Friday, April 21, 2006

How To Make a Sideways Room:

Step 1. Get an empty room.


Step 2. Paint the entire room white — including the floor.


Step 3. Paint a window on the floor, just for fun. Then let the paint dry overnight. (I used electrical tape to make the window frame and bars.)


Step 4. Bring in a couch, nail up a rug on the wall, and hang a table over it (we used monofilament thread from the hardware store).


Step 5. Add a poster and a light switch on the ceiling for effect. (We also threw in a fake power outlet mounted sideways on the far wall, which you can see in the first picture up top. The other outlet in that picture, which looks much too high to reach, damages the effect — I should have painted it white.)


Step 6. Reinstall the curtain rod and tack up the drapes to make them hang sideways. Stick some stuff to the table in a suggestive manner.


Step 7. Nail a trash bin high up in a corner of the room, and arrange some trash around it. "Lean" a broom against the ceiling (again using monofilament thread).


Step 8. Add a bookshelf and fill it with books. Also add an end table and hang a lamp on it.


Step 9. Suspend a ceiling lamp and its cord so it "hangs" sideways out of the opposite wall into the middle of the room. (Unfortunately, we don't have a good picture of this.)

Step 10. And the coup de grĂ¢ce — affix a chair high on the wall (using metal L-brackets). This one change suddenly added a whole new level of vertigo. Standing in the room began to feel like floating overhead.


Step 11. Cackle evilly. Or giggle uncontrollably. Or both.

The whole thing took two days (one day for painting, one day for arranging everything else). Hope you enjoyed this as much as we did. This project really made me want to do crazy art installations for a living.





Original Tutorial by Zestyping.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice imagination ;) Even though it looks pretty sweet, I don't think I'd try it in my house anytime soon.

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Anonymous said...

this is the stupidest idea ever.........ever

Anonymous said...

Nice. Ive now decided to have at least one "sideways" room in my future house, and invite guests over into it.

kat said...

You've got too much time on your hands but I like it. Wish I could get round to doing something as daft as this. :-)

Bobby said...

It's a superb artistic idea!

Anonymous said...

aww...now im having a headache

Anonymous said...

This such a waste

Anonymous said...

This such a waste

Mads said...

That's fantastic! Let's see if I can persuade my wife to let me redecorate the home :)

Carlo said...

Anybody throw up in the room yet? :)

Anonymous said...

thats frigon sweet

BrownsvilleGirl said...

I think I just fell in love with you. All of you for ever and ever.

Matt said...

you're so getting linkage from my blog tomorrow... this is the best idea ever! How do you come up with all of this stuff?

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Anonymous said...

wow... so, where do you get your meth from?

rbca said...

I need another post from you guys soon, don't leave me hanging!

Indie said...

hehe i am giggling uncontrollable, thinking about my future home, (which i want to be crazy anyway, your idea fits in nicely)

hehe invite over some guests and tell them that its their room but sometimes in my house things can get a little crazy, :D that would be fun,
thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

nice...you guys should be on the "extreme make-over" they would flip out

Anonymous said...

Thatz fawkin creative...ummm "applauds"

Anonymous said...

Who makes a sideways room? You must have a lot of time on your hands.

Rachel McKeown said...

That is SO COOL! When I have my own house, I'm totally having a sideways room...

Anonymous said...

its cool, but how bout making an update to the site, its been months

Munpe Q said...

yeah slackers. Get back to work, we are waiting you fekkers...

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Anonymous said...

you should put the door sideways and leave it closed.
people will feel pulled to see why its sideways.
just looking at the pictures made me dizzy.
if i didnt have to actually use it id do my room like this

ash said...

thats so cool! a bit of a waste of space and time but very cool!

tinycat said...

LMAO I LOVE IT!! This is way too funny, I could really screw with some ppls heads doin this lol lol

Christine said...

This is so great! What a creative idea.

Anonymous said...

this is a cool idea, but who would waste the time and space to make an empty unuseable room. I bet the people who did it in the pictures are already using it for a storage room.

Anonymous said...

I think you should put a fish tank in there some how... That would make it even cooler

Anonymous said...

looks like a cool room to trip in

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Anonymous said...

lol great room to do drugs in. everything would seem normal! lol

sweavo said...

sweet! For version 1.1, you need to make the fake window the same proportions as the real one, that was the big spellbreaker for me.

I've long dreamed of taking a photo of a room, projecting it back onto the room but at a skew angle, then tracing the projection in paint. So when you stand at the door you subconsciously think the room's at a slight angle to what it's really at. I don't think I'll ever do it though, RL keeps intruding!

Shyanne said...

That is awsome

MoneyMoose said...

That looks awesome. I'd love to do this to one of the rooms in my house. Just imagine waking up and walking into a sideways room.

Trippy.

PeanutGnome said...

You just have to find a way of placing an LCD TV in place of the window, and have it broadcast from a webcam outside the party - so people can "see" outside...

Anonymous said...

If you have a party and someone passes out, drag them into that room. They wake up and think they are crazy.

Anonymous said...

that would be hilarious about the guy passing out. this is pretty cool, im doing this for a photo shoot, this helped a lot! good job!!

Insomnia said...

Hahahahah!!! that is so funny :p Great that you guys just did it :p

Steph said...

Can we say AWESOME APRIL FOOLS TRICK???? Thanks for the idea

Tv brackets said...

hahaha!
this is so great! i think its incredibly creative and original and i love it!i would be so confused if i walked into a room like that id be like wait what? and probably get all dizzy and such!

Kudos to you guys for the creativity and imagination!

Great stuff, cant wait to see more!!!

-Becca

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shahzaib said...

Its super classic! effectively done!

Jenn said...

that's so trippy xD

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Gr8me626 said...

AWESOME. It would be cool if I could do this to a spare room or something

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