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in rental apartments I have drawn a line at almost my uppermost comfortable painting level and repainted up from the floor to that point. This usually covers the scuffed areas. then I paint a second color as a border. after that just clean the upper walls and hang art. If you are handy you can even add trim molding framing the border color. the carpet is an issue that would be quite expensive to tackle, would your landlord credit the rent if you had it replaced?

How To Improve Rental Stairway? Good Questions
7/23/12 11:52 AM

I live in Tampa Fl and AC use is just a fact of life. We keep the thermostat at 78 and use fans extensively. I wish I had a whole house fan because they work so well at night. However, I would also need better security on my windows, there is no way I could fall asleep with my windows wide open.

10 Ways To Save Energy When Air Conditioning Is A Must
7/3/12 11:05 AM

Pi, I think you may be confusing rattan and wicker. I have 1950's Art Deco Rattan furniture and it is sturdy, solid, and smooth. Wicker sometimes does have little prickly bits and it will creak. Of course, quality does make a difference. If it was well made when it is new, then wicker pieces wears better.

Rattan Redux: Updating an Old Favorite
6/20/12 03:35 PM

I am tired of seeing faux animal heads, it seems they are in every other post. initially an inventive twist, now way overdone!

What's Your Design Pet Peeve?
6/20/12 01:26 PM

I believe this chair is made by Drexel Heritage from their At home in Tuscany collection. it is called the Lynx dining side chair it is available in custom finishes, here is the link:


Who Makes This Scroll-Back Chair? Good Questions
6/18/12 03:40 PM


Big Cottage Reno: First Pass Furnishing
6/18/12 02:54 PM

I do love your exciting house, the purples and yellows are balanced beautifully with white. I have a small suggestion, I would also paint the fireplace surround white, the yellow/beige brick stands out and I think bringing the white from the wall unit across the room would work for you..

Julianne's Colorful Townhouse in Dublin House Call
6/16/12 01:32 PM

I fully support restoring the kitchen window, however the shelves that were installed instead of the cabinets turned a safe
generic kitchen in to a disconcerting jumble. Adding the window and re-purposing the upper cabinets would have resulted in a more cohesive look.

Before & After: Katy's $700 Window-Centric Kitchen Remodel
4/7/12 12:31 PM


Betty's Custom Designed Live/Work Home
House Tour

12/7/11 10:12 PM

visually challenging, nice stuff but it's too much for me.

Daniel & Mercedes' Midcentury Meets Industrial Loft
House Tour

10/13/11 10:36 PM

Personally,I think that the difference in finishes is interesting. Why must everything be matchy matchy? A decision that was made due to budgetary considerations morphed into a serendipitous winning strategy!

Before & After: Andi & Dean's Master Bath on a Budget
9/30/11 08:26 PM

keep the stone, its beautiful and certainly will be more modern without the country looking accessories and paint. Also, remove the existing mantle as it is too small.

Bring Our Fireplace Up-to-Date?
Good Questions

8/16/11 06:31 PM

Please consult your notes and post the info on the paint colors in the dining room and living room. I love both and the way the play off each other.

Samantha & Lindsey's Bright Beach Cottage
House Tour

8/10/11 02:22 PM

I once babysat for friends and was driven to distraction by their youngest child. I couldn't find him in their apartment when it was time to eat. He disappeared while I was at the door paying for pizza. after frantically looking "everywhere" for him I finally found him on top of the refrigerator. he was 13 months old and could barely walk! The other kids just laughed at his "trick" Apparently walking and climbing use different skill sets. that said kids will explore any available environment and can easily scare the uninitiated.

LJ Wraps Up
House Tour

7/30/11 04:34 PM

this is one of my favorite house tours, I want so see even more! Well Done!

Hallie & Mark's Hip Slice of History
House Tour

7/12/11 06:30 PM

I have been making "garbage soup" periodically for 30 years. I keep a largish container in the freezer and any meat, starch or vegetable (even salad) leftovers just get dumped in. When the container is full I add stock and seasoning to make a tasty soup that is different every time. I don't use highly seasoned leftovers like chili, they throw off the flavor for what is essentially vegetable soup. Try it you will be pleasantly surprised!

Re-Nest On... Rethinking Food and Waste
7/11/11 01:36 PM

I have successfully painted grasscloth, you may want to consider this option.

Feeling Blue: Grasscloth Wallpaper
6/24/11 10:19 AM

the absolute best offering ever posted on AT!

Dana and Steve's Sophisticated Small Space
House Tour

6/8/11 09:40 AM

love the accent rug, source please!

Teal…Do You Feel It?
5/6/11 04:17 PM

My bathroom is fine now but once I lived in an apartment where the upstairs bathroom flooded and my ceiling collapsed. The landlord was very slow on any repairs and refused to fix it. one morning while I was brushing my teeth I noticed a slight movement from the exposed floor joists. There was a rat above me watching my morning routine! I moved out pretty fast!

What Drives You Crazy In Your Bathroom?
Reader Survey

5/6/11 12:57 AM