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Display Name: Robin_S.
Member Since: 12/10/12

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Fabulous, wonderful makeover.
However, In good conscience I'd never choose to shop Hobby Lobby again with their atrocious policies against Women and minorities. Even if they "have coupons".


Before & After: A Minty Fresh Dresser Refresh
7/2/14 08:28 AM

I love Midcentury design and don't like painting good pieces; sometimes 'good' is subjective too. In this case the result is stunning and looks far better than the original with the removal of the "arches' in the glass and the contrasting hardware. The white pottery takes the look to a whole new level. This is probably my favorite painted piece of furniture, ever, on AT.


Before & After: A Tag Sale Hutch Gets a Fresh New Look
6/13/14 04:47 AM

Hahah! This was part of the kid's bedroom set which I purchased as a child from Sears in 1972. Each piece was $99 and I had 3 pieces including a desk.
They were wood with a "printed" woodgrain finish on drawer fronts and sides, except the tops which were plastic laminate. My handles broke off, too.
Awesome refinishing job!


Before & After: Brown Dresser Launches New Campaign
6/13/14 12:07 AM

Great repair and transformation. You have maintained the hardware and Midcentury character and really enhanced it overall with the focus now on the beautiful wood grain. Congratulations.


Before & After: Makeshift Ironing Board Gets a Magical Transformation
4/15/14 09:44 PM

What incredibly fascinating visions. It really puts our "micro-focus" on "home decorating" into perspective when considering the challenges of living in the future.
Thanks so much for this post!


Check Out These Problem-Solving Skyscrapers of the Future Design News
4/3/14 01:59 AM

Excellent overview of how to think about "white" apartment walls!
Most people who check out this site are concerned with making their rental space attractive, welcoming and a reflection of their tastes so I believe the main point is not to argue about whether or not "everybody doesn't want colored walls" but to understand that regardless, certain steps that can be taken to make a less-than-ideal rental space your own even with the limitations of paint color.
Well written, too.


Renters Solutions: 7 Real Life Examples of White Walls that Work Apartment Therapy Home Remedies
3/28/14 03:23 PM

These are fun...but almost the same price as the full-size knock-offs I've acquired in the interim while I save up and budget for some of the real items...


Stylish Living For Your Toys: The Vitra Miniature Collection
3/27/14 03:00 PM

This post appears to have been written by a 7th grader.
Anyway...a good friend painted a sectional sofa several years ago.
The fabric became stiffer and canvas-like but has held up well and looks fresh.


Before & After: Loveseat Avoids Reupholstery Redo
3/26/14 11:25 AM

Yes! Thanks so much for posting this and I hope it influences others in future projects. Beautiful and definitely tremendous added-value.


How To Strip and Refinish Wood Furniture Apartment Therapy Tutorials
3/25/14 05:42 PM

This place is so masculine, pure and uniquely different from the typical. Just WOW. Love every space including the bedroom.


James' Beautifully Handcrafted Apartment in Clinton Hill House Tour
3/25/14 02:29 PM

You said "and owning a couch like this is a dream of mine" so you clearly see what the style potential is, here. There are lots of newer, cheaper sofas for those so inclined but you don't seem to be amongst them.
I'd snap it up and make it work until you can reupholster it and then you'll really have something spectacular.


Do I Love this Pink Craigslist Sofa Enough? Good Questions
3/25/14 01:57 PM

This is a fantastic restoration project! The merits of it are obvious and the quality and satisfaction of the undertaking will bring many years of smiles to the restorer.
If, curiouslymade, you really feel the result is not much nicer than a flimsy IKEA chair then, well......(!)


Before & After: A 60-Year-Old Chair Gets a Facelift
3/25/14 01:40 PM

This looks awesome, Sabrina! There are plenty of examples of period-original furniture in this color combination. It's timeless and flawless as-is.
The DARING aspect is that you had the bravery to submit this, knowing the kinds of negativity you could encounter... kudos!


Before & After: Sabrina's From Damaged to Daring Modern Desk Makeover
3/23/14 05:45 PM

Another of the most important things I've learned is if you own your home and plan on significantly remodelling a space, strive to keep it consistent with the original style of the architecture rather than conforming to the latest trend. In a few years, a "faddish" update to a kitchen or bath for example looks even more tiresome and dated than something that maintained the basic character of the home.


8 Tips For Creating Living Spaces You'll Love For a Long Time
3/23/14 05:15 PM

Bright, happy and spacious. Lovely.


Jennie's Wes Anderson-Inspired Wild Home House Call
3/22/14 06:26 PM

WOW. The designer has walked the line perfectly between the two aesthetics.
I particularly love the living room chairs and the blue niche in the dining area.


Cozy and Clean in California Professional Project
3/22/14 06:24 PM

If not intentional, that Jackie O' F**ck thing should be...what a riot!


How Do I Look? by Sally Leach On The Wall
3/22/14 05:06 PM

I like the idea of this color combination but it's really tough to see it accurately as described on my monitor. Regardless, I'm assuming the landlords gave the OK to do this because now they have an additional step to restore the unit for the next tenant.


Before & After: Plain Particleboard Cabinets Get a Cheery Spring Paint Job
3/22/14 04:55 PM

It's implied that in the future they will invest in a larger rennovation.
For now this provided a big change and a more personalized taste which I think was the goal.


Before & After: A Refreshed and Revamped Kitchen For $1000
3/22/14 04:47 PM

The great thing about these are that they all appear to enhance the original character of the homes and will never go out of "fashion"!


Design Solutions: Incorporating Vintage Elements With a More Modern Style
3/20/14 05:24 PM