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That looks like it was a lot of work. I'm impressed. I paid a little bit for my faux card catalog DVD cases and they don't look nearly as nice as that.


Before & After: From Beige Dresser to Faux Card Catalog Bookcase
4/27/14 12:04 PM

I love it. I'm so jealous of everything in it, especially the Queen.


Coppy's Traditional Meets Modern Loft House Tour
4/23/14 12:11 AM

Somehow the new version looks more dated... but I like them both. I would've just changed the tile, paint, appliances and kept the cabinets.


Kitchen Before & After: An Outdated Kitchen Gets a Rich, Warm Makeover Professional Kitchen Remodel
4/17/14 05:31 PM

Looks great!


Before & After: MCM Chair Gets an Upholstery Redo
4/11/14 10:02 AM

I like the chalkboard paint idea, but my initial reaction was to have a photo of something you like printed on canvas and staple it on.


Best Way to Disguise Ugly Kitchen Electric Panel? Good Questions
4/8/14 09:52 AM

Ah yes, the bag that I always forget in the trunk until I'm halfway up the escalator t IKEA.


In Praise of IKEA's FRAKTA Bag
4/8/14 09:50 AM

What's with these weird themes lately on Apartment Therapy? Okay one Wes Anderson post about color is fine, but I don't see that influence here and I don't really care further. The other day I had to sort through a bunch of posts about household pests...


Jennie's Wes Anderson-Inspired Wild Home House Call
3/23/14 10:12 AM

Agreed. I buy so much on Amazon that another twenty dollars isn't going to hurt me. My only gripe is that the quality of the shipping HAS gotten worse over the last year. Everything seemed to come exclusively UPS, but now I get some things from FedEx (cringe).


Amazon Prime Price Increase: How To Buy Another Year for $79 Lifehacker
3/19/14 09:57 AM

I need understood the coffee stain problem either, but I wash everything in a dishwasher. My hand-wash only mugs aren't stained though and I just use blue Scotch-Brite sponges...


The Best Way to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Mugs & Carafes Tips from The Kitchn
3/10/14 09:21 AM

I would get rid of it. You can remove it carefully and salvage it for someone who is in the same position as you, but who may actually like the bright green. There's nothing wrong with replacing original details on a home with something from the same era. Your happiness in your own space is what's most important.


Original Mantel Tile - Tacky or Classic? Good Questions
3/7/14 09:44 AM

Something like this, but maybe less ornate? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Set-of-4-Small-Carved-Wood-Corbels-/380855626771?pt=Architectural_Garden&hash=item58acc3ac13


Ideas for Replacing Missing Molding on Beloved China Cabinet? Good Questions
3/5/14 12:37 PM

Thanks for clarifying @PeePop. Hadn't had my coffee yet. The Nielsen Bainbridge frames I buy come with archival mats and UV blocking glass. Blick has the best prices I've found.


Best Basics: 10 Good, Cheap Frames Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/5/14 12:34 PM

I would actually have a lot of fun trying to fix this. Sherwin Williams can match any stain and I think that, based on the overall simple look of the piece, a very simple small corbel on either side would do the trick.


Ideas for Replacing Missing Molding on Beloved China Cabinet? Good Questions
3/5/14 10:16 AM

I'm not going to click on each of these, but I would suggest that you don't buy any frames that aren't listed as acid free. I buy most of my frames from Dick Blick as they have reasonable prices and state what is archival. If it doesn't say so assume that it will yellow your art.


Best Basics: 10 Good, Cheap Frames Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/5/14 10:01 AM

I got my first record player this past Christmas and I was planning on getting one of the single width Expedit shelves since everyone seems to love them for vinyl storage. With thinner walls I'm not sure this new version will be able to support the weight as well. Not sure if I should run out and get the current model or wait and hope that the new version is actually an improvement.


IKEA Responds: Expedit Versus Kallax Design News
2/22/14 09:09 AM

I probably wouldn't have gone with white, but it does definitely look much nicer this way. Good job.


Before & After: A Dresser Gets Dressed Up With Contrast
2/22/14 09:04 AM

I didn't mean to start a war! I just think that there's a lot of great art out there that would support individual artists as opposed to selling a print of something that anyone with minor Photoshop skills can create. I don't think that my comment was hypocritical of an earlier one either. I disagree with spending a lot of money on something like a lamp from Anthropologie, what I consider to be a majorly overpriced store, when you can make one yourself from already-existing products (and I never condoned Copyright violation so don't force that into what I said).


Buy or DIY: Large Framed Octopus Triptych
2/17/14 02:53 PM

It bugs me that so many people are making money off of public domain images in uncreative ways that almost anyone can do! Buy real art from real artists who need the money and do the rest yourself!


Buy or DIY: Large Framed Octopus Triptych
2/17/14 11:14 AM

I love it! As a fan of both modern and antique furniture and decor I'm always on the lookout for pieces that blend the two together.


DIY Room Decor: How To Make A Steel Pipe Chandelier Apartment Therapy Reader Project Tutorial
2/14/14 12:19 PM

I know I want to sit and have coffee while getting high from fabric softener and watching to make sure someone doesn't take my laundry.


Wasbar: A Cool, Functional Update on the Laundromat Messy Nessy Chic
2/14/14 12:17 PM