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Display Name: Cinders_
Member Since: 1/21/13

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The down-to-earth vibe reminds me so much of life in my home province of Newfoundland, Canada. In my family no one cared what your kitchen looked like or how your table was set...it was all about sharing a good meal with family. A lovely post and it looks like a fantastic meal :)


A Swedish Midsummer's Eve Party 6pm, Dinner
7/8/14 09:11 AM

I like this! Masculine, but fresh, modern, and inviting. Sure it looks a little curated, but don't most places tend to look a little curated when being photographed for AT? I'd say it's a job well done :)


A Bachelor's East Meets West Loft Professional Project
7/7/14 09:18 AM

Great job! Who doesn't want a grown-up treehouse? Fun, simple, beautiful :)


John the Botanist's Treehouse Retreat House Tour
10/16/13 12:06 PM

I think it's all subjective isn't it? I loved Breaking Bad and binge-watched the heck out of it. I didn't find it as depressing as I did suspenseful. Someone mentioned something similar about Sopranos, but I thought that was awesome for binge-watching too. For me, the more dramatic, the better. To each their own :)


To Binge or Not to Binge: Real Time vs. Marathon TV Viewing
10/16/13 07:40 AM

Paint! It has such a beautiful shape. If you go a crisp white it will turn it into something that still has a bit of character but so much more practical and versatile.


Replace or Paint Pier 1 Birds & Branches Motif Dresser? Good Questions
9/24/13 08:40 AM

"I'll eat you up I love you so"! I need one of these for myself. The room is beautiful. It's just cutesy enough, and the blue dresser is gorgeous.


James' Home in the Forest My Room
9/11/13 09:42 AM

This is one of my favourite tours in a long time. It looks comfortable and lived-in, but not cluttered. It also has the feel that her collection of items were accumulated organically, over-time. There's a little bit of everything, but it all goes together so well. A lovely home :)


Tracy’s Vintage Modern in Manhattan House Tour
8/13/13 08:05 AM

Agreed! Don't attempt to paint the leather. It will turn into a mess. I'd suggest getting some leather cleaner and conditioner and just cleaning it up. That should soften the leather and make the little imperfections look less noticeable.


Should I Try to Save this Leather Tabletop? Good Questions
8/13/13 07:59 AM

The comments section is one of my favourite things about this site! I'm a huge HGTV watcher...it is seriously the only channel ever on in my house. However, I find it so frustrating when I see home buyers walk into a kitchen that has been beautifully renovated, only to declare "The countertops have GOT to go!" Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this is ridiculous.


Rethinking Laminate Eco-Friendly Countertop Design from Wilsonart
7/12/13 08:50 AM

Those cupboards look brand new, I don't know why anyone would suggest painting them, especially of resale is the goal.


How Do I Get Expensive Looking Kitchen Upgrades on a Budget? Good Questions
6/17/13 02:03 PM

Why the need for obsessing over little stuff like this? Relax and enjoy your home, white outlet covers and all :)


Hiding in Plain Sight: Trompe L'Oeil Electrical Outlet Covers
6/5/13 09:09 AM

That was one of my favourite parts too :)


Jeff's Super Small & Stylish Guest House House Tour
2/26/13 12:41 PM

How about building flower boxes along the fence and planting perrenials? This would be relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain. It would be great if you could also convert the ranch style fence to something more private, and then add flower boxes to that side too, or even plant a hedge. Otherwise, buy some big planters and plant some lush, vibrant flowers. You can take those with you when you leave, but enjoy them in the meantime. I also agree with RachelMD24 on the twinkle lights. You got a great tree that could use a little bling :)


Ideas for Rental's Large Back Yard? Good Questions
2/26/13 08:21 AM

I always find it sad that people spend so much time and money on tile, which often ends up looking dated very quickly (referring to the "before" shot). The "after" is gorgeous and I absolutely love the wall colour.


Before & After: A 1990s Bathroom Gets a Modern Update
2/26/13 08:13 AM

I love Michael's attitude...keepin' it real :)


Meet the Maker: Michael Robbins
2/26/13 08:08 AM

Best quote ever (from Alina's blog): "But the successful rearing of a human child will not matter more to me than this house tour." HA!


We Feature The Hyperbalist and She Almost Explodes :)
2/13/13 12:38 PM

Congrats! Your question is huge, but here are a couple of thoughts:

-If you have a cat, it's sometimes helpful to introduce them to one room for a day before letting them out to explore the entire apartment/house. They get really anxious in new places.

-My partner and I moved in together about 6 months ago. I think my advice would be to take a little time and figure out how you use the space before you start drilling holes :) Furniture is pretty easy to rearrange, so find a configuration you like and then decorate around it.

-One of the first meals I made was a picnic. Some cold salads and sandwiches on a blanket on the living room floor.

Have fun :D


Advice & Tips For Moving and Moving in Together? Good Questions
2/13/13 10:04 AM

The dresser is amazing!


Before & After: Star Wars Bedroom MakeoverSimply Klassic Home
2/13/13 09:46 AM

You've managed to update it with a fresh colour palette and still pay homage to its retro-ness. It looks so fresh and cheery...great job :)


Before & After: Cristin's Mod Card Table Makeover
2/13/13 09:45 AM

I love this thing! I agree that the hardware is amazing and should stay. Give the piece a bit of a sanding with some fine grit paper and a couple good coats of paint. White could be nice, but it's such a neat piece of , why not make it pop by painting it something bright? What ever colour you choose to paint it, you could also take out those "screens" in the door and spruce them up with a contrasting coat of paint, or with a printed fabric.


Hope for Craigslist Hide-a-Bed? Good Questions
2/8/13 09:35 AM