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coela
Your new sofa is lovely, mouse. The fabric is very nice and sunny too, although I quite liked the blue, actually, I think it made the greens & yellows stronger. It also looks veeery soft, you just want to stroke it. smile.gif

I bought four Bavarian coffee cups from the local charity shop. 1920s or 1930s perhaps? I think the flower is supposed to be a pink poppy, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I adore them!
olivarria
This is my new bedspread - i totally splurged, because I had been looking for weeks and this was absolutely perfect. I love all things turquoise, and I'm decorating my room in a 1920's Paris theme. Lots of framed photos and paintings of flappers and the Eiffel Tower, and velvet pillows. I also got two Asian peacock scrolls for either side of my window. Next thing on the list: candle sconces and curtains. I'm thinking velvet???

I really wanted the Max Peacock Comforter but the price was ridiculous.

thirtiesgirl
Woo, I am *loving* the new couch, mouse! I'm in love with the color, too. (I like anything that's kind of peacock blue.) I'm actually in the market for a new couch, too. I bought my old one at Ikea and have had it for several years. I absolutely love it. It's covered in brown/grey nubby tweed fabric, with dark brown wood 'feet' and looks like something you'd see in a dentist's office circe 1964 (or so I hope). I have a muted olive green couch cover on it, though, because my cats really tore up the couch arms. Over the years, one of the 'feet' has come slightly loose and it's not the most stable couch in the world (I can't just throw myself down on it any more), so it's time for a new one. I just dread trying to find someone to haul out my old couch, though. The last time I tried to get the Salvation Army to come by and haul something away (a perfectly good, although old, iceberg dining table), they wouldn't do it, so I can't trust that they'd take my couch.

That's the only thing stopping me right now from finding a new one. Otherwise, I think I'd go for this Ikea sofa, which they call a 'loveseat,' although it's as big as a sofa, imho. And I'd probably get the off-white fabric covering on it, rather than stark white. With some colorful decorative pillows, I think it could work.
i_am_jan
Thirties: I like that couch a lot. I wonder if it's comfortable? I like a "spongy" feeling couch rather than "springy," it appears to be that. JUst wondering whether you actually checked it out the store or what. I like a couch that is short, or sits low, retro.

mouse: cute apt.
freckleface7
for American Busties: Linens N Things is Going Out of Business; their physical stores didn't have much as far as clearance, but online things are 30-70%- right now; I got a 5 place setting of Fiesta Ware for $26.99 each (I ordered turquoise & shamrock). I think it's lnt.com maybe?

the mr & I bought laminate flooring to install here at the casa. - does anyone have any expereince or what Not to do's in regards to it?
we wanted real hardwoods, but w/ the 2 huge puppies were advised that it's a bad choice for the scratches.
they also had Bamboo for like $3** a sq ft- about 1/2 of what it was about a year ago. unfortunately, they only had 1 pattern that we didn't care for.
this is what we got, it's the Classic Light Maple plank by DuPont :
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores...3&langId=-1
pollystyrene
Do all you can to prevent any water damage. If it does get wet, wipe it up immediately. Are you having it installed or doing it yourself?
freckleface7
yes we/he are doing it ourselves, and no, I didn't know that about spills!
seems like a fairly important thing to know as it otherwise seems somewhat indestructible.

do you have it in your place polly?

is the care (besides spills) really as easy as they make it seem? like w/ a damp mop cloth (swiffer) ?

thanks so much!

ps: what happens if a spill sits for awhile?
pollystyrene
If liquid gets in between the boards, it will warp the board- I've seen it happen to floors at a friend's house- the liquid was just there about a 1/2 hour and it warped them. You'd have to pull out all the flooring up through that board, switch that one out and re-do it all. I would never, ever put this stuff in a kitchen or bathroom, even though they tell you it's okay. Don't leave any drinks sitting around when you're not there, don't over-water houseplants so they leak...what else could leak? Hmm.....

