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I've been Maria Kondo-ing, and found this photocopy in an old decorating folder. It's old (I must have seen it before we got a color copier at work) and my searches don't turn up anything. It was painted primary colors with black borders. Anyone ever seen one? I didn't see anything like it on the Sugar Hill site.
I'm trying to buy some dirt to fill holes in my yard, and multiple products on bigbox.com that are marked "topsoil" have specific warnings that say "NOT FOR CONTAINERS". Why would that even be a thing? Does something awful happen if you put topsoil into a container?
Hey mefi, I'm getting rid of old furniture and want to break some of it up and use the wood for gardening. I have an ~25 year old wooden box spring frame that isn't glossy and has a single spot of green spray paint on it, no stamps indicating treatment. Is this safe to repurpose as a compost box or is it toxic?
Our wonderful old house is a danger zone for our upcoming baby. How do we fix it? [more inside]
I live in an apartment building with dramatic 8 ft wooden doors, and almost everyone has a unique door knocker. I want to up my game and have a slightly ominous door knocker that nods to my love of mythology, and have found this image. (This is also awesome, but I kind of prefer Medusa pre decapitation). [more inside]
Chipped out spots in cast iron pan -- does it matter? [more inside]
I have a tiny little closet - 25" wide, 24" deep and about 7' tall in my bedroom. Rather than having an ugly and not very functional closet, I was thinking about converting this into built-in drawers. What is the easiest way to attractively accomplish this? I was hoping for it not to look like a cheap Ikea organizer stuffed into a closet.
I want to convert a disused unground pool into a pond. What are the best resources for tackling this project? [more inside]
We recently moved interstate and have a 2 year lease on a house in the Washington, DC area with a great deck and backyard. We also have 7.5mo old twins. And it's maybe, finally, about to be eventually warm enough to be outside on a regular basis (well, except for ALL of next week, arrrggghh) . Give us your non-destructive shade advice! [more inside]
Now that I'm home all the time, I'm either (a) cleaning constantly or (b) leaving messes to accumulate and then cleaning everything in an hours-long frenzy. Neither is ideal. What are some ways to make cleaning less onerous and keep my home at an acceptable level of cleanliness all the time? [more inside]
I would like to build something similar to this in my loft. However, I'd want the curtain to be on a track and it to be a perfect circle. I don't know how to do it or what material to use. Know something about building/construction and/or fabric? Come on in! [more inside]
I'm moving into a new apartment with washer/dryer hookups, which is a first for me (and I'm very excited about it!). I could rent, but at $50/month for a very basic model, it doesn't seem to make sense. Still, moving is expensive so I'm looking at $500-600 for the washer and dryer separately ($1200 max together). [more inside]
We need a new dishwasher and between the "incentivized reviews" and the sheer number of models I am completely unable to make a decision. Please help me. Requirements below the fold. [more inside]
An acquaintance recently had a Tupperware party and now I’m fascinated. Is this really better than generic storage containers? Is this a worthy rabbit hole to go down, or should I quit while I’m ahead? [more inside]
I am wanting to partially redo my front yard that consists of a small piece of lawn (that I'm gonna keep) and then a mulchy/rocky area that encircles it. [more inside]
I was laid off recently from a tech company in Boston, and I'm luckily looking at several job offers, mostly in the NYC midtown Manhattan area with relocation expected after the quarantine ends. I have no idea what the housing market is like these days within a reasonable commute. What are some towns/neighborhoods I should consider? How do I best plan finding a place when I may have months to plan rather than weeks? I appreciate not rushing but I also don't know how to use the extra time. [more inside]
I'm making over my bedroom starting with my bed! I would like help finding specific links to sheets, duvet covers, throws, etc that will make my bed a lovely place to be. Details inside! [more inside]
Can anyone tell what's eating my plants? [more inside]
As above, we just bought a house whose backyard is fully shaded, although the three will come down in the fall. Both the front and back yards are just sun-blasted dirt and construction dust. How do we even get started here? [more inside]
I am wondering if someone knows the answer to this, google has entirely failed me. I have a liquid general-purpose fertilizer (Dr. Earth's). The directions instruct you to mix up four tbsps. with one gallon of water. Okay, fine. But the directions don't let you know how much, say, you would then use for the plants/shrubs/trees you are using it on. Does anyone know?