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Display Name: modtramp
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SHUT. UP! I totally thought it was going to be a "cabinet/storage" solution. Brilliant!

Can You Guess What Secret this DIY Mirror is Hiding? Home Story
7/8/14 12:17 PM

Actually, there has been a TON of innovation in the field, it's just not mainstream in the US. Check out Legrand and you'll see what I mean. Pricey, but stunning.

New Product Ups Your Outlet Output Design News
6/20/14 08:28 AM

Ha! We are just beginning this transition, taking our son's Charely Harper-themed nursery and transforming it into an eclectic "big boy" room. I'll be sure to take pictures and share when we're done!

Transitions: Share How You've Changed Your Child's Space!
5/1/14 10:05 AM

It's absolutely lovely!!! (Don't be surprised if you need new room-darkening curtains, though. It looks beautifully bright, but babies and overly bright rooms don't mix.)

Small Space Solutions: Gia's Nursery Nook in the Dining Room My Room
4/21/14 09:00 PM

We use ours when we shop at wholesale clubs. They're perfect!

In Praise of IKEA's FRAKTA Bag
4/8/14 11:09 PM

What did he do with the bodies of the old Italian couple that obviously occupied the "before" space?

Before & After: A Dramatic Small Space Makeover... and What Makes it Work Lonny
4/3/14 09:56 PM

I think a more accurate title would be "How to Survive a Kitchen Renovation Without Gaining 30 Pounds on Take-out."

Kitchen Remodeling Tips: How To Survive a Renovation...Without Going Hungry Reader Intelligence Report
3/31/14 11:27 PM

We thought a wipes warmer was a complete waste of money. And then we used a cold wipe on our son at 2 a.m. Yep... Bought one the very next day.

Christine's List: Baby Items I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
3/17/14 09:31 PM

Ha! I thought the exact same thing regarding the color! Oh... And using one of those huge blue tarps is the way to go when you're painting on the driveway. : )

Before & After: Office Cabinet is All Business Up Front, Then Party in the Back
2/20/14 04:44 PM

Daaaaamn... Did this get me right where it hurts. I'll dust off the frames we've had laying around the house for over a year... This is the day...week...okay, definitely month...

Making Your Home Your Own: Prep Artwork for Framing & Display January Cure: Assignment # 6
1/9/14 01:46 PM

I LOVE renovation projects but without sharing the costs involved, and whether they're reasonable, it's a half-story and not really relevant, at least to me. (Thanks, kenneyty, for posting its $127,000 price tag.)

Before & After: Vintage Airstream Trailer \"Runaround Sue\" Gets an Eco-Rehab
1/3/14 11:25 AM

God... I envy your enthusiasm!

The First Step: Create a Project List The January Cure: Assignment #1
1/2/14 04:31 PM

I tend to agree, but as someone who tackled wood paneling in her gut/rehab, it is far from "E-A-S-Y" to deal with when you discover there is NO DRYWALL BENEATH OR INSULATION. Uh...yeah.

5 Things Not To Worry About While House Hunting (and One Unexpected Thing You Probably Should)
11/20/13 01:37 PM

That is my biggest pet peeve, as well. And making my guests as comfortable as possible is my pleasure—they always think they've stayed at a B&B, only better 'cause it's free! Ha!

The One Thing Your Holiday Houseguests Won't Tell You
11/11/13 04:40 PM

Carole: Sounds like rubbing them with butcher block oil/sealant would do the trick! They would really pop!

Before & After: Don't Get Stumped by This DIY
11/6/13 12:35 PM

Perfect timing! We're also planning a transition for our son, who is 27 months old. Interestingly enough, we have Broyhill Sculptra furniture in his nursery that we've opted to change out for a more toddler-friendly dresser. Lots of inspiration... Thank you!

Axel's Room: Subtle & Affordable Changes To Grow Up a Nursery Kids Room Transitions
10/8/13 03:02 PM

Kicks, get OUT of Chicago and head over to Michigan. You'll be stunned at what you can find.

You Paid WHAT for That? More Stories of Amazing Secondhand Finds
9/6/13 10:50 PM

I'm a huge fan of grey/orange combination. But if you want to be really inspired, you MUST check out

It's been an invaluable source of inspiration for us!!!

Good luck!

Paint Suggestions To Modernize Facade? Good Questions
9/6/13 12:10 PM

Stunning!!! What an awesome find and what a fabulous craftsman he found to upholster it!!!

Before & After: John's Craigslist Miracle
8/28/13 04:54 PM

You scored big, friend! Best of all, you found an upholsterer that can knock it out of the park!!! I'm envious!!! Enjoy it!

Before & After: John's Craigslist Miracle
8/28/13 04:53 PM