Diantha_'s Profile

Display Name: Diantha_
Member Since: 3/28/09

Latest Comments...

This is a great post...I love AT, and have many saved issues of Domino (which I refer to) but the Cure step I couldn't do (and have always avoided) was the inspiration board for exactly this reason---I don't really want to clip images; I think it would add to the overload feeling. I couldn't bring myself to do it for my wedding either, another time people tell you it's helpful. I bet it is, but I lurk online and sort of remember things and bookmark here and there and then just do some stuff. My current apartment in need of therapy is my and my husband's first together and we're still editing our belongings. Sometimes we get frustrated, but really--patiently managing the clutter and keeping things as clean as you can as you figure out your space is a huge help in this regard. It's a marathon, not a sprint, but the incremental rewards are great.

Avoiding Catalog Burn-Out: Love the Space You're In
11/29/11 05:16 PM

I made the one-person version of this desk for my home office, based on an earlier AT post--but without the leg-painting and polyurethaning. It was thrifty, quick to do myself, capacious, strong and much admired.

But I have two caveats: one, it can be a bit tippy when finished, depending (maybe?) on minimal differences in your Vika Inges and/or your leg-attaching prowess: I shored up one of the feet with furniture sliders. And two, I'm petite, and it's a bit high for me to work ergonomically, so I need to work out another seating option and a footrest. I think if I'd measured my ideal desk height first and compared it with the height of the legs, I might have gone a different route.
Live and learn.

How To Make a Bouroullec Joyn Desk with IKEA Lagan Countertop Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy New York
2/25/10 05:28 PM

Great catbox idea! Could you share how it works (does the top of the sideboard come off for cleaning?) and if the cats took to it easily? Thanks!

Also, you're making me feel better about my shredded dining room chairs.

Apartment Therapy New York | Paul's Asian Tribute House Tour
10/29/09 12:37 PM