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Name this song please .. from Wolf on Wall Street

Name this song please .. from Wolf on Wall Street
posted by bright77blue on Oct 12, 2014 - 3 answers

Anyone ever dealt with getting cracked brick house walls fixed?

My brick house has a number of cracks in its walls. We got the house inspected when we bought it, and the inspector said the cracks were worth taking care of, but weren't really serious. The cracks were repaired in the past, some of them repeatedly. Pics are here: [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Sep 10, 2014 - 7 answers

Displaying sentimental water?

I have roughly 150ml of water, a little bit of sand, and three small rocks from a recent international trip. Crafty Mefites, do you have any suggestions for how to make this into something neat that I can hang on a wall? It doesn't matter to me if the rocks and sand stay in the same place. My first thought was something like an Ecosphere that I can fill myself but I'm not sure if that would work out long term.
posted by fireoyster on Aug 12, 2014 - 7 answers

What is the symbol in this geoglyph?

This geoglyph appears in Jiayuguan province, near the western end of the Great Wall of China. It appears to be made out of planted trees. What does it mean?
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Aug 11, 2014 - 4 answers

How to hide a pair of HDTV wall mounts?

I'm about to rent an apartment that has a pair of HDTV mounts; one in the living room, and a smaller one in the bedroom. Anyone got any ideas for creative, non-destructive repurposings for wall mounted HDTV racks? [more inside]
posted by StrangeTikiGod on Jul 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Next time I'll remember to ask this question when it's 1987 out.

I've had this little home decor project idea floating around in my head for ages and I need a specific kind of picture frame to pull it off. One of those family collage frame type dealies that everybody's grandma has in the den. But they seem to have dropped out of fashion and I haven't been able to find one anywhere over the course of numerous googlings for the past year and a half. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 23, 2014 - 23 answers

Can I Interchange Charging Methods with USB Cables?

Can I use my phone's USB charger/wall plug to charge my sports camera? Or, what do I need to know in order to figure it out myself? (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Jul 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Design advice needed! Odd picture size inside a standard picture frame.

20 3/4" (w) x 28" (h) poster, can't afford to custom frame it. Which is better: 1) a standard 22x28 frame, with a little extra space (or matting) along the width of the poster; 2) a 24x30 frame with 1 1/2" mat on either side and 1" of mat at top and bottom each? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle on Apr 18, 2014 - 11 answers

This hollowed out volcano is not going to decorate itself

I am trying to get my act together. I have an average sized apartment room wall. I want to use it to plan world domination! Well really the domination of my next few years of goals and tasks. Please give me cool or creative ideas for a way to have a huge display of multiple years of calendar, lists and reminders, and events and goals. The only catch is that I cannot repaint or damage the wall in a major way. Long-winded details inside. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Mar 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me paint my bathroom

I have a bathroom that has had some serious moisture issues over the years. I recently installed an exhaust fan and that's mitigated the problem somewhat. My big issue is this: the wall paint (semi-gloss latex) is peeling off where the wall and tile meet. It started bubbling up here and there and I made the mistake of pulling on a little piece today and the paint came off like peeling an orange. I need to repaint several of the walls in the bathroom while trying to prevent the paint from peeling off again. How do I seal the walls or at least where the wall and the tiles come together to keep the moisture out? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jan 26, 2014 - 12 answers

How to make light floors and dark furnishings work?

It's time to paint the living room. Problem: we have light wood floors with dark furnishings and my SO wants to keep the room "light and airy" whereas I would do anything to avoid white or eggshell walls and keep pushing for colors he says are "too dark and claustrophobic". What color scheme can we both agree on to really tie the room together? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 20, 2013 - 31 answers

Painting question-- two colors, uneven surfaces -- paint up or down?

I'm painting a wall dark blue and re-doing the ceiling in white. The place where wall and ceiling meet is very uneven, and I'd like a nice clean line between the two. This seems to be a pretty common problem, and the standard solution seems to be creating a neat line somewhere other than the actual wall-ceiling joint. But some say paint the wall color up a bit onto the ceiling and some say paint the ceiling color down a bit onto the wall. Given the colors I'm dealing with, which will look better?
posted by neroli on Dec 2, 2013 - 15 answers

Temporary bookshelf walls - outside of NYC?

Can I get a temporary bookshelf wall outside of NYC? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Nov 12, 2013 - 11 answers

What's the best paint color on my wall?

I'm horrible at color matching and I envy the HGTV shows that color board everything so you can see what it looks like ahead of time. I've just finished decorating my living room with a couch and I think the walls are too bare. Should I do an accent wall or some wall pattern? [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Oct 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Detective relationship charts

On cop shows, especially older shows, the detective(s) would often come up with a big chart involving thumb-tacking pictures of the suspects and victims, places of crimes, etc. to a big board in the "war room." They would often have yarn or string stretching from one picture to the next showing a relationship. After all the pieces were in place, they would circle their suspect with a black marker and cut to commercial. Is there a formal name for this type of chart or technique that is depicted in these cop shows? In general, where could I learn about how to organize complex sets of people, places, and relationships into an easy to digest chart? Many thanks!
posted by DB Cooper on Oct 9, 2013 - 12 answers

basic monthly wall calendar

I'm looking for the most basic, clean, monthly wall calendar for 2014. Something like the Field Notes calendar (scroll down a bit), but large enough for me to write notes on individual days. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

I want to mount a large, irregular tile shard on my wall. How?

I want to mount a large-ish, irregularly shaped tile shard on my wall. How do I do it without damaging the tile?
posted by sdis on Sep 7, 2013 - 11 answers

What is this mystery object my grandmother found in her home?

