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Help me decorate my dining room

Help me decorate my 1920s craftsman bungalow dining room. I have my grandmothers kinda beat up table, hutch and buffet from the 1940s. They are veneer medium wood and either need to go or need paint. I donated the chairs because they were rickety and not comfy. [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity on Feb 13, 2009 - 12 answers

A (padded) room of one's own

Help me figure out a solution for textured rental walls? [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Feb 10, 2009 - 5 answers

I want to see designer dining rooms... but where?

Where can I find pictures of inspired dining room table settings? [more inside]
posted by kgn2507 on Jan 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me identify this "cat house"

Help me identify the "cat house" in this picture. [more inside]
posted by ArchBr on Dec 18, 2008 - 4 answers

GTA area painter recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommended interior painters in the GTA? Specifically, not that expensive, fairly quick but do a decent job (standard fare I'd imagine). [more inside]
posted by purephase on Dec 2, 2008 - 4 answers

How to make a cake look like a Guitar Hero controller?

Suggestions for making a Guitar Hero cake look like the guitar controller? The problem is all the black.... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Nov 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Best way to store framed pictures?

What's an easy, convenient way to store framed pictures temporarily? (Especially when they're different sizes.) We have lots of framed photos, maps, etc. that we like to switch out every 6-12 months. We want to protect the glass and frames, of course, but ideally we'd also be able to access the pictures and switch them out relatively easily, without having to unwrap some hellish Christmas present of tape and cardboard and padding every time.
posted by gottabefunky on Nov 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Magazines that tell me what that fabulous color is.

What decorating magazines will show me rooms in different colors, and then tell me what those colors are? And who makes it? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Nov 10, 2008 - 4 answers

You paint me right round, baby.

Where can I find a small number of vinyl records (20 - 30) inexpensively? Alternately: other things to spray paint and throw on my walls! [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Nov 8, 2008 - 7 answers

I have modern furniture. Now what?

Help me find some modern accessories to go with my modern furniture. [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Oct 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Decorating filter: Windows, doorways, and no talent

I'm moving into a new home soon and, sadly, I have absolutely no interior decorating talent whatsoever. I've managed to get by most of my adult life by snagging ideas from magazines and tv shows, but two things about my new house have me stumped. Here's where you come in... [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Oct 11, 2008 - 16 answers

Where to find desk and office pretties?

Where to find pretty and unusual desk and office accessories? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Oct 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Dude! Can I surf the waves in your area rug?

What are your personal experiences with products or methods to keep your area rugs from moving around on your carpet? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Skinner on Aug 17, 2008 - 5 answers

My walls suck.

Any tips on decorating my new home that has dark wood paneled walls? I want to try and lighten the place up without actually redoing the walls since we are renting.
posted by on Jul 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Creative ways to display flatware?

Creative ways to display flatware? [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Jul 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Blue Vase Mystery

One final attempt. Anyone know where I can find this blue vase? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on May 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Decorating around decorative light switches?

I need some creative ideas for decorating the thin border of unpainted wall space surrounding some new decorative light switch covers. [more inside]
posted by Nematoda on Apr 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Inspiration for painting and decorating rooms

Looking for various sources of inspiration for painting/decorating a new apartment. [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Apr 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Where are good places to buy inexpensive office furniture?

I've already checked out, IKEA, Office Maxand Staples. Can you recommend a place to get modern type office furniture, particularly desks for around $500 or less? I'm looking for either a corner desk or L-shaped.
posted by fracturing on Apr 3, 2008 - 15 answers

cute diy boat decor, plz.

I'd like to do some interior design/cozying to my sailboat's interior. Before charging off with a sewing machine and some rubber cement, I thought it might be good to seek some advice. Got any? [more inside]
posted by cior on Mar 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Fun desk chair?

I need a 'decorative' desk chair. It doesn't have to be too comfortable, it only gets used for occasional filing. But it is in a bedroom, so I'd like for it to be fun and modern. Ikea is the only place I could think of to look, and I'd like some more options. Thanks!
posted by lemonade on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Cheaper duvet cover

I have been wanting to redo the bedroom in blue and chocolate brown, and I really really love this duvet cover, the king-size sky version, although I wouldn't mind if the blue was a few shades darker. Is there something similar but cheaper out there? And maybe made of a sturdier fabric...
posted by lemonade on Feb 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Tips and trick for organizing kids' room!

I'm helping a friend with her baby room this weekend and am looking for tips about working with a limited space and organizing it for two kids! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Feb 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me make my home beautiful!

What are your favorite home improvement/design/decorating websites? [more inside]
posted by elquien on Dec 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Help Me Feel Better About Not Wanting To "Go All Out" With The Christmas Decorating.

