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Display Name: Lynne M S
Member Since: 10/19/12

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Making this bench from scratch would be much more expensive: the wood, cutting, priming and painting, screwing together, etc. You'd need all the tools, hardware, and experience too. Suzanne wanted the convenience. And, there's a reason IKEA uses pressed wood: it's very strong as long as the spans are not huge. Nice hack, Suzanne!


Before & After: IKEA Hack Makes the BESTA Even Better
5/8/14 12:17 PM

From experience, I'd advise all other homeowners to take photos when all the walls are open when they reno (with measurements to the centres of studs, etc). It really helps years later if you're hanging art, window treatments, etc/ - to remember what's behind the walls. It's also a nice document to hand over (eventually) whenever you sell, to the new owner!


Jennifer's Kitchen: Moving Right Along Renovation Diary
4/18/14 01:57 AM

I have a quick question: why does it appear there is no insulation/vapour barrier on the exterior walls between the bricks and the sheetrock?


Jennifer's Kitchen: Moving Right Along Renovation Diary
4/18/14 01:54 AM

Loving your series. Very detailed, well-written, and well photographed. Please include before/after floorplans before it's over! Can't wait to see how this turns out.


Jennifer's Kitchen: Some Unexpected Issues Renovation Diary
4/17/14 01:39 AM

If you attach it to the wall - I would, I wouldn't want it banging every time I got in/ out of bed - keep in mind to leave holes in your upholstery at the back for hardware. Especially if you want to switch the covers seasonally.


Upholstery Project: How To Make a DIY Headboard with Fabric Slipcover Apartment Therapy Tutorials
4/17/14 12:47 AM

Noisy neighbours. Solution? I kept my windows closed last summer but this year, a note dropped off to let them know I can hear their conversations from INSIDE their house. :-0


What's an Annoying Thing About Your Home?
3/30/14 05:24 PM

NOT loving it. Read it on my Ipad in portrait and now half the screen is advertising. Agree @SaturnnFoxx: copy is smashed to the side and you can't see it all, which is the candy that keeps you reading. Been a rabid reader for quite a few years but so frustrated will likely scale back to only reading on my laptop a few times a week. Sigh... will be spending more time on DesignSponge as before. Layout does impact the experience quite a bit, I've discovered...


Apartment Therapy Goes Mobile!
3/3/14 07:52 PM

Remember when we all had armoires to keep our bulky tube TVs hidden? When will manufacturers build shallow wall cabinets to house flat screens and peripherals? IKEA, this means you!


Storing the Boob Tube: 10 TV Solutions From Our House Tours
1/15/14 02:23 PM

I think your dilemma of wanting to do something impactful yet realizing you have no real time, is one we can all relate to. I have lots of projects on my list but the ones that need doing are BIG - like building a dining table from reclaimed wood I sourced last SPRING so that I can invite my friends over for dinner before they abandon me. (I mean really, this reno has taken years!) Or... just finding a storage solution for all my office supplies and files which are taking over my kitchen. Hmmm…


Lauren's Cure Project: Something I Can Handle LIVEBLOGGING THE JANUARY CURE 2014
1/8/14 09:26 PM

I think her chairs - mid century style - marry well with the Trip Trapps. Why not makeover the chairs to work with the Trip Trapps, and get a new table that works with them all? (Unless, of course, the style of your home doesn't work with that idea.)


Alison's Cure Project: Dining Chairs, Buy or DIY?
1/8/14 09:19 PM

One day to sleep in and loll. Let the day unfold spontaneously. One day to be up and at 'em. Get things done and take on projects.


What's Your Weekend Energy Style? Reader Survey
1/6/14 02:41 AM

Hmmm… your moisture issue sounds more than anecdotal. I would invest in new draintile system and sump for the rain. The cost of running two dehumidifiers round the clock must add up! As someone who lives on the "raincoast", I can tell you that if things are getting a sheen of mold or moisture, then wood shelves might not be your best friend either, as mold will live on them. I'd go with galvanized metal shelves and water-tight plastic storage bins. Also, if you oil your garden tools, they are less likely to rust. Go for it, Dabney! And hey… I feel your pain.


Dabney's Cure: Taking Stock of the Basement Liveblogging the January Cure 2014
1/3/14 05:43 PM

Why is AT re-posting an article from 11 months ago?!


Small Tricks, Big Difference for an Evolving Home
12/5/13 12:15 PM

Pantone's Colour of 2014 - "Radiant Orchid" - front and centre in Jesica's space.


Jesica's Mix & Match Studio House Tour
12/5/13 12:12 PM

I imagine you can only run it on floors or wall to wall carpet? Ie. no hardwood and carpet combos, right?


Do Roomba Vacuums Actually Work in the Kitchen?
11/16/13 01:52 AM

I just installed my second IKEA kitchen. My best advice: pay attention to the finishing. The reason the kitchens in their showrooms look so good is all the finishing details such as: crown mouldings on top, light valances around the whole room, end panels everywhere, mitred toe kicks, and cabinets which line up nicely or repeat in a clean, graphic way (ie. using ALL drawers on lower cabs, for instance. Once you've designed your space, walk through their displays and pay attention to the details. You'll get even more ideas and figure out just why they look so good professionally installed. Then you can do the same!


Insider Info: IKEA Employee Shares Tips for Buying IKEA Kitchen Cabinets
10/18/13 01:11 AM

Brilliant!


Philip and Olivia's All the Fun of the Fair House House Tour
10/10/13 01:23 AM

Here in Canada, most pharmacists accept old prescription medication for safe disposal. This is better environmentally than Maxwell's "bury it in a can" idea, I would think. Also there's a program (day) here in BC, encouraged by the police, to "turn in old meds" because they've found a high percentage are being used by children and teens as recreational drugs.


Tips and Tricks for a Clean and Happy Bathroom Apartment Therapy Video Roundup
9/14/13 11:11 AM

I just inherited that same grey wool blanket as is on the bed. Any idea of the source or designer? Thanks!


Jasper & Wylie's Mellow Hangout My Room
8/15/13 08:04 PM

Hi Nancy, thanks for this round-up! I'm wondering if you would ever write an article about how it is you go about designing these spaces and choosing the various elements. It is definitely the elusive "missing link" of design and you clearly have a tried (and proven) method of creating interesting, cohesive spaces from just a few elements. Thanks!!


Dorm Style: Two L.A. Looks on a Budget
8/8/13 01:11 AM