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Display Name: corliss
Member Since: 5/16/10

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I've been recycling my books for years. Once a year I'll go through everything, save the ones that I truly love a have reread over and over, and the rest get donated to the local library. I've recently bought an e-reader so going forward, I'll only be buying hardcopies of the ones that really mean something to me.


12 Things You Probably Own Too Many Of
7/26/13 05:19 PM

Good call on painting two of the walls gray. When I was that age, my dad painted the whole room purple (including the ceiling). Hated it within a year; 30+ years later, I'm just starting to like purple again. :)


A Purple Bedroom Fit for a Tween My Room
6/4/13 08:22 AM

Cute, but it would have been better if someone had told him beforehand that J is usually pronounced as Y.


Blue Box Humor: The IKEA Song
3/19/13 10:37 AM

Given my fear of heights, innate clumsiness and history with stairs, any of these in my home would be a guarantee of future broken bones.


10 Stylish (& Slightly Scary) Floating Staircases
3/18/13 05:37 PM

The U. K., Australia and New Zealand.


What's Your Dream Destination?
7/6/12 06:20 PM

Eames chairs and Parsons desks. I don't care if they're "classic", to me they're just plain ugly. And anything Mid Century Modern. The 50s are over, people.

I'm bracing myself for the impending flame war.


What's Your Design Pet Peeve?
6/20/12 02:58 PM

Got anything for those of us on a budget?


7 Lights for an Organic Modern Look Decor Style Source List
6/16/12 08:51 AM

There are several churches in and around Baltimore City that I would absolutely love to convert into a home. Or a brewpub. Possibly both. :)


The Ultimate in Upcycling: Homes in Converted Churches
5/14/12 05:04 PM

I notice most of the responses are coming from people who are only cooking for one when the husband/partner/SO is away. Cooking for one three times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, ad infinitum, is just waaaayyyy too depressing. Especially when you're not very good at it to start with.


Why Bother Cooking Just for Yourself? Cooking for One
4/30/12 09:42 AM

Stacymano, that's the Hemnes dresser from IKEA.


Casey's Plenty of Space Small Cool Contest
4/14/12 07:22 AM

I LOVE the wall color!


Tabitha's Rare View Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 09:11 AM

I scored the trunk. Going to pick it up tonight. :)


Yellow Sofa, Teal Trunk & More
Eastern Daily Scavenger 04.10.2012

4/11/12 10:09 AM

OMG, a kitchen with ample storage! :) Beautiful!


Lisa's Everything's Not Bigger in Texas Small Cool Contest
4/6/12 02:17 PM

Wow, that room is beautiful.


Creative Escape: Abby Kasonik's Backyard Art Studio Southern Living
4/2/12 06:10 PM

I wish I could get my place together in time to submit, but I just don't see it happening. I am looking forward to seeing the entries. It's inspiring to see how others have tackled small space issues.


Small Cool 2012: Enter Now!
4/1/12 11:09 AM

My mother had those hideous little owls. I always hated them.


Brass Animal Figurines: Vintage Style
3/30/12 05:49 PM

I love seeing this kind of transformation.


Before & After: New Life for an Old Light The Painted Hive
3/29/12 11:13 AM

So aside from the Gyllen, do you have any suggestions for those of us who can't afford $200 for a single lamp?


Quirky Wall-Mounted Bedside Lighting
3/29/12 10:55 AM

I concur on the kitchen island, especially since your counter space is so limited. For your craft area, how about an Expedit with the desk attachment? It would give you a workspace, storage and would create a "room" that's walled off from the rest of the space.


Studio Layout Tips for New Apartment?
Good Questions

3/29/12 10:09 AM

I've had my Billys for over 20 years, changed the shelf configuration a zillion times, even fell off a ladder through the back of one (yay, duct tape) and never had a single shelf begin to sag.


Beautiful Bookshelves: IKEA Done Right This Old House
3/28/12 10:40 PM