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Yep. My thoughts exactly.


Before & After: A Dated Kitchen's Fresh Face-lift on a Budget
7/20/14 07:48 PM

If it's not raining put it out on the curb....it will be gone. There are scavengers that troll where garage sales are just for this. Go ahead vultures pick the bones clean. It's the circle of life....one man's junk is another man's treasure.


After the Garage Sale: What to Do With What Didn't Sell Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
7/20/14 01:40 PM

Maybe this a very old article but...those infrared furnaces that cost "pennies a day" to operate. Like 1200 pennies a day. My electric bill was $400 in one month...okay granted I do have a refrigerator and a few lamps, but my bill is usually about $75 tops.


The 5 Devices that Burn Through Your Power Bill
7/20/14 01:36 PM

Am seriously thinking of refinishing my pink steel kitchen cabinets...love them but am sick to death of pink (like a Barbie Dream Kitchen). I see the two colors I've been thinking of here together...this will be a huge task but I am inspired.
Love the use of color.


Revisiting Scott's California Bohemian House Tour
7/20/14 01:23 PM

So very nice. There seem to be a few hundred sq. feet not shown...is that where you stash the clutter? I'm always amazed at people our age with no clutter. I love the warm woods and the floors...oh oh oh love those floors.


Jim & Laura's Light-Filled Providence Colonial House Tour
7/20/14 01:17 PM

She drink cream and sugar in her coffee? That's where many of the spoon use comes from around here....I borrow a handful of those black stir sticks from work (or Starbucks or McD).


The Easiest Way to Do Fewer Dishes
7/19/14 08:34 PM

My mother drank black coffee from the same unwashed mug at work for years...it was well "seasoned" as she said. She worked in a hospital and had two weeks of sick days every year (plus 6 weeks vacation...nice, eh?) and never used them...I mean never. She called off sick the morning she died at age 83. It builds up your immune system...or kills you. Such is life.


The Easiest Way to Do Fewer Dishes
7/19/14 08:21 PM

Ruby Dahling ....we are now considered "vintage"....cars are vintage at 25 years and it may be the same for furniture. UGH that stuff from the 80s will be the hipster's rage any day now.


Before & After: A Vintage Dresser Goes From White to Wow!
7/19/14 02:25 PM

An Apartment Therapy 1st....a piece of furniture that wasn't "updated" by being painted WHITE....love the tangerine...melon...coral....and the legs are a nice touch.


Before & After: A Vintage Dresser Goes From White to Wow!
7/19/14 02:22 PM

I had a delicious jar of Bavarian Sauerkraut that I just couldn't open - no way/ no how- that jar opener was the best thing I ever bought. But I'm older and have a problem with tendonitis in my wrist. I am paring down my knives to the ones I use though. We had one "sandwich" knife that came in the set that we used for everything...never found another one like it...had many that looked like it. My ex has it now...although it did belong to his mother.


Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/12/14 11:13 AM

Oh the lovely portraits peeking from behind the foliage....and the most perfect leather wing chair. This is what a home looks like when it's built slowly over time. More like this please


Abigail Ahern's Dark and Dramatic East London Home House Tour
7/12/14 10:53 AM

Nice. I'd like to see this in 20 years. I almost looks too fresh. Very nice job. Great save.


Before & After: From Stale Stereo to Sassy Sideboard
7/6/14 11:26 PM

Nice job...looks great. Also never overlook just the guts of an ugly useless lamp. The switches, wire and sockets can get pricey to rewire lamps...


Before & After: A Dumpster Lamp Gets a New Life
7/5/14 11:39 AM

Ah a kindred spirit. I really love that you've collected beautiful pieces and kept them as is...flaws and all add to their character. I like the pink bathroom...the tile work was done by a long gone master...you've done a very nice job of accessorizing it. I have few store bought accessories...mostly gifts from friends... mostly in what AT calls the "outbox". Charming place...stay poor and creative... travel.


Christina's Comfortable, Collected Austin Abode House Tour
7/5/14 12:04 AM

If you wear a shoe size 9 or smaller try finding office files for 8.5 X 11 paper...the vintage steel kind...with adjustable shelves. I picked one up for $5 at a church sale.


No Closet, No Problem: 10 Fixes for Apartments with a Lack of Closets Renters Solutions
7/4/14 12:27 PM

Do you plan to have the drawers open most of the time? That's quite a bit of detail to an area that doesn't show.


Before & After: What To Do With A Grimy Garage Sale Side Table
7/2/14 08:00 AM

Okay that's it....I'm moving my bed into the closet. My room will be so much bigger...but where oh where to hang all those clothes.

Very fun place. Enjoy!


Carlos’ Custom DIY Loft House Tour
6/28/14 12:14 AM

Thought I was a maximist but I think I lean toward BoHo more.


10 Signs You Might Be a Maximalist
6/27/14 11:55 PM

Love your fabrics. And the vegan taxidermy...especially the bird with zipper accents. The eclectic style seem to be the favorites on AT these days. Yeah!


Tamasyn's Eclectic Mid-Century Flat House Tour
6/27/14 11:50 PM

Thanks for the reminder...I haven't seen it (BJD) in over 6 months....


12 Things You Only Do at Home When Alone
6/23/14 11:08 PM