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Thanks so much for including my office! Small accessories and plants really do help with improving the appearance of any space!

Just an update for anyone that's interested, we've got an office "after" post with more photos up on our blog over here: http://hindsvik.com/?p=4061


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2/19/11 07:00 PM

Just an update for anyone that's interested, we've got an office "after" post with more photos up on our blog over here: http://hindsvik.com/?p=4061


5 Simple Things to Improve the Look of Your Office
2/19/11 06:58 PM

it's not hard at all. The piping is readily available at any hardware store in various lengths. 6"/8"/12"/24". You can read more about it on our blog. The wood is from a dismantled barn from the 1800's so it has a lot of character.


Another Great DIY Plumbing Pipe Shelf Hindsvik Blog | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/22/10 10:11 PM

Thanks AT! We have since added some colour to the room and added a nice throw blanket on the bed. :) Oh and that Cat Bed too.


Mid-Century To Minimalist: Before After Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/4/10 05:25 PM

*thing = thin


Before & After: Clean and Modern Plywood Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/29/10 04:06 AM

Hi Everyone,

cscamp20 - The paint we used is Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore (OC-118).

unabridged - I'm not sure if the stairs would look that good, it depends on how the carpet was attached. It may have too much wear, be uneven and knotted, and even need to be sanded. The plywood we used has one good side so there was very minimal sanding involved and the cuts were free from a local hardware store. But you could always check anyways :)

lovelyrita - the carpet was a very thing cheap one that had been glued to the tiles below so ripping it out was not an option. By leaving it in, it not only insulates and sound-proofs the floor, but lessens the "creaks" and doesn't let the plywood move while walking. Keep in mind this was very thing carpeting underneath with no foam or cushioning under it.

Melissa - one of the pieces of art we have is original from the 1950s, but we searched for prints of our other favorites and yes, used Canadian books as a reference :)

-Valeria


Before & After: Clean and Modern Plywood Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/29/10 04:04 AM

The wood was pre-finished when we bought it with "1 good side" and we sanded them down to get rid of any roughness. It was then finished with a clear wood sealant from a local hardware store. The brand name escapes me at the moment.


Green Style: Daniel Valeria's DIY Plywood Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/28/10 02:52 PM

Hi There!

This is just phase 1 of our bedroom makeover. On our blog (linked from the article) we go through some "necessities" for the bedroom - being sheepskin rug, swiss military blanket and a few others :)

The board is also a must and very practical for us being new small business owners.


Green Style: Daniel & Valeria's DIY Plywood Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/27/10 06:18 PM

Hi Again!

Just wanted to clarify a few things about the reno.

1. The type of plywood used was 3/8" thick one good finished side douglas fir plywood.

2. The carpet we went over with the plywood was a very thin type of carpeting which we installed a few years earlier with no under padding. There is virtually no "give" at all when walking on the new flooring and the carpet acts as a perfect cushion and sound insulator and the planks lay perfectly even across the room.

3. There is no tongue and groove. These were straight cuts done by our local hardware store. Done in 8' lengths and 4' lengths to break it up a bit and we alternated when laying them down.

4. The 6 square cabinets were purchased from ikea about a year ago on clearance for $25 each down from $125 each. We installed them to appear as one long unit.


Before After: Clean and Modern Plywood Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/27/10 05:16 PM

Hey Everyone!

We are currently drawing up some ideas for a DIY platform for the bed that will raise it ever so slightly off the ground for some added dimension. There are still some things we are doing to finish the room up which includes as mentioned earlier a small throw rug, swiss army blanket and a few other small items. This is basically phase one. ;)

The prints are Canadian Inuit prints from the 1960's - 70's. More info is available on our blog. Here is a breakdown of them:

Bird - by Lucy/Luktak "Bird and Flower Composition" stone-cut (1964)
Three Walrus - by Sheowak, "Three Walrus" stencil (1960)
Owls - by Iyola "Snow Owls and Egg" stone cut print (1959)
Igloo - by Kiakshuk "Igloo and Dog Team" stone cut print (1961)
Man/Dog - by Nowyook/Karpik "The Travellers" stencil (1972)


Before After: Clean and Modern Plywood Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/27/10 03:16 PM

Hi Everyone!

The board was included next to the bed keep track of things for our small business... and a few other things ;)

We plan on warming up the room a bit with a small but simple rug and a swiss military blanket as stated on our blog. You can check out our other posts for more details.


Before After: Clean and Modern Plywood Bedroom | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/27/10 12:07 PM