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Rescued and treasured.

Before & After: A Marvelous Mid-Century Modern Make-Under
7/26/14 02:54 PM


Before & After: An Auction Gem Gets Glam
7/16/14 03:30 PM

Fun. Flirty. Awesome.

Laurence & Fabrice's Friendly Eclectic Mix House Tour
6/18/14 02:43 PM


Before & After: Brown Dresser Launches New Campaign
6/18/14 02:42 AM

I'm in love with this. Every. Single. Detail. Just amazing.

Before & After: Annette and Gustavo's Incredible Garage Remodel
6/18/14 02:39 AM

Wow. Gorgeous!

Annette + Gustavo's 100 Year Old Hollywood Craftsman Home House Tour
6/18/14 02:38 AM

Absolutely beautiful. One of the best Afters I have ever seen.

Before & After: Rita's Really (Really!) Amazing Closet Transformation
6/17/14 02:54 PM

Very Nifty.

Before & After: Backyard Gate Gets More Glamorous Reddit
6/17/14 02:47 PM

I'm jealous.

Peggy & Chris' Los Angeles Modern House Tour
6/17/14 02:36 PM

Ahhh, Fantasy Island. I used to beg to watch that show after The Love Boat.

We had all of those rules and so many more. While my parents were strict and loved structure and rules, they were never mean.

6 Dumb Household Rules You Hated Growing Up, but Now Totally Understand
6/17/14 02:34 PM

What @Pi said.

If you love the chair and dislike the colour; sell the chairs and purchase a couple in a colour that works best for you. That way you get exactly what you want without feeling guilty/weird about painting a classic piece.

Blasphemous To Paint Eames Classic Molded Plywood Lounge Chair? Good Questions
6/17/14 02:16 PM

For those wondering if AT readers' votes still count towards the winning entry - they do!

"... Reader favorite feedback on the National entries will be tallied and the 5 entries receiving the most favorite votes will be submitted to our Judges Panel for review. Each Judge will review the top 5 entries for each division and the entry which receives the highest Judges Panel score in each size division will be named the division finalist and will move on to the final reader vote where the grand prize winner will be determined...."

Meet Our Small Cool Judges:
Amy Preiser

6/17/14 02:02 PM

Is that a screen door? Love it! Reminds me of my childhood in NC.

Ian & Martha's Tasteful and Sentimental Home House Tour
6/17/14 01:51 PM

Clothes: Moving and packing clothes is such a pain. Use your suitcases. We owned 3 nice sized suitcases, and purchased 3 more from a charity/thrift shop for $5. They had rollers and we were able to, surprisingly, fit all of our clothes in 3 large suitcases each. After unpacking, we donated the used suitcases to another charity shop in our new neighbourhood.

Coats and Blankets: We used those vacuum sealed storage bags and they actually worked very well. Perhaps wasteful, but we donated our pillows and purchased new, fresh ones as a treat for ourselves once we were in our new place.

Food: I recommend not packing food that is open or is not a staple. (Staple like sugar, coffee, tinned beans). If it is open, eat it before you move. If it is a perishable, give it to your neighbour, or friends. My best friend recently moved a whole fridge of old food, which took up tons of moving space, and she threw out all of it once she got in her new place. *That* is more wasteful than just throwing it all out in the first place.

Plants: Be sure to treat your plants with kindness and special care. They are living things and deserve respect. Create a plan for moving them. If you are moving cross-country or internationally, give them to friends. We moved in December one year, and put big red bows on our house plants and gave them as Christmas gifts. It was a big hit!

Smart Tips for People Who Move Frequently
6/11/14 02:12 PM

Such character. And I am already obsessed with Raincheck.

Leslie and Jake's \"Street Cred Granny\" Style in LA House Tour
6/11/14 01:45 PM

Sweet place.

Christine's Compact Yet Comfortable Small Cool Contest
6/5/14 04:35 PM

Those desk lamps are so cute, but they always make me sad!

High and Low: The New Classics, Super Budget Edition
6/4/14 04:17 PM


Susanna & Aaron's Craftsman Cottage Small Cool Contest
6/2/14 02:49 PM

Wow. Great makeover and beautiful room.

Before & After: An Old IKEA Dresser Gets Dressed Up
5/31/14 02:40 PM


Before & After: A 1950s Kitchen Gets a Modern DIY Makeover
5/31/14 02:39 PM