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love the frame idea too. and agree that it's more eco-friendly than many other things. yay to creativity!

Butcher Paper on a Playroom Wall?
Good Questions

9/21/10 05:26 PM

We got a super heavy duty hook at the hardware store and we hang it on the back of a door. If you have room, you might be able to do this inside a closet.

Storing a Large Stroller
Good Questions

8/30/10 03:32 PM

We're doing something similar to the photo but on the back side of a closet door (there's a lot of unused space between the door and where the shelves start).

We have Ikea bygel rails hung on the back of the door:
with containers and baskets holding various supplies. Each container or basket holds one type of art supply - crayons, paints, pencils, glitter, scissors. The ones I don't want my 2.5 yr old son to reach (paints, glitter, scissors) are at the top of the closet. Anything he needs is easily grabbed down in one of the containers and stays neatly out of all the other things.

At the bottom of the closet door, we've mounted these wall pockets:

In the pockets, we store stickers and small sheets of paper for little art projects. The pockets are the only thing he can reach right now and he likes getting the stickers and coloring pages out.

Still don't know where to put the big sheets of paper...

Organizing Art Supplies in a KitchenGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/1/10 03:57 PM

Thanks to everyone for all the great ideas. (Sorry, I'm just now getting back to this page after being sick for a week.) To address some questions: 1) the stairs are not terrazzo - just a bunch of fishtank-sized pebbles set into cement. 2) the top of the cement is not in good shape - it is covered in glue and chunks are missing from where the carpet tack strips were nailed. 3) The upper floor is the typical golden oak you see in a lot of homes - the hardwood floor stores I visited warned against trying to match it to cover the stairs as it would probably age differently.

Thanks so much for all the ideas! I look forward to figuring out a plan. I do not look forward to removing the carpet and glue though!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Ideas for Floating Staircase?
4/14/09 04:36 PM

The entry form is closed but it was supposed to be open through Nov 4. Please reopen.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest Entry #30: Grey Background#comments
11/4/08 09:34 AM

I thought it was THROUGH Tuesday?? Please reopen the form.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest 2008: Enter Today!
11/4/08 09:28 AM

seriously. please don't post such glamorous playhouses when we can't even afford our own house. just depressing.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Look! Ruby's Playhouse
10/3/08 07:09 PM

seriously, $75 for a pillow?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Sneak Peek: Ferm Living Kids
9/12/08 12:10 PM

they have those clocks at target

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Tottini
7/14/08 05:32 PM

Old fashioned glass canning jars are perfect for work lunches. They don't leak in transport and will heat nicely in the microwave. Plus, if you get the kind that say "can or freeze," you can make a big batch of soup or casserole, freeze it individual portions, and take a jar to work. By lunch, it's thawed enough for a quick heat in the microwave.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Safe Food Storage Containers?
6/5/08 10:08 PM

Benefect thyme oil disinfectant:

Our Music Together class uses it on all the instruments/toys.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Green Way to Disinfect Sink?
5/23/08 04:12 PM

yay for this information. kudos to rubbermaid for the very clear info.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Rubbermaid Products: BPA status
5/5/08 08:56 PM

The Organic Rattle Cozy Stripe from Keptin Jr is our favorite for our young teether. At three months, he can't really hold a teething ring, but he can keep this doll in his mouth by gnawing on one of the ball-shaped feet/hands.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Question: Safe Teethers
3/25/08 05:40 PM


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #14: Goodies from ROMP
12/21/07 06:47 AM

so cute!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag: Dwell Studio Finger Puppet Set
12/19/07 02:58 PM

Yay! I love this!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #12: Chick Chair
12/18/07 04:07 PM


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #5: Win An Organic Gift Set
12/7/07 05:28 PM

very cute!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #2: Win A Dante Beatrix Envelope Tiger Tee
12/4/07 06:45 PM

anyone in the US doing this same thing?

Apartment Therapy - Modern Art Baby Scan Canvas
9/11/07 05:58 AM

DEVOTION is the key word here. For as long as I can remember, I have been devoted to TV. And not just lots of PBS and BBC. I’ve loved and still love it all – M*A*S*H, Beverly Hills 90210, House, One Tree Hill, Party of Five, Lost, Ace of Cakes, Seinfeld, Iron Chef, The Closer. I could go on and on and on. I’m also devoted to decorating, sewing, cooking, and supporting local/organic farmers. But if I were to die today, my time spent enjoying TV would wildly surpass my other devotions. My gravestone would be a little pathetic, but I can say that I’m happy.

Our first baby is on the way in three months. While I certainly do not plan for my infant to partake in my TV devotion, when the time is right, just think how awesome Fraggle Rock and Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth series will look on this TV. And how happy my husband and I will be after the babe is asleep and we can take some time out for a little TV indulgence or a great Netflix movie – late night Lord of the Rings marathon between feedings, maybe?

We’re planning on purchasing our first home in the next year and dream about ditching our giant box of a TV for a sleek, wall-mounted flat screen. Our current TV sits on an entertainment center overflowing with equipment, DVDs, video games, and various cords. We can already imagine a flat screen mounted on a striking red wall or above the fireplace in our future home. All of our TV-related appliances, video game consoles, DVDs, and video games would be stored in a beautiful credenza or maybe an antique buffet; the possibilities are endless. This will free up floor space for lots of baby play-space and keep all sorts of terrible things like electrical cords from adventurous fingers and mouths.

If you award our family with this TV, you will know that it is coming to a home where it is truly enjoyed. It won’t sit idly by waiting for the occasional viewing of The Daily Show – it will be loved. And it will look beautiful in the room, I promise.

You may ask if we are such devotees, why do we not already own such a TV? Well, financially it just hasn’t been in the cards for us over the last few years. Now with a baby on the way, what kind of parents would we be if we didn’t spend our cash on making a great, cozy, fun nursery for our little guy? Besides, I blame you. Without all the ideas I’ve gotten from, I’d have a lot more expendable cash.

So, that’s it. You would be sending the TV to a happy new family who would really enjoy it and would look great in our space. What could be more right than that?

Apartment Therapy - Home Tech Giveaway: Insignia 37"LCD HDTV
9/10/07 06:45 PM