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Name: Aubrey & Lindsay, Little House Blog
URL: http://www.aubreyandlindsay.blogspot.com

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1/18/11 06:26 PM

Woah! Thanks for including our Ikea sidetables! - Lindsay

Fresh Start: DIY Dressers & Side Tables

1/10/11 03:57 PM

Thank you for such kind comments!

Yes, the artwork above the crib is from Sarah Jane, and was a custom size for our nursery, which you can read about on our blog here:


and here


The Monkey is by Manhattan Toys and was purchased a few years ago at www.MastermindToys.com but I haven't been able to find him again. (He's actually a puppet)

xo Linds

Charming DIY Mini Bunting | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/9/10 10:34 PM

The price tag of their DIY may be out of people's budgets, but I think what this project does, at least for me, is provide inspiration.

For us creatives, likely many on this website are (creative, or interested in home decor projects) something like this is inspiring. So I think people have to get past the price tag for the bench above, and realize that this project is something you may remember when you see a coffee table that is the right dimensions for an ottoman/bench at a flea market or on the curb.

Make an Old Coffee Table into a New Bench Style at Home | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/20/10 04:30 PM

I doubt that 90% of the people that said they loved the mural in their reply, would have kept it if it were their home when push came to shove. Late night out, not feeling well the next morning - I dont think that mural would do anything to keep me calm. *shudder* Really people.

And there is a reason why it looks like a Restoration Hardware catalog .... it's gorgeous and pretty darn functional. I'm super surprised that this makeover has gotten some of the comments that it has.

I would LOVE to have this bathroom!

Before & After: The Monet Mural Bathroom | Apartment Therapy Boston#comments
4/1/10 09:45 PM

Gorgeous, the first living room picture is heavenly to me. The mauve on the chairs, that orange striped bench....love!

A Paris Apartment Packed with Color Elle Decor | Apartment Therapy New York
3/21/10 11:55 AM

Love this home SO much.

Stefanie & Luke's Brooklyn Limestone House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
3/8/10 02:41 PM

Having tried both the newspaper the squeegee method (as PhoebeArt suggested) I highly, highly recommend the squeegee method. The newspaper route works on appearance, but it take a lot of time vs. the other route. I heart my squeegee sponge that I can add on to an extention rod (Home Depot) and that way I can do my outside windows easily.

How To Clean a Window with Newspaper Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/5/10 05:39 PM

"they look like the elastic sides of diapers." by lorijo

This comment!!

Oh my. Not a fan.

How To Turn IKEA's Tullsta Chair Into a Designer Piece Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy New York
2/2/10 08:17 PM

It's great fun to see variations on the project!

Thank you MissDee for linking to my post (PennyPeople), I'm Lindsay.

The project above was inspired by Erics post (as someone pointed out) and as Eric notes in his description he was inspired by my project (thank you Eric!). What has unfortunately been missed in translation from my original post in September 2008 to now is that the original inspiration and concept was from Style at Home Magazine. I think we need to give them a shout out for their inspiration.

The original post is from September 2008 over here:

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Before & After: Kate's Ikea Rast Dresser Hack Two-Toned Dressers
10/26/09 12:46 PM

I simply adore painting certain rooms white - I think it makes other colours in your room be much more dramatic. I recently painted a spare room white, with the old wood floors white as well, and it got some hilarious comments from my Father and Husband...

My Father said.."It feels like I'm in that final sequence in 2001 space odyssey." (An all white room scene) And my husband calls the room the "heavenly room" as it reminds him of in movies when it's a "heaven" scene and it all goes white.

I LOVE all white rooms, but I personally think colour needs to be added in art accessories.

You can see the Space Odysey room on our blog if at all interested!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | White-Colored Rooms Roundup
10/8/09 04:20 PM

I love the floating stairs in the first picture - but I don't love the walls or the rest of the decor.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | New Ways to Use Familiar Materials
9/2/09 08:58 AM

A store here in Toronto, Dear-Born Baby, did a roundup of good travel items for parents baby on their blog, which fits nicely with this post



Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Road Trip Gear: Babies and Toddlers
7/25/09 12:44 AM

if anyone ever sees that Crystal Block Lamp from Williams Sonoma Home (Rectangular base) anywhere for a reasonable price (sorry, $475 is way too much when you need to buy 2 of them!) can you let me know? I've been on overstock.com and I just can't find something like this for a reasonable price. Gah. Someone out there must know where to find these simple beautiful lamp. PUH-LEASE. I've been trying to find them forever.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | 8 Stylish See-Through Table Lamps
7/7/09 11:37 PM

I remember the shopping trip to Ikea when I was 8, to find my super-dooper bunk beds (white metal was so in back then) and they dropped off my brother and sister in the play land. It's been there for as long as I can remember. Whenever I go to Ikea, the play land is never too busy and always is well managed. As a kid, it was awesome!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | A Cheap Date with Childcare, by IkeaNew York Times
6/18/09 07:42 PM


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Before & After: Leah Steen's Lovely Garden
6/16/09 11:42 PM

Beautiful! Any suggestions on online resources for those fabulous outdoor strands of lights? I've drooling!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | My Great Outdoors: Lee & John's Natural Modern Patio
6/16/09 11:41 PM

The Animalphabet by Sigrid Martinez is totally my style. LOVE it! I think I may need to buy it.

Thanks for posting my alphabet print before - it's been a wonderful success because of your mention. :)


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | New Alphabet Print Finds
6/13/09 09:46 AM

I think all of life's stresses would dissapear if I had a place to go to like that. I second Sumhope's "Sigh".

Apartment Therapy Chicago | English Garden Houses
6/11/09 11:15 AM

I was at a carpet store last week and was looking at a jute rug and the saleswoman said that I'd have "Issues" if I spilled something on it. My indication was that it wasn't an awesome choice if you're going for a lighter colour. Wish I had more info, sorry.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Tips for Jute Rug?#comments
6/11/09 11:12 AM