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Display Name: ZAshtianipour
Member Since: 2/29/08

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I have a couch just like this one! I'm downsizing and need to sell it. Anyone know how much it would be worth?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Milo Baughman Designer Dossier
9/10/09 01:48 PM

terrible...just terrible.

Apartment Therapy DC | Hot or Not: The Salvador
10/6/08 07:28 AM

You should try thrift stores and antique shops in the northern va/maryland suburbs. You will find better deals and more to choose from.

A little trick I learned to find these shops: if you have a gps that allows you to search by "point of interest" type in "thrift", "antiques", "goodwill", etc. and wherever you are, you'll find a list full of surrounding stores. I once tried that while traveling up the coast and found so many small town shops from DC to Boston...this is much easier than searching shops online and using mapquest.

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 2 Washington DC
9/23/08 10:29 AM

I have found so many great finds on the curb. I live in a college town in VA and I have to say, some college kids really don't know what they are getting rid of! Or they are too lazy to donate. I have found a set of 4 wood danish modern chairs, a big 50s style mirror, a gorgeous coffee table, framed art, and lots of little collectibles.

Curb-side finds are the way to go! The finds are so much sweeter...but don't get me wrong, I do pay for most of my things. :-)

Apartment Therapy New York | Survey: Best Trash Furniture FindsWashington DC
6/10/08 09:30 AM

I disagree with the above comments. I actually love the unique shape of the table...I'm not in love with the lamp or chairs, but c'mon...the table is great!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Brad Pitt's New Furniture
6/5/08 10:27 AM

These are so neat! I recently went to a craft show and met a guy that makes and sells these on Here is his store:

He also has a tutorial link so you can make them yourself...looks pretty easy to do!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Light Bulb Bud Vase
5/29/08 12:21 PM

Horizon 12 is for me!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Thursday Giveaway: Amy Butler Pillows
5/23/08 12:06 PM

Zhiela here -

Thank you all so much for your suggestions. I will definitely consider all of the ideas. Although I think painting the chair black would look great on the chair, I don't know that it would fit the room because there really is no other black in the room. But I do think a dark stain is the way to go. I want it to look as sharp as possible. Then again, I like the idea of a bold color. Choosing seems to be more difficult than I thought! Oh and the fabric is Ikea.

Any ideas on how to highlight the wood detailing?

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Suggestions for a Stain or Paint Color?
4/28/08 12:06 PM

Yay! Count me in!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: "Sorted!" by Lissanne Oliver
4/24/08 11:07 AM

so inspiring for a budget-conscious person like me!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | An Ohio Home Renovation Without Credit Card DebtThe New York Times 04.17.08
4/18/08 07:43 AM

I have a rug similar to that in my kitchen and it works well. Of course it is necessary to clean it all of the time. But it is nice not to have cold tile under my feet early in the morning.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT Europe: Paris Close-Up: An Oriental Rug in the Kitchen
4/16/08 06:09 AM

Fantastic! I will be making a trip.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT DC: Community Forklift - Salvage and Donations
4/1/08 09:27 AM

Great job! Go DC! :-)

Apartment Therapy New York | AT DC: Iconic Landmarks from Local Washington Artists
3/31/08 12:39 PM

Great post! I just stopped in there a couple days ago and picked up a fantastic eames era end table for a real bargain...It is really difficult to get around and there is a lot of junk to dig through...but you may just find some treasures...I wish I had found that little owl, who cute!

Apartment Therapy New York | AT DC: Ruff Ready Furnishings - I’d Like to Buy an Owl, Please, Vanna
3/28/08 11:19 AM

These are great! I've ordered prints from etsy seller Yellena and they are more impressive in she's so sweet and you get a real personal touch from her...I hope to get my hands on an original in the future

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Affordable Artwork: 25 Under $50
3/25/08 08:54 AM

Thanks Molly! I'll keep a look out at Ikea and other places.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: What Kind of Coffee Table Should I Buy?
2/29/08 06:20 AM

Clear glass is the way to go for sure. Also, I love the rug! Where did you get it?

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: What Kind of Coffee Table Should I Buy?
2/29/08 06:06 AM