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Display Name: KittyAtlanta
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Orange will be dated in the next 15 minutes. Legs too spindly for "girth". The piece was pristine to begin with, now it just looks like a fat lady with skinny legs. Sorry, but I can't get with it.

Before & After: A Vintage Dresser Goes From White to Wow!
7/21/14 02:58 PM

Piano did an addition to our High Museum. I, for one among many, was not all that impressed. It looks like radiator fins. To be fair, the original museum building, by Meier, is just as ugly. Nothing but white tiles. Ugh.

I hope this new Piano effort is worthy of it's contents.

Renzo Piano Designs a Dinosaur Museum Design News
7/21/14 02:54 PM

What one tenant sees as an "improvement" is not universal. I did, indeed, sue a tenant for paint unbecoming a sane person. Yes, I won.

Radical Renters: When Renters Make Big Changes
7/21/14 02:47 PM

My apartment prohibits using Command Strips.

10 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About
7/21/14 02:42 PM

Spent all my years w/o a dishwasher (and disposal) until last year when I moved into a modern apartment. I have lots of dishes, live alone (well, the cats have their bowls), and use up all my 10" luncheon plates (don't use big dinner plates unless I have company) and run the dishwasher once a week. When I run it weekly, I also put in my sponge and other scrubby stuff. I would not like to live without a dishwasher.

Our Best Tips for Life Without a Dishwasher
7/17/14 11:57 AM

I won't ask first, but if someone asks me, I'll be honest. THEN, I will ask them.

Wouldn't do this to my apartment neighbor, but someone in a different property, sure 'nuf.

As someone mentioned, all the apartments are listed online, most with pricing, pet fees and incidentals (whether you want a washer/dryer, etc.).

Would You (Could You?!?) Talk About Your Rent with Your Neighbors? Renter's Solutions
7/17/14 11:46 AM

Nope, not for me. Not versatile enough if I want to go with another style of furniture. Would be anxiety producing with trying to keep it shiny. It looks nice, but it rather reminds me of a stable.

Design Dare: Paint Your Trim Black
7/17/14 08:40 AM

Charming! It is perfect just as it is. Can we see the other half of your doggie?

Bridget & Robert's \"Collected Treasures\" Budget Friendly Loft House Tour
7/16/14 03:08 PM

Layered rugs are an accident waiting to happen. I saw most of the new items last Saturday at the Atlanta IKEA. Didn't buy anything, except Blue Bags. Those little settees are really cute and surprisingly comfortable (for a short time, don't know about an evening of sitting). Love the concept, tho.

IKEA 2015 Catalog Sneak Peek: Stylists' Ideas Worth Stealing
7/16/14 03:01 PM

Oh, and I do have washer/dryer hookups, but it works better for me as the cat's bathroom!

Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 04:05 PM

My apartment (high-rise) fines tenants who hang out their laundry on the balconies. It does take the look of the property straight down to Hell-0.

Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 04:02 PM

I paid $360 for $100,000 on a 2BR in SHOTlanta.

How Much Did Your Renters Insurance Cost? Reader Intelligence Request
7/15/14 03:45 PM

I only take my household linens to the laundry. I use the wash/dry/fold option, so I don't have to hang around. My clothing choices are predicated on whether or not they can be hand washed and line dried without too much touch-up ironing. Most of my work clothes are traveler type (Chicos) knits that last much longer if hand washed/line dried.

Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 10:05 AM

I was very attached to my "home" of 35 years. Then the neighborhood changed, for the worse. I lived under "iffy" conditions for about 3 years, but was forced to move by the constantly threatening thugs who have taken over that neighborhood. I now live in a 914 sq.ft. flat. It is brown and beige and I love it!!! Of course, I have a couple of kitties that do perk up the decorating scheme.

Can't Buy Happiness: 5 Simple Ways to Turn Any House Into a Home You Love
7/14/14 02:50 PM

My house days are over. I will never own again. I practically gave away my paid-for house to get away from it and it has been worth every penny I "lost" in the sale. I adore placing a call and having maintenance come and fix it. I don't care that I am restricted to a creamy shade of eggshell walls and light fixtures chosen by someone else. In the same 5 hours it would have taken to choose those fixtures for myself, I could have flown from ATL to SFO and be on my way to the hotel. Everything is a trade off, so if you don't own, don't want to own, or don't want to fix up someone else's property...that's OK. Really, more than OK. But if you must own, own...that's OK, too. Whether one lives in a mansion or a cardboard box is a matter of choice. Generally, IMO homeowners tend to look down on renters. However, we renters have the time, while homeowners have tools.

I hope everyone is happy where they are.

Living in an Apartment Means Never Having to Do Anything
7/10/14 04:15 PM

I have a nice RedWeld legal accordian folder. I have found that in the computer age, there are only a few things that need to be filed on paper. BTW, I am in my 67th year of life and my legal folder is barely un-accordianed.

Easy, Chic DIYs: 3 Upgrades for Boring File Cabinets
7/10/14 01:33 PM

I use handtowels. Thick, absorbent, easy to wash and you can get any color you want.

What's Better: Vinyl or Cloth Placemats? Good Questions
7/10/14 01:29 PM

Well, I hope they have better luck with their new streetcar service than I expect Atlanta will. It was supposed to roll in March, now it's July and expected to roll next month. I'm all for transportation, but it has to go somewhere.

Detroit Breaks Ground on Electric Streetcar This Month Design News
7/10/14 01:06 PM

My cousin used those Command thingies. They were up for a year. When she took them down, it also took several layers of paint with them. I think holes in drywall would be preferable, as most landlords use sprayers to repaint and cover small holes. Just beware...

Ideas for Hanging Artwork Without Leaving Holes in the Wall Renters Solutions
7/9/14 04:03 PM

...I forgot to say that since the vinyl is in such good condition, I would fix the wobbly leg and call it a chair!

How Should I Make Over This Odd Little Chair? Good Questions
7/9/14 03:57 PM