I think a wet swiffer probably has too much moisture and I don't use them on my laminate. I made a mix of white vinegar, water and alcohol (helps it dry faster) in a spray bottle. I have a flat mop-like thing with a terry cloth pad (I'll check on the brand at home- poke me if I forget to tell you!) that I got at Bed Bath & Beyond. I spray an area of the floor, then mop to pick up the dirt and most of the spray. Done. Really easy.

Advice on installation. *Sigh* I don't know the mechanics of the DuPont stuff- we used the Costco brand, called Harmonics. It's the same as Quick-Step, just sold under a different name. We had issues at first, then we got it worked out. There's a guy's personal blog whose comments has sort of turned into the Harmonics Message Board. I'm comments #127 and #132 in there. Without knowing the mechanics of your flooring, I can't really give you any advice, other than be patient, measure twice, cut once and if you're cutting the boards in the house, expect a lot of dust. Expect a lot of dust in the house no matter where you're cutting, really- it's just unavoidable. Probably best to clear the areas as much as possible and put up plastic sheeting to prevent it from spreading too much. It was definitely one of those times when I wish we had a garage.

Also, we put thick felt pads on the bottom of all of our furniture, even stuff that doesn't get moved, like the entertainment center and bookshelves. You can buy them at Home Despot- they're about 1/4 inch thick and you just stick them on all the feet.

Once you know the rules, it's really easy to take care of, so much better than carpeting, warmer than tile. I love it!
freckleface7
ok, we've decided to let home depot install the flooring for us as we'll be putting the house on the market again in another 3.5 years or so when the mr retires, and in regards to that,it'll be cheaper in the long run to have it done 100% right the first time.
we had them come out this afternoon to measure for the laminate & also the upstairs to replace the carpeting up there too, but that's not real high priority to me for awhile but it was cheaper to have them measure everything at the same time to save $.

polly- your information on spills and care is Priceless. I seriously cannot thank you enough for the time you gave me to type all that out. you rock sistergirl! (((((((polly))))))
pollystyrene
You're welcome! Probably a good idea to have it professionally installed, especially if you're doing a big area.

The mop I use is made by Casabella, it's basically this one, but mine is red instead of blue. The pad is terry cloth and you can just machine wash and dry it (no fabric softener, though- it will decrease the absorbency.) You can buy more pads, too.
thirtiesgirl
QUOTE(i_am_jan @ Oct 19 2008, 12:25 PM) *
Thirties: I like that couch a lot. I wonder if it's comfortable? I like a "spongy" feeling couch rather than "springy," it appears to be that. JUst wondering whether you actually checked it out the store or what. I like a couch that is short, or sits low, retro.

I did check it out in the store and remember it being pretty comfortable (room enough for me to stretch all the way out on it), but it's a little more solid than my current couch. I'll probably check it out a few more times before I make my final decision. It's going to be a few months before I buy it as it is. I just had an expensive vet bill to pay, so I don't have any spare cash to play with at the moment.
freckleface7
they finished installing the flooring this morning (actually did all 3 rooms in 1.5 days w/ just 2 guys- yah!) & it looks Fan-freakin'Tastic! so I'm Lovin' it, to the point where I realise if I were a potential buyer seeing the house, I'd totally buy it again smile.gif

we bought a soft cotton /terry type dust mop today too but far have only swept it with a broom.
there is so-much-stuff in disarray right now; it's a lot like moving w/ all the stuff out of place and new end tables & lamps in the living room & trying to purge the contents of the antique(y) german hutch in the dining room.

polly- how long does the Dust last for though?

they did all the cutting out on the front porch, right outside from the rooms they floored.
it's like every time I dust, everythings coated again a little while later.
and I HATE dusting! makes me feel cursed! blink.gif
pollystyrene
It probably took 3-4 cycles of dusting/vacuuming to get it all. We did it a year and a half ago and it wasn't until a few weeks ago, when I spilled a glass of milk that got under the 7' x 3' sheet of glass on our dining room table that we lifted that up (took 4 people to lift; luckily my mom & humanist were there!) and also cleaned all the dust that got under the glass.

