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Display Name: LBro
Member Since: 4/11/11

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If a typical door is 6'8 and a queen bed is 5'....is the door mounted off center of the bed? Would have loved to see a full shot of it.

Also a side shot, the thickness of the door would go a long way in making this look more "headboard" less "3/4 inch sheet of plywood".

For the record though, I love it :)


DIY Project Idea: Create a Queen-Size Headboard for $45
4/3/14 12:24 PM

I would live here until i died. So gorgeous.


Before & After: A Dramatic Small Space Makeover... and What Makes it Work Lonny
4/3/14 10:10 AM

Really need that wall shelf right about now and if that storage table can be thrown onto casters and sat on it would make the PERFECT seat for my occasional desk-but-actually-bedside-table


First Look: 12 Favorites from IKEA's New PS 2014 Collection
3/13/14 01:40 PM

Sounds like you're getting plenty of positive feedback but I thought I'd pipe in anyway! I have a 60 pound red heeler mix (aka SUPER ACTIVE) but with multiple walks and a run a day, plus plenty of attention and love he's doing just fine. And he's only ever lived in an apartment.

I would think about noise though, we have neighbor's whose doxie barks everytime theres the slightest noise in the hall. Which is all day and most of the night. But ya'll sound like fine parents and any loveable shelter pup would be oh so lucky to have you! Good luck!


Would You Have a Big(ish) Dog in a Small(ish) Apartment?
3/12/14 01:22 PM

I think it's great, fun and bright and lets be honest, despite the nice wood that original would have never found a space in my home. I think she's making it work for her aesthetic and isn't that what we all do. I think one way to make it look more like the doors arn't "missing" would be to take a 1x2 and face the shelf to bring it out flush with the frame and paint it white. Maybe even put thin trim around the openings too.


Before & After: A Dowdy Dresser Gets Hawaii-Ready
2/14/14 12:13 PM

Hoenstly who are these people. Just terrible.


Le Corbusier Chapel Damaged by Vandals Design News
1/22/14 02:56 PM

I absolutely love this transformation, it seriously just looks SO good. The black appliances were unexpected but MAKE the space.


Before & After: Laundry Nook Refresh Emerson Grey Designs
1/20/14 10:15 AM

UGH Trash Valet for sure drives me crazy. $25 extra a month when I walk past the dumpster on the way to my car every morning. Mostly irritating that I can't opt out. It's mandatory.


What Rent Can You Really Afford? Budgeting for Extra Monthly Costs
1/14/14 03:20 PM

Really well written, especially loved this:

" Our home is where we lay our head and gather the strength to live our lives."

As a architect that quote really well, hit home. Lovely writing and lovely sentiments. Thank you for all the little reminders of what the holidays are and can be!


How To Start Making Your Own Holiday Traditions Right Now (Even if You're Disorganized, Not-So-Grownup or a Scrooge)
12/11/13 04:07 PM

About to start the process of renovating a 1907 total gut-job to it's former glory and all of these follow-alongs have been so wonderful! The floors are gorgeous and I can only hope we get ours (hidden under pink-turned-brown-with-dirt wall to wall carpet!) looking that good!


Dan's Kitchen: Floors, Final Version Renovation Diary
12/3/13 11:50 AM

I'm going to go with talking to an architect. Start with your local AIA chapter website - they can help you narrow it down and usually have a list of architects in your area and their specialties. At the very least an architect can consult with you and point you in the right direction.

@ponchartrain girl - it sounds like you may just need a new architect. it may be more simple changes you're making but an architect should be able to draw up a construction set that simply shows what you're demoing, new fixtures and appliances, where new walls will go, even as far as changes in finishes, lighting plans, and making sure your electrical plan is up to code (spacing of outlets etc) as well as other nuances. what he's saying by "you don't need him" may simply be that it's too small a project for him...i'm sure you can find someone who would help you out! Good luck!


Where Do I Start with Home Remodeling Plan? Good Questions
10/25/13 10:50 AM

Seriously echoing the comments of everyone else. It's beautifully appointed but feels real and used and lived in and loved. I LOVE this tour.


The Home of E! Entertainment News Host Catt Sadler House Tour
9/18/13 03:50 PM

It makes me sad that so many people think being proud of something you work so hard to achieve is pretentious.


Do You Display Your Diploma?
8/19/13 10:43 AM

I think using a designer gave them serious bang for their buck when the space needed to be so functional. I'm betting the cost of hiring a designer to rework their existing space was worth way more to them than moving into a bigger home.

Great work, the room is fantastic.


Before & After: Office to Out-of-this-World Kid's Room The Sweeten
7/9/13 03:03 PM

I'm in the sell the counter camp (though I rather like it) or ditch/paint/cover the backsplash. Painting the counter is a mistake and 1/2.


Can I Paint My Black Granite Countertop? Good Questions
6/26/13 04:52 PM

Absolutely. Write. Thank yous.

My mother HOUNDED us as children to get the Thank You's out in a timely manner after birthdays and christmas...

Graduation gifts were absolutely thanked and a surprise gift of food from my S.O.'s mother also got a card.

It's a lost art that really needs to be found.


Do You Write Thank You Cards? Reader Survey
6/26/13 02:14 PM

Genevieve Gorder. Her designs were classic, beautiful and inspired. She's fun to watch and seems to be truly compassionate about her clients and considerate of their needs and wishes. It all seemed real enough.

I feel like there is NOTHING of that caliber on HGTV now.

I love DIY network though, especially Rehab Addict. Nicole Curtis is my hero.


Home Improvement Shows: How Real is Reality TV?
6/20/13 03:14 PM

I don't have any advice but I just wanted to say Welcome to Texas! Growing up I was never very fond of San Antonio but what a fool I was! It's a beautiful, diverse city and I just know you're going to love it! Good luck with the move!


Help! Where Should We Rent in San Antonio? Good Questions
6/18/13 09:10 AM

I actually really appreciate #1. Maybe what you don't see on the other side of that painting is the neighbor's window looking right in. This way they have something lovely to look at in the bath that adds the the decor and allows some daylight into the room.


10 More Unconventional Ways to Hang Art
6/6/13 03:26 PM

As I'm about to take on a major renovation of an old historic house (total gut job) these series have been eye-opening and oh-so-helpful!


The Budget for Faith & Mike's Master Bathroom Project Renovation Diary: Faith & Mike's Master Bathroom
5/30/13 02:17 PM