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Display Name: chicphillychick
Member Since: 3/24/10

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You just saved me from spending mucho dinero on three drum shades! I have expensive taste, I guess.
As I never throw anything away (well almost nothing - much to my roommate's dismay), I have enough tapered shades to do this. I saw on another blog the instructions to create a paper drum shade, but it required the use of a harp and clear contact paper(!) - and I don't have any of those available right now!
I especially like that I will use fabric from my stash.

Great idea, thanks!

How To Turn a Tapered Lamp Shade into a Drum Shade
4/4/11 01:01 PM

(((( When I read the comments section on AT, I look for certain commentators. I respect their opinions. Others, I never read, because almost everything they write is negative and about how something is "over" or "tired." I don't care if someone thinks something is overdone, what I do care about is how a space is interpreted by others, just in case I missed something that they can show me.

5 Supposedly "Tired" Trends We Still Really Like | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/27/10 06:52 PM

****To remove all the dust, after sanding, before painting - use a tack cloth. They're like sticky papertowels and work very well. I know you can get them in the paint section at a marine supply store. I use them before varnishing anything on our boat whether or not I have sanded the surface first. Lowe's or Home Depot may carry them, I don't know.

The Secret to Successfully Painting IKEA Shelves Reader Intelligence Report | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/27/10 06:38 PM

Totally cool spot. Didn't think "Hollywood Regency" would intrigue me, but you are very clever indeed.

Jonas' Modern Hollywood Regency Homestead House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/27/10 05:57 PM

Room and Board all the way. I have this bed in our cottage in Michigan. It is a "forever" piece. I really don't have experience with West Elm furniture, so I can't compare them. But the R and B is a quality bed. Hope that helps.

Parsons Bed: Room & Board or West Elm? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
7/26/10 11:27 PM

Emily - your home is adorable. I like your use of the "AT super-trends." You have a very cute asthetic, I'm copying some of your "trends"!

Emily's Light & Bright Shabby ChicHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/24/10 11:43 PM

Target has a very nice glass table lamp right now for $30. Try Honestly, it looks way more expensive than $30 and more like it's from Pottery Barn.

Budget Shopper: Glass Table Lamps Under $100 | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/10/10 09:46 PM

Very nice job - both of you! I love the art. Very well edited.

Also, Patrick, thank you for a picture of the street. I often wonder what the neighborhoods of these homes look like.

An Englishman in New York House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
6/30/10 12:02 AM

I have seen houses made completely out of straw bales in Mexico. However, none were this nice. I am happy to see this method works up here in colder climes!

Beth & Bill's Soulful Straw Bale Retreat House Tour | Apartment Therapy DC
6/17/10 12:49 AM

Thank you for posting these. I have been wanting to buy one, but I was afraid I would get one that leaks. I am going to go with the beehive one - I love it!!

10 Affordable Beverage Jars and Dispensers | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/17/10 12:38 AM

For a smaller home, your house has many stately flourishes that really come together well. I like the paint color choices, especially the kitchen cabinets. I love the crown molding. Very well done. Your hard work shows. However, just one bit of advice: please pull your backyard together. It looks neglected.

Will's English Gentry in Cabbagetown House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/17/10 12:30 AM

That is not a cat lounging on the couch in the opening photo. . . it's HUGE. More like a dog in a cat suit!

Curing Your Couch of Cat Scratch Fever | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/14/10 11:56 PM

You guys scored a great apartment. Are those Nancy Drew/The Hardy Boys books in the craft area? And your bedroom is fine - there is space enough where you need it.

Steven & Meredith's Modern Mix House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/14/10 11:29 PM

The first house I have truly loved.

The size, the sun, the colors, the designs, the paintings, the grounds. . . all of it perfect.

Revisiting Beth's Teeny Tiny Peek-a-boo View House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
6/12/10 12:42 AM

Site for charcoal:

This site is awesome. They have a terrarium starter kit. I have it and can attest to it being a real value. I could not find charcoal anywhere else. Also, Terrain sells adorable terrarium sized plants. They are not online, but if you call them, they may ship them to you. They are located in Glen Mills, PA. Half of an hour outside Philadelphia, across the street from the Brinton Lakes shopping strip. I don't work for them! I've been to their store and I am a fan! Someone told me it is Anthropologie's plant store. Yeah, that's cool.

How To: Plant a Terrarium in a Jar | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/11/10 12:41 AM

WOW-WEE!! So colorful, but not an eyesore. I dig the backyard, too! The fence looks like colored pencils lined up.

Am I missing the page where the sources are listed? I must know where in Philly you shop!

Krista & Zak's Philadelphia Art Hotel House Tour | Apartment Therapy DC
6/4/10 09:10 PM

I like the hummingbird you have hanging by the ferns. This kitchen is full of little touches that make it yours - well done.

Finch's Sunny San Francisco Kitchen Small Cool Kitchens 2010 - Rent Division | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/2/10 01:28 AM

*91styale : I think the shelves are from IKEA. I know they sell ones that look like that.

I love this kitchen and wish you had won. It is a "real life" kitchen. With much (renter) added style. I love the Staub teapot. I think that will be the next addition to my Staub collection because yours looks so great! And the yellow knife wall is a great idea. Maybe I'll copy that idea. . . Thanks!

Nikki's San Francisco Kitchen with Character Small Cool Kitchens 2010 - Rent Division | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/2/10 01:18 AM

The chair cushions are adorable also!

Green Style: A Charming Balcony Nook | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
6/2/10 12:51 AM

I love your home! As an Ocean Beach transplant to Philadelphia, it brings back many awesome memories. Which beach are you on (maybe Mission?)? You guys did a great job making your home comfy and beachy. Really love everything about it! No surfboard required, right. . .

Scott's From Brooklyn to a Beach Bungalow House Call | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/2/10 12:46 AM