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I would have continued the marble into the closet. Also, marble seems a bad choice for a wet area. How will you remedy the lip between the marble and hardwood? Looks like a serious tripping hazard. White grout is the least of this reno's problems.


Mike & Sandie's Foyer: New Flooring Renovation Diary
7/23/14 11:57 AM

I used to live in a courtyard building where we all had tiny balconies as well. Once I started thinking of the courtyard as more than just a walk-through on the way to the front door, many other people started to use it as well. I would take a blanket or chairs outside and invite people over...everyone could see us out their window, but they also could on the porch.


No Yard, Balcony or Porch? How to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home Anyway Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
7/20/14 05:09 PM

I think it looks unfinished, like where's the chair rail? Moving the height slightly higher would fix this i think.


Small Project Saturday: Colorblock Dining Room Glidden® paint
7/11/14 11:04 AM

I'm pretty sure this is the case with the Diaries, they are completed long before the posts are posted. Unfortunately, I feel these homeowners are doing their home a huge disservice, and it's too late to stop them. Not that they would change their minds based on reader comments though, I'm sure they're set with their plan and now it's done.The after will klook great,but i don't think it will compare tothe beautiful and historic before.


The Budget for Mike & Sandie's Foyer Renovation Renovation Diary
7/11/14 11:02 AM

We're redoing our 1920s/1970s/1990s kitchen now, going for a 1920-40s look. We have chosen an emerald green paint for the bottom cabinets and white for the uppers. The drawers will be getting bin pulls in polished nickel from Amazon with polished nickel hinges on all the cabinets. The cabinet doors will have glass hexagon knobs, like the ones shown, from House of Antique Hardware with a 10% off coupon, in glass. I wanted the milk glass, but someone else got the final vote.

The pulls are these:
http://www.amazon.com/Cosmas-783SN-Nickel-Cabinet-Hardware/dp/B00894YQAY/ref=lp_511260_1_3?s=hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1402676919&sr=1-3

They look much better in person!


In Search of New Drawer and Cabinet Knobs Kitchen Diary: Emily in Los Angeles
6/13/14 12:29 PM

And by veneer i meant adhere laminate like the kind sold in sheets at HD. This may be the more durable option, i know my wood table has gotten quite scratched lately.


Square Version of This Table for My Dining Room? Good Questions
6/6/14 08:07 AM

I absolutely love this table! Unfortunately i can't help you locate a square version. Perhaps you could buy a solid wood table and paint or veneer the top yourself?


Square Version of This Table for My Dining Room? Good Questions
6/6/14 08:05 AM

Chicken cacciatore? Any kind of barbecue or meat main dish. Eat rice or potatoes. Spaghetti squash is a wonderful replacement for noodles, as well as spiralizing


What Are Good Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipes? Good Questions
6/5/14 10:14 PM

This whole post reeks of a humble brag to me. Yay me I threw out my microwave (which will now sit in a landfill), yay me I don't poison myself with a microwave!

The questions lately have been getting ridiculous. How about you leave it there andjust don't use it? Store rthings in it? Have people really lost their common sense and problem solving skills to the point where these simple solutions aren't obvious?


How Do I Hide a Built-In Microwave? Good Questions
6/4/14 11:06 AM

$12/lb and they taste like spinach and grow for free all over? Something seems amiss...


Will Stinging Nettles Really Sting You? Ingredient Intelligence
5/31/14 06:00 PM

One more thing, lose the soap dishes if they are easily removable. Maybe they're just caulked on and can be pried off.


Options for Tiny Sink/Enormous Faucet Combo? Good Questions
5/30/14 08:18 AM

What were they thinking? I'm pretty sure the medicine cabinet is supposed to be recessed, lucky for you it isn't and that should mean no hole to patch between studs. I would take down the cabinet and hang a proportionate mirror. Once a flat mirror, maybe a fancy shape but no frame, you'll have more room for a new faucet. Get a new. faucet and have a handy friend, or plumber, install it. Leave the sink, that's a bigger hassle to replace.

If there's room, find sink legs with shelving to replace the storage you're losing by ditching the cabinet.

I think those changes will help immensely. I also think those huge tiles on the wall are dwarfing everything. You could replace those, or perhaps cover them in a small print? Good luck!


Options for Tiny Sink/Enormous Faucet Combo? Good Questions
5/30/14 08:16 AM

I second the idea of placing it inside the shell of a real piano. The piano you can probably find for free, plus the cost of moving it. This would be the most aesthetically pleasing choice. Another option would be to build a shelf or table at the correct height.

I have to be the Debbie Downer, but is this something you'll really use? And use enough to be on display? You can't keep everything just because it's sentimental or vintage. Your father may also get great joy from this piece being used by a child who otherwise may not be able to afford a piano.


How To Incorporate Digital Piano into Living Room? Good Questions
5/29/14 12:22 PM

The home also reminded me of the home of YHL bloggers John and Sherry, who are also in Richmond I believe. The same colors, white and tan, in every room is a bit boring for me. However, i am so happy to see a real kitchen with sippy cups on the counter!


Michelle and John's Handcrafted Family Home House Tour
5/29/14 12:01 AM

Rent a table at a site? Tack onto a friend's garage sale? Host a virtual garage sale? There are ways to sell things even if you don't have an actual garage or yard.


Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Throw a Garage Sale Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
5/25/14 06:17 PM

I love the bones of the piece, the style of settee, but the after isn't working for me. The wood didn't look too shabby before and it's going outside, sort of, so why paint the wood brown?


Before & After: A Sturdy Settee Gets a Makeover for a Patio!
5/24/14 01:57 PM

Very fresh looking! I have wainscotting, the panel kind, in one of my bathrooms and it is so hard to clean the dust off of. Do you find this to be true as well? Yours doesn't look dusty...


Before & After: Bathroom with Peeling Paint Gets a Colorful Update
5/23/14 09:58 AM

I despise parmesan, any other suggestions for a cheese that would work well in this recipe?

It may be a local thing, but I'm thinking an Italian thing, but the local delis around here have stuffed cherry peppers in marinade and they are delicious. I believe the stuffing is salami and cheese as well


Recipe: Stuffed Peppadews with Salami & Parmesan Recipes from The Kitchn
5/22/14 04:52 PM

No Target or Trader Joe's wine for us in NY, sadly. My favorite wine is from a local winery, Red Cat, and comes in a bag with a spout and can stand up on its own. Cheap boxed wine is wonderful for making wine slushies!


Why I Always Have a Box of Wine in My Refrigerator
5/22/14 03:48 PM

I really should move some of my kitchen items elsewhere, ideally the dining room or the basement. Boyfriend's espresso maker he hasn't used...ever...should probably not be at eye level in our tiny pantry. Thanks forthe ideas!


How I Maximized Storage Space for Kitchen Tools in Our Small Apartment Kitchen Organization
5/22/14 03:03 PM