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Natalie C
groveraxle I'm definitely going to buy the curtains you showed at Ikea, but I really like the look of that short rod on each end. Also just an FYI I am so excited I just went to homedepot.com to buy the rug we all liked and it was on sale for $109 and free shipping yippee!!
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Natalie C
Ok so something like this? Silver? Or white?
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Guest Picks: 20 Summery Chairs for a Patio or Garden

Pull up a stylish seat in your outdoor room. These splurge-worthy rockers, loungers, armchairs and more are ideal for warm-weather relaxing Full Story
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groveraxle
$400 for a plastic chair? $1425 for something that sits in the rain? LOL. This chair is very comfortable and it's $20 at Lowes.
April 25, 2013 at 1:19PM     
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Gwen H
Some more pictures :-)
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dclostboy
Never used induction, but know either will be step up from electric :)
January 5, 2014 at 2:51PM        Thanked by Kerste Helms
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hayleydaniels
Some things are more important than aesthetics, and a leaky roof is one of them because she's probably got mold in her attic. I live across the street from a hoarder who had a leaky roof years ago, and the last time we were in her house, the ceiling was bowing from the water damage. And we know she mold in the attic from it as it's visible on the siding. I'm sure she, her son and dog all have serious health issues from it.

You would be doing your friend a favor to encourage her to replace that so she doesn't end up with all the health isses associated with toxic black mold. In case you aren't aware of all the symptoms it can cause, here is a link to a page dealing with it:
http://blackmold.awardspace.com/black-mold-toxic-stachybotrys-mycotoxins.html
August 18, 2014 at 8:18PM        Thanked by Neryl Hollingsworth
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31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild

Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head Full Story
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Sammy
@tiamay lots of homes in India do that coz many of the older generation are uncomfortable with the western style commodes and prefer indian style. For older homes with less scope of getting a new washroom built, that is the way they make sure all members of the family are 'comfortable' :P (BTW a large number of families have at least 3 generations living under one roof, sometimes many more)
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My Houzz: It All Started With a Rug

One floor covering from Kazakhstan inspires a whole global vibe in a traveler’s San Francisco apartment Full Story
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Corinne Morse
Constancewiles, this looks like a home that someone loves, isn't that the important part? We don't all need to live in a show room to be happy and I think the eclectic style is well done.
August 18, 2014 at 3:45PM     
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redpoint
Contrary to constancewiles, this is exactly the kind of idea book I love. It shows a real person's home, that she lives in and uses, not a show room. Personally I don't enjoy looking at homes that don't look real, used, or loved, designed for show and a false sense of style without heart.
August 18, 2014 at 5:51PM     
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summery
@ The Persian Carpet - not to derail this lovely discussion, but I would LOVE it if you would compile an Ideabook on Persian rugs! They are so gorgeous, but I don't know much about their history, styles, patterns, care and maintenance, etc. Please!
August 19, 2014 at 9:53AM     
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eclecticoh
@ Solraven-Thank you for your suggestion but I like the rug .also it allow more colors into the design and I have to work with this rug. I like the LACK coffee table and. also the price.
March 5, 2013 at 4:41PM     
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I would say of all the clients who I know who've used DIY - none have had anything bad to say - all seem delighted with the prices especially - had one client who saved over £5k by shopping around with the design I did for them - so it's really worth looking around - especially online ... if you can, it's always good to see the product in the flesh too, before you buy !! I often use two types of worktop - mostly wood and stone ( granite or marble ) usually it's stone near the cooking and sink area and wood for prep and seating area ( kinder to elbows !) usually they are not joined though , ie island with prep / seating in wood and perimeter in stone as an example .
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here's one from Houzz

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What Goes With a Redbrick Fireplace?

