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Closet, lovely. But something else caught my attention.

I've seen those metal wall art pieces at Ross, TJ Maxx, Kohls and Kirkland's, and always wondered what was the point of them, because so many just look cheap and tacky. But I see this person has used one as a place to hang costume jewelry. Very clever and pretty storage that doesn't take up any additional space. I love it!

I have a jewelry armoire with two doors to hang necklaces and I've still got them piled three and four deep... but I have a bunch of empty wall space above that could be used to display some of my more dramatic and colorful pieces. What a great idea.

Before & After: Rita's Really (Really!) Amazing Closet Transformation
6/16/14 03:23 PM

Is there a way to make this without an ice cream maker?

How To Make Dreamy Dairy-Free Vegan Ice Cream Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/16/14 02:42 PM

Do you mean to tell me that people have cats that actually sleep in their own beds? I just assumed that's what 83% of my (king-sized, with one human in it) bed was for.

Before & After: IKEA Tray Table to Double-Decker Cat Bed
6/13/14 02:06 PM

I was very happy with patio furniture I purchased at Big Lots. Got a love seat, two lounge chairs and a coffee table for $400 at an end of season sale several years ago. It was made of that dark brown all-weather faux rattan and came with really basic cushions which I didn't care for, but Lowe's sold much better ones in fun colors for about $20 each. I had it for two years and then left it behind when I moved to a place with only a small balcony instead of a full screened porch, but it held up really well.

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Outdoor Furniture & Accessories
6/6/14 10:23 PM

SherryBinNH: Thanks for your judgemental tone. Appreciate that.

My criticism is not to the person who revamped the piece; they may love it that way and the job is done just fine.

My criticism is that Apartment Therapy's presentation of this content is repetitive. It's a let-down to see a wood piece in the 'before' state be hyped up as something FRESH! NEW! AMAZING! only to click and see that... oh, it's another wood dresser that they half-painted in white. wow. It's not my style; the first time I saw it I wasn't overwhelmed, at best I was whelmed. Now I'm just bored, and I am actually allowed to have an opinion.

It's trendy and will date the piece to 2014 the same way that chevron everything dates a piece to 2013, or butterfly hair clips date someone to 1998.

Before & After: A Mid-C Table Gets Mad Men Worthy
5/24/14 11:51 AM

I'm probably the lone dissenter. The piece itself is fine, I guess... but I'm SO BORED seeing the same thing over and over again. White painted box with stained wood drawers/doors. It's like 2014's version of chevron everything.

Before & After: A Mid-C Table Gets Mad Men Worthy
5/23/14 03:23 PM

Since I got divorced this summer and started living alone again, I have begun buying flowers every friday afternoon (although sometimes my flowers last two weeks instead of just one, depending on which ones I get). Publix has a 3 bunches for $12 deal, and those are what I usually buy.

They brighten up my apartment, and I can look at my flowers and know that somebody loves me enough to give me flowers ever week, even if it's just me.

Fresh Flowers: Harder than I Thought! Liveblogging The Kitchn Cure Fall 2013
10/10/13 03:50 PM

But aren't people who'd be the type to paint a bedroom purple or red be more likely to be open, free spirits? These people seem like they'd naturally be having more sex anyway, than someone who paints a safe pastel grey or beige.

Gray Walls Kill Sex & More Color Theories
9/19/13 10:09 AM

I'm with Peregrina, and have just about the same routine. The 9 mm stays on the table next to my bed while I'm asleep, and gets locked up in the morning before I leave my apartment, as I'm now living alone again.
When I was married with kids in the house it was locked up in a safe all the time with the ammo stored separately.

Bedside Hammer: What's Your Home Security System?
9/3/13 10:55 AM

Chickpea hummus without the tahini is called hummus habb, and it's pretty common. My hummus is made from chickpeas, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and olive oil, salted slightly. I bought my blender for the specific purpose of making hummus, and it's the best one ever, the Breville Ikon Hemisphere blender.

How To Make Hummus from Scratch Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/29/13 04:28 PM

Kyle's cottage remains my favorite home tour. Feminine and individual without being overly girly. Uncluttered but not sparse. I love it.

A Peek Inside the Super Closet:
Hidden Laundry & Pantry

7/22/13 01:01 PM

A wedge of iceberg lettuce is the one good excuse I have to eat a bowl full of Ken's Steakhouse blue cheese dressing. I'm not giving that up.

Do You Eat Iceberg Lettuce? Reader Survey
7/17/13 10:18 AM

While the question is ambiguously worded, I think the person is actually asking if you can make the dough, and then prepare the pizza crusts (rolled out and all), then freeze them.

I think that's doable, for a short time. Balls of dough have kept in my freezer for a year, but I think a rolled out crust would only live for a couple of months in the freezer before starting to lose quality. I think that taking a crust directly from the freezer and throwing it on the grill would work fine; just start with slightly lower heat than you would with a freshly prepared dough, and cook it slightly longer, turning the heat up at the end.

Can I Freeze Pizza Dough Before Cooking It on the Grill? Good Questions
7/3/13 09:38 AM

I think the photographer's decision to photoshop trees into the window is bizarre.

Kitchen Before & After: A Disorganized Kitchen Gets a Place for Everything Professional Kitchen Remodel
7/3/13 09:35 AM

I make a glaze that works on salmon, cod and mahi mahi (also on chicken, but we're talking fish here). For four portions of fish, use 1/4 cup apricot preserves, microwaved until warm. Mix with 3 TBSP soy sauce, 1 TBSP dijon mustard, 1 tsp fresh grated ginger and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Brush on the fish and bake at the appropriate temperature for the size and type of filet you're using. The remainder can be spooned over at the end of cooking.

Help Me Love Fish! What Are Your Favorite Fish Dishes? Good Questions
7/3/13 08:41 AM

A few things:
- Spraypainting the tires that you're going to grow food in? Is that safe?

- The house, as someone else mentioned above, looks like he's barely moved in. I understand cleaning and staging for a house tour, and I DO appreciate the absence of close-up shots of knick knacks, but this seems really cold and impersonal.

- I want to hug that dog until he doesn't look sad anymore.

Casey's Crisp & Contemporary DC Digs House Tour
7/3/13 08:29 AM

Maybe it keeps the dog in line?

Emi & Nathan's Natural History House Tour
6/19/13 02:09 PM

I couldn't live there, with all those dead animals, but they seem like fun people to hang out with.

Emi & Nathan's Natural History House Tour
6/19/13 12:38 PM

I haven't even looked at the house tour, but I LOVE HER DRESS! The whole outfit, actually.

Emi & Nathan's Natural History House Tour
6/19/13 12:27 PM

I thought the stove was repurposed... but the one in the new kitchen is a completely different stove. I'm confused.

Kitchen Before & After: A Disorganized Kitchen Gets a Place for Everything Professional Kitchen Remodel
6/10/13 09:14 AM