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I'm guessing the wood has an oil finish, which would mean they would have to re-oil it every now and then, but would be pretty easy to clean.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Unfinished Wood Cabinets
3/30/09 10:19 PM

A 20k reduction from 495k is 4% down, not 10%. Is 600 per square foot the going rate in Clinton Hill?


Apartment Therapy New York | FSBO: Clinton Hill One Bedroom 430 Clinton Avenue, 4D
3/6/09 07:57 PM

I just installed 2 honeycomb shades. It took about 2-3 weeks for them to arrive. The installation with surprisingly easy -- it took about 10 minutes per window. I have ordered swatches in the past and they arrived quickly. I think I'm going to replace the curtains in my bedroom with honeycomb shades and will use S&N again. I'm a little apprehensive after the negative comments, but some people are never happy.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Window Treatments from Smith Noble
1/11/09 04:22 PM

i've heard borax works. fortunately, i haven't had to use it.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | A Natural Ant Repellent Melbourne
10/27/08 07:49 AM

Any idea where the chairs at the kitchen table are from?


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Five Tips for a Greener Kitchen ShopSmart: November 2008
10/23/08 11:35 AM

I have the same issue with reupholstering a couple of chairs. I did a search for airlay/fiber foam and found just futons. Any idea where one can find the material?


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Green Upholstery Foam
11/22/07 08:50 AM

I'm exactly 1200 sq ft. I clicked 800-1200.


Apartment Therapy - You Week, Day Three: Measuring Up
10/17/07 05:39 AM

I've found that the plastic tops clog too much (like the one in the front-left), but that the metal ones work better (like the one in back). Either way, you need to dilute the liquid with about 1/3 to 1/2 water.


Apartment Therapy - Kitchen Keeping: Ban the Dish Soap Bottle
9/26/07 05:09 AM

I have a similar dilemma (though less pressing as a coffee table is currently in my space). I like these two because they split the difference nicely - we use the extra storage below our coffee able for magazines and remotes.

http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/collection.do?method=get&id=377901&cat=109

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=950&f=24426

The only issue is that they are both pricey... but maybe worth it.

Does anyone know of something similar in a lower price range?


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Should I Purchase a Coffee Table or an Ottoman?
9/11/07 12:51 PM

We got lots of second-hand furniture. There are a few things that really should be new (car seat and mattress are two). Most everything else is fine second hand. Our neighborhood has a Yahoo group for parents that has tons of stuff available.

We are also taking the opportunity to detox our apartment. We're going to try seventh generation non-chlorine diapers as we didn't think cloth was going to be practical for us.

I've found that using ceiling fans allows us to leave our A/C on low when we need it.

On food, we're planning on skipping baby food and having the baby eat a mashed version of whatever we eat.


Apartment Therapy - Greener Lifestyle With Baby
9/10/07 11:58 AM