I feel guilty for not wanting to really "go all out" with Christmas decorating this year. I'll do the tree, of course, but every year I feel like doing less and less in terms of the "whole shebang"... My kids are basically "grown up" (ages 19 and 15) but I feel like I'll be letting them down if I do less than what's expected. The thought of totally getting into the decorating this year is exhausting. Can any other Mefites relate to this? And, if so, how did you deal with it?
posted by amyms on Dec 2, 2007 - 27 answers

Where to find old commercial

What happens to letters from demolished buildings? What happens to old lettering on commercial buildings in general? Of course, the real question is, can I get my hands on them? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Nov 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Really really really small.

How to make a SMALL bedroom livable? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Oct 16, 2007 - 23 answers

Wake me up in style!

Who knew finding a tabletop alarm clock would be so hard? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Oct 7, 2007 - 15 answers

How to paint a moving water effect on wall?

I want to paint one of the walls in my bedroom so that it gives the impression of flowing or moving water. The idea is to give a kind of mountain stream effect by: *putting river rocks along the edge of the wall by the floor *by making a small floor indoor water fountain with the same rocks for the middle of the wall. How can I get this effect on the wall? [more inside]
posted by riverjack on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I get that Pier 1 look on the cheap?

I'm working on redecorating my apartment. Now, I'm a sucker for Bombay Company/Pier 1/World Market goods, but I'm saving my pennies for more important things. What are some inexpensive, do-it-yourself ways to give my apartment that "worldly," tastefully-exotic look? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Sep 24, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me Halloweenify my house!

I need suggestions on inexpensive, not-too-tacky, fun Halloween decorations for the outside of my house. [more inside]
posted by catfood on Sep 21, 2007 - 18 answers

Wall painting effect

How would one paint a wall with this effect. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 26, 2007 - 7 answers

I'd like my apartment to be really super cool.

In a few weeks I'll be moving into a new apartment. I have the option of painting the walls (as long as they go back to white when I move out), and I'd like to do something really cool. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Aug 23, 2007 - 18 answers

Wholesale fruit in Boston?

Is there anywhere that sells wholesale (or at least large quantities of) fruit in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by frescaanddietcoke on Aug 13, 2007 - 5 answers

How to display a tea brick?

I need to figure out how to display a somewhat delicate tea brick in a shadow box I bought, without the brick disintegrating. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Aug 13, 2007 - 5 answers

The other option is a planned chip pan fire...

How do I revive a kitchen when we can't change it? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Aug 1, 2007 - 25 answers

Help me make my rug obey

Help me make my rug obey. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Jul 26, 2007 - 6 answers

What color to paint a room?

What color should I paint my spare bedroom/office? [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Jul 8, 2007 - 8 answers

one man with a dream and some steel cable.

I have seen steel cable used as cool magnetic bulletin boards before, which got me thinking.... If I were to run horizontal steel cable at a consitent heigth around all 4 walls of my home office, what could I do with it? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Jun 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures?

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Are there any general rules for interior decorating, with emphasis on making the best use of space?

Are there any general rules for interior decorating, with emphasis on making the best use of space? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Mar 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Why do some (mostly older European?) doors have the knob in the center?

Why do some (mostly older European?) doors have the knob in the center? Was there some technology reason? security reason? Design carry-over from the door latch design before knobs?
posted by jbelkin on Jan 29, 2007 - 6 answers

What can I do with a dead bird?

What can I do with a dead bird (beyond outright disposal)? [more inside]
posted by bookley on Jan 23, 2007 - 23 answers

What are typical midwest fees for an interior designer?

I need an interior designer for a commercial project. What fees should I expect to pay and what is included in those fees?
posted by Jandasmo on Jan 4, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me find albums to use as wall art.

I want to use album covers as wall hangings. I want ones that aren't too busy, have only a few colors used, and don't have words on the front (or the words are very small). Recommend me some. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Nov 7, 2006 - 20 answers

Can I paint my flat when it's below 10 to 15 degrees celsius?

Can I paint my flat in winter, when it's below 10 to 15 degrees celsius? [more inside]
posted by Ira.metafilter on Nov 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Help my color scheme not suck.

Color scheme help: This weekend I got bold with my interior colors, painting two adjacent rooms two colors I love. The problem is making it all work. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Oct 30, 2006 - 15 answers

Be it ever so humble...

How can I make my house's decor appear sophisticated and interesting? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 28, 2006 - 25 answers

Where can I find fomulas for calculating coordinating colors?

Where can I find mathematical fomulas for calculating coordinating colors for interior decorating projects? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Oct 20, 2006 - 10 answers

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