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Display Name: nerdgurilla
Member Since: 2/23/10

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I am showing this picture to my landlord this week and convincing him that this looks way better than a fireplace that has been painted to look like red bricks. Faux brick paint should only be used to cover poorly executed graffiti.

Before & After: Molly's Family Room Fireplace Makeover
10/1/11 07:27 PM

I often mix baking soda and vinegar and pour it down my drains. Not sure if this will work for calcium, but it seems to help my drain problems.

Is There a Natural Way to Combat Hard Water?
4/11/11 07:53 PM

Paint it, add cushions to the top and baskets below and use it as a bench? Although it may be too large, not sure.

Makeover Ideas for this Lovable 70s "Beast"? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/24/10 05:23 PM

We just moved and because we lived in a small space I didn't want boxes taking over the apartment. So the first thing I did was clean out cabinets and drawers, not pack them. Go through your bathroom and kitchen and make sure everything in them is going to the new place. Then I did bookshelves (remember not to pack those boxes too heavy). We were throwing our old ones the boxes just replaced them. I would say we started atleast a month in advance and still were rushing at the end. I agree, art and wall fixtures are last.
The least you should do is start gathering boxes. My husband was lucky enough to score 60-80 computer boxes from a neighboring office that had just moved in. People also give them away on freecycle and craiglist. Also if you don't receive the newspaper, have some one start collecting it for you.

Making the Move: When Do You Start Packing? Survey | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/26/10 05:59 AM

We just painted our bedroom a "retro" mint color and we went with Benjamin Moore's "mint chocolate chip". It is definitely not radioactive.

Help! Wrong Green. What is the Right One? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/22/10 08:00 PM

Oh this is one of the most hated features of our apartment. The only time it has had its benefits is when I am trying to cook and bathe a kid at the same time. Not only do we have a bathroom in our kitchen, but our kitchen also functions as our dining room, and laundry room. Way too many purposes for one room. Glad to be moving in 2 weeks!

A Bathroom That Opens Into The Kitchen: Awkward? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/3/10 10:48 AM

I did this last week ,in less than perfect snow, with a rubber backed mat/rug I have. It worked! I was so impressed I have spread the word! The next good snow we have, which may be this week, I am going to attempt my larger rugs.

How To Clean a Wool Rug with Snow Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/23/10 06:16 AM