Glad you like your floors...pictures, once it's all reassembled!
treehugger
Crossposted from the crafty thread:

Question for you artsy crafty types: I have sixteen six foot long bamboo poles, and I want to make some sort of wall hanging from them...something a little sophisticated, but sort of Bali-looking. Any ideas?
freckleface7
am still very much Loving the floor and you were right, the dust is getting less & less each time I sweep.

- you said it's ok to vaccume too? the only downside to the expereince is that they told us *nothing* about the care & keeping of it so I am paranoid & the mr is absolutely Anal about it right now.

no pictures yet, bc the mr has yet to re-hang any pictures & we're looking for area rugs still but will, I Promise.

bought paint for frecklette's bathroom today!
it's been a stripped-wall mess for about 2 years sinse she went all gerbil on us & started peeling the maud-awful tan w/ butterfly wallpaper WAY before we were ready!
however, the color I chose is called 'Summer Dragonfly' and it's a sort of soft, watered aqua that will be paired w/ painted white woodwork & silver, semi-retro fixtures & lighting.
she's going to hate it, but that would be regardless dry.gif . it's going to be quite pretty & I've been itching to use aqua in a bathroom forever!

it's the same No VOC non-toxic brand of paint I'm {still} using to paint the 2 story foyer. it has virtually No Smell and I am loving it.

= sorry to thread hijack!
epinephrine
My girlfriend and I recently painted our bachelor apartment dark plum and bamboo green. It looks fucking awesome. On the plum walls we have a large golden-framed mirror and a funky, kitschy 1970s paint-by-numbers painting of a naked woman drinking tea that my girlfriend won in a pie-eating contest, also in a golden frame. On one plum wall we have a glass panel lamp, white with leaves on it. Plain-coloured christmas lights run around the walls of the whole room, with a chain of white globe lanterns, stuffed with christmas lights, running down one corner. Simple bed in the corner with black wooden panel headboard and footboard, little fake plant in another corner, black wooden tea shelf in the kitchen (which still has white walls), unfinished pine trunk against one wall, dark, ancient-looking antique wooden chest at the foot of the bed, boxy grey loveseat, blonde veneer IKEA coffee table, little TV in corner. Terrible standard-issue white polyester-blend apartment curtains, which we will soon be replacing with long white gauze curtains hanging from bamboo curtain rods. The place looks really nice. Unfortunately, I'm moving out at the end of the month, and I'm freaking out about the dark, ugly basement suite I'm moving into. I'll have to really do it up with the christmas lights, lanterns and candles. And the place has - horrors - carpet. Basement. Carpet. I hope I'm not making a terrible mistake. But the place is in a great location, just around the corner from my girlfriend's place, and it's a two-bedroom apartment with insuite laundry and a backyard about six steps away from some of the best waterfront on the whole damn island, and the rent is only 600 a month - about the same as a shitty bachelor suite anywhere else in the city - so I think I'll make it work. I'll probably be lurking in this thread a lot. Wish me luck!
pollystyrene
Yes, we vacuum it- somewhere I heard about the wheels of the vacuum cleaner possible scratching the floor, but that sounds ridiculous and it's never happened to me. I can't imagine what kind of wheels a vacuum cleaner has to have for it to scratch a floor, and that certainly doesn't say much about the floor. If you're that worried about it, "test" it in an area in a corner or maybe where you'll eventually have the area rug; just run the wheels back and forth.

Don't worry- eventually you'll figure out how durable it is- we walked on eggshells with it for the first month or so, too.

