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Display Name: TrippyTrellis
Member Since: 6/11/14

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Misread a detail in the article....doesn't state that this place is 1000 years old but that the first of these were. OOPs, overenthusiasm....


Before & After: French Ruin (Bought for 1 Euro!) Turned Cozy Cave Home Vocativ
7/30/14 02:12 PM

I was eyeing an armoire and a table in the before picture and wondering if they were salvageable!


Before & After: French Ruin (Bought for 1 Euro!) Turned Cozy Cave Home Vocativ
7/30/14 02:06 PM

Read the full story at the link to be even more impressed. The place is 1000 years old!


Before & After: French Ruin (Bought for 1 Euro!) Turned Cozy Cave Home Vocativ
7/30/14 12:53 PM

As do I.


The Kings' Quirky Castle House Tour
7/30/14 12:20 AM

The yoking of Shakespeare to KISS could have been worse. He could have been given Peter Criss' cat whiskers!


The Kings' Quirky Castle House Tour
7/29/14 07:52 PM

Good, I don't want to startle anyone by screaming "Aaaaah, my EYES!" when I drop by the speakeasy. Is there a secret knock or password required to gain admission? )) Love how you two have so many family pieces in your place and have given them pride of place.


Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home House Tour
7/29/14 07:21 PM

I've been thinking the same thing. I know there was a tour some months or a year ago that featured a very similar speakeasy. And I think that maybe some of the furniture Chris makes has appeared in other tours. But yeah there's a very strong familiarity to this tour. Not that I mind. This is a great tour!


Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home House Tour
7/29/14 03:31 PM

I feel the same way about unshaded lamps. Aside from looking unfinished the light is glaring and harsh. I like the sculptural LOOK of stripped down lampshade frames or of cage type industrial frames but don't like the glare. frames


Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home House Tour
7/29/14 03:27 PM

We need to credit janet uws too!
Chevron Listerine for you AND janet!


The Kings' Quirky Castle House Tour
7/28/14 09:06 PM

That's simply " a bottle of Listerine with the chic new chevron pattern label." Why would a bottle be in a bottle? Anyway now you get two bottles for playing AND being patient

Monty Hall


The Kings' Quirky Castle House Tour
7/28/14 05:58 PM

Maybe it wasn't ever all that glorious....

Is there a hole in the middle of the top?


Before & After: A 40-Year-Old Nightstand Gets A Youthful New Look
7/28/14 05:54 PM

Ha, ha...thanks for playing our game. Your lovely parting gift will be a bottle of Listerine in the bottle with the chic new chevron pattern wrapper.

Monty Hall


The Kings' Quirky Castle House Tour
7/28/14 05:46 PM

Did you make the belt shelf?


Aileen's Light & Bright DIY Decor House Call
7/28/14 03:56 PM

janet uws..I was going to say "nifty" too and noticed your comment! Let's bring back "nifty" and let "awesome" take a very long and well deserved rest.

Fun to see an apartment with all that great detail, moldings, glass, tile. Sigh....

Lots of fun stuff too. I would have pegged a lot of the deco pieces as English. I learned something new!


The Kings' Quirky Castle House Tour
7/28/14 03:50 PM

Beat me to it, Ghos....


Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/26/14 02:08 PM

If there's only one or two coats of paint and it's already coming off like this one was it isn't that hard. Looks like the surface underneath was in good shape. I bet the most time consuming step was sanding the surfaces before oiling. Sometimes the awful paint that is being removed has served to protect the wood underneath from mistreatment or exposure and I imagine that's what happened here. Just waiting for Zachary to happen by....


Before & After: A Marvelous Mid-Century Modern Make-Under
7/26/14 01:55 PM

The pieces you and Ophelia Ginger refer to were well done paint jobs. It was explained in that post that paint was the only option because something done to the wood previously prevented it from accepting a new stain or clear coat. The color and paint chosen had been researched and was appropriate to the period of the pieces. I have seen other pieces refinished or painted by Reeves, the young woman who did those featured here. A quality paint job that is going to last requires a lot of patience and skill and she has both. I know because I have done a few pieces that are still in my family and holding up after 30+ years. The pieces that I did were in the same condition as Reeves' tables offering no other good option. The pieces that Reeves does are not throwaways because they are good quality and so is her work.


Before & After: A Marvelous Mid-Century Modern Make-Under
7/26/14 01:53 PM

My sister in law said to my sister and her husband when they were scrimping their way through graduate school "At least you're being poor FOR something instead of just poor." That observation entered our family' lexicon of wisdom and can be a sustaining thought during frustrating times.


Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/25/14 09:50 PM

It can be fun to confound the assumptions and expectations that people can have about you when you're "less than rich". I was told once at a job (I was 19 then) that I talked like I came from a rich family. One of the loudest and longest laughs I ever had. Oh, which one IS better....chevron or herringbone? I'm glad to see that we haven't lost sight of the important AT issues during this discussion .:)


Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/25/14 09:44 PM

Your ingenuity and discipline are very admirable.


Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/25/14 09:36 PM