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Don't remuddle it. It looks beautiful as is.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How To Give this Sideboard a More Modern Look? Good Questions
8/25/09 02:49 PM

To the best of my knowledge, the law prohibiting lead in paint only applies to (usual) household paint. I believe that marine paint is allowed to contain lead. This is certainly something you would want to check out before introducing marine paint into your home.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Using Marine Paint for Wood Floors
4/5/09 10:06 AM


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Times Home Garden Roundup 01.17.09Los Angeles
1/18/09 10:22 AM

Why do you have to apologize for those who do not think MCM is the be-all and end-all?

Apartment Therapy New York | William-Wayne Company
1/9/09 11:39 AM

I second what greta said. It is irresponsible to promote the use of antibacterial cleansers. Public health officials have said that the use of antibacterial products encourages the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | The 12 Germiest Places In Your SpacesNBC Today Show 11.12.08
11/13/08 09:53 PM

This is so refreshing. We see the reverse much more often on AT--people taking beautiful old wood and painting it so that it looks like something from the late Brocade Home. I hope that this post will give those contemplating painting wood pause.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Before and After: Sol's Bench Redo
11/13/08 09:47 PM

Do less.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: "The Expert's Guide to Doing Things Faster"
10/30/08 04:11 PM

Paint the "grout" only a grayish white to make it look more like grout.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Painting Faux Stone Wall?
10/27/08 09:24 AM

I hope we see more "use what you have" projects. This is great!

Apartment Therapy Boston | Look!: The Coffee Table That Lived Forever
10/24/08 12:08 PM

Decline to state :)

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Thursday Giveaway: Orb Mod1 Plus System Giveaway
10/17/08 01:25 PM

Eclectic, too much so.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: "Sense of Style: Colour Space" Books by Shannon Fricke Los Angeles
10/17/08 01:21 PM

Don't paint it. I generally don't agree with painting wood objects because at some point someone will want to unpaint it, which causes an environmental mess. Also, as rebecca326 pointed out, painting it may interfere with the function. Besides what she mentioned, painting may reduce clearances (I'm not very knowledgeable about pianos) where they're needed and eventually you may have to deal with peeling paint, which will gum things up.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: What Bold Color Should I Paint This Piano?Los Angeles
10/14/08 08:31 AM


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: Target Red Hot Shop Giveaway Package
10/9/08 12:39 PM

I also like the velvet idea. A deep purple, maybe. It can work almost as a neutral, but it's not boring.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Color Fabric Suggestions for Chairs?
9/29/08 12:58 PM

I didn't see any form in the daily email as stated in contest rules. Is this how to enter--by making a comment?

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: DC-21 Dyson Stowaway Vacuum
9/15/08 09:27 AM

I don't understand how to enter the contest. Is there going to be a form or link to a form in the daily email (which I receive) sometime? I did not see it.

Apartment Therapy New York | Dyson Stowaway Vacuum Giveaway: 5 Days to Go!
9/12/08 09:21 AM

I don't mind ironing. I'm just not very good at it.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: Rowenta IS1430 1400-Watt Pro Compact Steamer Los Angeles
9/11/08 12:59 PM

These are likely to have lead-based paint. Sealing will possibly prevent a purchaser from being exposed to it until the sealant breaks down. However, lead-based paint should not be sanded except under lead-abatement protocols and it is quite likely that the folk(s) at Second Line Frames are exposing themselves to lead dust and releasing it into the environment.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Second Line Frames: Salvaged History
9/9/08 12:46 PM

Only if it is your own property.

Apartment Therapy New York | Hot or Not?: Eco-Graffiti Washington DC
9/5/08 06:48 AM

White semi-sheer. I think the room needs more light.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: What Color Curtains in My Bedroom?
8/29/08 11:11 AM