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« on: July 30, 2008 01:22:22 PM »

My landlords are super uptight and actually specified in my contract that I could only make two nail holes per room.  I cheated and put three in the living because I figure if I average two per room, I'm still safe.  And I count the stair landing as a room.  As a result, I've worked up a couple of very large projects. 

The first (and my favorite) is a triptych of the London Eye.  I have a slight obsession with things British.  They're each 36x36 inches and painted with black acrylic.  I used Rasterbator to help get the scale right.


My office / craft disaster room has two things.  The first is just a huge collection of photos, postcards, and ticket stubs I've come across in my travels.  They're masking-taped to the wall.

The second is a huge U.S. map I bought from a school supply store.  I put it in a frame I already had and I use it to track my Etsy sales.  It got accidentally steamed one day and the paper rippled, but it still works for its purpose.

In my bedroom are two huge prints of some photos my dad took at Pike Street Market.  They're in some cheap frames from Ikea.

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008 01:26:19 PM »

Wow that is uptight! I've never heard anything like that before, only two holes per room! Crazy! I would go bonkers! But I love your way around it Smiley Very nice!

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008 01:27:48 PM »

the ferris wheel is too awesome.. i adore it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008 01:31:39 PM »

I love the ferris wheel too. Very interesting!!!

And your bedroom looks awesome. I love dad's photos.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008 01:32:27 PM »

Your map idea is very smart and sounds fun

yeah... i should probably get on that...
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008 02:04:55 PM »

I love all of those, I have been on the london eye, and you really captured the sort of hard bigness of it (that does n't really make sence I know), the photos are so colourful, I bet prints would sell well. The postcards look really eclectic, and I like the idea of tracking your etsy sales, I might do that for mine.

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008 02:09:04 PM »

The paintings are just stunning and I love the Pike Market pics your father took! I'm thankful that my landlord isn't that uptight about the walls. He just won't let me paint them. lol

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008 03:20:43 PM »

I love the London Eye ones! I took almost the exact same photo of the last one. =) Very nice idea, they look great. Also, being a native Washingtonian, OF COURSE I love the Pike ones as well! Your father really captured the feeling of the market! =)
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008 05:39:59 PM »

It looks great!  All of them.  I honestly can't pick a favorite.  Smiley  It sucks when landlords are so uptight.  I have some friends whose last one (they just bought a house) allowed NO holes or hangings what-so-ever.  Something that I did when I was still renting (just for future reference) was to build a frame or put up one large plyboard sheet and hang those with a couple nails.  Then I attached numerous hooks and pictures to those.  It also allowed me to paint the board and frames colors that made everything else pop.
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008 07:24:33 PM »

One way to escape that two hole nonsense is 3m products!  I love how they work and they don't leave a mark.  There are several different kinds and even some to hang pics.  I mostly live in military housing but now we are renting.  For me, the less holes the better when it's time to get our deposit back when we move out, but I still want my home to feel like a home.

Btw, your work is amazing!

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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2008 06:21:04 PM »

I am absolutely in love with those paintings! They would go great in my living room! -wink- Great work!

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008 06:09:19 AM »

wow.. just the fact that you came up with the idea for painting the London Eye from three different angles is pretty genius!  It looks awesome, and professionally done!
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I have just started planning a trip to London, so naturally, I was crazy excited when I seen this post!  Those pictures are AMAZING!!!! I have noticed that most of the pics I see of London landmarks are the same pictures, maybe just a different day. These are spectualar. 

« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2012 10:16:55 AM »

Gorgeous!! I love it!

I've lived a few places that were picky about holes in the wall..I always just punched holes anyway and then prior to moving out I spackled and touched up the areas before they inspected.  This only works well if the walls are a plain white. I've also asked them what paint color they used in case I needed to do any touch ups prior to moving out, and they will usually share that with you.  In most cases its just them trying to avoid doing any work when you move out.
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012 10:49:37 AM »

LOVE your triptych of the London Eye, it looks fabulous in your room!

I'm also a huge fan of the 3M Command strip stuff, there are a million different sizes (even small poster tabs), they seem to hold well and come off without any mark.  I had them stuck all over the place last Christmas Cheesy

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