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« on: May 03, 2006 05:00:26 PM »

I'm moving out of my lovingly decorated room this weekend to a not so glamourous basement room. It's small dark, not much wall space, no windows that open and a view of a wall. Yup it a bit of a dump. I'm skint (too much travelling last year) and can't afford anywhere nicer.Cry

I'm stumped. I was thinking about painting the biggest wall which is above the double bed. As I said before, I'm skint which means I can't afford new paint but I do have half a tin of Dulux's Sexy Pink (what a silly name) and some black gloss.

I was thinking about rehashing/swiping ShowMeHelen's nifty ideahttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87155.0 or doing a graffiti stencil.

Do any of my fellow crafters have any ideas? I want something retro/cool and relatively easy to do.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006 07:43:19 AM »

can you post a pic of what you have to work with... maybe i have a few idea..  but need to see what you have to work with first
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006 02:49:33 PM »

can you post a pic of what you have to work with... maybe i have a few idea..  but need to see what you have to work with first


I don't have any pics at the moment. Erm... it's a regular white wall about 5ft wide and about 7ft tall. It's recessed and flanked by cupboards on either side.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006 07:22:29 PM »


It's a 3am and I just had a lightbulb moment of sorts and came up with awesome design for my wall. I'll attack it with paint this weekend. Fingers crossed it'll all work out to plan.

So I suppose you can pretty much ignore this post now.

Thanks anyway Craftjunkie.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006 12:11:02 AM »

the grafitti idea is cool.....matthew williamson has that in his house Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006 02:23:52 AM »

hello - it's me Smiley
glad that you like my wall!

perhaps you could do some kinda combo of paint and bits stuck on?
i'm really loving stuff stuck onto walls at the mo... there's this shop down the road from where i live and they've got black and white flowery wallpaper which they have partially coloured over with water colour paints and then decorated with little gems and sequins. i can't even begin to explain how cool it is...

obviously wallpaper is a bit expensive, but perhaps you could try glitzing your walls up a bit with some sequins or something. i used to live in a damp basement too, so i know how you must feel!

also i can't  remember if i mentioned this before, but you can buy sticky back vinyl that looks like wood that's really similar to the furry stuff i used. i'm going to experiment with some of that next - should be cool i think.

let us know what you do in the end anyhoo - i'm intrigued...

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2006 01:20:15 PM »

What I would do is get a nice window frame and curtain to go with it and put it on the wall. Have a nice mural behind it. Get some lighting fixtures and get some paintings, posters , all that good stuff. Im sure it will take a little while until it feels like home but give it a little time and it will.  Grin
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