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Member Since: 8/4/08

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My mom had a box full of 3x5 cards. Inside they were organized by daily, weekly, monthly and yearly chores. Each Saturday she'd lay all the one that needed to be done on the counter and tell us kids how many we needed to choose. On the card was written the chore and also directions on how to properly complete it including illustrations on the easy ones for my little brother.
We hated that box, I can remember wanting to smash it at times, but I learned to appreciate a clean house from her. Thankfully my partner and I have similar standards about keeping the house clean and we both pitch in pretty equally.


On Truly Learning How To Clean Your Home | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/29/10 12:55 PM

giardino- thanks for the tip! We're talking about how to make frames for some of the windows.
LoveDecor- the umbrella was actually designed as a shade to go over a lamp. I flipped it upside down, but it has metal clamps to go over the bulb. I love the light it casts, so good luck figuring out how to attach yours.


Jenny and Cristina's Rustic Modern Apartment House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
3/7/10 11:44 PM

extrahalo- you make a good point. We actually have insulating window socks on all of the windows (except when they are getting their pictures taken) and I only just finished sewing the new bedroom curtains, but they will have liners shortly. With the exception of the kitchen, the apartment is very dark (we have windows yes, but tall buildings on either side) which makes for a hard decision about privacy vs. light vs. warmth.
rachpie- the gorgeous wooden sleigh bed was purchased off an ex-girlfriend so sadly I can't help you with a source.


Jenny and Cristina's Rustic Modern Apartment House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/1/10 06:44 PM

Elizabeth B- thanks, and we got it from Ikea


Jenny and Cristina's Rustic Modern Apartment House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/28/10 12:57 PM

kris0218- the texture is part of the wall, and part of what we love about this place!
lins55- that is a very large piece of Marimekko fabric that I stretched over a wood frame from flax. I ordered the fabric from reprodepot.com


Jenny and Cristina's Rustic Modern Apartment House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/27/10 11:26 AM

to jess thrift: The bedroom light is the only one we put in because it is just a shade over the bulb that hangs from the ceiling. The mirror was found in the basement of a building I lived in years ago.
The kitchen is linoleum that was installed about a million years ago. I hate it but it could be worse (believe me, we dug under the oven once to see if there was wood we could expose. There were at least 6 layers of linoleum from the 50s on and we got scared of asbestos and the insane colors).


Jenny and Cristina's Rustic Modern Apartment House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/26/10 05:49 PM

Thank you for all of the lovely comments.
jessicamc, funny you should ask about the roommates. Originally Cristina and her 50 lb dog were in the workroom (we built a loft bed above the doors), 1 mate in the dining room and 1 in our current bedroom. The next generation was Cristina and I in the dining room and mate in our current bedroom. Dog passed away and mate moved when we got engaged. With the help of rent control we were able to finally take over the entire lease.

The wall paper is from Cole and Sons here: http://www.cole-and-son.com/collection_detail.asp?collectionid=13

Bedding comes from Garnet Hill. We bought it on sale, so it may not be available anymore.


Jenny and Cristina's Rustic Modern Apartment House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/26/10 04:12 PM

Has anyone been to the store yet? I meant to go this weekend, but couldn't get myself to go downtown. I love CB2, and look forward to not paying for shipping!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Glass Candleholders from CB2
8/4/08 05:05 PM