What is this mystery object my grandmother found in her home? Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Aug 20, 2013 - 35 answers

Buying used air conditioners

Craigslist regularly has listings for units that are almost $500 cheaper than what I would pay retail. What should I be looking out for with used air conditioners? [more inside]
posted by laptolain on Apr 24, 2013 - 6 answers

What is this thing in my friend's bathroom?

My friend has this thing in her bathroom beside the sink and she doesn't know what it is. It was there when she moved in and the former owners are long gone. Does anyone know what it does and does it have an official name? Like, would I be able to find a new one in a store? Here is a small gallery of 3 photos I took of it. Thank you!
posted by Sully on Mar 4, 2013 - 5 answers

The Christmas Cop Corkboard Conundrum

For my friend's Christmas present, I'm making him a massive corkboard, cop show style, with all of our friends and acquaintance linked with bits of red string and pushpins. I need tips to make this as awesome as possible. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Dec 4, 2012 - 29 answers

how to clean glass and powder from the carpet in my apartment?

Fluorescent bulbs explosion -- how to clean glass and powder from the carpet? Broken glass is everywhere. And carpets are everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Oli D. on Nov 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Hangups with Hang-ups

What's the proper way to accommodate a chair rail (dado rail) when hanging items on the wall? [more inside]
posted by blue t-shirt on Oct 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Please help with a Chinese translation!

Can someone help me translate this wall scroll written in traditional Chinese characters? (photo inside) [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Oct 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Landscapefilter - Is this a proper wall?

Landscaping - having a (basalt) stone wall built. Loose rocks on top normal? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Sep 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Close the gates! If we have them.

Are there any cities that still have effective gates? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Aug 12, 2012 - 38 answers

Is there paint-safe colorful wall tape?

What types of tape could I use for colorful wall-safe alternatives to painter's tape? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Jul 28, 2012 - 16 answers

What makes a good wall in a garage?

What would you put up for the interior walls of your man cave in the garage? [more inside]
posted by otto42 on Jul 26, 2012 - 27 answers

IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS.

Help me mount and hang my Zelda overworld map. [more inside]
posted by kumazemi on Jul 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Plagued by ants, ants, and (hopefully not) an ardvark

Ants, scurrying rodents - what do I do with my WALL OF VERMIN? [more inside]
posted by pipeski on Jun 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Painting my way to Marrakesh.

I love the walls in this photograph. Moroccan, textured, uneven. I'm moving into a new place soon. I don't know much about painting. What do I need to do to make my walls look like this?
posted by Jairus on Apr 3, 2012 - 17 answers

I want my facebook wall gone.

I want my facebook profile to serve as a second email account, and nothing more. Help? [more inside]
posted by seriousmoonlight on Feb 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Barbed wire just isn't enough.

What is the cheapest way to build a lot of wall or fence to keep predators at bay? [more inside]
posted by ThisKindNepenthe on Feb 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Weaving webs to wind me

Can you find an example from before 1979 of the "crazy string wall" used in movies and television? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Feb 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Frameless LP jacket wall hanging?

I want to hang some LP covers on a wall, and remember years ago seeing a cheap little kit that was something like four pieces of clear plastic for the corners, connected by an elastic string X-shape in the back that could hang on a nail. The result was a neat frameless effect that I liked, but I can't find it again. Does anyone know what that kit was and where I can buy it? [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Jan 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Desks to match the walls

I am trying to find photos of rooms where the furniture (desks, armoires...) is painted the same shade as the wall. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

The Physics of the Wall (Martin's, not Waters')

Suppose there's a 700-foot-high wall of ice sitting in an environment that resembles, for the sake of argument, Alaska. I have some questions about the physics and long-term stability of such a structure. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Jan 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Are "Rock Operas" really operas?

Are "Rock Operas" really operas? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Dec 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Where is this?

Please identify this picture of a town build into/onto a great wall: City Wall/Wall City [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Dec 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Insulating a small brick area.

How can I insulate under my front door? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Nov 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Does my school admin. now know about my Doctor Who obsession?

If I "like" a FaceBook page, does that mean that the admin of that page has access to view my wall? [more inside]
posted by 1000monkeys on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Urban Outdoor Winter

It's going to snow in NYC this weekend. What does OWS need? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Oct 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Please help me hang three large format pieces of art so it is straight and evenly spaced.

Please help me hang three large format pieces of art so it is straight and evenly spaced. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Oct 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Toward a Corporate Greed Index

Corporate Greed Index? Is this helpful/useful? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on Oct 13, 2011 - 24 answers

Hanging curtain wire between old walls

I hung up curtains last week using IKEA's Dignitet curtain wire system. Last night the steel cable yanked one of the mounts out of the brick wall it was attached to. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by ar0n on Sep 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Let's totally rip out and rebuild something together.

What is the proper way to replace rotted siding and fascia (looking for someone to enumerate the layers and materials) so that the house is well sealed and weather protected? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Sep 4, 2011 - 3 answers

What do I need to know about growing ivy on a house?

I am buying a house that has full English ivy covering the stucco on the house. I want to hear from folks that have ivy on your house or have had ivy on your house what it takes to care for it and if there's anything you wish you had known about it before you got it. The house is in Southern California, so there will be year round growth I assume. [more inside]
posted by dottiechang on Aug 14, 2011 - 26 answers

Future Circus Stunts

Could a running human perform the Wall of Death stunt without a motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jul 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Failure is an option, but best if avoided...

What's the best way to build a concrete block retaining wall for my small backyard? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jul 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Garden hose thru brick wall.

What's the best/least expensive way to run a garden hose from my cellar thru a brick wall to the front of my house? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jul 18, 2011 - 13 answers

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