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Display Name: Dexter Rutecki
Member Since: 2/3/08

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My 2-second impression says "now".

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess the Decade: Sunny Rec Room Bar#comments
7/13/08 11:28 AM

This reminds me of the movie "When Harry Met Sally" and/or "Pretty Woman."

Torn between very late 80's and early 90's. I think it has elements of both.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess the Decade: Master Bath with Books
6/29/08 08:41 AM

thinkin this is not the 50's do to:

-color of the couch
-ashtray - not that it's there, but that it's transparent
-color of the lighting
-table centerpiece is the deal killer on the 50's. no way.

-i can't place the table. i don't think it would be there in the 70's

late 60's it is!

/so obviously it's something else because i never get these right :)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess the Decade: Orange & Green Lounge#comments
5/17/08 12:28 PM

here here

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Thursday Giveaway: Gift Card from Imagekind
5/2/08 04:44 AM

Is this layout not similar to Carrie's in SATC?

Apartment Therapy New York | East #14: Kristin's Cozy Village Studio#comments
4/11/08 01:25 PM


Let's try that link again:

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Top 5: Kohler Pedestal Sinks
3/5/08 06:47 AM


Wow! Thanks for the link!

About 30 seconds after I posted, I noticed you have pictures of your home. Very beautiful!

Here is (hopefully) a link to my sink shortly after install.


I've installed a mirror and upgraded towels/bathmat since. Unfortunately I couldn't move the existing shower plumbing around, so it's on the wrong side. But that's life.

I only wish I had seen your bathroom before I selected my tile! But with only 7k to spend on the renovation (and much of that went to foundation,plumbing, and floor joist replacement) I was limited.

Sorry to keep asking you questions, but where did you purchase the two items you have sitting on your sink in your picture? They look so nice!

Thanks in advance!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Top 5: Kohler Pedestal Sinks
3/5/08 06:46 AM


I think my bathroom is even smaller than yours. After a complete bathroom gut last summer, I went with the Renneva sink also. Great minds think alike. :) It's fits perfectly in my new bathroom and looks great.

Never thought a pedastool sink could have counterspace.. Anyway, my only complaint is that the towel bar is a little low - and I'm only 5'7". But I'm used to it now.

When my friends see my sink, they scratch their heads and say, "why didn't I think of that?"

Out of curiosity, what facuet did you go with?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Top 5: Kohler Pedestal Sinks
3/5/08 04:27 AM

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay Wonderful feeling, wonderful duvet!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 02.28.08#comments
2/28/08 09:53 AM

60-second-removal of Method product labels:

a) Get some Goo Off. It comes in a yellow bottle with a red cap. Found at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Usually in the paint department, not the cleaning supplies. Recommend the spray.

b) Spray offending bottle. Don't get carried away. Goo Off is probably great at killing brain cells and dry-cleaning lungs.

c) Wait about 10 seconds.

d) Wait about 5 more.

e) Take paper towel and rub. Rub hard. Don't be afraid. Label should be comming off.

f) Rinse off bottle.

g) Ta-da!

h) Recommend old-fashion lable maker to mark your bottles. You know, the little stickers with the raised lettering. It actually looks pretty cool.

i) Go about your day.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Best Tips for a Label Free Shower#comments
2/3/08 10:32 AM