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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2004 09:50:52 AM »

Oh yeah!  One more thing- those big, wrought iron lamps that hang from chains would fit nicely.   They're often at flea markets, etc. for cheap.
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2004 05:58:50 PM »

here are a few ideas...
for your lampshade, you could cut out some of the designs from your tattoo flash fabric and modge podge them onto a lampshade. And maybe add some complimentary trim on the top and bottom  of the shade, like fringe and braid, or even lace.
For your curtains, you could buy some striped fabric and make the ends look all tattered and use that for curtains, or even some guaze fabric, that's very pirate-like, right?
I think you need a mermaid something in there too...I'm not sure what, but I think mermaids are totally cool!
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2004 08:52:49 PM »

It all sounds fabulous - I wish I had read this post when i was planning a pirate-themed day at a summer camp.  It may be too late for your high-seas decorating escapades, but nobody mentioned using canvas and grommets and big fat rope as part of the decor, and I thought sails would make piratastic curtains. Yar. 
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2004 08:38:09 PM »

I was watching viva la bam a little while ago and they were decorating a priate bar..i think it was.  They probably had a professional design team with them, because in the end it looked really cool.  I dont really remeber much about what they did, exept the started spaying normal things around the house with gold spray paint to make it look like treasure.  It was kinda funny to see the windex spray painted gold.

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2005 10:47:29 PM »

you could even make a sword lamp, making the base the sword
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2005 09:59:48 AM »

how about if you really wanted to go for it you could do something like oh what do they call em - them figurines at the front of ships?? stick one of them in there somewhere! that'd show you them people on viva la bam or whatever

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And I was never one to trust
Borderlining schizo
And guaranteed to cause a fuss
I was never loyal
Except to my own pleasure zone
I was never grateful
That's why I spend my days alone
I am forever black-eyed
A product of a broken home
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2005 02:38:08 PM »

Oh wow, some awesome ideas. I'm sure you have already done your room but I  I am planning on doing a Pirate/Island themed room as well! 

Here is what I have planned:

I bought a fish net from Walmart to drape against a wall.

Printed out a couple of Pirate Pinups to iron-on some pillows.

I printed out some "Dead Men tell no Tales" banners, that I am going to modge podge onto the lampshades

I have a couple of urn style lamps that I am going to cover in rope http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel1094&catid=cat297&navLevel=3 Courtesy of Martha.

The hand-me-down coffee and end tables are honey pine and have lips on them.  So we are going to have plexi glass cut to fit inside the lips.  I am going to add some sand, fake gold coins (Party city, 10 for a dollar), seashells, possibly some pinups and a couple of treasure maps!
I was also thinking of wrapping rope around the thick nobby legs of the tables.

I'm debating if it would be worth the time and effort to make a treasure map floor cloth out of canvas.  I've never made one, so I am nervous about it.

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