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Topic: Redecorating my tiny room in red, white and black! (quite a few pictures)  (Read 5605 times)
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« on: June 14, 2009 05:35:46 PM »

Ok, so I'm 6'2'' tall, I have a girlfriend, I've got 3 guitars, lots of books, lots of DVD's and lots of clothes. However, my room is TINY, dammit! I didn't have place to put all that stuff, and my small bed was enough for when I slept alone, but try getting romantic when you don't have room to move. I had to change my situation. I couldn't change the size of my room, and I wasn't going to dump the girlfriend because my bed's too small, so major decor modifications were needed. With the help of my trusty uncle who's more at ease with tools than I am with paintbrushes, I manage to fit a queen bed in my room, and keep all my stuff!

Well, all my stuff except my TV(I'll probably mount a flat LCD on my wall one day or another) and my desk (which was too small to be usefull anyways).

Please forgive my poor photography skill, and take a look at these pictures.


During "construction":

Getting the furniture out... Hey, what's that in the corner?


Ok... the paint is on, the new furniture is in, most of the old stuff is out, and the mold is gone.

Storage area: Almost done!

Testing the new, custom made bookshelf...


It's done! yay!

The sconces were old, white and gathering dust in the basement. A few coats of gloss black spray enamel gave them a nice, gothic, chic look. Perfect to go with Der Sandmann!

So.. much... storage place! gah!

Yay for custom bookshelves! It goes from the floor all the way to the ceiling.

I salvaged old metal wall hooks and screwed them into a hardwood scrap... a bit of paint later, and it's ready for action.

My music corner, under the watchfull eyes of Pope Alexander VI! It's weird how everything looks so tiny in the picture... (In case you're wondering, the thing peeking from behind my dreadnought is a didgeridoo.)

I fashioned the guitar hangers out of tool hangers, which I screwed in some more gloss black hardwood scraps, and I bolted those to the wall with metal toggle bolts. Strong enough to hold up to 50-75 pounds, even though it isn't on a stud.


So that's about it, I should think about getting more light in, though... It would make less grainy pictures!
Feel free to comment and critic!
(Btw, you can't see it in the pictures but there's a large window with black and white drapes at the side of the bed, so during the day, it gets muy luminoso

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009 05:59:18 PM »

Wow, awesome transformation! I LOVE the storage cabinets! Are they custom made -the doors too?

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009 06:08:26 PM »

The room looks great!  The mold is a little scary tho  Shocked
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009 07:27:24 PM »

It looks great.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009 07:37:09 PM »

It is always so smart to go up vertically, and you did awesome. I know your girlfriend is going to appreciate all of this effort. Please check from time to time, to make sure that mold doesn't come back. I've had a couple of places that were moldy and it really affects breathing and lung help.

Great job with colors and decorating. My smallest place was 222 sq ft, including kitchen and bath, I share your pain.

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009 08:17:47 PM »

i bet your girl likes coming over now! Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009 09:19:33 PM »

With three kids and a tiny apartment, I can appreciate the challenges of small spaces. I love how you worked things out. Even though I'm really not into goth, I do like the room. Great job.

« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009 07:07:25 PM »

This is very impressive - and the storage space makes me dream of the day my house will have cupboards ... (sigh!)
Also I love that you have a didgeridoo! ROCK!

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009 03:18:10 PM »

I was just telling my husband that you have your priorities straight. You have a small room but dammit! You will have a large bed for...fun Cheesy

I so need so guitar hooks. They look awesome! I just picked it up and it's always laying around everywhere, with it's big ass case...
Also, I love the red. It really makes everything pop. So I guess what this rambling means is, great job! It looks fantastic!

p.s. I will take that army of darkness poster off your hands if you don't want it anymore Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009 09:10:16 PM »

Thanks for your comments everyone!

mlheran: everything is custom. When you're a crafty boy with a crafty uncle, it doesn't cost much to build such things!

lovesclutter: Vertically was the only way to go, and when you're tall, reaching a high shelf isn't really a problem  Wink I'll check on that mold, but I think it grew only because the desk was preventing air circulation, and thus condensation wouldn't dry. Now that it's all open, it should be ok.

beavisfreak: She enjoys it much better now that I have a bed on which we can actually lay side by side without choking!

ysmeine: small spaces can be great, actually. It makes me think twice before buying useless junk!

lightninglisa: Didjes are the best things in the whole wide world! yay! (and cupboards are easy and inexpensive to make. all you need is patience and a friendly friend to help you out!)

zowiewoahie: Actually, I'm the kind of guy who moves a lot while he sleeps, so a large bed isn't just for fun (although it serves this purpose too  Tongue)
The guitar hooks cost 9$ for both of them and didn't take an hour to build and install. Now that I have them, I don't see how I could live without them before! it's definitively a must. if you need more info on how to make them, just PM me.

p.s.: sorry, the army of darkness poster will come with me when I'll start university! I can't keep those dorm walls blank, now, can't I?  Grin

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