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Display Name: dzwinkler
Member Since: 10/19/09

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Here's a more temporary but equally thrifty solution: Cover the frame with a printed fabric you love or a favorite tea towel, stretched over the edges and stapled or even taped to the back. You can always remove it later if you change your mind.

Would You Do This DIY?:
Painting Over Existing Pieces
Old Brand New

7/10/12 11:27 AM

Go to urban outfitters and check out what they hang their clothes looks just like this.

Is DIY Clothing Rack Sturdy Enough for My Clothes?
Good Questions

12/20/11 08:12 PM

...I have this exact book framed in my kitchen. Weirdddd:

Before & After: Using Childrens Books as Art
3/12/11 06:48 PM

Are you able to visit the store itself? I'm pretty sure I've seen them in stock at the stores, and they might even be on sale.

Colorful End Tables for Dark Gray Livingroom?
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12/12/10 04:43 PM

You're just lucky it's low pile. When I was in college we had SHAG in the bathroom. I can't remember, it was either green or pink. Or pink that had begun to turn green.

Wall-to-Wall Carpet in the Bathroom: Ewww or Ahhh?
12/2/10 05:53 PM

In most apartment buildings here in Boston, heat is included in your rent, which means they're pretty stingy about it and you have no control in your own apartment. Last night I had to get out my sleeping bag to be comfortable vegging out in my living room, because the three blankets I had on weren't enough. On the other hand, there were also days last winter when we (guiltily) had to open the windows to the frigid air to let out some of the heat before we baked. So...just be glad you have a choice.

Save Money with a One Month Crash Utilities Diet
10/11/10 05:58 PM

Any time this becomes a huge nit-picky issue, it's probably a symptom of a bigger problem in the relationship. A solid couple isn't afraid to communicate if something is unsatisfactory, and the other person should be caring enough to try to remedy the issue.

For my live-in boyfriend and I, grocery shopping is almost something to look forward to, we love going together every week. We switch who pays every other week. We both work full time and make about the same, so that makes budgeting easy, but even in situations where that isn't the case (like when one of us wasn't working or got a bigger promotion) we would contribute equally either with effort or with money.

Since I go to work earlier than him, it makes sense for me to cook dinner usually, and clean as I go, because I'm home first. He makes up for it by packing my lunches for the next day, so I don't have to wake up any earlier. As for the "whoever cooks doesn't clean" philosophy, in my experience from having roommates during college, everyone was always cooking and baking because it is so much more fun and they knew they wouldn't have to deal with the consequences. Then the kitchen was always a mess and some poor soul who didn't have time to cook would get stuck cleaning up after it.

Good Ways for Couples to Share Food Responsibilities?
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8/8/10 06:05 PM

My opposition to shutters has nothing to do with whether the home is colonial or not. If it isn't functional, don't put it on your house.

Advice for Adding Shutters to Brick Ranch Home?Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/23/10 11:04 AM

Can it really be called a round-up when Urban already rounded up all these products themselves in their newsletter not two days ago?

Home Grown at Urban Outfitters | Apartment Therapy DC
4/23/10 11:15 AM

Pare-ing things down might help you get rid of stuff, but "pairing" things will only double it. (Either way, kudos on the cool, small space.)

Small Cool 2010: Teresa's Neat in Neartown Tiny Division #32 | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/22/10 09:23 PM

The resultant compost isn't the only reason people keep compost bins. If the food waste ends up in the landfill and covered up it will break down much much more slowly. Turning it quickly back into dirt is much better for the environment.

5 Places To Put A Compost Bin In A Small Kitchen | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/18/10 07:36 PM

Is it necessary to put your produce in a bag at all? I don't use them and I've never had any problems. I suppse if you're buying for a large family, say 15 apples, but otherwise I just throw everything in the cart.

Kitchen Shopping Organizing: Reusable “Plastic” Bags From Bite | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
3/11/10 05:28 PM

Our screens are pretty much destroyed, and unfortunately our cat loves sticky things, so that idea won't help. She tries to eat packing tape whenever I have it out.

How Do I Prevent My Cats From Climbing Onto the Screen? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/25/10 08:47 PM

That room is definitely as big as my studio apartment, and the difference is that living rooms that are actually small don't have the luxury of moving furniture away from the wall. Because then it would run into other furniture.

5 Ideas For Dividing Up A Small Living Room | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/23/10 08:56 PM

Did anyone go to college and *not* do this?

Look! Twin Sheet Curtains | Apartment Therapy Boston
2/23/10 08:42 PM

My vote is for orange!

Roundup: Bright Accent Walls | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/11/10 05:59 PM

Baking soda is good too....unfortunately I have rust stains on my counter which are much tougher to remove than the sink.

How To Remove Rust Stains From Stainless Steel Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/10/10 01:44 PM

I like how you hang frames at many different levels. The color scheme ties it together and keeps it from being busy even in a small space.

I also like how even before I looked I knew this was an apartment in Allston. The east coast really has a sense of place.

Victor's Urban Industrial Cozy House Call | Apartment Therapy Boston
2/8/10 11:40 AM

Just painting all the picture frames one color (black?) would really unify things.

Creating an Attractive Display? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
1/13/10 02:18 PM

I've seen several wire bowls like the one in the picture at thrift stores. Keep your eye peeled.

Mission: Design Inspiration Organization | Apartment Therapy DC
1/7/10 05:34 PM