The bathroom sounds lovely- someday I want a light blue bathroom, too; like a powder blue and I want to get some silver paint and make some airbrush-y swirly patterns on the walls. My friend had this sink in her old bathroom that was black and had gold glitter swirled in it- very 70's, but somehow it worked in that bathroom. But that's what I want it to look like- very 1950's girly glamourous.
freckleface7
oh Polly- the light blue w/ silver swirls sounds just loverly!

we re-did our downstairs 1/2 bath in a sort of pale french blue w/ white woodwork/silver fixtures a few months ago and love it. I have accented w/ hydrangea green silk flowerstalks free standing in a corner & hand towels, but also use bits of a dark cobalt blue for dramatic impact as well. I'm all about relating shades from the color wheel but using them in unexpected ways & combinations.
I have some pix I am pretty sure but don't think any of them are super good as it's a tiny space & hard to shoot accurately, but if you want, I can pm you them possibly at crackbook? unless that is- you want to help me post them here? I am utterly Hopeless about posting pix myself ! rolleyes.gif
pollystyrene
QUOTE(freckleface7 @ Nov 19 2008, 09:05 PM) *
oh Polly- the light blue w/ silver swirls sounds just loverly!

we re-did our downstairs 1/2 bath in a sort of pale french blue w/ white woodwork/silver fixtures a few months ago and love it. I have accented w/ hydrangea green silk flowerstalks free standing in a corner & hand towels, but also use bits of a dark cobalt blue for dramatic impact as well. I'm all about relating shades from the color wheel but using them in unexpected ways & combinations.
I have some pix I am pretty sure but don't think any of them are super good as it's a tiny space & hard to shoot accurately, but if you want, I can pm you them possibly at crackbook? unless that is- you want to help me post them here? I am utterly Hopeless about posting pix myself ! rolleyes.gif


eh, whatever you want- I'd love to see them!
epinephrine
Well, my little basement bat-cave has improved vastly since I moved in on Boxing Day. I've thrown a ton of money at it, mostly on outrageous hues of paint to brighten the place up a bit. The wall that runs from the living room to the kitchen has a low, shallow mantle running the length of it, which I was able get away with painting a nice dark plum because it doesn't darken the apartment too much. I did a small wall in the corner of the living room and the column running up the middle of the room in the same colour. The hallway is a really bright bamboo green that glows in the light and would be a little overwhelming without all the dark-stained wood doors that break it up. I've painted the sides of my bedroom Cranberry, with the ceiling and front and back walls a subtly creamy white. I'm going to paint the trim, door and windowsills glossy black, and I'm replacing the ugly sliding closet doors with long white gauze curtains, which I hope will give the illusion of windows and airiness. The apartment came partly furnished, including a nice antique glass-door bookshelf and a curvy, clawfooted wooden dresser, which are both going in my room. The little window in the bedroom is south-facing, so it gets decent light, which is actually enhanced with a white rice-paper curtain I found in the trash a few weeks ago. The bedroom is actually going to be awesome, except for the disgusting stained carpet, which seems to have had little designs scratched in the scum. I don't think I've got enough money to redo the floor, so I think I'll just invest in a couple of japanese bamboo floor mats.

The living room has this little nook in it that I originally planned to put my massive entertainment centre in, but it just seemed like a waste of a good space, so I've decided to make it into a little reading area. I want to put a little bed/bench in there, strewn with brightly-coloured pillows, and put some funky built-in bookshelves at the back. I want something with erratic shapes, kind of like this, but more simple and toned-down. I think I'll use whatever recycled wood I have lying around and I'll paint it some jarring colour. The living room also has a small section of brick wall in it with a fake fireplace up against it, and I love brick. I think I"m going to buy a big mirror (or a bunch of small ones, or 3 of those cheap full-length ones from Wal-Mart side by side) and put them on the wall opposite it, to stretch out the brick look as much as possible.

I'm thinking of painting the kitchen a bright yellow-orange, because it matches well with both plum and green, but I'm feeling a bit shy about putting three strong colours in one place. If I can pull them all together with some small pieces, like lamps and furniture, I think I could pull it off. I think the place could use some yellow. A touch of bright pink would pull all the colours together nicely, too. A lamp or a tablecloth or even some cupboards or shelves.

