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Display Name: lorint
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No matter what option you go with, do a test spot somewhere no one will see it. Always test first!

Can a Stubborn Stain Be Removed from White Lacquer? Good Questions
7/29/14 11:30 AM

If I didn't go look at the instructables I would never believe that this was real. Absolutely amazing.

Before & After: IKEA Futon Graduates From College Instructables
7/25/14 11:15 AM

In my co-op we can's have washers and dryers but I wonder if this would work since it isn't installed. I'd still use the buildings units for bigger loads but sometimes you just need a quick wash of a few things. Glad people gave their feedback, too. Very helpful.

Have You Ever Tried a Portable Washer? (Plus 4 To Consider)
7/22/14 12:07 PM

I'm a sing;e female home owner (co-op technically). Buying is much more sensible to me than renting because you invest into a space you own, versus giving money to a landlord to pay for the home they own. You get to make bigger decisions and not stand idly by while your landlord stands on a ladder in your kitchen cutting a live wire with a pair of kitchen scissors. Plus, my neighborhood is growing in popularity quickly. If I sell or lease my unit in a few years I'll do very well for myself. So yeah, buy buy buy is my motto.

All The Single Ladies... Are Investing In Home Equity
7/21/14 04:40 PM

I'd treat those colors as neutral. What you should get first is a nice huge rug. That will really anchor the space, as well as make it mush cozier. Also, I'd find a work around for putting things on the wall. Look into decals or hanging posters with washi tape. Maybe a nice big leaning mirror. Good luck!

How Do I Decorate Greige/Yellow Graduate Housing? Good Questions
6/26/14 04:48 PM

Have some pride and let your plants die. Seriously. What are we doing?

New App Lets You Facetime with Your Plants Design News
6/16/14 04:05 PM

I had a plant that my cat kept eating so I sprayed it with bitter apple. She continued to eat it but then would puke it up. So now I just keep all my plants well out of reach.

Keeping Your Pets Safe: 10 Non-Toxic House Plants ASPCA
6/1/14 12:42 PM

Wait, wait, hold the phones? You went from a 2br in the city to a studio in the Midwest. You got it all backwards!

Jenna's Exposed Brick Studio Small Cool Contest
5/28/14 02:02 PM

I spent about $1000 but then before my test period was up swapped it for one that cost $1200. I am so glad I did because I'm much happier with the second one. It's absolutely fantastic and the first was too firm. I forget what I got first but the second one is a beautyrest. I could have spent a lot more but I don't know if I would notice a difference.

Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on a Mattress?
5/21/14 05:37 PM

Ah yes, Typhoid Mary's old digs. I wonder why no one lives there.

New Book Tours NYC's Abandoned North Brother Island Design News
5/9/14 05:20 PM

Might I suggest fireplace liner?

Ideas for Using Hairless Cow Hide? Good Questions
5/2/14 05:21 PM

I've killed my fair share of orchids but I currently have one in my bathroom and the regrowth on it is amazing. Haven't had a second spike yet, but I'm very hopeful. I also have a few cacti and some bamboo. It's the best results with the least effort.

Best Plants for the Bathroom
4/14/14 11:40 AM

Staggered. Aside from just being my visual preference I think it lengthens the space.

What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 10:33 AM

Those are gorgeous!!! So jealous!

Before & After: The Fate of Sheryl's Vintage Chairs Good Questions Revisited
4/9/14 12:05 PM

Cool tones! A light blue/gray would look beautiful.

Paint Color To Coordinate with Stone on My Home's Exterior? Good Questions
4/3/14 12:05 PM

Hands up if The Great Muppet Caper made you scared of murphy beds.

Small Space Sleeping Solutions
4/3/14 11:59 AM

This would be a really good idea. You only take one if you need one. Less waste and probably cheaper for them.

IKEA to Stop Including Allen Wrenches Design News
4/1/14 11:42 AM

Another tip, if you need glass cut to a particular size get the cheap backing kits at Michael's and they'll cut the glass down for free.

Frugal Living: How To Frame Your Art on the Cheap Apartment Therapy Tutorials
3/27/14 11:50 AM


Before & After: Loveseat Avoids Reupholstery Redo
3/26/14 10:53 AM

I have a cool palette and very warm orangey brown cabinets and I love the contrast. I feel like in any other setting I wouldn't love the cabinets but they work with the grays of my counters and tiled walls. Go with the palette that makes you happy. If you're that worried use a computer program to mock it up first. You can get a feel for it before you spend too much time or money. I would also suggest putting some kind of statement piece in your kitchen. Maybe a bigger, more eye drawing clock. I don't know where to look and the cabinets end up being the most prominent thing because of the color.

How To Tone Down the Brown in My Kitchen? Good Questions
3/18/14 11:51 AM