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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 https://www.houzz.com.

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