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Display Name: lessismaur
Member Since: 4/13/09

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Thanks KayinKCMO-
My husband bought me those from a little shop on Water St. in Stonington CT. He got a pair of beetles (on each end of the couch), and a large leaf pillow [in the middle for them to b(ee)attle it out]!


Small Cool 2010: Maureen Lui's Work in Progress Little Division #33 | Apartment Therapy Boston
4/22/10 06:44 PM

Hi, that's my living room and thanks for the compliments! My father in-law happened to be cutting up firewood in his backyard, and I was interested in a slice for the sake of it's natural beauty and form, not necessarily to make a coffee table in particular. I think the beauty of diy-anything, is that it's not planned- otherwise it becomes commodity/ commercialization- especially when we live in a world of "everything has a price tag". I think the best things in life are derived from coincidence creativity, like found art. I have a bowl of broken light-bulbs piled among a small 20w light for instance as a table lamp, but that was only spawned from the fact that the light bulb shapes were so pretty and I couldn't bear to toss them out when they died. That said, I would never suggest anyone should go cutting down trees to make art- it's everywhere you just need to run into it.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Question: Organic-Shaped Wood Source for DIY Table?
4/20/09 01:01 PM

Well, nature made the table, my father-in-law thought I would like it instead of burning it as firewood, and I just added the legs :)


Apartment Therapy Boston | Small Cool 2009: lessismaur's Permanent Hotel Little Division #21
4/13/09 04:41 PM

Hi Azaleasmoke- sorry I don't remember what brand of paint we used- and those paint colors are just hexadecimal numbers used for web (unfortunately I can't post a link to what I'm referring to)- but I definitely recommend researching water-based eco-friendly brands if you can- with little or no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). The site Eartheasy is a great resource.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Small Cool 2009: lessismaur's Permanent Hotel Little Division #21
4/13/09 04:30 PM

sorry Azaleasmoke - they had to take down that external link (oops)- but here are some colors: #555533, #333333, #999944, #99aa99


Apartment Therapy Boston | Small Cool 2009: lessismaur's Permanent Hotel Little Division #21
4/13/09 01:16 PM

Thanks for the feedback jac7890- I probably should have said B&B :) As for the hallway cabinet- that's definitely noted as one of my biggest challenges- where to put party platters / serve-ware without an actual dining room, haha!


Apartment Therapy Boston | Small Cool 2009: lessismaur's Permanent Hotel Little Division #21
4/13/09 12:36 PM