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Display Name: mbg1968
Member Since: 12/14/09

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Your furnishings look similar to mine. I did my room in a light blue which looks faintly turquoise in certain lighting. A lot of my furniture is white. I love the combination! And am very satisfied with what was a pretty random paint choice.

It looks like the color I used has been discontinued but it is very close to Behr 560A Pale Sky or 550A Sea Sprite. Behr's site is really fun to look at for colors. Here's a link you can play with. http://www.behr.com/Behr/home#vgnextoid=6bd8ea6621ca5110VgnVCM1000008119fea9RCRD;channel=EXPLORE;view=14

Here's My Furniture…What Color Should I Paint the Walls? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
7/15/10 06:21 PM

In California, I've had good luck pruning the Lantana back to short stubby branches every Winter. It starts to grow back in the Spring and by Summer it is blooming beautifully. Next winter I'm going to plant annuals (maybe pansies?) around the unattractive stumpy part. They'll cover it up until it starts leafing out in Spring.

5 Hardy, Nearly Unkillable Plants | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/30/10 03:07 PM

Change those chair arms to leather upholstery on #1 and I might agree.

Masculine Patterns Inside Man | Apartment Therapy Boston#comments#comments#comments
6/22/10 08:34 PM

Be careful that you don't pick poison hemlock thinking that its Queen Anne's Lace. I don't think that I'd want to mess with that in my house. Too toxic.

Weeds in Floral Arrangements | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/17/10 03:01 PM

If I had a ton of extra money, this would be a very fun, relaxing and charming way to spend it--at least for the modern equivalent! It's beautiful, maybe tone deaf for the time, but it would be so relaxing.

The only thing that could make this photo essay better would have been for the photos to be inhabited by historical reenactors wearing costumes appropriate to the picture.

Does anyone know if they ever stage those there? I.e. similar to Colonial Williamsburg?

Peasantville: Marie-Antoinette's Fake Rustic Village at Versailles Retrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
6/17/10 02:41 PM

You are running out of ideas lately, aren't you?

Sock Drawer or Flower Drawer? | Apartment Therapy San Francisco#comments#comments
6/8/10 07:16 PM

...ooops! (viewer and Restoration Hardware)

Hmmm…Antiqued Book Bundles? | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/8/10 06:57 PM

It makes me think of the book decor found in chain restaurants like Marie Callenders. Where a job lot was bought and placed to add to the 'home-like ambience'. Where it serves to remind the view that this IS NOT home and does a poor job of faking it.

I'm kind of surprised that Crate & Barrel would fail so spectacularily with this myself.

Hmmm…Antiqued Book Bundles? | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/8/10 06:55 PM

I haven't personally tested this tip but it seems like it would work:

Unplug first! Then for broken bulbs stuck in sockets find a raw potato or carrot of approximately the right size and stick it in broken bulb, twist, and lift out broken bulb.

(BTW, Has anyone ever tried this?)

Make Sticking Sockets Slippery With Lip Balm | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/17/10 07:29 PM

I wonder if she is the one who'll be mowing it?

Grass Bed by Pamela Berstler | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/17/10 07:21 PM

I had a rental for awhile with a painted brick fireplace. It was really ugly. I was glad to move away from it.

But it is your choice.

Should I Paint the Stone Fireplace White? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/6/10 03:54 PM

Me too: I separate by genre for fiction then alphabetized by author. Non-fiction is separated by topic. I can't stand books being out of order and shelved by aesthetics. 'They must be in order' is ingrained in me, its like fingernails on a chalkboard otherwise.

That said...my small collection of bodice ripper romance novels (the keepers) are kept in discreet IKEA boxes, on the bookshelves in their section, separated by author, with the authors name on the labels.

All About Bookshelf Organization Good Ideas from Apartment Therapy's Archives | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/6/10 03:41 PM

Very nice!

4/30/10 03:47 PM


Arms & Crafts Ceramics by Krasznai | Apartment Therapy Boston
4/28/10 03:39 PM

Good thing its succulents. Since they don't need a lot of watering.

A DIY Succulent Chandelier Erin Ever After | Apartment Therapy San Francisco#comments
4/28/10 03:32 PM

Turquoise on the door and black on the columns?

4/6/10 02:24 PM

P.S. Forgot to add. I have no problem with cowskin. But I feel like this is almost as bad as promoting buying ivory or rhinocerous horn or some other endangered creature. Let's try to ecologically responsible, okay?

Shagreen: The Skin of Rays & Sharks Retrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
4/1/10 02:41 PM

Shagreen is beautiful. Live sharks and rays are more so. Sharks are also endangered, very important to the food chain, and very slow in replacing their population. It is possible that within most of our lifetimes there may be no more sharks.

If you're going to buy this type of thing I HOPE it is vintage!

Yes, the history of shagreen is interesting, but WHY didn't you mention the controversy in the post? Why do so many of us posters know this but AT evidently doesn't? (Or wimped out?)

Shagreen: The Skin of Rays & Sharks Retrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
4/1/10 02:37 PM

Move. We had this same mold problem in our rental bathroom (with functioning fan, no window). We reported it and the Landlord paid to have it repainted with antimicrobial paint which helped a little for a while. But it didn't fix the problem as mold spores are in the air and you can't get rid of them. Where there is condensation there will be mold growth. The fan didn't seem to make any difference whatsoever. No matter how much I cleaned it didn't make much difference, it was always a temporary fix.

We've moved out and on, but both of us have recurring allergy issues now.

Getting Rid of Bathroom Mold Permanently? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
3/26/10 06:02 PM

I wonder if a professional (or semi-) stained glass artist would be able to help you? They have the special tools and lots of experience cutting glass. Maybe they could just cut the mirror loose for you?

Rescuing a Broken Mirror? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
3/18/10 09:09 PM