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Display Name: Anna D.
Member Since: 9/5/12

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I also do love the after. Now is bright, happy and welcoming.


Before & After: Simple Changes Make a Big Difference Design *Sponge
6/6/13 09:08 AM

@ WendyMR, here in Spain we have lots of versions of this soup withouth green pepper. In fact, my family never cooks this soup with green pepper. So I guess it's not so important ;-)
About the celery... I'm not sure it will work fine. But maybe it's because i'm thinking in Spanish traditional flavours.


Hearty Dinner Recipe: Spanish Bean Soup (Potaje de Garbanzos) Recipes from The Kitchn
3/22/13 05:42 PM

@ Hu Cuien, if you substitute the meats for poultry or fish, then you will be making a completely different dish... especially if you use fish. But if you want to try it as it is, changing the meat for fish, be aware that you should add the fish almost at the end, because you don't want it to be overcooked.
Maybe you should try other variations of of Spanish bean soups... maybe "Fabes con almejas " (white beans with clams). It's delicious


Hearty Dinner Recipe: Spanish Bean Soup (Potaje de Garbanzos) Recipes from The Kitchn
3/22/13 05:37 PM

The after is cute and happy and really suits the kid's room. Nicely done!


Before & After: Plain Dresser Gets a Fun Facelift
2/18/13 03:41 PM

This is Benita Larsson's kitchen, from Chez Larsson blog.

The hood (Framtid HW400) is not only available in Scandinavia; I'm seeing it just now at Ikea Spain so I guess is available in all the EU countries. But it seems the white one is discontinued.


Source for Stylish White Vent Hood? Good Questions
1/31/13 02:24 PM

@katinni, this site is great!
A nie thunderstorm is great for sleeping, too.


Tell Us: What Helps You Fall Asleep?
1/31/13 01:43 PM

Uhh, true. An important deadline is the best sedative-hypnotic.

And having my bed warm and the room cool.


Tell Us: What Helps You Fall Asleep?
1/31/13 01:38 PM

Painting the room gray is a good idea. I would remove the group of small frames, declutter the shelf aobove the radiator and paint both in white (radiator and shelf), and the hooks near the door, too.. Add a high bookcase in the corner, and a lower bookcase in the empty wall, both in white. Complete with bins or baskets for toys storage and some trays & bowls on top of it to make a landing strip for adults. Bring some Ikea cheap white sheer curtains- the ones you have look heavy..
I would keep the room in white & gray with some spots of colour to make it look airy.
And I would move all those small frames over the hooks


How Do I Create an Office-Playroom-Entryway Combo? Good Questions
1/28/13 03:43 PM

Patina and expensive veneer... where are these things here?
Please, explain us.
I agree with other people here the table doesn't look antique but faux antique.


Before & After: $60 Marble-Top Coffee Table Makeover Jess Lively
1/22/13 08:18 AM

I would say paint the cabinets as I don't think these pine doors are something oh-so-especial.
But depending on the money you have / you are willing to invest in this kitchen I would recommend to fix other things first, and if you still have money, go with painting the cabinets.
First of all I would change the eletrical coil stovetop ( as other ommenter said they are hazardous) and do something to the tiled countertop, even if it's only a cheap temporary fix. Not only it look dated and too country style, but from my own experience tiled countertop are a nightmare to keep clean. If you cook everyday and, even worse, you like to bake, the grout will look filthy in no time. I lived a year with this kind of countertop and I had to buy a small steam cleaner and use it every week.
After that I would look for a ccheap system of under cabinet lighting (Ikea?), and replace the ceilingh light. .
Though everyone like a nice kitchen, I do prefer a safe & easy to work with kitchen over a lovely but dangerous & non functional one.


Updates for Country Kitchen on a Limited Budget? Good Questions
1/22/13 06:36 AM

I'm quite surprised to read hardwood floors are "cold". Here in the Mediterranean they are thought to be "too warm", as they were traditionally seen as a northern thing. I guess they are "too warm" compared to our traditional terracotta tiles.
Life is amusing. :-D


What Size Rug for Large Family Room Layout? Good Questions
1/18/13 04:36 AM

Love these stories: Very sweet and touhing and amusing! I'm sitting here like a silly woman with a big smile in my face :-D


Hilarious Kid Gift Requests: The Year I Asked Santa for a Hamburger
12/13/12 12:28 PM

I do love the photo of the glossy one you posted, It doesn not look bathroom-like to me but a late 19th century European fancy kitchen for wealthy people. It only needs and old style terracotta floor or Art Noveau cement tiles.


Glossy or Matte Tiles for New Kitchen? Good Questions
12/11/12 03:41 PM

Please don't clean marble with vinegar, lemon or other acidic substances. They will harm the marble.


How To Clean Marble Grout? Good Questions
12/10/12 03:17 PM

I would paint the room warm white, add light curtains to both windows and try to fit another nightstand (even if it's a very slim one) with a lamp. If you can't fit another nigthstand, try to bring another table lamp in the room, on a dresser or a low bookcase. Two lamps instead of the celing light will make the room look instantly cozier.
Consider making your own upholstered headboard in a dark and sumptuous coloured fabric. Internet is full of tutorials and some of the are very easy.
And feel free to make decorating mistakes!! You can change them whenever the mood strikes (or you have a little money to spend) and nobody will complaint. It's one of the pleasures of being divorced... ;-)

Good luck and please, show us the whole room when finished.


Suggestions for Paint Colors in Bedroom? Good Questions
12/7/12 04:21 AM

As many others said, I would keep the curtains and start the changes on the cheap.
The most important change: add colour and texture to the bed, with two extra bed pillows and a throw in strong deep colours or bold patterns. Then hang the curtains at the maximum height, stain dark the trim around the window and hang some art. This will be a big improvement.
But if you want to move another step, I would repaint the room and add white sheers to the window.


Curtain Color and Style for Bedroom? Good Questions
12/6/12 03:51 PM

Thinking the same. Why I should register to another website?


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12/3/12 12:37 PM

@ amisdottir, where is the "classic mid-century modern bar cart" that used to be??
I only see a generic microwave or TV cart.
Really O__o
And those "ugly sides" are cheap laminate so painting on them is perfectly fine. They are not textured or something.
Everyday is more evident that some people here don't read the text...


Before & After: Thrifted Microwave Cart Turned Bar Cart She's No Martha
11/21/12 08:36 AM

What a wonderful room! Full of light and colour, cozy and happy. It looks lived and loved, a real room, not a stage. Congratulations.
(and yes, is quite Carl Larsson)


Matilda + Baby's Shared Room Kids' Room Tour
11/5/12 01:23 PM

What about painting it with frosting glass paint instead of opaque paint? Or frosting glass film, that has the advatage of being removable.


How Can I Add Privacy to Glass Bathroom Door? Good Questions
11/2/12 08:23 AM