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I have made one using a CD and all those spare IKEA alen keys. http://media.tumblr.com/62a99e90c3226e6fdfa9707e961740e2/tumblr_inline_mnkeifW2FO1qz4rgp.jpg


10 Wind Chimes to Buy or DIY
6/27/14 10:39 AM

sometimes you don't have to cover them. A clever way is also making them part pf the decoration. I did something similar to the main picture, to some radiator pipes that are part of our central heating system. Just used the right color. http://homespotgr.tumblr.com/post/16532046191


10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores
4/3/14 04:16 PM

I have similar colors in my kitchen. I kept the white cabinets and I did my walls up to a height, dark glossy gray with oil based paint and and the rest, including the ceiling, glossy light gray with water based latex paint. It looks great. Especially the fact that the two glossy paints have different texture.


How Should I Paint the Walls in My Galley Kitchen? Good Questions
11/14/13 03:16 AM

I am so glad you call these items "Vintage IKEA". I use the exact phrase and my friends look at me strange. LOL
My favorite vintage IKEA must be the “Jutis” cd towel http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/12323_PE055594_S4.jpg


What's Your Favorite \"Vintage\" IKEA Piece?
10/29/13 10:09 AM

can anyone identify the blue color in the first picture? I need this for my bedroom.


5 Color Rules Worth Breaking
9/2/13 04:26 PM

Thanks a lot to everyone. You really gave me great ideas. I will consider them all. It's good to have oppinions from people who can be objective. And because a few of you wondered, I live in Athens, Greece


Throw Pillows to Brighten Up Living Room? Good Questions
7/30/13 03:06 PM

I live in a similar situation like you. And it seems our jobs are similar since I also need to shoot simple videos etc for my work. Cost is the only reason to do this.
I was lucky enough to be able to divide my large living room into two smaller rooms, one for home office and one as living room. I can "leave the office" when my work is done. Still it's not the best thing that could happen, but it's OK. If this not the case for you then you should consider renting a studio. It is hard enough to squeeze home and work in a small place. Not being able to enjoy your life after work, it will probably make you miserable. If you can afford it off course.


When Working from Home is Not Working: Considering an Offsite Workspace
7/29/13 12:15 PM

I don't know. Maybe in large, minimal spaces looks good. I am still happy I replaced everything brass my parents put in my apartment. It looks much better. IMO the only good thing about brass is its antimicrobial properties. Maybe is a good choice if you have kids or health issues.


Trend Spotting:
Gold and Brass in the Kitchen

3/20/13 11:57 PM

Oh my God! These look great and I am so into using colors people normally don't. I have a red wall already but I wonder how a black wall would work in an apartment that is not getting enough light even during summertime


The Power of a Painting Project:
Bold & Beautiful Black Walls

2/21/13 10:15 AM

It's a great gift idea for my upstairs neighbors LOL


Weigh In: Should Chairs Wear Socks?
2/11/13 06:47 PM

I used glossy red paint on a wall with many imperfections due to an older plumping problem. I just removed the old paint, primed and painted. Didn't make the wall smooth. I like the way all the scratches and imperfections are showing. Makes it more interesting.


Paint Finishes: The Pros and Cons of Flat, Low Luster and Gloss
11/2/12 05:31 AM

Thank you so much you mentioned hangers. I replaced a couple of months all my hangers with thick black wire ones and the closet looks fantastic. My friends thought i was crazy. You just justified my action.


12 Things You Probably Own Too Many Of
6/11/12 03:48 AM

This was the most common planter in the Greek villages. Using oil or feta cheese cans. Most of the times painted white. Now it's returning as a trend. It is also vety good for the plants, cause as it rusts, it gives iron to the plants.


How To Make An Oil Can Planter
4/9/12 06:02 PM

I just love when people kill beige... one room at a time!!!


Before & After: Joanne's Warm to Cool Living Room Transformation
2/29/12 09:05 PM

I use cotton pads, the ones you use to remove make up, instead of plain cotton to clean paint drops. They are lint free and when you want to clean a small drop very close to the painted surface they are ideal. The lints in plain cotton always stick to the painted surface, creating a mess. Cotton pads are great for this very delicate sort of things


10 No-Mess Painting Tips Family Handyman
2/24/12 10:42 AM

Did what @HeyJoanne did. Get rid of the doors and use a shower curtain. This is a battle you can't win.


Tips For Cleaning Shower Door Track?
Good Questions

2/14/12 03:08 PM

I recently renovated my entrance. White walls, a black IKEA shelf and red IKEA shoe cabinets, red pipes from the central heating, red clothes hanger, red and white DIY clock with Japanese numbers and some red branches in a vase, i painted my self.

Sometime soon I will paint a wall red. I love this color and finally I am not ashamed to use it inside my apartment


A Scarlet Letter: Embracing Red
2/10/12 09:44 PM

Though I also hate wire hangers, I found the ones to make me change my mind. Thick and black wire hangers. And so cheap, that I bought 30 of them and I am going to buy a dozen more to replace all my plastic ones.
So "no ugly wire hangers"


“No Wire Hangers!”: Cushy Closet or Padded Cell?
2/8/12 12:42 PM

Ahhh the good old "kurelu". Just like "tulpoeid" said, this is the traditional Greek rug, made of recycled textiles. A good way to use all those small parts of cloth that was useless. Many of us have them from our grandmothers but the market nowadays is full of them, made in China of course. They were very trendy few years ago, but now I believe they don't fit very well in a modern apartment. They look great in cottages though.


Scandinavian Made: Handwoven Rugs
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2/1/12 09:38 AM

I can't remember who said it, but you have to check three things before you move in. The neighborhood, the neighborhood and the neighborhood.


What's on Your "Next Apartment" Checklist?
1/25/12 11:55 AM