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Display Name: SusanDJ
Member Since: 1/16/14

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Very nice job! Looks like the fabric coordinates well with the color of the siding on the house, as well as the little table next to the chair.

Before & After: A Cast-Off Glider Gets a Sunny, Springy Makeover
4/16/14 10:39 AM

We just had the entire first floor of our house painted, and not one door was left white. The colors add so much personality to the rooms. We considered black doors, which I love, but thought they might be too formal/too dark for our space.

Drab Door Remedies: 11 Show-Stopping Interior Door DIY Projects
4/12/14 12:19 PM

Great place. I agree with others here -- that kitchen does not seem like an embarrassment to me (I've seen much worse!). I think my favorite space is the bedroom -- love the colors.

Adam & Ellen's Inspired Brooklyn Brownstone House Tour
4/10/14 01:01 PM

Absolute perfection - classic and modern at the same time. Congrats on a great remodel!

Before & After: Lisa & Brian's Brooklyn Kitchen Transformation Sweeten
4/10/14 12:53 PM

It's so great you were able to marry modern convenience with the charm of an older home. Kudos! My parents are about to completely remodel their 1970s kitchen for the first time, and the colors and materials you chose are exactly what I want them to choose. I will definitely share this with them!

Dan's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/2/14 03:13 PM

Kaycee loves them, and that's what counts. I think they're fantastic -- look at them with her sideboard, mirror, and lamps; gorgeous! She will have them for years to come. Great investment!

Before & After: Kaycee's Customized Kofod Larsen Chairs
2/26/14 11:37 AM

There must be a reason they left the floors as is -- maybe saving up for something spectacular. Other than not loving the floors, I think this is a great update. My husband and I are coming to the end of our own kitchen update -- some things were replaced (countertop, backsplash, sink and faucet, refrigerator), other were refreshed (fresh paint and hardware on the old kitchen cabinets), and still others were left as is (floors, kitchen island, most of the appliances). It's a balancing act between big dreams and budget reality.

Before & After: An 80's Contemporary Kitchen Gets an Update
2/26/14 11:30 AM

Go to Kelly's blog (link is at the end of the post above) and read how she rescued this chair. Great job...and I love the fabric!

Before & After: How Plycraft Met IKEA and Made a Great Chair Baby
2/25/14 11:02 AM

When I met my husband in the early '80s, he was using one of these as a TV stand (it was much smaller than the one pictured here, and I believe his mother had stained it a very dark red). I think we threw it out when we got married and moved into a larger apartment.

Before & After: A Wooden Spool Gets Really Cool
2/7/14 10:47 AM

Great it! The previous owners of our house had installed a fake (I can't even call it faux) fireplace mantle and surround in the living room. I decorated around it for 20 years, and then one day last year, I got fed up and ripped it down. I didn't do the careful job these homeowners did, and it took gallons of plaster to repair the wall, but it's perfect now -- and ironically, it has become a great reading spot for us, too.

Before and After: Small Office Space Turned Reading Nook
2/4/14 01:10 PM

So much style...just love it. One of my favorites -- besides that swoon-worthy rug, of course -- is the dining room table made from a basketball court, plus the mix of chairs around it. Perfect!

Mark's Comfortable Contemporary House Tour
1/29/14 02:27 PM

Awesome! I love the paint and wood contrast.

Before & After: Sarah Saves a MCM Sidetable
1/24/14 10:12 AM

I have a blue Persian-style rug layered over a red and tan nubby outdoor rug in my living room -- the combination ties in all the colors of the room, as well as the formal/informal aspects of the decor. When I first had the idea, I wasn't sure it would work, but I took the chance and I love it!

How To Layer Rugs Like a Champ Apartment Therapy Design Lessons
1/20/14 01:54 PM

Great marriage of painted and unpainted wood. I love it!

Before & After: Old Dresser Gets a New Chevron Pattern
1/17/14 12:44 PM

Quirky and elegant and just plain wonderful! I love every inch of this delightful home!

Tim's Cabinet of Curiosities House Tour
1/16/14 08:13 PM