Play up or tone down your redbrick fireplace by pairing it strategically with other colors and materials Full Story
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Belle Chaise
Nothing warmer in a room than a brick fireplace!
August 11, 2014 at 11:13AM     
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Congratulations on your daughter!
I loved the Wild Aster as well, but it looks very different in the different lighting. I think the pink ground in the second photo you posted looks VERY pink. My vote of the options you have would be for the powder puff because it's closer to the tan/pink you want and isn't too pink at all.
August 8, 2014 at 2:35PM     
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soccernutz
Whatever color you choose make sure you use an eggshell finish or harder. Crayon is a bear to get off of flat paint. Best of luck :)
August 8, 2014 at 2:54PM     
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Bridget
Please, any color but pink! That is one color I hate, will not buy it, will not wear it, will never paint anything pink! Not all girls, women, female gender like that color, some really hate it. Don't think I ever wore pink nail polish. Some females like pink, but let them decide, let your baby girl grow up to be a strong independent female. The only P!nk I like is the singer, strong female role model.
Do you want to hear your daughter 20 years from now, tell you how much they hated their pink bedroom!

Know I am going to get so strong reposes, pink makes me think of Pepto Bismol
August 8, 2014 at 3:18PM     
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I don't know of this comment is too late or not. I have a dining set that was tired, to say the least and outdated. It has been in my family for easily 75 years. I decided to give chalk paint a try. I read a lot of reviews and watched you tube videos. I ended up using Cee Cee Caldwell's chalk paint. It is so easy to use and virtually no prep needed. I did spray with lacquer after my first piece had some bleed through form the stain. It takes about 5 minutes to do and great insurance if you are painting over a dark wood like mahogany. I removed the nasty detail on the buffet and changed out the hardware for a more modern look. I couldn't be happier. I did the buffet in white, the chairs in grey and have yet to do the table because I am indecisive which color, or combination, to use. The chalk paint has no odor, can be washed off of anything you accidentally get it on, is edible, green and is basically a dream. Check out some You Tube videos and if you like a European/French feel check out the Graphics Fairy website for ideas. I will continue to use chalk paint to update all kinds of things from frames and pots to furniture and maybe even cabinets! Best of luck!
August 10, 2014 at 10:56AM   
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Esther Bergling
thanks~I appreciate the info. I still haven't touched the cabinet and hutch...a bit intimidated by the project..so not too late at all for your feedback.
August 11, 2014 at 9:07AM   
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How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale

Attract buyers with a kitchen that’s clean, bright and welcoming — no expensive overhaul required Full Story
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lynnatwings
Drawers!
August 16, 2014 at 3:22PM   
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Laurie
I am a naturally clean person who does not like a lot of clutter, but I cringe at the idea of staging a home. I won't do it, but then, my house probably doesn't need it. I sold my old house in 4 days with multiple offers. I think people need to have the ability to see past your stuff when looking at a house. After all, your stuff is going with you! I have that ability, I guess many don't. I also know some people aren't naturally clean and have a lot of clutter (decorations) out.
Good tips for those who need them.
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cabingirl13
I would paint the walls before I painted the brick....
August 8, 2014 at 12:50PM     
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Just "razzing" you earlier, Joel (Oak & Broad)... lol
August 6, 2014 at 3:35PM     
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Oak & Broad
Your obvious seniority certainly allows for that :-D
August 6, 2014 at 3:48PM   
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edithsmom
Not sure if you meant renting an apartment, but we own our second floor condo apartment ( first floor of the seven year old building is five businesses and the second and third floors are 16 apartments). We've lived here three years and no complaints as far as neighbors/noise (well-built, double walls between units and rooms). For the last year, the condo has been self-managing (five business owners included) and all is going smoothly so far while we try to watch costs of insurance, plowing driveways and parking areas, maintenance. Over the years, we've owned three other houses and rented two other apartments and weren't happy with the rentals because of neighbors noise/thin walls. Now, we are truly in the best place for two old people, who don't want or are unable to take care of the maintenance necessary on a house and yard. It is fortunate for people to have choices at different times of their lives. Daughter and SIL have always rented and are happy not to have a house or yard (no children and they have a balcony for plants).
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