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Wall Papering a Room in Stock Certificates

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by RSS, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    I noticed on eBay some stock certificates of now long-gone companies: Pan Am, Braniff, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, Billups Oil, etc. They are fairly inexpensive and I've been thinking of papering my inner sanctum (my home office 'powder' room) with them. Good idea or tacky?

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Michigan Planner

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    I like the idea but don't know if I'd want to do an entire room in them. Powder rooms as I picture them are generally relatively small and old stock certificates are pretty busy. It might get a bit dizzying or claustrophobic in there. One or two walls worth might be interesting though.
     


  3. RSS

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    I'm actually thinking of one wall, the one behind the sink ... the primary focal point of the room ... and it's partially obscured by the sink & pedistal as well as the mirror.
     
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  4. foodguy

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    i have a friend who papered his office with rejection slips. was a lot funnier once he started selling stuff.
     


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    This could be a pretty cool idea.
     


  6. RSS

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    This has me thinking ... insults received as a result of SF posts.
     


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    Make a powder room like this:

     


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    I think it sounds cool, very 1%ish :D
     


  9. RSS

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    The wall above my desk is a bit like that.
     
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  10. RSS

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    As all the companies are 'belly-up' ... it's more like the 99%.
     


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  12. RSS

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    I take it your vote is tacky. Oh well, we see eye to eye on almost nothing.
     
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    hmmm, unless you have an awfully large powder room, maybe more like a den?
     


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    I wallpapered my room with hymens once.
     


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    Collecting the certificates seems like a nice hobby. Many of them are beautiful. My dad use to buy tons of "old west checks" from banks that popped up during the railroad boom.
     


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