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Display Name: BlueWillow
Member Since: 2/27/13

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I love everything except the tea chest cabinets. To me the tea chests make it look like a shanty built of scrap. When I was a child my family moved a lot and china was always packed in tea chests. Sometimes a tea chest or two wouldn't get unpacked but just stashed in the basement. I remember snooping through these unpacked tea chests sometimes. The wood, as I recall, was quite thin and had splinters.


Polly & Dai's Happy Cornwall Cottage Home House Tour
11/22/13 01:45 AM

A few years ago they showed a lot of home staging shows such as House Doctor, where they went to a house that wasn't selling and helped the owner stage the house. I liked those shows better then House Hunters.


5 Things Not To Worry About While House Hunting (and One Unexpected Thing You Probably Should)
11/21/13 09:29 AM

A big improvement. I wonder what it would look like with some decals.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/106116854/owl-decal-set-vinyl-wall-decal-owl-wall


Before & After: Dated Dresser Redo
5/1/13 03:06 AM

I'm not a fan of black. I liked the colours in the old bathroom better, especially the floor. But that is just me.


Before & After:
Mandy's Handsome Bath Reno Canadian House & Home

4/26/13 12:24 AM

This is one of the few homes I have seen at AT that I really like a lot. The blue velvet (?) sofa is lovely. The only thing I don't like is the pattern on the headboard, which make me feel dizzy. The house has such a cozy feel, and the little dog is adorable. I would have liked to see the garden.


Jackie and Sam’s Prep-clectic DC Charmer House Tour
4/24/13 04:54 AM

It is beautiful. I would like to see more pictures of the loft. It looks like a cozy retreat, sort of a cross between a bunk bed and a tree house.


Shell's Renovated Lofty Studio House Tour
4/12/13 02:49 AM

@lovemrsgomby

I didn't mean to insult Josh's glasses in my earlier remark. In fact I didn't even notice them until now. I was just giving glasses as an example of another style from the sixties that has become popular again.


Angie & Josh's Cat & Design Friendly Home House Tour
4/12/13 02:26 AM

I didn't know you could get Hudson's Bay blankets anywhere but at The Bay. Do they sell them down in the States? It looks very nice hung like that with the dark forest green walls. It almost has a subtle "cabin in the woods" feel.


Evan's Unique Find in Downtown Dallas House Call
4/9/13 02:36 AM

I love these! This would be a great project to do with my grand children.


Garden Inspiration: DIY Fairy Gardens Roundup
4/9/13 02:02 AM

@mgeo
"When my mother-in-law first moved to Vancouver, Canada from Hong Kong, she found herself alone walking down the street and cried because she had never felt so alone in her life. To her, having personal space, being alone in a city street just made her lonely and uncomfortable. "
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Interesting. I was born in Vancouver and grew up there (a long time ago) but have since moved to a smaller town. To me Vancouver seems much too crowded now, compared to what it used to be like. I guess it is all relative, and what you are used to.

At one point I lived in a logging camp (500 people) on northern Vancouver Island. I knew a lady there from Tokyo. She told me that to her Vancouver seemed like a small village. Yet she seemed happy enough living in the logging camp. Her husband was a draftsman, as I recall.


Michael Wolf's Architecture Of Density:
Would You Live Here?

4/6/13 06:02 PM

I know those vinal and chrome kitchen sets from the fifties are trendy and sought after now. I'm old enough to remember them when they were popular the first time around, and it mystifies me why the have come back in style. They don't seem the least bit attractive to me, maybe because by, say, 1970 they were considered really ugly junk. It didn't help that by then the vinyl had been torn on most of the ones still in use, and only poor people or broke students still used them.

I feel the same way about eye glasses with heavy plastic frames, or glasses with heavy, decorated arms. (my Mom used to wear bejeweled glasses with wind swept frames in the early 60's --like the ones in "Far Side" cartoons.)

However, maybe everything comes back in style eventually. In thirty years perhaps brass and glass items from the 80's will be in style. Perhaps the secret to liking a returned style is not being able to remember the first time it was popular. I love the craftsmen style from before WW II.


Angie & Josh's Cat & Design Friendly Home House Tour
4/6/13 03:40 PM

The Mao picture put me off right at the start. According to Wikipedia Mao is "estimated to have caused the deaths of 40–70 million people mainly through starvation, forced labor and executions". It just seems weird to have his picture in your house. Not cool.


Angie & Josh's Cat & Design Friendly Home House Tour
4/6/13 02:42 AM

Everything is just really nice. And totally unpretentious. Thanks for sharing.


Sarah & Brian's Salvaged Stories House Tour
4/3/13 02:44 AM

Nice home. Cute baby and dog. I like the pink stucco, and I love the vintage green and pink bathroom. However the carpet in the baby's room makes me dizzy!


Behind the Seams at the House of
Hunter and Harper House Tour

3/30/13 04:50 AM

Put a wooden rocking chair in the room and use the bumper pads as cushions on the rocking chair.


Louis's Tiny (but Grand!)
Chinoiserie Menagerie Nursery Tour

3/30/13 12:24 AM

The "Oh, hi" sign in pic #5 made me laugh. Reminds me of LOLCATS.
However I don't understand why people want to live in cities that are so expensive they have to live in 550 sq. ft. But I'm just an old person living in Canadian flyover country.


Joan & Matt's Joyously Eclectic Home House Tour
3/29/13 10:58 PM

I liked the old cabinets better. The old kitchen also gives the impression of having a lot more counter space. The new kitchen has very little counter space near the sink and stove, and although the new island can be used as a counter I don't think it is as useful as having counter space adjacent to the sink and stove. Also, where is the dishwasher in the new kitchen? Is it in the island?

But I guess the owners like it, and that's what matters.


Before & After: Jane's Brooklyn Kitchen Transformation The Sweeten
3/29/13 01:40 AM

I liked the old cabinets better. The old kitchen also gives the impression of having a lot more counter space. The new kitchen has very little counter space near the sink and stove, and although the new island can be used as a counter I don't think it is as useful as having counter space adjacent to the sink and stove. Also, where is the dishwasher in the new kitchen? Is it in the island?

But I guess the owners like it, and that's what matters.


Before & After: Jane's Brooklyn Kitchen Transformation The Sweeten
3/29/13 01:23 AM

I liked the old cabinets better. The old kitchen also gives the impression of having a lot more counter space. The new kitchen has very little counter space near the sink and stove, and although the new island can be used as a counter I don't think it is as useful as having counter space adjacent to the sink and stove. Also, where is the dishwasher in the new kitchen? Is it in the island?

But I guess the owners like it, and that's what matters.


Before & After: Jane's Brooklyn Kitchen Transformation The Sweeten
3/29/13 01:21 AM

Very cozy looking. But what happened to the 4th bed post? In any case, the cute dog on the couch earns a favorite from me.


Caroline's Southern Charm Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/23/13 04:38 PM