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Display Name: ACharmer
Member Since: 3/1/11

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Are you kidding me? There is no way you should paint! White in houses like these is boring and generic.

To Paint or Not To Paint Our Abundance of Wood Trim? Good Questions
4/22/14 09:47 AM

So lovely! I love seeing a home that looks well-loved. All those plants are great too but I'd probably kill them all in about three weeks.

Candice and Jason's Colorful, Light Filled Apartment House Tour
3/4/14 01:39 PM

Mine got me exactly right: Omaha, Lincoln and Des Moines. I think the biggest contributor was that I say POP never, ever soda.

This is soda:

Take This (Amazing!) Quiz: Predicts Where You Come From Based on Dialect New York Times
1/14/14 04:37 PM

Love this home! It looks loved and lived in. Of course, I'm such a sucker for the unpainted wood. :)

John & Laurel's Handcrafted Homestead House Tour
1/14/14 01:26 PM


I need that Nebraska towel.

Elizabeth's Color-Filled Apartment House Tour
10/25/13 03:32 PM

That was the color combo of my childhood bedroom. I loved it then. All of my friends had pink bedrooms but I thought the addition of black and white made mine so chic. (Even though I didn't know that word yet!)

Color Combo: Pink, Grey, Black & White
10/24/13 04:16 PM

Yes! I'd love to see more on decorating cookie-cutter spaces, especially rentals where things cannot be changed.

What Would You Like to Hear More About?
10/24/13 03:09 PM

I'm laughing at the comments about a farmhouse sink being trendy. A family member just completely gutted their kitchen and the only thing they saved was the farmhouse sink. I think it was also the only thing not changed during the last kitchen update in the 80s.

Remodeling a Kitchen? 8 Trends To Avoid
10/18/13 09:26 AM

Thanks for sharing the cost breakdown. I have a hard time thinking about spending lots of money on a Craiglist find but your project shows that it can be worth it. Fantastic job!

Before & After: I Spy A Reimagined Sofa
10/17/13 01:08 PM

Well, AT, you've finally gone and done it. THIS IS MY DREAM HOUSE. I love the older house mixed with more modern furnishings. That wood in the dining room is amazing!

Shira's Berkeley Bungalow House Tour
10/10/13 05:10 PM

Nobody asked my opinion but I'm going to share it anyway. I'm in the don't paint camp.

Before & After:
Simply Gorgeous Kitchen Renovation The Sweeten

10/4/13 02:53 PM

I live in a secure building in a safe neighborhood so I don't really worry about it. I do have a handgun and a shotgun but those are just for fun.

Bedside Hammer: What's Your Home Security System?
9/3/13 10:28 AM

Excellent response! Thanks Kate!

A New Home Means New Skills:
Learning To Drive (Reluctantly)

8/27/13 12:19 PM

There is no way in the world I would consider biking 15 miles from home on a daily basis via country roads. Perhaps the rural area you're talking about is less rural than where I grew up but there's still hardly any cell service out in the country. After it snows, roads often don't get cleared for days. Even after they do, they're usually a muddy mess. Same thing after it rains. If it has been dry, like it is now, a passing car will raise huge clouds of dust. If a storm comes up, you're stuck out there with no shelter. This has got to be one of the dumbest ideas I've ever seen on AT.

What's The Longest Bike or Walk Commute You'd Consider?
7/11/13 12:56 PM

Having spent time in barns (no, I wasn't born in one) I'm not sure I really care to bring barn wood into my home. When I think of barns I think of manure and bugs.

Before & After: Barn Door to Headboard
7/3/13 11:52 AM

No, but I read AT so I get my daily snob quota filled easily.

Do You Live In One of America's Snobbiest Cities? (Spoiler: Probably)
7/1/13 01:39 PM

I am not a bird, so this is not "natural" for me.

Back to the (Human) Nest: Thoughts On Building \"Natural\" Homes
6/24/13 01:21 PM

No, no, no, no!

I agree with Pi, do NOT make me take part. I've already spent money and time on you, now you want me to do something stupid? That is too much.

Wedding Reception Games: Ice Breakers, Kiss-Makers and More
6/24/13 11:45 AM

The couple invited about 35 people, mostly family. We all had to travel to the city they lived in but they really took care of us once we got there. First night they grilled out for everyone at their house. Then the younger folks split up into kind of bachelor/bachelorette parties. Next day was the ceremony followed by a great lunch just a few feet away. Later in the evening they had appetizers and an open bar at a nearby restaurant.

It was the most fun and most relaxing wedding I've ever went to. Despite doing a lot for their guests I think the bride and groom found it pretty relaxing, too. We all pitched in with prep/clean-up.

Tell Us: The Best Wedding You've Ever Been To?
6/12/13 03:09 PM

Growing up, our kitchen table was a drop leaf table with one side against the wall. I sat against the wall, then my mom, then my two brothers and then my dad. My brothers were quite a bit younger than me and the arrangement let my mom and dad be near them to help them.

A few years ago, my parents remodeled and got a new table. There's still a place I think of as "mine" even though I only eat there a few times a year.

Do You Have Set Seats at Home?
6/12/13 02:59 PM