Separation

March 5, 2009 at 5:15 pm 11 comments

I need some advice, fellow crafty people!

Alex and I recently moved our bedroom furniture around. We have a rather large bedroom (which we are extremely thankful for, since overall, our apartment is very small). So we were able to completely shift everything and create two separate spaces — a bedroom area, and a sewing/craft area.

The bed is now under the window (which the kitties love!). We placed one of our dressers at the foot of our bed, facing out, to create a visual separation between the two spaces, thus making our bedroom area more of a cozy “nook.” We’d like to hang something above the dresser — from the ceiling — to separate the spaces even more.

So…any ideas? The only thing we’ve come up with so far is a vintage window, but we’re looking for some other options.

The criteria for this “something” are as follows: 

  • It must be attractive on both sides
  • We must be able to hang it from the ceiling
  • It will be hung over the dresser in the middle of the room, so it can’t be more than, say, three feet long by four feet wide (give or take)
  • The cheaper the better 🙂

I know how creative you all are, so I’d love some ideas!

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Spool {}  |  March 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Sounds like the perfect place for some faux stained glass!

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  • 2. Julie  |  March 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    What about sheer fabric?

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  • 3. Kathleen  |  March 5, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Shear fabric is a nice idea – what if you sewed pockets all over it with more shear fabric? I saw curtains like that a couple of years ago. You could then put things like pressed leaves and flowers, acorns, small stones, sea glass, or any other little treasure in the pockets.

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  • 4. megan lee katausaks  |  March 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Not sure if it would work in that space (maybe suspended form the ceiling?) but hanging swing frames like this might work:

    http://www.rushgideon.com/v/vspfiles/photos/234-6178-2.jpg

    If they’re like mine then they’re glass on both sides so you can have pictures facing each way. Mine was only a few bucks at a garage sale…seems they’re a bit pricer at stores :/

    http://www.rushgideon.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=234-6178&click=6144&zmam=82701100&zmas=1&zmac=2&zmap=2346178

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  • 5. Liz in Kansas  |  March 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    A collection of mobiles? Or see if you can find an “antique” window frame and clean it up/paint to fit your colors. All of the above?

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  • 6. Kathi D  |  March 6, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I like the sheer fabric with pockets idea. Also, if you are a knitter, I have seen some great knitted curtains, for example in Mason-Dixon Knitting. I don’t know what the cats would do with something knitted, though?

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  • 7. Bell  |  March 6, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    On an episode of Domestic Blitz they made a hanging screen out of place mats – they were sturdy, sheer place mats – hard to describe but they had a sort white twigs or maybe paper woven within them. The were sewn together with fishing line and hung from the ceiling. I think it had a thin piece of dowel across the top to keep it straight. You can see it here – just fast forward to about 2:10 minutes and you’ll see it in the ‘study’. I just remember it looked so beautiful but still had an open feeling between the two rooms. http://channelnine.prev01.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=598241#

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  • 8. kristi  |  March 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    along the lines of one commenter, could you hang an old door instead of a vintage window? i have used the curtain idea before to separate a room, but with cats it might get complicated. i don’t know. i have a dog. 🙂

    but the door could be hung sideways, and then you could paint it however you wanted. or you could even have it cut down if it was too long.

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  • 9. Rachel  |  March 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    There is a really cool room divider made from recycled plastic bottles on Apartment Therapy. I don’t think it would be too hard to make.
    Here is the link:
    http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/inspiration/plastic-bottle-decor-by-michelle-brand-051677

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  • 10. Yummy « Fat Orange Cat  |  March 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    […] 13, 2009 First, I’d like to thank everyone for all the wonderful ideas for a room divider. Alex and I haven’t decided yet what we’re going to do, but the suggestions were […]

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  • 11. Kristen  |  March 13, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    1. Beads (like the hippies would totally do)
    2. 6’x6′ book cubed bookself like we have
    3. A panty hose design
    4. Upside down christmas tree…fake, of course.

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