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Display Name: Abi from AmpnAbi
Member Since: 4/28/14

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For the room with the reddish/salmon tile...I'm not sure if this would work, but I would almost be tempted to go a dark grey on the walls. Add a shower curtain that could tie in the colors (maybe something white with a dramatic floral print?). You could add a piece of abstract art with white/grey. If you're artistic, go crazy with the canvas; if not, just tape off lines on the canvas, paint, then remove tape (viola!). Also, you could always paint the vanity as well.

In the olive green bathroom, I think stark white would look good. I would try to remove the shower door and add a pretty white shower curtain with some kind of textured design. Maybe remove the big mirror and add either something oval or something framed (silver or white frame). Add pops of color with blue-turquoise and grey.

Hope that helps!

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5/9/14 05:33 PM

My house! Haha, does that count? She's 116 years old.
Other than our home, my two "expensive" purchases were our farmhouse table ($100) and my stained glass window ($75). Those were splurge buys for this graduate student!

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5/6/14 07:53 PM

I grew up in a rural community in Georgia, where the chief industry was chicken farming and chicken processing plants. Yum. Luckily, we didn't live near any chicken houses--but when they "air out" the houses it sends a terrible stench out over the fields. We did live near a chicken feed mill, which occasionally would perfume the air for us. It wasn't as bad as the chicken houses. The feed mills just smelled like you had stuck your head into a dog food bag.
We just lived with the smell, honestly. Thankfully, it didn't make US smell. My mom would burn candles and, if it was too strong, close the windows and run the AC.

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5/1/14 10:20 AM

My husband and I were very lucky with our upstairs flooring. We recently bought a 100+ year old townhouse, which had been the victim of some misguided renovations. We wanted to buy hardwood flooring for the upstairs, but couldn't afford it on a newly-wed budget. Luckily, we found a beautiful laminate at Home Depot. Its a handscraped hickory with a dark walnut color. It was on sale for 99 cents a square foot. We couldn't pass that up!
Because we had some subfloor materials already (from laying a new kitchen floor) and because my husband and I did the work ourselves, we laid the floor in our upstairs hallway and guest room for less than $300.

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4/28/14 10:05 AM