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Display Name: jako
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so the cost to restore is roughly the cost to replace right? the replacement surely wouldnt be as solid. removing the front wood panels would simplify the lines...


Restore Grandma's Chair or Let It Go? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/1/10 08:55 PM

seems like the shape of the roofline of the porch is off, especially painted the same color as the house body


Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal of My Home? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/19/09 09:52 PM

I sold Lynn Cheney an antique engraving back in the early 90's for her Texas house, and she was clueless to why everybody else in the gallery ignored her, and why we didnt exactly approve of her need for a 32" framed ingraving to go over a 32" wide desk...


Apartment Therapy DC | The Vice President's House The Washington Post, 11.27.08
11/28/08 10:07 PM

Are you looking for originals or cheaper copies? I have the "Eat More" poster, (bought it cheaply in an upstate antique mall), I have googled it and found copies for sale in the $600 range...


Apartment Therapy New York | From The Kitchn: Where Can I Find These Vintage Posters?
7/11/08 06:37 AM

black Antler with White Shade...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Black or White Lamp?
6/5/08 08:52 AM

family photos are best kept to more personal rooms, bedroom etc...


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Displaying Family Portraits
4/28/08 11:20 AM

I always take back to the cleaners


Apartment Therapy New York | What Do You Do With Wire Hangers?
4/28/08 11:17 AM

I had an antique slab a marble and tried for an eternity to find somebody to cut it to size... most of the Marble counter people must make all thier profit on the stone itself instead of the install and cutting, contacting around 15 places none would work on stone they didnt provide...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Refinishing a Marble Countertop?
4/24/08 09:22 AM

forever to dry equals a finish that lasts forever...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Refinishing Ideas?
4/24/08 09:15 AM

looks good as is, but if re-painting definately an oli based paint...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Refinishing Ideas?
4/24/08 09:14 AM

looks like some sort of pepper grinder bought at a souvenir stand in Holland. I want my bathrooms to look like bathrooms, not english country drawing rooms or laboratories either...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not? Bol Lavatory Faucet by Kohler#comments
4/24/08 07:39 AM

looks like some sort of pepper grinder bought at a souvenir sand in Holland. I want my bathrooms to look like bathrooms, not english country drawing rooms or laboratories either...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not? Bol Lavatory Faucet by Kohler#comments
4/24/08 07:39 AM

run the same material as the countertop up the wall...


Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: What Type of Backsplash should I Get?
4/21/08 04:38 AM

no pets on furniture...


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 4 Steps to Keep Your New Furniture Looking New
4/16/08 02:36 PM

yes, absolutely mix wood colors... the result is not bad as is. I think a pop of a big red bowl on the table would do wonders.

wood is a neutral, mixed neutrals are always fine together.


Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Can We Make the Dark and Light Furniture Work?
4/16/08 02:35 PM

whats the worse offence, seeing all the cracks from day one, or getting a few light smugdes over the upcoming years?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Eggshell OK on Imperfect Plaster?
4/16/08 05:51 AM

just noticed the rocking chair in the Kennedy version, that sure changes the tone of the room...


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Ballot Check: Which Yellow Oval Room Do You Prefer?
3/27/08 01:16 PM

better comparison photos on the whitehouse website...


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Ballot Check: Which Yellow Oval Room Do You Prefer?
3/27/08 11:31 AM

the Reagan's version much less cozy, more "Palace" or "Grand Hotel" than home...


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Ballot Check: Which Yellow Oval Room Do You Prefer?
3/27/08 11:28 AM

assuming the woodwork is "builder" quality rather than anything of high quality... I think the wood just pops out too much... I would paint out the baseboards and shelves, maybe the fireplace trim as well, but that might be ok.. Room will not seem as "choppy"


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: What to do with this Awkward Fireplace?
3/26/08 09:50 AM