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Need specific inspiration images for shabby chic bathroom.

I need inspiration for an impending South Florida master bathroom remodel. I like a shabby chic style, and I understand the principles, but desperately need specific images for a bathroom that totals 45 sq feet outside of the shower stall, and probably more like 30-35 sq feet once you subtract the water closet. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Feb 25, 2011 - 9 answers

I need the ottomans to nest.

I want to buy this awesome adjustable height table/nesting ottomans. They have it at Macy's here in NYC, but the catch is I'd really like to have it tomorrow and they can't deliver for another week. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Feb 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Cheap but Classy party ideas?

My boyfriend is turning 29, and so we're throwing a party and inviting lots of people. We've splurged a bit on food - going to have an italian place cater family-style food - but are hoping to save money in every other respect. Luckily, our condo building has a beautiful gathering room that we're going to use. We're purchased a bunch of wine from Trader Joe's and are hoping to not serve it in plastic party cups, but don't want to buy a huge supply of wine glasses. Are there any creative tricks or decorating ideas that will make us feel classy but won't break our small bank?
posted by cam295 on Jan 19, 2011 - 30 answers

Cake decorating ideas without fondant

I am looking for a cake decorating book that does not use fondant (except for things like flowers on top of the cake). I despise the taste of fondant and refuse to cover the entire cake with a layer of it just to have a smooth surface. Buttercream and royal icing, and ideally -- but not necessarily -- also gum paste. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Jan 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me turn a big, dark square into a light, airy crib.

I am moving into a large windowless room in the middle of a nice industrial loft apartment. I need help figuring out how to make it an airy, light, pleasant place to be. I would love to hear suggestions for aesthetic solutions to make it feel light and airy, as well as what you would do to the walls of this space construction-wise (windows? vents?). [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Nov 22, 2010 - 17 answers

I breathe in deep before I spread those maps out on my bedroom floor.

Where can I buy a number of different maps? I want to make a big, random map collage. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Nov 20, 2010 - 14 answers

And you picked those colors why...?

How do I live in a house with light pink walls, and big bright blue accent walls? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Please help me find more art with a surreal, ocean-related motif.

I'm looking for a specific kind of art involving people facing the sea...examples inside. [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

This is almost as bad as Help Me Name My ______!

I have to decorate my office door for Halloween. Pasting the words "Bah Humbug" over and over is apparently not an option. Please help. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 18, 2010 - 30 answers

Decorating help in Chicago?

Decorating help in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 4, 2010 - 5 answers

How to build a wire frame for rice paper lampshade without wire hangers?

How to build a wire frame for rice paper lampshade without wire hangers? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Sep 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Total Eclipse of the Bulb

What are those A19 light bulbs with the silver in the center called? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Sep 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me with the basics of furnishing my new bedroom!

I now am the proud leaser of an apartment, and more pertinently, of an unfurnished bedroom. Before I go out and say "this looks nice, I'll buy it," what are some good resources, tips, threads, or hacks for furnishing and decorating a bedroom or living space or the like? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Pimp my speakeasy!

I found a secret room in my apartment. How do I decorate it? [more inside]
posted by cjemmott on Aug 25, 2010 - 67 answers

Repurposing a kitchen cart as a vanity

Can this kitchen cart be repurposed as a bathroom vanity by people who aren't very handy? We want to use it for a vessel sink and can't find any vanities in our price range in this finish/color of wood. [more inside]
posted by FormerMermaid on Aug 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me design and decorate a retro dining space!

Help me find a high table, solid high chairs, and assorted furnishings for my retro kitchen table / sidebar nook in San Francisco! [more inside]
posted by markkraft on Aug 18, 2010 - 3 answers

I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas

The house I am preparing to move into has a "cosmetic" fireplace. It looks like a fireplace, it's built into the wall, but can't be used as one. What clever decorating ideas do you have for it? I'm game for anything--funny, functional, stylish, classic, clever, funky, hell--even some sort of tasteful heat retrofit--just anything that doesn't involve putting a fire in it (that would probably result in death).
posted by sourwookie on Aug 18, 2010 - 26 answers

Cake Decorating Help Needed!

I want to make something special for my mother's upcoming birthday. I've been looking around and I got inspired to make a cake with rad decorations on it. I've got a few questions tough, namely regarding icing, and I'd love some pointers. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Aug 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Art Deco Switchplate

Where can I find more switchplates like this? It's metal, something heavy, so not aluminum. Kinda art-deco style.
posted by allelopath on Aug 15, 2010 - 8 answers

How to find an inexpensive "Butler Lamp"?

I've been virtually stalking a particular lamp sold online at csn stores; I planned to decorate around this particular lamp because it had a shelf attached, didn't need hardwiring and they were ~$40 each.... but they're sold out now. Where to look next? [more inside]
posted by avidreader on Aug 8, 2010 - 2 answers

I need an awesome map.

I'd like to buy a cool, large map to hang on my wall. [more inside]
posted by rastapasta on Aug 3, 2010 - 31 answers

How do you make Victorian white look less pink?

We are in the midst of a kitchen renovation project, and our cabinets arrived. We ordered victorian white, which looked off white in the showroom, but now that it's in our kitchen the cabinets have a pinkish hue. Pink was not what we were looking for. We're doing absolute black honed granite counter tops, and are trying to decide on what color to paint the room and ideas for the backsplash. Here's a link to a picture of the cabinets. The question: how can we subdue, or neutralize the pinkish hue?
posted by teddyb109 on Jul 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me make a photo wall.