The place is far from done, but I'm pretty proud of it. I'll post pictures eventually. Does anyone know of a website where you can make 360 degree pictures? I made them once at school and they were so much better for photographing rooms.
geekchickknits
Not sure where to post this....

A friend of mine just told me he's dealing with a bed-bug infestation. He's hung out at my place a couple of times (though never in my room) and he and his clothes always seem clean. I literally JUST found out, and have not seen any symptoms in my apartment (although now I'll be on the lookout for them.)

Does anyone know how likely it is that he may bring them to my house?

ETA: Cross-posted in the General Knowledge Thread
vixen_within
Last week, I bought two of the cutest little tea pots I've ever seen:

This kitty face
And this one

Someone suggested I get a third one so I can have an odd number to display, but I'm trying to curb the hoarding habit.

Epinephrine, the only place I've seen the 3-D photo ability is on apartment rental sites. If you can figure out who their servers are you might be able to google around for what you need.
foryoursplendor
I love my room so much, I made a video of it a few months ago and I thought I would share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWDk3GaNGhU
vixen_within
That's an awesome idea.
foryoursplendor
I apologize for posting another video, but a boyish friend of mine has recently made a video about shelves in my apartment. I laughed the whole way through as its made to sound like some ridiculous advertisement or something. I especially love the line, "Putting up shelves is now one of my favorite things to do". lol.

Here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll-FZgSQxdc
indiechick
@foryoursplendor: do you happen to know where the prints are from that you can see during the first minute of the video? there are three of them and they are framed. i think "cahier" is written on each of the prints. unfortunately, google didn't help since cahier is french for notebook. sorry if this question is just totally ridiculous but i loved the prints! smile.gif
foryoursplendor
hey indiechick,
yep the cahier prints actually are just notebooks that I found at Mcnally Robinson book store and framed. Unfortunately, they dont say who the artist is either sad.gif so thats poo.
indiechick
thanks! unfortunately, i won't be able to get them in germany, but thanks for the info nonetheless. smile.gif
rubberdollz
So thursday a friend and I are taking a class at Home Depot on how to tile a floor! I'm really excited because our bathroom is really super ugly, someone didn't get the memo that turquoise blue does not look good on the floor and the tub! They did a horrible job tiling so we really want to redo the whole thing. I'm super excited to learn, spring is here and this is going to be a great project.

Has anyone else re-tiled their bathroom or done some major renovations in the bathroom? Horror stories or anything? I'm already noticing that the tile in our tub is "moving" when you press on it so I'm sure I'm going to have some major wall damage behind the tile. I know the wall will have to get torn down where there's damage and I don't know if that will be a project we could do or may have to find someone to do???
Christine Nectarine
Rubberdollz, that class sounds like fun! kudos on taking initiative to do your own repair work. Tiling seems doable, but if there is water damage, I would probably want a professional to see exactly what needs to be done. You don’t want that problem coming back. Our landlord redid the bathroom in our apartment himself. it was great to move into a place with a spotless white tiles bathroom, so I could keep it clean without having to deal with years worth of other tenants mildew. However, it was only a matter of a few months before one corner seemed to be growing disconcertingly black. As it would seem, the tub is not level, so water collects there and gets behind the tile or grout or something. He went over it with some silicone for now, but I can just imagine that it will need to be replaced in the not too distant future, since the water is already in the wall. What a waste of money!

On another topic, any suggestions on where to find nice couches? We are, of course, on a limited budget, and I hate the couches as Ikea. Trying to think of some creative ideas…all suggestions welcome!
Allison-Shine
I am moving to my first apartment sans college roomies in May. I can't wait! It is in a newer complex and it has a outdoor pool ! A POOL! Just in time for summer!

