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Display Name: the_boston_lady
Member Since: 5/2/10

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I painted my current apartment, and so far have lived in it for 3+ years and will likely stay for several more. So, I think it's been worth it for me - I've gotten to live in an apartment that really feels like it's mine this whole time. I don't remember anything being in the lease about this specifically (I'll have to double check), but was told verbally "you're free to paint, we just ask that you paint it back when you leave." Unless there's a clause in the lease that I've missed, "we ask" doesn't sound legally binding, and perhaps does sound like their way to make people think they do have to repaint when they don't actually have to. In any event I see the management's painters in apartments between tenants all the time in my building.

Now I'm interested. If anyone has dealt with this in the District of Columbia before, I'd love to hear it!


Fess Up: Have You Ever Painted A Rental Without Permission?
7/16/14 05:55 PM

Hmm...I currently have a Lack coffee table that I repurposed to hold a 2x4 Expedit bookshelf, full of heavy law textbooks. The bookshelf weighs at least 60 pounds, I'd say. The books even more. Hasn't budged in 2 years, but now I'm scared after reading these comments.


Before & After: IKEA Lack Coffee Table to Upholstered Ottoman Ikea Hackers
11/9/13 07:26 PM

I was looking for something like this not too long ago but couldn't find anything - great find!


Fashionably Functional: Capturing Couture Camera Straps
9/11/11 10:49 PM

I have this exact shelving unit and a 40" Bravia. It works great sitting on the shelf. I never thought I could mount it to the back - I thought it would be too heavy. Interesting. Not sure why Ikea has the 32" limit in the first place as anything up to 40" fits perfectly.


The IKEA EXPEDIT Shelf & 40" Samsung TV Hack
DIY Project

6/7/11 03:25 PM

My college used to use an email called First Class that allowed you to unsend any unread messages, no matter how long ago they were sent. I really, really, really, really miss that.


Why is the Most Important Messaging Feature So Rare?
4/5/11 02:50 PM

@mimee - The other night I made mashed potatoes topped with bacon, shredded cheddar, and green onion...oh, it was delicious! So unhealthy yet so great. Perfect comfort and/or football food!

@Rachiti - Boys do like bacon. Take a deep breath. It's gonna be ok. :)


Superbowl Party Idea: Baked Potato Bar
2/4/11 12:59 PM

how lovely!!


Final Frame: The Serene and Simple Setup
12/11/10 05:02 PM

This is my favorite book, ever. Thank you for quoting it!


Weekend Meditation: From My Childhood
10/24/10 05:19 PM

So clever!


Before & After: Utilizing an Awkward Home Nook
The Daily B

8/31/10 03:01 PM

Just tried this and it was delicious, what a great idea!


How To Poach an Egg in the Microwave
8/31/10 09:49 AM

I think it's time someone got a Kindle! :P In all seriousness this looks amazing and reminds me of the library scene in Beauty and the Beast...what a dream come true for a book lover. Also reminds me of the library building in the back yard at Peacefield, the home of John and Abigail Adams. Like this, it's one big, open, two-story area completely full of books. I'm jealous!


Bibliophile Converts Neighboring House into Library
The Minneapolis Star Tribune

8/27/10 09:21 PM

Love those fire escapes, and love that book even more. So nice - think I might try to do something like that with my apartment.

Ooh and the main character's name was Francie :)


Fire Escape Escapes | Apartment Therapy New York
6/15/10 02:21 PM

please make an AT iPhone app too!! :) Reading on the iPad is fine, what with the bigger screen...it's the iPhone that could really use a specially-formatted version.


The $0.69 iPad Stand | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
5/2/10 01:19 PM