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Display Name: abcornwell
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I agree with SherryBinNH ... I'm a mid-century gal also and I think of certain tones of orange, green, golden yellow as MC. But these sure are pretty anyway, especially with the shined up silver. They remind me of part of a dress blue military uniform, only brighter!


Before & After: Nightstand Nightmare No More
7/21/14 03:35 PM

This is downright gorgeous! I am agog.


An Empty Nester's Well-Deserved Renovation Professional Project
7/19/14 07:36 PM

Incredible. What a gorgeous piece of furniture you now have.


Before & After: An Army Green Vintage Broyhill Goes AWOL
7/10/14 10:37 AM

This is really helpful. My new kitchen is 9' long x 13' wide. I enjoy the lightness and brightness of her re-do. Nice work! Thanks!


Kitchen Before & After: An IKEA Kitchen Renovation for $8,700 Kitchen Remodel
7/10/14 10:13 AM

Very happy looking! Great job.


Kitchen Before & After: From Grungy Ho-Hum to Minty Fresh! Kitchen Remodel
7/8/14 08:56 AM

Oh the beauty of a South Carolina peach! Essence of summer, whether eaten out of hand, sliced over yogurt, grilled, or in a pie. Mmmmm.


The Best Way to Pick a Perfect Peach Ingredient Intelligence
7/7/14 10:12 PM

Mmmmmm that marble looks like blue cheese and now I'm hungry! I'll take some blue cheese, a bit of raspberry jam, on a salty cracker.


Here's What an Etch on a Marble Countertop Actually Looks Like
7/7/14 03:01 PM

I'm looking forward to the stretched octopus shower curtain over food. Perhaps with a side of marinara?


Creating a Home: 15 Ideas for Making & Displaying Art Renters Solutions
7/7/14 02:58 PM

How about using screens in your windows/doors? :-) And ... wiping up ... no food out ... etc.


How To Keep Flies Away Naturally
7/2/14 02:19 PM

This is making me sad. :-( We move to Chattanooga, TN on July 15th and the house we fell in love with had one drawback: no gas. I inquired about getting gas, yikes! Lines would have to be run from a location several blocks south and then up our very deep front yard. $5,300 later I would have gas. No thank you. I'll evaluate the electric range that is there already and if it is really sucky I'll buy a new one.


Moving From Gas to an Electric Stove: What I've Learned So Far
6/28/14 09:14 AM

What is the wall paint color in the after living room?


A Stylish Home Makeover by Jessica Davis Professional Project
6/27/14 04:41 PM

I'm not too much into the cave-iness of this, but that pool, at sunset, glowing ... that I would love!


Elena's Crete Cave House Call
6/27/14 01:17 PM

While the temps and humidity are decent, we keep windows open. Always have screens in the windows, of course. No flying or biting bugs for me! But there's no reason to keep doors open. We do live in a very safe tiny rural neighborhood - in 8 years here there's never been a break in, vandalism, car theft, loud party ... nothing. (Ha! It helps that, coincidentally, someone in law enforcement lives on every block.) We also have three dogs who will bark like crazy if they think someone's on the property (or if that darned cat sneaks into the yard). When I lived by myself in an apartment in the city, I couldn't even consider a street level place. No way. Of course, now that summer is here, night time temps aren't low enough and the humidity is way too high to keep windows open. It just gets disgusting.


Would You Sleep With The Doors Open?
6/27/14 09:30 AM

We'll have to do the same, soon. I agree with repairing the wall so it looks as though a hole was never there. On both sides!


Replacement For No-Longer-Needed In-Wall Air Conditioner? Good Questions
6/27/14 09:01 AM

Very nice. I feel cooler already. Perfect pooch!


Erin & Jeff's Texas Cool House Tour
6/25/14 02:39 PM

Very pretty! And I applaud the patience it must take to do such a good job!


Before & After: A Secondhand Stage Gets a Global-Inspired Update
6/25/14 10:39 AM

Agree with scotm and MonW. We're doing just that ... moving in a month into new digs and plan to live and mesh with our new home for a year before making changes. Having said that, I was drawn to our new home because of the beautiful arches between the living and dining room and kitchen. :-) Your arches are even more beautiful and I love how the arch in the living room points up to the peaked ceiling. So don't rush!


Help Lay Out Row of Compartmentalized Rooms? Good Questions
6/24/14 03:58 PM

This is very nice. The paint color is subjective ... I'd go for pale blue grey. The knobs are sweet, I wonder if they can be bought elsewhere, as I'm boycotting Hobby Lobby.


Before & After: A Minty Fresh Dresser Refresh
6/23/14 12:16 PM

I agree with whalermeg. Late comers are stuck with what's left!


A DIY Wedding Reception for 200: 3 Things I Would Do Differently Gatherings from The Kitchn
6/20/14 01:21 PM

There's a big difference between untidy and dirty. I know some people who are tidy - but if you look closely or cook in their kitchen or use their bathroom, they are dirty. Ugh.

I am the sort of person who cannot see the tree for the forest. I cannot make out a friendly face in a crowd - I would attend a concert and later a friend would say they'd tried to catch my eye but I ignored them. Not so, I couldn't see them. My husband can pick out a treasure in a crowded thrift store. Not me. So for me tidiness and order at home makes it possible for me to function well.

We're both pragmatically clean ... often used surfaces and areas are clean enough but you wouldn't want to do surgery on them. Kitchens and bathrooms have to be clean. Living room can be a bit dusty, need vacuuming, dog toys put away. We don't pile stuff up so that's not an issue. Now that I think about, we've been conscientiously paring down as the months and years have gone by. So that helps with the piles o' stuff situation.


The Messy Myth: Is Being Organized Really Always Best?
6/18/14 11:39 AM