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10-09-2009
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thanks for all the replies so far. it's kind of difficult getting everything moving because my two roommates aren't as motivated to decorate. the easiest idea for me to bring to life is definitely the "self-made jackson pollock." the semester is starting to pick up but as soon as i have some time to paint i'll be sure to post the results.

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i really like the self made pollock idea too..

i collected quite a few images to inspire me with this sort of thing because we did a mural recently, but they're on another laptop unfortunately!. i'll try to find them again online and gradually post in this thread as i do..

here is what we ended up doing.. only now there is one addition.. a definition, which says.. LIMINALITY: a psychological, neurological, or metaphysical subjective, conscious state of being on the threshold of or between two different existential planes, where normal limits to thought, self-understanding, and behavior are relaxed - a situation which can lead to new perspectives.
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this was largely why i wanted to do a mural.. i love these so much. the rooms are designed by philippe starck, i don't know who did the drawings on the walls though, whether that's part of his work or not. it is a restaurant / bar etc in madrid..




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i found the artist ! Luis Urculo is his name.. i love this work so much

two more examples..




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originally i wanted to create a base with chalkboard paint and do a chalk mural.. here are a few pics of murals done with chalk.. i think it's a cool idea because it's really easy to wipe off and start fresh..


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^ Chalkboard paint is a fantastic idea ... you can also make your own in any color, I remember reading the instructions in Martha Stewart Living

It can be tough to find chalk though ... where did you get yours?

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i like this idea of turning it into a collective 'to do' wall.. you and your roommates could have your own sections..

another idea i've always been determined to do came from a movie i saw years ago with sarah jessica parker.. i can't remember the name but she had a little apartment with a big wall when you first walk in.. and every month she'd paint a calendar on it with a different theme, and cross the days off as they went.. then at the end of the month she'd get a big roller, paint over it and start again.. it seemed so cathartic..








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adore have you seen 500 days of summer? completely reminds me of that scene where he's sketching a whole skyline

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actually ta ta i ended up using white paint on the wall.. i had asked my painters originally to mix up a chalkboard paint but they forgot, and it was sunday night and i was on a deadline.. so we ended up going with the regular paint, and i loved the colour so i just ended up leaving it and painting with white on top. if i find that i want to change it i'll either re-paint the wall (they kindly offered to do it for free..:p) or i'll get the chalkboard paint mixed up and layer that over.

hey chanel ! no i don't think i've seen it but it sounds like it'd make a pretty beautiful scene.. will have to write that down as one to see..

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these are great, adorefaith.. is chalkboard paint a special kind of paint? more so than just buying regular black...

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^ You mix stuff in to regular paint ... like sand?? I forget the details, but you can make it out of any paint. That sounds like what adorefaith's painters were planning to do??

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Couple of things I always consider while looking through different ideas:
Do I want/like to see that every day for a long time?
How busy with different elements I want it to be? - sometimes less is more
How does the mural fit with overall design/feel of the room and house/apartment?
Color-color-color..

You might want to check mural forums for ideas.
one of them http://www.muralsplus.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi

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