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Rehab Diary: How to Paint Furniture Like an Expert

This summer, my husband and I were driving on Cape Cod, when I spied a couple of midcentury modernesque chairs outside a thrift shop. “Stop!” I yelled–we were in need of dining chairs. When I asked the owner the price, he informed me that there were four more out back. “How much for all six?” I asked. “Thirty dollars for the set,” he replied. I gave him $35. Score! Only problem, someone had painted the chairs a pale puce green. But for $35, I was willing to put in the labor to paint them. Here’s how I did it. Supplies Latex paint Primer Water-based polycrylic or…


A Madcap Apartment in Paris for a Creative Couple (Plus Kids)

How many patterned tiles is too many? Anki Linde and Pierre Saalburg of Paris-based LSL Architects say to each his own limit—and that the couple who own this rambling Paris apartment happen to have a higher threshold than most. These clients—she’s a film director/writer, he’s co-owner of a satirical newspaper, and they have two kids—approached the remodel of their Rue de la Rochefoucauld quarters with a playful spirit, and the architects responded in kind. “Each space is designed as if it has its own identity and story to tell, sometimes indifferent to each other,” says Linde. And yes, tile plays…


How to Secure Your Windows

The benefits of securing your windows include increased safety for you and your family, increased security for your possessions, and greater peace of mind for you. If you’re worried about your windows as potential weak points in your home’s security, we’ve gathered some of the best devices and methods for ensuring that your windows keep unwanted visitors out. 5 Ways to Improve Window Security Below are just a few ways to improve window security and protect your home. 1. Lock Your Windows This might sound obvious, but when was the last time you checked the condition of your window locks?…


Global-Minded Throws by a Former Fashion Designer, Inspired by the Swedish Archipelago (and Art Deco, Peru, and Portugal)

Were it permissible for me to acquire any more blankets (I wish it were, but it’s not—I have more throws in my apartment than dinner plates), I’d order one from Johanna Howard‘s collection. Her throws are sustainable and fair-trade and have a classic-ness about them, yet they’re also full of unexpected colorways and patterns and pleasing details—a whipstitched hem, a celestial scatter of dots—which, as it turns out, are nods at Howard’s far-flung sources of inspiration, from Stockholm to Art Deco style. “I was born and raised in Stockholm, surrounded by clean Scandinavian design, which shows in our geometric patterns,”…


Ducted Minisplits in My Conditioned Attic (Part 2)

I’ve written previously about the load calculation and equipment selection process I went through for the new Mitsubishi* ducted minisplit heat pump in my house. Now it’s time to take a look at the design and performance of the duct systems for the two air handlers.Laying out the ducts The schematic diagram below shows the three zones for our main floor, two of which are served by the ducted minisplit. On the left (green) is the bedroom zone, and on the right (pink) is the common area zone. The sunroom is getting a new ductless minisplit this week but currently…


Stylish Hooks from Copenhagen:

Stylish Hooks from Copenhagen: - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action. Used to…

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