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« on: July 20, 2007 11:34:44 PM »

I'm helping a friend decorate her new bachelor apt. She wants a red kitchen and brown/orange color scheme in the rest of the house.

I need as many ideas as possible keeping in mind that she's on a slim budget.

Here's a picture she chose as her ideal decor.

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007 11:47:07 PM »

i dont know if she wants the circle specifically but the circles (or whatever) can be done with colored posterboard in the cut shapes.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007 12:14:35 AM »

You could technically self-mix those colors from just red, yellow & black  (is my memory correct? red+yellow+a little bit of black make brown?) instead of buying 5 different cans.

Buy some plastic for stenciling the circles (the trick i learned from HGTV is to stroke the brush inward and never outward).

And use lots of painter's tape. Smiley

Or forget the stencil & painter's tape, contact paper (the clear stuff used for covering things) would work just as well!  You get a lot of paper in a roll for like $3.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007 12:23:40 AM »

Well.. That stuff in particular is quite expensive, as is all "modern" stuff and stuff that used to be "modern". That wallpaper, btw, you can get at wallpaperfromthe70s.com. But you're on a budget, so... paint the walls and get white stuff from IKEA. Think of more stuff if there's still budget left!
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007 12:46:01 AM »

here's instructions for an awesome & cheap shag rug like in the picture:


I haven't made one (yet) but it doesn't seem hard!
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2007 06:21:57 AM »

There are also peel and stick "wallpaper"  squares and circle sets that you can get at lowes.  you can stick them to a wall and they are pretty eacy to remove as well.  I'm pretty sure they have red orangs and yellow ones.  I think they come in 5 packs for like 10 dollars.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2007 06:30:33 AM »

here's instructions for an awesome & cheap shag rug like in the picture:


I haven't made one (yet) but it doesn't seem hard!

What an awesome idea!  We have about a gazillion t-shirts around here that are just sitting in stacks....I can't wait to get started... I ahve a corner of my bath that needs a new rug

« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007 07:50:35 AM »

Hi! i know of a shop near me that sells that exact stuff! i think it's pretty cheap! you want me to find out for you? it's great stuff my friend has it on one wall of her bedroom!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2007 08:46:49 AM »

Are you from the UK? I'm only asking because I know a styore that stocks that exact wallpaper. A similar effect could be achieved with paint and a steady hand though

Oh the chairs are from Ikea (circa 2004-2005).
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2007 04:53:42 PM »

I would do the peel and stick things, especially if it can't be permanent.

I think you can make your own stickers out of contact paper (now that they no longer make the permanent kind). I did something similar in my office space, but it wasn't so bold.
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