I am already saving for living room furniture. I already have a decent bedroom set. All the other accessories will come from Target, Bed Bath & Beyond (their 20% coupons always are a help) & a road trip to IKEA.
pollystyrene
Cross-posting in the general knowledge thread:

Does anyone know if/where I can download a template to hang photos like this? I want to buy the frames myself but want something to help me hang them in that sort of clean square. I don't have $350 to spend on it, so if I can just get a template that would be great. And it doesn't have to be 10 frames or that layout.
roseviolet
Polly, I hear that the cheapest, best thing you can do to get that look involves a big piece of paper, a ruler, and a pencil. Just roll out the big piece of paper, lay out the frames on the paper in a design you like and use the ruler to make sure the spacing is even. Then draw around the frames with your pencil. Set the frames aside, then tape the big piece of paper on the wall. Using the pencil tracings as your guide, hammer the nails through the paper into the right places for each frame (Measure the back of the frames to be sure where the nail should go). Then rip down the paper and hang your frames.

Note that I have not done this myself, but I've seen others do it.
pollystyrene
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, rose. We want to hang some pictures I took of the crabapple blossoms outside. We're still working on getting frames right now, and picking out which ones we like the best. I'll post pictures when I'm done with this little project.
Allison-Shine
QUOTE(pollystyrene @ Jun 6 2009, 12:21 AM) *
Cross-posting in the general knowledge thread:

Does anyone know if/where I can download a template to hang photos like this? I want to buy the frames myself but want something to help me hang them in that sort of clean square. I don't have $350 to spend on it, so if I can just get a template that would be great. And it doesn't have to be 10 frames or that layout.


To kind of answer your question I would suggest Michael's for buying picture frames. Great selection, good quality and their prices and weekly coupons are a great deal.
whatagirlwants
Well.. I finally have my own apartment after my sis and her husband kicked me out from their house LOL.. I'm such a trouble maker, but I love it and I'm happy for my self. One thing I don't like about living in apartment is to do laundry.. oh my god I have so many to be done and my apt building only have one washer one dryer lol.. have to go to laundromat then.. sad.gif do you feel me guys???
auralpoison
QUOTE(whatagirlwants @ Jul 8 2009, 12:01 PM) *
Well.. I finally have my own apartment after my sis and her husband kicked me out from their house LOL.. I'm such a trouble maker, but I love it and I'm happy for my self. One thing I don't like about living in apartment is to do laundry.. oh my god I have so many to be done and my apt building only have one washer one dryer lol.. have to go to laundromat then.. sad.gif do you feel me guys???


Even though my old building had five washers & five dryers, I preferred the 'mat. People take liberties in apt buildings that they won't take elsewhere. Like, I don't like somebody manhandling my underthings & tossing them on the folding table because I was *two* minutes late on getting to the laundry room. FYI, I went back when that guy's stuff had just been put in the dryer & opened the door to stop his dryer. He was out a dollar & his stuff was still wet.
PixiePink
i just moved into my own apartment with my boyfriend (wish me luck) lol. Anywho, so far I like it. We still need a few more things to decorate it and I found out that Big Lots has great things for the home, I would've never thought. I've been spending a lot of time in target walking down each aisle day dreaming wanting to buy all the cute things they have in the home section.
whatagirlwants
Aural Poison, that was evil thing you did..lol are you seriously did that? well, hopefully he didn't know that you are the one who did it... but yeah, some tenant take liberties in apt buildings/public areas like that is their own home.

Anyway, if you preferred the laundromat, have you ever heard about Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheet? it's new stuff that can make doing laundry easier, so you don't need to carry those heavy bulky bottles to the mat anymore. I have tried it myself...
treehugger
Sooo, I don't know if I should be putting this in the money thread or here, but I might be putting my condo up for sale. The thing is, I'm looking at moving closer to downtown, but in my price range, what I can afford downtown (and be in a decent neighborhood with a non junky space), all I can afford is about 800 square feet. My current place is 1750 square feet plus a balcony. So I'm a little conflicted.

I actually love, love, love my condo, I have it decorated really nice, thanks to my aunt, and I get tons of compliments when people come over, and it's great for entertaining. All my friends ooh and aah when they walk in.

