like this cost something like $300!! So, out of the rubber maid version and some MDF all painted brown, we built our own customized wall media storage!!


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2  Production/Construction Office Space in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rockstarcrafter on: January 15, 2008 05:09:37 PM
This is the third reincarnation of my office. I needed it to be a tranquil space with lots of storage and counter space. MDF floating counters, painted back with wall paper detail - all coated with poly to keep it in good condition and easy to clean. (even though it's a mess in these pics!)

I run basically three businesses (production, design and construction) out of my office and needed a control central. Totally knocked off the Pottery Barn style of office organization with the affordable materials from my local one stop shop department store.

1 - black cork board for all my randomness
2 - wall mounted mail holder (still needs to be painted black)
3 - dry erase calendar, important for letting everyone know what's going on
4 - transparent dry erase board used for notes and to dos
5 - metal strip with magnetic spice containers keeping my office supplies organized.

An entire wall of rubbermaid wall storage in black - randomly placed shelves hold all of my reference material, fax machine, display. Underneath, two filing cabinets keep my files tucked away.

More rubbermaid storage above my desk. Black boxes hold office supplies, more reference material, blank media, etc.

The desk itself is an old Dinning table pulled out of a dumpster, painted black with wallpaper details and coated in poly to keep the wear and tear down and easy to clean. We chopped off about 8 inches from the back side of the table (including the back to legs) and attached it right to the wall. (Check out my fav web site on the screen!)

Another black metal strip with magnetic spice containers keep track of rubber bands, paper clips, etc. Also some tiny magnetic file folders I make hold stamps and coupons.

I am a film geek. This is my office.

Again, recent graduate with a degree in Film Editing. Explains the entire scene if you ask me.

I was tired of sharing my precious desk space with my tower, so my husband built me this tower swing. I love it!

Please ignore our pathetic floors (to be covered in a cool cork floor sometime soon) and the dog bone.
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3  'Mud Room' Help! in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by rockstarcrafter on: January 15, 2008 04:50:34 PM
Observe the closest thing I have to a mud room:

Not really a room, but more like a corner. I need something better there to serve the purpose of coat, shoe and stuff storage.

To the right, the back door, the left is a small pass-through to the kitchen. In front of it are stairs to the basement. Also shares a general space with what will become my sun/sitting/craft room.

At the moment the floor is bare concrete, which we will soon be covering in a hot new cork floor. This is the main entrance we use to the house, so there's a lot of in and out. I really need something to hang coats, purses, etc. on. I also need to have something for shoes (our driveway turns into a mud pit).

I have counter space in the kitchen just to the left that ends up as a dumping zone for keys, paperwork, spare change and I spend time everyday clearing it off, so something to serve the dumping zone purpose would also be on my mud room corner wish list.

Anyone have ideas or a functional similar situation??
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4  Plexiglass and picture wire!! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rockstarcrafter on: January 15, 2008 04:33:33 PM
Can't take any of the credit here. They're my brothers prints and my mother made the frames out of plexiglass, bolts and picture wire.

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5  Orange Guest Room in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rockstarcrafter on: January 15, 2008 02:49:51 PM
Love the color and have been collecting orange things for a long time. When we bought the house, my mom shipped my collection to Colorado and I had an instant guest room!

Bought the ladder style shelving unit on super sale and it's acting almost like a night stand, but also offers a great place to display all those trinkets, books and gifts we want to keep, but have no real place for.

Better view of the guest bed (and my puppy). The frame was mine from when I was a teenage - the quilt came from the Pottery Barn Outlet in San Antonio.

My mother in law does a lot of those paint your own pottery project and her recent favorite has been combining bowl and cups, etc into a totem pole of pottery, then wiring them as lamps! This one was specifically made for the orange guest room then shipped to CO from GA.

In the guest room, these prints were taken by my brother (the creepy one is my dad!) and the frames were made with plexiglass, bolts and picture wire by my mom!

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6  Re: Hitchcock Bathroom in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rockstarcrafter on: January 15, 2008 02:45:46 PM
I've taken a few more pictures - my friends complained about the missing elements.

Novelty Sign again and Towel rack:

the vanity was too small to put soap to a toothbrush on, so we bought this little medicine cabinet. I've bought some glass etching stuff and was thinking of quoting the movie on the bottom of the mirror. Any favorite lines??

Downloaded pictures off the web and had them printed at a drug store in 8x10. This one is above the toilet, an original poster from the movie letting movie goers know of Hitchcock's rule that if you couldn't make it to the movie on time, you don't get to see it:

These are behind the door - classic Hitchcock profile and a picture of Janet Leigh.

I've also been debating whether or not to embroider the towels with "Bates Motel". But that might be going too far....

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7  Hitchcock Bathroom in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rockstarcrafter on: January 14, 2008 11:13:53 PM

My husband and I bought a cheap fixer upper on a great piece of land with the intention to live in said house until we can afford to knock it down - many year from now. We've been in it about two years and have made great strides in making the house more useable. After so long, we finally tackled the guest bath (it's important to know that I have been adamant about having 2 baths. The only other bath it the master, which means people have to walk through my bedroom to pee).

First, the befores! To begin with, and you will see it, the bathroom was migraine yellow! It was a horrible color to wake up to (most of the house was in colors similar to this one) Secondly, after some poking around it turned out the floor was basically rotten through so we had to take it up and replace it, as well as some *minor* structural work.

My husband wishing we hadn't done anything to the bathroom:

Close up of the missing floor:

Before bathroom from the doorway:

And now the afters!! Important to know that work in the local movie/tv industry and just graduated with a BA in Film editing (it makes sense).

View from the doorway now:

See the 'dripping blood' from the ceiling? Circles around the entire perimeter!!

Novelty sign:

The vanity I bought a year ago because I loved it so much:

Weird angle, but you can see our fun retro black and white vinyl:


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