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zepper

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Soon after I put up my "wall wood", an artist friend dropped by and suggested I add some paint to make the piece more, you know, more artsy-craftsy.

I realize this sort of thing may not be everyone's cup of tea—but my wife and friends think it's fun. o_O

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^ Certainly my cup of tea. That looks great.

Found something for those who like to smoke and be high - cannabis-related decor. It does not have to be photos of the marijuana leaf, which seems like it would belong to a stoner kid's room some years ago. There are vintage-looking propaganda posters (which are reproductions) featured on this article that I'd like to have even though I'm not really not a user. Hemp is also said to be a sustainable and non-toxic source of fibre for furniture. Can be tasteful when done right and won't burn a hole in your pocket, from what I gather.
 

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^ Certainly my cup of tea. That looks great.
Thanks! BTW, the colours are a bit more subtle in real life. :?)

Found something for those who like to smoke and be high - cannabis-related decor... There are vintage-looking propaganda posters... Hemp is also said to be a sustainable and non-toxic source of fibre for furniture. Can be tasteful when done right...
Fun! The sensationalistic anti-pot posters are hilarious. I don't think my wife would go for one in the living room, but it'd be great in my music studio.

I know this is off-topic (probably off-forum), but since you've mentioned it: Yes, hemp is an amazing fibre. It's more durable than cotton and wool, takes much less water to grow, and is easier on the soil. From what I understand, the cotton and wool industries conspired in the '20s to demonize marijuana to remove hemp's competition in the textile market. Levi's Jeans will soon be using hemp/cotton blends as part of its sustainability practices, and have even developed a method of softening it to cotton-like consistency—there's an interesting story about it here.
 

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Good decoration is always a hard issue. Some time ago we moved in a new house and decided not to buy any of decor immediately, but wait for the right moment. You know that moment, when you are standing in front of a beautiful pillow or a vase and say to yourself "I'd like to buy it, but I don't have any free space at home and there is so much trash on all my shelfs" and don't buy a nice decorative thing. And that was cool idea not to buy everything in a moment, because we've been buying different decorations for our house for all the next year.
 

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My sister started buying art & decorative stuff almost immediately after getting a new house. My mother bought some stuff for her as well-- like some pillow covers for decorative pillows on the couch. My sister loves black cats so my mother got her some pillows with zoomed in pictures of black cat faces. She sent us a picture of her eldest black cat (she has 3 of them) sitting on the couch next to the pillows. She also purchased some artwork for the walls. Got a 3-piece Star Wars thing to go above the couch, and I think the one above her bed will be a waterfall or something.

I used to collect stuff to put on shelves-- all sorts of knickknacks, mugs, shot glasses, mini lion statues, etc. But, my cats are a-holes so most of them got broken or had to be put away. My furniture is gloss black with gold accents so I grabbed a couple of black & gold framed mirrors from Dollar Tree to hang on some nails that were on the walls (so I didn't keep hurting my hand by putting my hand on the wall in the dark & not remembering where the nails were). I also have a cool black and gold clock with clear plastic between the edge and the middle so it looks like the face is floating. I've got a blue and gold sun and moon hanging thing from Indonesia, although it has lost a couple of pieces over the years. One of these days I'll get around to taking pictures and posting them. I used to have a "fandelier"-- I made a little chandelier out of clear plastic beads to go around the bulb on my ceiling fan bc the globe broke. It looked cool until my brother hit it while playing with one of my swords & broke it (the fandelier, not the sword). I think I end up buying more decor items for my friend's house than for my own. LOL. I got my friend an Optimus Prime hologram type wall art thing that he keeps in a prominent spot in his room.
 

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I used to buy all sorts of souvenirs when travelling as well and have recently unearthed some I forgot about by decluttering. There are old postcards here as well which I plan to turn into some sort of mosaic.
 

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