How can I decorate my living room wall with lots of photos without framing them or tacking each one up individually? [more inside]
posted by chummie26 on Jul 14, 2010 - 20 answers

How can I make my future apartment more festive?

Help me figure out how to make my furnished, but spartan/box-like apartment more pleasant to live in. [more inside]
posted by franc.o.bolos on Jul 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Bobbin Along

I need a sewing machine; how much should I budget, where should I look, and what features should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me get some art.

I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Rehabing or replacing a kitchen floor on the cheap

How can I rehab or replace my gross kitchen floor for under $500? (Manhattan specific) [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jun 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Cake decorating air brush in Minneapolis

Any cake decorating stores in the Minneapolis area that sell and stock decorative air brushes? [more inside]
posted by gfroese on May 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Where can I get a stuffed moose head (also: other crazy decorating suggestions)?

Where can I get a stuffed moose head (also: other crazy decorating suggestions)? [more inside]
posted by kryptonik on May 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Temporary dwelling, permanent love

I am renting a room in shared house, which means that, as with many roomies/housemates, the bulk of my possessions have to live in one room. Please suggest blogs or tips for organising and making the place look nice! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Brighten my office

Just moved into a windowless office. The lack of daylight is killing me. Please suggest hacks to brighten my office. [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Apr 19, 2010 - 24 answers

Defying Gravity: Framed Artwork; Slanted Walls.

I have a finished attic, but the walls are all 45 degrees. How do I hang pictures fom these kinds of walls? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Apr 12, 2010 - 8 answers

IKEA budget, boutique hotel taste

Decorating a small flat in London on a budget without resorting to IKEA? I'm tired of having my place looking studenty and would like to pick up some nice, unique furnishings and accessories. I don't have a lot of space or money to work with, however. I know about Gumtree, but can you recommend some stores I can visit to get ideas as well as buy cool stuff? I live in W2 (which isn't exactly budget-friendly, I know.)
posted by jetsetlag on Apr 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Best way to display/honour/care for a decades-old paper book with massive sentimental value?

Best way to display/honour/care for a decades-old paper book with massive sentimental value? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Apr 6, 2010 - 5 answers

How do we hang our Fijian souvenirs?

We purchased some decorative weapons & printed tapa cloth (masi) from Fiji. How do we hang them on the wall? [more inside]
posted by SarahbytheSea on Apr 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Who are your favorite Etsy artists who sell large-ish prints at reasonable prices?

Who are your favorite Etsy artists who sell large-ish prints at reasonable prices? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Apr 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me make my apartment not look like I am still doing my undergrad

Decorating Filter: I'm moving to a new apartment and finally want to rid myself my cheap, student cultch and want to have a more modern, adult decor. Problem One - I don't know what I need to avoid/get rid of to keep my new place looking professional rather than studenty. Problem Two - I don't have a giant amount of money to spend on new items to decorate with. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Mar 27, 2010 - 23 answers

Best way to remove textured paint?

What are your top tips for removing textured paint from a plastered wall? [more inside]
posted by different on Mar 25, 2010 - 12 answers

What are some cheap decorating ideas for a grown up girly-themed apartment?

Making the apartment my own and I want it to SCREAM "girly." I am doing lace, pearls, and ruffles. What are some great design on a dime ideas or websites for additional design concepts? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Mar 12, 2010 - 17 answers

Nazar Boncuks on my stoop, a Mezuzah on my door frame, prayer flags outside... help me represent all faiths!

Help me decorate a multi-faith home! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Feb 24, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I display old QSL Cards in my home?

How can I display old QSL Cards in my home? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik on Feb 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Help identifying fabric upholstery pattern

Can anyone help me identify these patterns? I'm looking to i.d. both the large windowpane fabric covering the chairs, as well as the yellow and white print on the pillow on the chaise. And, if they are no longer in production, perhaps something similar?
posted by arbor day on Feb 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Mad Men is a nice place to visit, but I don't want to live there!

Single guy needs to furnish and decorate an empty apartment. Completely lost -- please help! [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Feb 8, 2010 - 41 answers

I need a rug that ties the room together. Fuckin' A!

Super shoppers of MeFi, I need a rug that will go with this painting. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jan 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home.

Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home. [more inside]
posted by lalex on Dec 3, 2009 - 65 answers

Where can I find funky, fascinating wallpaper for my apartment?

Where can I find funky, fascinating wallpaper for my apartment? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Dec 2, 2009 - 13 answers

What's American for 'undercoat'?

Can someone give me a primer on translating the British terms for wall / house paint into their American equivalents? [more inside]
posted by holgate on Nov 24, 2009 - 14 answers

How do I decorate my mirror wall?

How would you decorate a living room with a mirror wall? [more inside]
posted by unsupervised on Nov 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Rochester NY decorating services / help?

We're remodeling our kitchen and adjacent family room and we need help finding someone in the Rochester NY that can help us pick out and coordinate the colors of our walls, counter-tops, rugs and floors. I've been looking at the web sites of interior designers and decorators and I find them very intimating. It looks like they work on $$$$ projects and we have a modest house and a modest budget. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions?
posted by 14580 on Nov 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me modernize this old space

How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

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