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Display Name: HappyHermit
Member Since: 4/9/10

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I colored a picture of my mom (wearing gigantic earrings) on the living room wall when I was a kid. My folks put a frame around it.

Coloring On The Walls On Purpose!
Aesthetic Outburst

11/29/11 05:00 PM

This is what I did when I painted our old house. Worked like a charm!

How To Paint Baseboards Next to Carpet
The Packing Tape Trick

4/27/11 11:32 AM

This is one of my faves:


Patterns for Modern Crochet Baby Blankets?
Good Questions

3/3/11 05:16 PM

I recently painted my boyfriend's home office, and I tested about ten different shades of Benjamin Moore grays before deciding on Harbor Gray. Here it is:


(I have some pictures of the samples on the walls in that flickr set, too.)

I tried the following, and my boyfriend rejected them all:

Silver Fox (too brown-gray)
Revere Pewter (too beige-gray)
Silver Marlin (almost a blue-green gray)
Coventry Gray (really nice, but about one shade too dark)
Platinum Gray (too dark and blue-ish)
Stonington Gray (too baby-blue-ish)
Gray Owl (VERY nice...but a little too light)
Smoke Embers (almost purple-y and too dark)
Silver Chain (almost an exact match to Harbor Gray, which we chose)

It was harder than I thought it would be. It totally depends on what kind of light you have in your room. Even after we went through all of that, I feel like the room changes color every two hours. ;)

DIY Painting: Testing Benjamin Moore Gray Samples
9/13/10 10:30 PM

I cut my lip drinking out of one once, so I don't use them anymore.

I suppose if I'm oblivious enough to cut my lip while drinking out of a canning jar, it could just as easily happen with a regular drinking glass. I still associate drinking out of canning jars with cut lips, though.

Canning Jars as Glasses: Shabby Chique or Just Shabby?
8/11/10 08:43 PM

Thanks, lkgeiser!

Container Gardening: New Planters & Pots Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
7/6/10 12:11 PM

Anybody know the name of the plant in the blue and yellow hanging planters?


Container Gardening: New Planters & Pots Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
7/1/10 03:40 PM

Oh, this is just lovely! So lovely, in fact, that I finally created an account for the express purpose of giving a thumbs-up to my fellow twin-citian (I live in St. Paul).

Did you make the living room curtains yourself? Because they rule.

Small Cool 2010: Nicole & Aaron's Illusion of Space Small Division #5 | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/9/10 12:22 PM