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Old 12-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #161
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Was trying to decide on decor (not that I'm even close to that yet). Wanted to paint the inside of the front ceiling a stenciled rock pattern (my friend did his game room in) but I can't find the stencil anywhere. So I thought, I'll just make my own. Then I thought... fabric is my medium. What if I make a headliner type affair out of fabric sewn into a 'button tuck' sort of idea but in stone shapes... could even put a little greenery peaking about in the stones (Labyrinth comes to mind) maybe even a little critter here or there. The layers of cloth and stuffing would give it an R - factor as well perhaps. Sorry tall people.. you'll just have to sit down. It is going to be a sort of traveling garb/costume/doll shop.

Plan on sort of a a hobbit hole/cave sort of effect on the whole thing so this might work. Was going to carpet the ceiling in the bedroom with wooden strips (reverse barrel like) every couple of feet.

I know that even in regular houses I make people feel claustrophobic, but it suits me.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:20 PM   #162
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Was trying to decide on decor (not that I'm even close to that yet). Wanted to paint the inside of the front ceiling a stenciled rock pattern (my friend did his game room in) but I can't find the stencil anywhere. So I thought, I'll just make my own. Then I thought... fabric is my medium. What if I make a headliner type affair out of fabric sewn into a 'button tuck' sort of idea but in stone shapes... could even put a little greenery peaking about in the stones (Labyrinth comes to mind) maybe even a little critter here or there. The layers of cloth and stuffing would give it an R - factor as well perhaps. Sorry tall people.. you'll just have to sit down. It is going to be a sort of traveling garb/costume/doll shop.

Plan on sort of a a hobbit hole/cave sort of effect on the whole thing so this might work. Was going to carpet the ceiling in the bedroom with wooden strips (reverse barrel like) every couple of feet.

I know that even in regular houses I make people feel claustrophobic, but it suits me.
You have some creative ideas. It will be great to see some photos when it all comes to fruition. I have carpet on my ceiling. I also have wooden slats. The reason for the slats in half of my bus is because of not having used enough glue to keep the carpet stuck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #163
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Was thinking of this or similar trim going the other direction but yeah.. I think I got the idea from you in the first place.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #164
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I Like the wood ceiling trim..... no matter which way it goes...
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:20 PM   #165
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Accordion, I really like the wood strips--glad you used too little glue. Your home reminds me of those found in Jane Lidz's book "Rolling Homes" (1979) a favorite bedtime muse. Jack
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #166
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Hey Jack --- I too have an old copy of "Rolling Homes" that has been a source of inspiration & wonder for decades now. Love it. And...it has become a highly treasured classic apparently. Check out the prices on Amazon!...

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Is that cool or what?

Who would have guessed t hat a book about such an esoteric subject would become a big time cult hit?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:50 PM   #167
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Jack, I have the Rolling Homes book in paperback. I think it is from 1979. It is in good shape. The pictures are wonderful. I gotta tell you though, if I could sell it for $500, I would.

I also have two other books that are noteworthy.

One is an autographed copy of a book titled Some Turtles Have Nice Shells by Roger D. Beck. They are still available. Get one. You will love it. It is as wonderful as Jane's book.

The other book is called American Buses by Donald F. Wood. I do not know if this book is still available. It is more of a history of buses and not a book of bus conversions.

By the way, Jack, thanks for thinking enough of my bus to compare it with some in the Rolling Homes book.
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... Labyrinth comes to mind...
"Love me, Fear me. Just do as I ask and I will be your slave!" Love that movie. The "book" is much darker and more adult than the movie. But no singing by David Bowie! I wonder where my DVD is?
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Hey Jack --- I too have an old copy of "Rolling Homes" that has been a source of inspiration & wonder for decades now. Love it. And...it has become a highly treasured classic apparently. Check out the prices on Amazon!...

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Expand Hardcover -- $490.82 $86.00
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Is that cool or what?

Who would have guessed t hat a book about such an esoteric subject would become a big time cult hit?
Was thinking I should look up a copy but not at those prices. Perhaps a swap meet or something. I did get a copy of built in furniture but I don't think it's the one Lorna was talking about because the page number she said doesn't have what she said, same author. Still fun to look at.

I went to the restore yesterday and just went in circles realizing my plans aren't settled enough. Going back today because there were a couple of small things I did like, or could use. And the guy said 'I've worked here a year and we haven't had paneling'. *lol* Cabinets were too heavy but I did find some hollow cabinet doors that would work under the bed where I wanted storage.. taking tape measure today.
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"Love me, Fear me. Just do as I ask and I will be your slave!" Love that movie. The "book" is much darker and more adult than the movie. But no singing by David Bowie! I wonder where my DVD is?
Wouldn't it be fun to somehow encorporate the look if not some actual 3D work of that stairway.. no.. guess it would make me dizzy to look at. Thought though.
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