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Display Name: awfulnice
Member Since: 3/18/08

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pretty. tiny. still pretty with good light.

Apartment Therapy New York | SoHo Studio from the Ashe Leandro Portfolio
3/11/09 12:38 AM

Super sexy. I will aspire to this!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Paint Wallpaper Go a Long Way Brad's February Jumpstart Project 2009
2/9/09 11:51 PM

Wow. Thanks for all of the positive comments. I agree that the quarter round will be a great finish. I was just too excited to be DONE and had to post the project before that final step.

One thing that we have found is that the floors are incredibly slippery. We are hoping that this will ease with use, but right now it is kind of like skating on a frosted cookie.

We managed to keep all of us off of the floors by living downstairs during the project. (We have an artists' studio and sleeping area w/ bathroom on the first floor of the building.) We spent a pretty cramped week with two cats, two humans and a dog on a futon...but we are really pleased with the results. The floors are not the end all for the room, but in this time of less $$$, it is a tolerable solution for the time being until we can afford to replace the worn-out flooring.

I really like the comment by Pretty Kitty about the floors of private rooms in the 1900s being painted. It was pretty interesting when we pulled the carpet in both the front and the bedroom. The house was built in 1908 and the floors looked like they have not been refinished since then! And we found in both the bedroom and front room, an area where it looks like there was a rug or linoleum 'rug' installed directly on the unfinished bulk of the center of the floor, so those boards were never sealed?

Right now, this was a good solution. Again, when going for a light color, beware oil based! That really cost me time and $$$. Thanks again for the positive feedback!

Apartment Therapy DC | How To Save a Wood Floor Heather's February Jumpstart Project 2009
2/9/09 11:48 PM

I "share" a ladder with my in laws. It is huge. An expandable ladder that will reach to the top of our two story brick building. It made its way into town on the top of my father-in-law's truck and has since lived in our garage in fully telescoped form. It seems that our space has been deemed the one most suitable for storage of this behemoth.

Apartment Therapy Boston | DIY Survey: The Ladder Dilemma
2/9/09 11:28 PM

the selby...

Apartment Therapy New York | The Homies: Best Home Design Blog of 2008? submit your nomination...
12/26/08 03:51 PM

Very pretty chair! It would look perfect in my living room...

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/10/08 09:44 AM