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Display Name: Cindy at Market Decor
Member Since: 12/11/10

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I think if your feelin' the pink sofa you should get it! Pink goes with everything - everything goes with everything - you only go around once - why play it so safe? I get tired of all the charcoal, beige, greige...


Will I Regret a Pink Sofa?
10/18/12 08:28 PM

I have lived in small towns all my life - I'm 53. It really irritates me when anyone has the audacity to even think that somehow, because we live in a small town, that we are all a bunch of dumb hicks. Growing up, my cousins hailed from LA - Denver - NYC...and they all had the attitude (from a young age) that they were better than us, just because they lived near a big city. The reality is - we all (me and my siblings)ended up being better people...good people. Our cousins are still jerks.


10 Reasons I Love Living in a Small Town
7/3/12 07:31 PM

Oh, also....years ago as a kid, I found a old suitcase in the attic of a very old house we were living in - inside this very dusty old suitcase was a old ratty black dress, a eaten up old black hat with a veil and one of those awful fur things with the face still attached (maybe fox???) I got my mom to look at it and she simply said, "Put it back" - I did.


Crazy Finds in New Homes Moving Week: Sponsored by Penske Truck Rental
6/28/12 08:47 PM

I found a hand written letter dated 1973 - on University of Southern Illinois Carbondale stationary. The letter is heartfelt and well written - basically the guy who wrote the letter is really trying to convince the girl (letters would be recipient) that she should go to college and not settle down and have "2.5 kids". To get out of the mainstream thinking and evolve into the new free 70's. Not to get married right away to the first guy she sees. On an on. The letter was obviously never sent. It is such a good backward glace at the 70's. I did find out that the guy who wrote this letter is Dean of a major university in the east! A fairly well known person!


Crazy Finds in New Homes Moving Week: Sponsored by Penske Truck Rental
6/28/12 08:43 PM

Good Post - I would also suggest - give the place a really good cleaning. Clean or update throw rugs and keep them clean. Take down all weird curtains and put up plain white sheers - very affordable. Focus on your bed and make it just the way you want it to be. Make the bed - easy habit to get in to. Clean the windows! Make or buy new throw pillows for the sofa. Do a wall gallery somewhere. Get rid of anything that you don't like and start again - fresh.


Small Changes, Serious Impact
6/28/12 07:10 PM

Hi - You can put bead board over the tile/wallpaper and do it temporary. You can search it - there is a whole tutorial - you basically cut it precisely to fit the area, then you add a dollop of glue gun glue on each corner of bead board - it has to be glue gun glue and it has to be a dollop (not spread all over) - this way, it just peels right off when you take the bead board down. I am seriously going to do this in my own kitchen.

Other than that, I would not try to make the kitchen be something it is not. Make it be as clean and clutter free as possible. Add a really good rug - maybe something colorful. Go ahead and put out your cool things - things you like. Don't worry about matching a odd preexisting color scheme - if you like red or green or orange,etc.. this becomes the focal point and the dull colors just go away. Put a funky print up - use fabric at the window if you like - there are many things you could do to make it much better!


Update Rental Kitchen Temporarily? Good Questions
6/28/12 06:52 PM

Oh...I really can't stand sheer window curtains in any other color than white or ivory. I don't think this post is snotty or judgmental...it is just a fun way to vent about stuff we don't like. I am certainly not going to write someone off if they have red sheer curtains! Someone above mentioned disliking old typewriters - I collect old typewriters - hey, each to their own!


Ew, I Can't Stand That! Design Allergies
6/26/12 05:00 PM

I love this! I abhor curtains hung on the window frame. Dirty, scummy soap dishes. Clutter . Food stuffs left out in the kitchen like bags of chips, bread, etc... I can't stand food on top of the fridge either. Nasty kitchen appliances that have seen better days left out on the counter - a horrible "Fry Daddy" for example. Burner covers...ugh. Terry dish towels with any type of motif - apples, roosters, red peppers, etc... Taxidermy...period. Old bird's nest. Dried flowers. Dirty bathrooms and the dirty bath rugs. Resin flower pots - really, resin anything. Kid's photos everywhere and kids toys taking over the house - and, I do have grown kids and a grandson so I love kids! Weird smells. Dead plants. A lone picture on a big wall.


Ew, I Can't Stand That! Design Allergies
6/26/12 04:25 PM

Great post! OK...here goes - "Bed-in-a-Bag", counter height tables, anything resin, stadium size kitchens (especially in a Tuscan look - ugh), any "wall words", any draped swags, colored sheer curtains, lace curtains, bathroom rug sets, I could go on and on - too much fun!


What's Your Design Pet Peeve?
6/26/12 04:07 PM

Interesting...I'm trying to see a trend here. YHL & Slim Paley are polar opposites, however, each one very good at what they do. I am wondering what this says about all of us - the readers...are we becoming more polarized? Just thinking. Is age a factor? What about income? I find this all very compelling.


The Homies: Best Home Design Blog of 2011
Young House Love

2/6/11 03:49 AM

It was a addictive show but the finished rooms were sometimes awful. Kia's "gravesite" bedroom was horrible. Most all of Hildi's rooms were simply unlivable. Vern, Laurie, & Genevieve seemed to care and they are talented. I did feel sorry for some homeowners...I do think they were taken advantage of at times. I guess that it showbiz.


Trading Spaces: Where Are They Now?
2/6/11 01:28 AM