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Display Name: 5iveVincent
Member Since: 11/24/07

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As we dive into the month of June? My calendar says May. Which is good cuz after looking at those images it's clear to me that I have a lot to do.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Best Garden Tips, Tricks and Inspiration
5/4/09 09:43 PM

Please don't use Spray Mount. The vapors are really bad for you and that stuff will gas you (and anyone you invite over) for what smells like an eternity.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Using Spray Mount for a Wall Mural?
11/21/08 01:18 PM

Remove the end-parentheses in that link above and it will work fine. Not sure why it linked itself. ;-)

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Painting a KitchenAid Mixer?
10/17/08 08:11 AM

You have to strip off the old paint before you can apply a new finish. I almost hired an auto body shop to refinish my KitchenAid for me... it started to be a bit of a trend last year. Flames. (remember? http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jul/04/food/fo-mixer4) It runs around $150 to have it done. Better to have a professional do it than tackle it yourself and be sorry.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Painting a KitchenAid Mixer?
10/17/08 08:06 AM

That's so funny -- I'm about to tackle a fabric project with my Malm too! The inside is really just cardboard, so there's nothing to staple to, which makes it challenging. But gosh darn it, I'm going to find a way to get linen on that thing if it kills me.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Can I Upholster My Ikea Malm Bed? Los Angeles
10/2/08 10:27 AM

I think the total unpredictability of life makes it beautiful... you just never know what you're going to stumble upon, what's going to catch your eye, or how you're going to begin to appreciate the beauty in something that you didn't before, and therefore an interesting collection of things and experiences begin to gather in your home. You just never know.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: Nate Williams Pillows Los Angeles
10/2/08 10:24 AM

That couch looks like a larger incarnation of those awful soccer mom bags I see being carried around town. Ack.

Apartment Therapy New York | Inspiration: Pierre Duex's Traditional French Prints
9/17/08 10:12 AM


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Storing Your Shoes Seasonally
9/16/08 03:17 PM

Otto is adorable -- and if he's like other greyhounds (which I'm sure he is), he'll make himself right at home right away. Our rescue, Rocketdog, was with us for 12 years until she had to leave us to chase that great mechanical rabbit in the sky last summer. It took lots of little adjustments by my husband and me to create a home that would keep everyone happy (like don't leave a loaf of bread or any other food you don't want to suddenly disappear on the counter or tabletop to tempt a very tall dog... don't bag the garbage and then leave it on the floor until you decide to take it out later, etc.), but in the end it was well worth it. We have memories of her that we'll chuckle over forever. So enjoy the moments... even the occasionally trying ones!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Dog-Proof Your Home
9/8/08 06:03 PM

It's Ann Sacks. Gorgeous stuff. I've been eyeing it as well... http://www.annsacks.com/onlinecatalog/program.jsp?cat=268004&coll=268204&prg=1095504

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Similar White Tiles?
9/3/08 10:22 AM

I wonder how many brain cells you lose every time you inhale it?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Refresh Paint by Dutch Boy
9/2/08 08:25 AM

Frequently, not all items are sourced in the resources sections of said magazines -- and it's usually the item you're interested in that's NOT sourced. So perhaps it's okay for folks to ask whether anyone recognizes the item. Isn't that part of what makes this such a great web community? ;-)

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Who Makes This Mirror?
8/4/08 11:40 AM

Who wouldn't want Judy Ross to come sit on their couch, really?

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Judy Ross' Seeds Pillow
7/5/08 03:23 AM

Lantana. Gorgeous. Loves sun and heat. There are lots of colorful varieties available! You can leave them out when you live out West, but out here in Rhode Island I have to bring mine in. I've been able to weather them indoors and drag them back out every spring for 8 or 9 years now (and they'll bloom in a sunny window!). -b

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Flowers in the Castro
6/12/08 11:55 AM

But at a mere $5.57 a square foot, you can create an 8x5' area rug for roughly $225 (minus shipping, of course). It's hard to come by a decent "traditional" rug for that price. Just pull up a tile and FLOR is easy to clean -- the old standby rug is NOT. It's green, it's recyclable, it's trimmable to fit your whims and comes in about a zillion colors and patterns. What's not to love? Granted, I have FLOR tiles and I'm a convert.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | FLOR on Sale
5/29/08 10:26 AM

I like the simplicity, clean lines and affordability of the modern Omnia levers and have been planning to get some myself as we launch into the remodel of our recently purchased modern house. When I was researching door hardware, I wasn't too fond of the curved end of the #10 and I didn't really like the busy-ness of the #32, so I opted for a middle ground that I think marries the best design cues of both options: http://www.handlesets.com/index.cfm?page=product:display&productid=368PA&manufacturer=Omnia&categoryID=685. Good luck!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Which Door Handle Do You Prefer?
5/20/08 10:19 AM

I was originally going to go with more of a slate gray, but then I became smitten with Evening Dove (2128-30) from Benjamin Moore's Aura line. A dark, dusky gray with rich, moody undertones of blue. I was pleasantly surprised how fabulous it looks against my lighter shades and how it's created a more interesting palette for my media room, especially when a little light is cast on it. Confession: I saw the color on some exterior window trim against the blonde brick of my neighborhood French-inspired coffee house and found the paint chip that matched it. (You should see it against the ivory, butter yellow, tan, walnut and skinny turquoise stripe awnings. Wow.)

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Recommendations for a Charcoal Gray Paint?
5/16/08 08:31 AM

eBay. You can Buy It Now -- the unpainted version -- for just $4.99. Gotta love the eBay.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Transforming Apple Trivet and Basket
5/5/08 10:52 AM

Among other things, I have amassed a collection of 35 to 40 70s TV show board games -- Starsky & Hutch, SWAT, The Partridge Family. I thought it was funny as I was pursuing them on eBay and now I'm stuck with this pile of ridiculousness. Granted, they're a hoot to play. Maybe I should line a wall with them? Or put them back on eBay... I can't decide.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What is Your Most Indulgent Collection?
4/23/08 12:34 PM

Brrrrr. Cold!

Apartment Therapy New York | Flickr Finds: Bath Chair at Goldsmiths Degree Show
3/5/08 10:31 AM