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$300 for a sofa and chair on Craigslist, approximately $3,000 to have them reupholstered.

Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on an Antique?
5/6/14 01:53 PM

I believe this is the bookshelf / wardrobe:

A Serene Oasis for Baby Maxwell My Room
4/23/14 11:18 AM

Staggered, without a doubt.

What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 12:20 PM

I have a maroon/burgundy antique sofa in a room with pale pink walls. It is gorgeous!

Maroon Accents: 5 Rooms that Get it Right
3/31/14 09:14 PM

How about some options that wouldn't look out of a place with more traditional decor?

Top Ten: Best Standing Coat Racks APARTMENT THERAPY'S ANNUAL GUIDE 2014
2/28/14 04:33 PM

My RH linen sheets split down the middle after only a year of use, which disappointed me greatly, given how much I'd paid for them. But I bought them on eBay, so I couldn't return them.

Have Restoration Hardware Linen Sheets Always Been Made in China? Good Questions
2/27/14 08:44 AM

Try Home Goods.

The Hunt For Big Affordable Baskets
2/25/14 10:09 AM

I have three cats and a baby, and I'm quite happy with my Persian rug. It has bright colors and lots of pattern. I got it from (recommended by Jenny Komenda at Little Green Notebook; she wrote a post about them). They often have 50% off sales, which makes for some pretty reasonable prices. In my experience, the quality is great. They also have lots of pictures, so you can get a good sense of what you're purchasing, and I believe you can send the rug back if you don't like it.

Which Is Easier To Keep Looking Clean: Light or Dark Rugs?
2/14/14 03:39 PM

$3,000 (That price included fabric, pickup and delivery of sofa and chair that I had done at the same time, new cushions, and new hand-tied springs). This was an antique sofa that I bought off Craigslist for $250.

How Much Did it Cost to Reupholster Your Sofa?
1/30/14 09:34 AM

It's best to restore and weatherproof, not replace, old windows, if possible! We had seven windows completely restored for approximately $10,000 in Philadelphia.

How Much Did it Cost to Replace Your Windows? Reader Intelligence Request
1/24/14 12:16 PM

We used the same pattern as "Jodi from re-store design" (above), but with dark grout. It looks great, and it always *looks* clean.

Bathroom Flooring to Complement Subway Tile? Good Questions
12/17/13 09:20 AM

Dark grout on the floor solves cleaning problems!

Bathroom Flooring to Complement Subway Tile? Good Questions
12/17/13 09:19 AM

Use Restor-a-Finish with very fine steel wool, as PAFarmhouse said.

How Do I Give This Chair the Love It Deserves? Good Questions
11/15/13 11:49 AM

Also check out the app Intro to Colors by Montessorium ( (They make apps for children based on Montessori principles.) It is beautifully designed!

5 Tools For Teaching Color To Tots
9/30/13 08:25 AM

Condition the leather with Obenauf's LP (it's natural and allows the leather to breathe while conditioning and protecting it); then use Restor-a-Finish on the wood, followed by Feed-n-Wax. I've done lots of research, and these are excellent products for the job, and quite quick and easy to use.

Should I Try to Save this Leather Tabletop? Good Questions
8/13/13 10:14 PM

I love the recently-released "A Beautiful Mess" app from the girls at Link to the app:

6 Apps to Add Text to Your Photos Weekly Smartphone App Roundup
6/11/13 10:41 PM

Please ignore everyone else's advice and use Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP. It's natural, and it protects the leather while still allowing it to breathe. I just used it on a leather chair, and it looks great.

Share Your Smarts: Products & Practices for Vintage Leather Sofa?
4/18/12 06:35 AM

Anybody know a source for the wall coat rack in photo #8?

Tips for Dealing with a No-Entryway Entryway Renters Solutions
3/16/12 11:34 AM

Check Restoration Hardware or for non-girly switchplates.

Insta-Upgrade: Switch the Light Switch
8/5/11 01:28 PM

My husband and I just had our old windows restored. Windows with the pulley and chain system can work well and be efficient, as long as they are well maintained. Plus the price is comparable to replacement.

How To Choose A Good Window
Green Architect

8/4/11 11:07 PM