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Display Name: gertie
Member Since: 2/22/08

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I once decorated a tree entirely with my action figure collection, but that might not be the look you're going for....

Apartment Therapy Boston | Your Ideas for Quick, Handmade Christmas Tree Decorations?
12/4/08 12:15 AM

I think it looks cool and fun. It makes me want to hang out with these people.

Apartment Therapy New York | Roomark: Jorem Sheila 8.11.08
8/11/08 06:36 PM

Sar3j, you can configure this bed with the mattress on the bottom, and you'd still have the same end-panels.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Look! IKEA Kura Bed Hack
6/26/08 08:32 PM

I would never wear a sling in the water, because I'm a klutz and would be afraid of drowning my child like an idiot.

I do like that it's breathable and sun-blocking, though.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Solarveil Sling
6/18/08 08:29 PM

I can't stand back yards without fences. I don't want my house to open up onto a gigantic park, I want my own private space where I don't feel like I'm on display every time I step out my back door.

As far as front yards go, I like low picket or ornamental iron fences, as long as they have flowers growing behind them.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Fences Bad Fences: How to DecideThe Washington Post 6.12.08
6/13/08 08:04 PM

I like the idea, but plexiglass looks soooo bad on a wall. It's flexible, so unless you go very thick (3/8" or thicker) it warps and you can see the reflections of the warpage as you walk around the room. In a piece this large I'd think it would look like something out of a cheap pizza parlor.

I used to sell the stuff, and customers would come up with cool ideas like this, but there were very rarely satisfied with the result.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Plexiglas Wall of Photos
6/9/08 08:54 PM

I would cut some 1/2" foam to the shape of the windows, and us spray glue to attach a nice fabric to it. Place the foam blocks in the window during nap time, and pull them out during play time. Be sure to make a little tab of fabric at the bottom, for easier removal.

This is a little bit of a pain, but it will make the room really dark during nap time, and wouldn't require any permanent hardware.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Window Treatment for a Funky Window?
5/30/08 07:19 PM

What a beautiful, happy place!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Look!: Art Nook
4/2/08 08:23 PM

I love this, absolutely love it! I just want to go and hang out in that room and soak up all the funky goodness.

But I agree with fleadell--it works because of the art. If someone tried to recreate this with their family photos it would be disaster.

Apartment Therapy New York | Inspiration: The Best Way to Hang Artwork the Wrong Way
4/2/08 07:22 PM


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Fiela Lamp by Haldane MartinSlinks: n. (slingks) Surreptitious web links to other good sites
3/29/08 09:11 PM

That kitchen would make me go insane, but other than that I love this house. You can just tell that happy, creative people live here.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT Europe: London House Tour - Chris Steve's Colorful Gothic Family House
2/25/08 07:06 PM

Seriously? Do we really need professional baby-proofers in our lives? My kid is 16 months old and I remember the paranoid phase, but come on! You watch what your baby does. When they get old enough to crawl, you put a gate where you need it. When they can open drawers, you install those annoying latches. It's not rocket science.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Blogging Babytalk Magazine: Babyproofing
2/22/08 08:26 PM