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Back porch is making progress -- time for a paint selection! I put a blog post up with some Photoshop "magic" for my three different color ideas. If anyone has a second and wants to hop over with some input, I would greatly appreciate it! Cheers - CT


Day 7: Weekend Chores - Clean Your Room & Collect Paint Chips Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/10/13 11:31 PM

Hi Dabney -- I'm an STLien -- do you have anything rustic/modern especially for plants that I could use in my Style Cure -- I'm doing the back porch (also a former junk collector room). Or any cool fabric with black/ikat/deep blues? I don't think your "during" looks too crazy -- it looks like a room that gets a lot of use. I love the white floors especially with that pop of blue rug.


Dabney's Before Photos: Out of Control, Messy Workroom Liveblogging the Style Cure
8/5/13 06:11 PM

We just watched "Page Eight" this weekend and it was great. I've also become pretty hooked on "Doc Martin". I'm pretty sure my second husband will be British. (I say jokingly because I really like my first husband and have told him I will have to marry a Brit if he doesn't take care of himself and passes away before I do . . . ) Anyways, great round-up.

Anglophiles Rejoice: 10 British Features to Stream on Netflix Tonight
8/5/13 05:00 PM

It's going to be back porch/sunroom for us. The room that right now collects junk gets a chance to be a room we can live in! Thanks for the much-needed kick in the pants AT!


Day 3: Choose Your Room, Sit for 10 Minutes & Take Before Photos Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/5/13 03:02 PM

My father passed away while I was in college and the one thing I think I will always keep with me is a desk he helped me refurbish. I picked it up off the curb over summer break and he helped me sand it down, restain it and cut new back pieces for some that were missing. Right now it is my dressing table and beside table. It reminds me of the time we spent together in the garage working on my first thrifted find. I bet if we asked our friends while visiting at their homes, we would find everyone has some type of memorial item, image or object in their homes. Thanks for the great post.

How Do You Memorialize Loved Ones at Home?
4/18/13 01:55 PM

I just learned a few years ago that pickles come from cucumbers. I always assumed there was a pickle plant out there somewhere and that's why other things could be "pickled" such as pig's feet - they got put in a jar with pickles. Wah wah.

What Have You Been Most Surprised (or Embarrassed) to Learn in the Kitchen? Reader Discussion
2/25/13 02:06 PM

I love nooks and crannies made into useable space. For some reason, I have always wanted a split stairway with either a built-in bench or bookshelf (or both!) on the landing. There's no telling why the heart wants what it wants . . . I most definitely do envy your reading nook. Enjoy!

Dabney's January Cure: Week 5
(and a Before & After)
January Cure Diaries

2/6/13 04:41 PM

My Goodwill trip is scheduled for tomorrow and I'm so excited to have this stuff out of my house!

Liveblogging Day 18:
Outboxing to Goodwill Liveblogging the January Cure

1/25/13 03:29 PM

Thanks for the recommendation AT! I work for a design firm that specializes in education and we got this book ordered in after your rec. The ideas and images are great; some to learn from and some to learn not to do. I was suprised and pleased to see my lunchtime internet browsing have some applications to my work day.

Design Bookshelf: Learn for Life: New Architecture for New Learning
10/19/12 04:33 PM

Gorgeous -- I especially love the master bedroom -- so calm and inviting.

Nadia's "Our House Is A Very Very Very Fine House"
House Tour

10/8/12 04:00 PM

I've seen a "Narnia" from one of our neighbors . . . now I kind of want to change ours. It's so generic!

The Funniest Home Wi-Fi Network Names
9/17/12 04:40 PM

I just got the acrylic shelves from the Container Store for my bathroom and they don't take up any visual "space" because they're clear. They make our tiny bathroom feel so much larger versus the same depth wood clunker shelf that was there before.

Small Space Solution: Bathroom Wall Cabinets
8/29/12 05:19 PM

The idea of having a room "done" in two weeks is kind of sad to me. Sometimes it's about the thrill of the chase, the pick, the dig. But in reality, most people's rooms are never really "done" (or at least maybe I don't think they should be) -- they're constantly evolving, growing and changing with you. Sometimes I will put in items as placeholders because we need the seating or whatever, and then go back to chasing after that perfect dream item. When it finally turns up, the placeholder goes to Craigslist or Goodwill and I'm one step closer to my dream room.

An Argument for Slow Decorating
7/6/12 01:49 PM

I love any sort of banquettes or built-in nooks -- I've always been fascinated with built-in bench seats at stair landings as well. Since we didn't have the architecture to build a banquette at our house, I created one out of furniture (a MCM vinyl sofa, table withe pedestal base and two Karim Rashid Oh Chairs). It may not be the most comfortable thing in the whole world but I still love it lots. Thanks for the round-up.

Banquette Seating in the Kitchen Inspiration Roundup
5/19/12 10:52 AM

We just used Gruntal as a space-saving solution in our kitchen and it is one of my favoritest things ever. Now if only Ikea would open a store in St. Louis, I could Grundtal the rest of my house . . . .

Small Space Solutions: IKEA Grundtal Entryway Better Homes and Gardens
4/26/12 01:40 PM

Love Chezerbey, can't wait for Zerbebe and all the new updates/changes. Best of luck!

Lauren & Kyle's Double Duty Elements Small Cool Contest
4/25/12 06:17 PM

Love this Brooklyn/Manhattan Nest!

Daniel's Amazing Bones Small Cool Contest
4/25/12 06:13 PM

Zip ties and painters tape on a hidden surface have worked for me many a time. Although I might have to look into the Oxo Cord Catch -- that's a nice solution for keeping your cords in place when taking your laptop off the desk and not having the offending cord fall back into the abyss. Thanks AT.

Untangled & Organized: Creative Cord Control
1/13/12 02:07 PM

I've been trying to get back into the groove with our house. We've been there for almost 6 years and I haven't done half of all the lofty things I was thinking of doing when we first purchased it. By starting a blog and posting my (slow and small) progress, it has given me motivation to get moving. Good luck to everyone starting 2012 with goals and resolutions to freshen/brighten/green their home.

Starting Over: How To Get Back Together With Your Home
1/5/12 09:16 AM

I'm an avid Flor-er myself and this is quite interesting. I'll have to check the site for the other behind the scenes featurettes. I saw some boxes of Interface (the contract/commercial version of Flor) at my local thrift store and snapped up 20 tiles for $30 a few months ago. One of my best thrifts ever.

A Behind the Scenes Look at a FLOR Catalog Shoot
1/5/12 08:53 AM