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On another note, I love those baskets in the top photo.


IKEA Hacks: 10 DIY Ways to Make Cheap Wardrobes Look More Expensive
4/16/14 06:17 PM

"If you come for dinner, just be careful your wine glass does not tip over."

Dining table and bench are nice to look at and probably expensive reclaimed wood, but they get a fail for comfort and hospitality.

When I use mismatched chairs or a bench (if I have a lot more guests than usual) my beloved guests are fighting to avoid the bench if they can help it. I don't use it often and I can't imagine using one on a day to day basis. Maybe they make their kids sit there?

A dining table where people need to worry about spilling their drink? Maybe it's time for this table to go elsewhere.

I am not jealous of this house. There are some nice things but it is way to uptight for me. I don't have anything around that is just for looks.

Also agree with SarahBee28 about Buddhas placed as decor in inappropriate places. Luckily, Buddhists practice equanimity.


Cynthia's Sunny Accents House Tour
4/16/14 06:05 PM

I lived in a cape cod style house from the 1920s that had a closet with a window. I think the window was put in to make the outside of the house look symmetrical. It is big enough for a desk and made a nice office where I could get away from everyone to work at home.


Small Space Solution: Convert Your Closet into a Bedroom
4/14/14 08:33 PM

I agree. So glad the wood is not painted. The chair looks great. Congratulations on a job well done.


Before & After: Karen's Chair Gets a New Springy Spruce-Up
4/12/14 10:50 PM

This reupholstery project will last 50 years...but only 5 if you let your dog get on them. I would make the chairs off limits to canines so I could enjoy them the rest of my life. I'm selfish that way.


Before & After: The Fate of Sheryl's Vintage Chairs Good Questions Revisited
4/10/14 10:33 PM

This reupholstery project will last 50 years...but only 5 if you let your dog get on them. I would make the chairs off limits to canines so I could enjoy them the rest of my life. I'm selfish that way.


Before & After: The Fate of Sheryl's Vintage Chairs Good Questions Revisited
4/10/14 10:33 PM

I think you won't notice the color so much once you get your stuff in. It is neutral and will fade into the background. Now if it was a terrible wallpaper that grabbed your attention and made you dizzy--that would be a problem! Don't paint. It's not worth the potential hassle. That beige color (aka "Navajo White") is not that bad.


What To Do with Ugly, Beige-y Walls in a Rental? Good Questions
4/10/14 10:30 PM

I like how some strategic replacements, DIY updates, and new paint made this half bath join the new century. It's not necessary to gut everything, throw it out, and buy new trendy things. This bathroom is a nice before-after: bright, clean, and fresh.


Before & After: Renovating Tips from a Tiny Half Bath
4/10/14 10:16 PM

ciddyguy, that is genius!


4 Easy Small Space Remedies to Try Today
4/5/14 02:29 PM

I like the table but the resin idea takes it to a higher level. Nice idea, S.Davenport.


Before & After: A Thrifted Table Gets More Glam
4/2/14 05:43 PM

Agree, textiles. After 20 years we redid our kitchen economically with lots of DIY. It's bright, homey, easy to clean and I never get tired of it. By most people's standards, it's both simple and high-end.

Don't like dark kitchens with a lot of stuff.


Find Your Style: 20 Classic to Contemporary Kitchens to Add to Your Inspiration Board
4/1/14 07:58 PM

I like to paint a bird on wooden spoons.


Top Ten: Best Wooden Spoons Annual Guide 2014
4/1/14 11:02 AM

Killin' time in a hotel room right now. I'll take one of each. They make great presents.


Now Available for Purchase: Apartment Therapy House Tour
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4/1/14 10:12 AM

I am not usually a paint-hater but I must admit that the fact that Diane took perfectly good 21st century wooden knobs from Ikea and painted them purple is appalling! Oh well, someday she can strip them back to their original condition! Just sayin'.


Before & After: Unfinished Dresser Gets Colorful New Look
4/1/14 10:08 AM

Achieve peace through medication.


AptTherapyDerm CQ Patch
4/1/14 08:39 AM

Jimmy, just cover up all those windows with shutters you make from pallets--then put brass portholes in the shutters. You will have a great industrial or even steampunk look as well as no light.

LOL


What Would You Do With These Large Windows? Good Questions
4/1/14 08:37 AM

too funny--the comments are the best. Sometimes the posts on AT remind me of the story of the emperor's new clothes.


Try This: A Throw Layered Under the Chair Cushion
3/31/14 10:38 PM

You need better friends!


No More Entertaining Excuses! Answers to the Biggest Entertaining Roadblocks
3/29/14 08:16 PM

mbnn, it is difficult to sell something that someone paid a lot of money for in the past but if the chairs are not useful or meaningful to YOU as heirlooms, sell them for 25$ each and use the money to have a party to celebrate your liberation from unwanted dining chairs. Believe me, I have been there; I have done that.

Right now, I am downsizing my stuff but since it almost all came from Craigslist, it is not hard to let it go back there. Sometimes I can sell things for the same price I paid or even more.

I'll never buy new again.


Decluttering Idea to Consider: Letting Go of Leftover Furniture
3/29/14 06:43 PM

Our holiday meals and celebrations with friends and family are potluck and people are supposed to bring food/drinks they like and that at least some other people can eat or drink. Sometimes I assign people to bring particular dishes that they are known for. I have very picky friends and family members, some vegetarians, some people with food allergies but there is usually more than enough food for people to choose from.

Regarding larger numbers of dishes and glasses, sometimes I borrow some extra from people who are invited to the party.

I understand the issue of not wanting to invite pet-allergic people over if you have pets, but if you want to reciprocate and don't want your guest to be uncomfortable, why don't you invite them to a picnic in the park?

I am with Adrienne on this one. There are no really good excuses. Ask yourself--how often have I enjoyed myself at Ms. X's house and when was the last time I invited Ms. X to my house? If you don't want to have people over to your house, then you should not accept more than one invitation from them. That's what my mom taught me. At the risk of sounding anal or conservative or something, good society runs on reciprocity.


No More Entertaining Excuses! Answers to the Biggest Entertaining Roadblocks
3/29/14 05:38 PM