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Display Name: thekatieway
Member Since: 9/3/08

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heeeeeey, who is this "amy way" the blog title speaks of? ahem. :)


Apartment Therapy New York | In My Bedroom: Chandra, Lyn McCoy Tupaz Amy Way submit your own
11/21/08 11:18 PM

this may seem slightly unrelated, but i saw a super cheap contact paper credenza cure on design sponge once that i've been completely obsessed with since. seriously - that shit looks GREAT.

http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/03/diy-wednesdays-the-contact-paper-cure.html

i guess my point is, even if you can't cover everything, or edges are bubbly/uneven, you could maybe just go lighter and do the stripe thing? or maybe coat everything in a primer, then cut designs or stencils out of contact paper and put them on, ala this http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/inspiration-diy-contact-paper-window-shade-decals-063992 or this http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/look/look-sophies-contact-papered-desk-045802 etc.

contact paper is, in my experience, relatively easy to remove if you absolutely need to, but looks awesome regardless. i can also recommend the stainless steel and the wood grains - there's links to wood grain contact paper thingies in the design sponge link.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Contact Paper for Cabinet DIY?
11/14/08 11:04 PM

i'm a dog trainer with three dogs of my own, and there's a BUNCH of tips i have for this problem. i won't list EVERYTHING, but one tip i give all my clients and use myself is empty water bottles (or soda, whatever bottles) - i put pieces of kibble in it and the dogs bat it around and chew the cap off to get it all out, plus they LOVE the sound of crunching them. even my deaf great dane goes to town on them without the excitement of the sound, she just loves the crunch. i have a huge bin under my bed full of empty water bottles, and they've started to figure out how to pull them out without my help, but it's totally okay cos they PUT THEM BACK for some reason. love my guys. that, and giving a dog raw bones (NEVER cooked - cooked bone splinters and can be dangerous for them to swallow) is the natural way to clean their teeth, the marrow in the bones is a ton of protein, plus it takes FOREVER to get all the marrow out, so it keeps them busy for a LONG TIME. plushies are great and all, but why not knock out dietary needs, dental hygiene needs, AND keep them busy? (just be wary that raw bones can be bloody. you can wipe the blood off or just never ever own carpet, like i do. ha.)


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Look! Dog Toy Fluff... Everywhere!
10/22/08 06:35 PM

akb, i'm super serial here, it looks good! (but i, too, am dying to see your teak daybed)


Apartment Therapy Boston | Inspiration: Full Size Daybed!
10/21/08 05:04 PM

i have a friend that uses a full/queen size (not sure exactly which) daybed as a couch as well. he doesn't have it long/vertical like this, but rather horizontal like most other daybeds. it isn't obscenely long, still feels like a couch, and is a favorite camp-out for party guests. the back (side) of the "couch" has a bunch of large pillows, and he added a headboard onto it as well. the headboard gives you more of a back and makes it more couch-like than it would be without one. it works really well and actually looks good. i'd like to see some more beds like that - beds that pretend to be couches, but aren't sleeper sofas. daybedcouches!


Apartment Therapy Boston | Inspiration: Full Size Daybed!
10/21/08 03:04 PM

brindle boxer baby! soooo cute.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | House Tour: Naz and Jen's Mid-Century Americana Apartment Chicago
10/16/08 12:11 PM

woody allen, i am deeply saddened by your design choices. the wallpaper and fabric on the chairs/couches screams GRANDMA, and i was so much happier picturing you ageless :(

however, diane keaton is still such a babe, and i love her library.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Homes of Woody Allen and Diane Keaton Architectural Digest November 2008
10/16/08 11:52 AM

i have one of those colorful lamp bases in every color! they're all over the house in different rooms and make such awesome accents.


Apartment Therapy New York | East #73: Parkside Pad's Dispersed Color
10/16/08 11:43 AM

loooooooove! i am in desperate need of that sofa in the first photo. i've been looking for my perfect living room sofa for way too long and that is IT. where is it from?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #36: Sally's Stripes
10/16/08 11:40 AM

ha! paige davidson, friend of one justin cox. i knew i recognized this somehow. not only do i like your place, but now that i know you're justin's friend, i'm hella voting for you.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #25 Paige's Painter's Eye
10/15/08 07:05 PM

i looked at a VERY similar apartment out when i was still living in chicago, minus the upgrades of course. this place needed a lot of work done, but it looks just like it. i love it!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #25: Angela and Adam's Mood Change
10/14/08 05:48 PM

yes yes yes, but i wish i could zoom in and get a better idea of what breed that beautiful dog is. pointer? cuuuute.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #22 Dave Melanie's Craftsman Color
10/14/08 05:46 PM

what oddly perfect timing, AT. must stay busy during break-up. MUST FOCUS ON ANY/EVERYTHING ELSE. thank you.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Healing Powers of Decorating Post Break-up
10/14/08 01:17 PM

i am sending this to my ex boyfriend so hard. this is ALL he wears. haha


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! So Bad, It's GREAT Bathroom Décor
10/8/08 05:39 AM

that house on the left looks a LOT like this house on the east side, i think off of hollywood? i know it's not that house, but it looks just like one i viewed and was thinking about renting a few years ago. loooooooove austin.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look: A Modern House and a 1930's Bungalow, Combined! Austin
10/8/08 05:34 AM

yikes, if that is carpet i spy in a few of those pictures, i am going to CRY. i really hope it's just light-colored cement or a bad dream. otherwise, yay! i love the shit out of uchi.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Austin Design Firm: Michael Hsu Design Office Austin
10/7/08 08:25 AM

ohhhh, i see now that the tile is a closeup of the kitchen backsplash. never internet without your glasses. sigh.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #5: Kasey's Color Theory
10/2/08 12:12 PM

is that tile in the bathroom? i like the kitchen cabinets as well, i'm a fan of darker-toned kitchens. hmm, is this condo in one of those loft things off of 5th?


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #5: Kasey's Color Theory
10/2/08 12:10 PM

This might not be too helpful, but my mother was bidding on a chair much like this on ebay a few days ago. It was green and had the nail heads and everything, though the back was button tufted. It's kind of a cop-out to just say "ebay", but it's what I have to do, too, to look for furniture that isn't ridiculously expensive...though some of it still is. Damn those ebay stores for catching on that vintage furniture of the modern variety are such hot items. Bah.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Similar Green Chair?
10/2/08 12:07 PM

Indy Jeffrey, I started feeling stressed and tense just READING your comment. Take a lavender-infused bath or go find a puppy to kiss - just petting an animal can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Whew!

I'm 85% sure that I'm about to buy a foreclosure/investment property that's a total wreck, needing to be completely gutted, so I'm STOKED to see some DIY building action! Love the ceilings, the brick on the walls, the industrial fixtures, the furniture...is that concrete flooring in the kitchen/dining area? I'm .97423 seconds away from drooling on the keyboard here. The bathroom sinks/vanities are RAD. Is it basically just a credenza/whatever with a different top and sink installed? The only hangup is if that is carpeting I spy in the bedrooms. If it is, I might cry. I'm vehemently opposed to carpet of any kind. Blame the 3 dogs. (PS. I'm in Texas and hear "den" regularly)


Apartment Therapy Chicago | House Tour: The Worden's MC Inspired Modern Build
10/2/08 10:51 AM