Today is the last day of the Doctor Who blog party. Wow. That went by so quickly!
Before I get on to my post of the day, don't forget to check out all of the giveaways going on.
Keychain/Pendant Contest - last day to enter!!
DW Tote Bag - ends Oct. 31st
Bow Belt - ends Nov. 1st
DW Button Badges - ends Nov. 2nd
Police Box Re-Usable Shopping Bag - ends Nov. 3rd
Also, today is the Doctor Who Fashion Link-up on Ashley's blog!! I can't wait to see everyone's DW inspired outfits! I'll be sharing mine later today:)
| my TARDIS door |
or, in which I reveal the shocking extent of my geeky obsession with Doctor Who
Because I am insanely obsessed with DW, I decided that I really wanted to decorate my bedroom door to look like the TARDIS door. I mean, how cool would that be?! It's bigger on the inside...for real!
So, I started exploring my options - a poster, painting the door - but none of the posters I found online were what I was looking for and painting my door was out of the question. I briefly considered painting the design on butcher or wrapping paper and then attaching that to my door, but that seemed a bit...messy...and dorky...and lame.
And then one day on Pinterest, I saw this...
I'm not exactly sure what the geniuses who created this were intending to do with it, but it gave me a brilliant idea. Why not use painters tape the same way on my door?!
With a little encouragement from my best Whovian bloggy buddies (you know who you are;), who assured me that I was not insane (actually, I don't think they ever said that...) and that my idea was indeed brilliant (I believe that exact word was used by them...), I decided to go ahead.
Armed with painters tape, scissors and a yard stick, I began the transformation...
While listening to music from the Doctor Who soundtracks, of course. No project is complete without music or a movie in my opinion, anyway. ;)
The color of the painters tape was absolutely perfect - in fact, I would describe it as TARDIS blue. Because of the raised paneling on my door, I had to be a wee bit creative with the placement of the tape, especially near the top of the door.
I had also intended to add the top of the box with the 'light thingy' on the wall above the door. However, my room is in our daylight basement, which is lovely, but there are several heat ducts and pipes which create odd bumps and bulges and shapes on the ceiling. Long story short, there's one right over my door, so there wasn't room for the top of the TARDIS. Oh well:)
Just at the right time, I found this on Pinterest...
A free, printable TARDIS door sign. Awesome!!
I printed it out and taped that on, as well as "Police Public Call Box", added a few more panels, and viola! my TARDIS door was complete!
I really love the way it turned out! It was easy, quick, and definitely gives the general feel of the police box doors. There is one spot on the door where the tape doesn't really want to stick, so it peals up a bit, but it's easy to just smooth down again. Someday I'd like to buy a door, one without raised paneling, from Habitat for Humanity or something, and paint it to look like the TARDIS door. But for now, this is perfect. :)
So, what do you all think? Have you decorated your room to reflect your DW obsession? Tell me about it in a comment!