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Display Name: RMoore109
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With the cabinet door treatment, you have to be sure whatever you mount can clear the shelves inside (duh) but it also doesn't help if you're taking up the any of your interior shelf space either.

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Space
7/28/14 02:38 PM

Best source for a wide variety of outdoor lights, both commercial and consumer grade:

The Best Outdoor String Lights To Light Up the Backyard, Patio, or Balcony
7/28/14 02:34 PM

Might be off base suggesting this, but it looks like the current trend here at AT is to paint halfwall and dark accent color from the floor up.

Given your white chairs and otherwise light dining room set this would pop.

Also, bonus if you then paint the three candelabras a lighter color so they then pop against the dark accent.

Tips for Painting Stripes in My Boring Dining Room? Good Questions
7/28/14 11:25 AM

The idea of doing floating, open shelving of some kind is where I'd start. Show off a kitchen-centric collection of objects, or start one. Or throw a large, dome or orb shaped light up there to provide some indirect glow.

The rest of the kitchen looks great, by the by.


What Should I Do with Awkward Space above Fridge? Good Questions
7/23/14 01:31 PM

paint walls, cabinets, new hardware, tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting.

OR go straight for new appliances and ask if they'll let you do the above on your dime (you could do these all for a few hundred bucks if you're not worrying about labor.)

What Can I Do with $2000 to Update This Kitchen? Good Questions
7/22/14 11:41 AM

I think the suggestions to ditch the tall, dark shelves is a good one, and it looks like they aren't serving a function right now anyway. If to do need them, I like the idea of nestling the desk inside and utilizing the shelves above and below for visible/hidden storage. Painting them a lighter color would also make them disappear a bit in the room. If you can ditch one, it would give you more flexibility to rearrange the furniture, perhaps with the loveseat under the large window vs splitting the two small ones?


Creating a Balanced Live-Work Space in Small Carriage House? Good Questions
7/18/14 11:25 AM

A large, broad-leaf plant (what's that fig I keep seeing?), some combination of tabletop and floor lamps, more art about the couch, or a single larger format piece, and a lighter colored area rug.

(I'm sure I'm echoing a few other comments here)

Ideas for Living Room that \"Needs a Little Something Else\"? Good Questions
7/15/14 10:19 AM

I was about to post about my Petrie Apartment Sofa, and I see someone already did. I combo mine with a similiarly colored Karlstaad ottoman from Ikea with tapered legs.

Small Chaise Loveseat Similar To EQ3's Reverie? Good Questions
7/8/14 11:32 AM

Pretty amazing how the original finish disrupted the clean lines of the piece. Bravo.

Before & After: A New Old Dresser
6/26/14 01:21 PM

Quick note on the sixpoint format - they've just shifted their main line from 4 pack pounder (16oz) cans to 6 packs of 12oz cans, just in time for summer.

Session is the hip jam right now, most breweries are mixing in either a new session into their line-up or pairing down existing beers, so odds are your favorite brewery has one out there.

Final note: Growlers. Awesome way to get value in volume and directly supports your local breweries.

Tips for Choosing the Best Beers for a Party, Plus 5 Favorite Picks Tapped In
5/30/14 10:11 AM

Hey dbokie, there are plenty of awesome wheat beers and depending where you are there are probably some great ones in cans too

Tips for Choosing the Best Beers for a Party, Plus 5 Favorite Picks Tapped In
5/30/14 10:08 AM

I agree with prior posters - replace the old plexi and trim it!

In the process I would personally scrape the paint from the windows and glaze them (either with paint or adhesive application) to retain priacy and allow light. If the door is interior or wouldn't offer light I might not bother with this step.

How Can I Beautify My Plexiglass-Covered Front Door? Good Questions
5/1/14 11:49 AM

Man, who would have thought that such a beautiful grain was hidden under that mess. Usually not a fan of contrast painting on these projects, but this one nails it. Well done!

Before & After: An Over-Madeover Console Gets Just the Right Amount of Love
4/24/14 10:31 AM

staggered, it will break up the small footprint of hte bathroom better and draw less attention to the sections of tiles cut down to size.

What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 03:30 PM

Slacks Racks!

20 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom Closet
4/9/14 01:32 PM

I might be doubling back on a comment above (didn't read all 27) but I have seen a couple of ways to display shallow objects on the wall at a minimal cost. The one that immediately comes to mind is Milkcrate Cafe in Philly:

Its a coffeehouse record shop that displays LP's on the wall using a shallow "u"shaped piece of aluminum coping or edging of some kind (probably a Home Depot find, but you could possibly email the shop to determine the source) screwed right into the wall. They also use a metal cable to keep the tops from tipping forward but that might not be an issue with the books.

If you're not keen on the exposed metal track look, you can cut 1/4 inch notches away from the front face of the coping spaced at about 4 inches apart so you can lay the covers over the top (this will also make it easier to get your drill through to the back of the coping), and then use something like a clear monofilament line to hold the covers back unobtrusively.

Light damage would be an obvious issue, but this is probably be the cheapest way to display what could end up being close to 500 Sq feet of book covers.


How To Display 200 Pulp Fiction Paperbacks? Good Questions
3/14/14 11:15 AM

These bed slats are fantastic for DIY stuff - you'll never find cheap pine 1x3's at your local big box home improvement store that are as true as a discarded malm bed slat. Not sure I'd used them for a central piece of decor, but I’ve used them in a number of gardening and utility applications, including building some bed cover screens for tender seedlings, and they work great.

Before & After: Jacob's Malm Miracle
1/22/14 11:34 AM

The bike lanes list omits a solid one (though a few years old), which is the Pine/Spruce bike lanes in Philly. They dedicated one lane of each of these formerly 2 lane, one way arterial streets to bike traffic, creating in essence a cross-town-cyclist expressway.

Chicago Tops List
of America's Best Bike Lanes Design News 12.12.13

12/12/13 12:20 PM

I see the large houseplant in the lead image all over the place on this blog but I can't figure out what it is, can anyone assist?

Lauren's Happy, Inspired Studio House Tour
12/2/13 06:21 PM

I agree with everyone suggesting some inexpensive shelving along the sides. Without mining all of the comments to see if this was addressed, but you should definitely put a bar as high as possible in the top of the closet, as a high- shelf is probably out of the question. Then ajdust the lower bar to be about "dress shirt height" below the top bar. You'll just need a long hook of some kind to access the top pole.

As the "main" pole will likely be a bit higher than normal as well, you can use this for storing longs and irregular height objects like shoe storage of some kind on the floor.

Alternatively to shelves on the side, if you're tight on budget, find some bins that fit the space and stack away.

How Do I Make the Most of this Big Closet? Good Questions
11/13/13 12:13 PM