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I had a 1950's blue (turquoise) tiled bathroom with white walls above the tile. i added a burnt orange shower curtain, burnt orange towels, and watercolor architectural sketches framed in cherry (which was similar in color to the burnt orange) - it was gorgeous.

How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile
7/23/14 01:29 PM

I hung lace panels on a rod over mirrored sliding closet doors, when I had those. I currently have the shiny wood sliding doors, which I cannot paint. I've considered removing them entirely and hanging curtains instead.

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7/17/14 01:19 PM

One of my most favorite vacations was spending time with friends who were renovating their Victorian-era house. They were scrapping paint from the exterior to prep it for repainting in bold colors. I was perfectly happy to scrape paint while sitting in scaffolding, chattering with my friends, feeling that I was helping them create something wonderful.

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6/17/14 03:33 PM

The book scanned. Ooooooh.

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5/7/14 04:27 PM

Knocking it out of the park today, AT! Excellent.

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4/1/14 11:04 AM

If you're not keeping the art, see if a friend wants it, including any of the three-dimensional pieces. Idon't have children, but i love the pieces of art my friend's children have made that I have.

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3/11/14 11:53 AM

maybe add something to the little ledge bit, to add more of a spark of color there, but otherwise, given that budget is an issue, fully painted is fine. i think the lighter wall color might be nice on it.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Help Finish Fireplace Facelift?
5/8/09 10:53 AM

Larrabee - you're my long lost twin! i used to own in Arlington (a condo, and when i was married a house), and i went to school in williamsburg.

boston is the smallest town in which i have ever lived, and i lived in a town where if you blinked you missed it, in rural VA, as a child. everyone knows EVERYONE here. and i like it.

ikea was great! i had a plan and a list, and i spent $300. list of aquisitions: tullsta chair with two slipcovers (one from the as-is bin), slipcover for my sofa (ektorp sleeper loveseat), dishcloths, vivan curtain (to cover the backdoor/catbox), Molger shelf (this ROCKS, and was on sale for $10), Kvart wall sconces, some things for sorting/holding other things, one yard of FAB fabric.

going with a list, and a plan, and TIME = WIN. i ended up adding two hours onto the zipcar time.

this week i'm trying to arrange things around here, and get crap on the walls. and the open house is saturday. yup, party. :)

there will still be work to do afterwards, but i will have gotten TONS done.

bathroom lighting - i got some Rational clear drawer liner from Ikea, cut that to fit, and have that in place over the fluorescents. it'll do. it's not the BEST solution, but i'm working on a better one. i got acrylic lens material from work, and have found a potential source for aluminum corner pieces. i hope to cut the acrylic to size, and use the aluminum corner pieces to hide the joints.

not before the party though. :)

Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
5/5/09 09:09 PM

Larrabee - i want to know where in VA; that's where i'm from.

today - I AM GOING TO IKEA. i have a zipcar, and a list, and i will get useful things. #1 most important - a tullsta chair with slipcover. cushy chair!!! YAY!!!

Chloe C - the bulbs are fluorescent tubes. i did swap one out, and it's MUCH brighter there. but they really need some sort of cover, because they glare. if necessary i will buy two wall mount fluorescent fixtures, and use the covers from those. and then sell the rest to recoup some of the cost. $40 for decent bathroom lighting? works for me.

gotta zoom. picking up the zipcar at 3, need to get more done around here first. take care all!

Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
4/25/09 01:01 PM

hi all!

first, and most importantly, the cat and i are a match made in heaven. he's wonderful. lays in my lap. purrs up a storm. yay!!!

got to ikea on monday, though i didn't get to the as-is section. i've been checking out ikea hacker for ideas. amazingly talented people there!

they didn't have the fabric (multi-colored flowers) i'd wanted for a shower curtain, but i found a martha stewart brand curtain at tjmaxx that should work.

BUT I NEED LIGHTING HELP. suggestions for where/how i might find ways of increasing the amount of electric light in my bathroom? the switched light fixture is fluorescent (and not nearly as pretty as the link). there's an outlet that is also on the switch. hang something? but what's going to be proper for a bathroom - i'm concerned about the water, steam - the room isn't large.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
4/21/09 07:21 PM


ok, well, curing - hasn't been happening so much.

i did something else instead. i rescued a cat. :)

his people love him, but due to TONS of bad luck piled on top of TONS of more bad luck, they aren't able to keep him.

he's snuggly, already likes me (it's been two days!) and i am thrilled to have a cat again. i hadn't realized i'd be this happy having him.

i am NOT giving up on the Cure. but that camera has come in handy - i was able to send his family pictures, and they are so pleased that he looks happy.

wanna see?

Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
4/15/09 09:40 PM

thank you cowbark for getting me back on the board. maybe this only works from home? NO! this means i can't be a slacker at the office. sigh.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
4/7/09 12:12 AM

casapinka: landing strip comment - oh my. hee hee!!

cowbark: tks for meeting me yesterday to swap the camera. i already love it. guess this means i MUST really do some work on the Cure, so i can take pix to post. that's the point, yeah?

and, re: laundry hampers -- my hampers are similar to these. the one you linked to is much prettier! but these do the trick. when i'm organized i shove them into the closet. if the rest of the bedroom is picked up, i'll toss clothes in the hamper just to keep it all tidy. i've had my hampers for about five years now, and they're starting to show some wear. good deal for the price.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
4/2/09 09:41 AM


i am so very far behind. SIGH. all i can do is plug along as best i can.

i'm having my first guest since starting the Cure over on saturday -- the realtor who got my condo sold and found this apartment for me. he whipped me into shape and we staged that condo so it was *gorgeous*. and now he's gonna see my dump of an apartment.

i'd much rather be home than at the office, but someone must pay the bills. :)

Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
3/31/09 09:46 AM

ok, i'm curing. :)

i moved into a new apartment in september, having sold my condo (YAY!!!). i now rent - i like it much better than owning right now.

so, i moved in september, started an intensive class, and didn't do much of anything with the apartment. so now it's MARCH, well practically APRIL, and i'm ready to get this place gorgeous and comfy.

and today i spent moving at my office! i'm tired. :)

so that's me, i'm here, hello fellow curers!

does anyone have suggestions for an inexpensive digital camera? i have NO camera. i think it would be good to be able to document before and after. tks!

Apartment Therapy Boston | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Boston
3/27/09 02:28 PM