But, I hate the neighborhood where I live! And the building...I don't fit in very well. It's mostly really elderly, retired people here. Not that there's anything wrong with elderly, retired people, but I don't have much in common with them. Downtown would be so much nicer, and I found a really nice quality place in a really hip, funky neighborhood. And it almost feels fateful~because they current owner is getting married and doesn't want to leave till November. Which gives me time to try to sell.

Realtor is coming over on Saturday to do a market analysis and I'm decluttering and packing excess junk away. Freecycling a lot. It's kind of nice being CBC because I don't feel like I have to hold on to family heirlooms for a potential child. I'm seeking out cousins with children to pass this stuff down. figure if I'm gonna move downtown I'm going to have to get rid of a lot of stuff.

Right?

Has anybody downsized like this before? I'm going to have to be ruthless....
stargazer
OoO, how exciting! It sounds like you are ready for a change. I've moved alot since I was a kid. But, I will say that in the past 2 years I done a big cleansing of items. With my last move, I sold alot of my stuff to family and friends, had a garage sale, and gave what I couldn't sell and didn't want to keep to Goodwill or other charitable secondhand stores.

Good luck with the downsizing!
designermedusa
treehugger, good luck with the downsizing. I have started over many times in my life, I have donated so much furniture over the years that I've probably wasted too much money. I just don't have an emotional connection to stuff, and I like helping others if I have no need for certain items. Right now I live in a small apartment (less than 600 square feet), and I don't feel like I need anything bigger. Everyone is different, but I'd rather have a smaller space, but live where I want. I think the downtown condo would be cool, and say go for it if it's in your heart. Good luck.
indiechick
hi treehugger,

i just found this article on apartment therapy and thought of your question. might be helpful. smile.gif

auralpoison
QUOTE(whatagirlwants @ Jul 10 2009, 12:06 PM) *
Aural Poison, that was evil thing you did..lol are you seriously did that? well, hopefully he didn't know that you are the one who did it... but yeah, some tenant take liberties in apt buildings/public areas like that is their own home.

Anyway, if you preferred the laundromat, have you ever heard about Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheet? it's new stuff that can make doing laundry easier, so you don't need to carry those heavy bulky bottles to the mat anymore. I have tried it myself...


Um, I have . . . issues. OCD. When I used to go to the 'mat, I measured out exactly how much detergent powder (When I used it.) into a plastic baggie & I used dryer sheets & those were small. When I switched to Dr. Bronners all I needed was one small, convenient bottle & the dryer sheets.

When I moved out of my old place, I downsized like crazy. I purged a lot of crap. I was pretty proud of myself. I kept shoes/clothes, books, music, instruments, kitchen stuff, photos/art, furniture, etc. Everything else was up for grabs.

Now I am back on the crap wagon. I throw out at least two bags of useless crap a day. I seriously scratch my head about some of this stuff. Who SAVES every seed & stem from every bag of pot they smoked for thirty years? I swear, I could play Little Jennie Potseed & this whole town would burst forth with cannabis goodness.
foryoursplendor
I rearranged my living room recently, it was pretty fun. Here are some pics:

http://foryoursplendor.livejournal.com/113314.html#cutid1
crazyoldcatlady
i love how the amp is in the fireplace!

and nice blue walls!
stargazer
not so much home decorating advice, but, i may look for a new mattress soon. (if this mattress could talk!) any advice on good ones. i'm personally a fan of firm mattresses. i remember sleeping on a heavenly bed one time and having the worse sleep ever. i've heard temper-pedic mattresses are the best. Thanks!
crazyoldcatlady
star, i have no idea about mattresses. bought one a while back; i just went to a warehouse, slept around, and bought the one that felt the nicest. still love it.

i have an apt with a window that opens to a hallway/entryway that i share with another tenant; up until this weekend all i had over it was blinds, and now:

stained glass

(btw star, i have furniture now!)
kari
That looks nice, COCL! I like it!
lananans
Ooooh CCL - that's so pretty! It looks so cozy.
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