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RE: Please show me your makeup vanity:) (Follow-Up #24)

posted by: janealexa on 01.25.2012 at 04:31 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Just a follow-up...we had to lower the lighted makeup mirror on the side wall because it was set too high. I'm glad I dropped the backsplash and mirror down. It was recommended to me to continue the backsplash from the sink vanity across and do one large mirror - I'm glad I didn't do that. Since I am short I wouldn't have been able to see myself in the mirror. I can just see my head and the top of my shoulders in the current set-up while I am sitting. If I had to do it all over, I think I would've just done a backsplash just at the sink vanity. Then I would've had the mirror come all the way down at the makeup area without a backsplash/sidesplash. That way I'd be able to see all of my hair (my hair is long). Then on DH's side I would've just done a backsplash and no sidesplash to match. If anyone decides to do this, make sure the granite fabricators know so they can do a nice clean cut where there is no backsplash/sidesplash.
Here is the concept:
Tuscan Bath mediterranean bathroom

Hope this info helps any of you who are doing makeup vanities:)


Height of make-up vanity.
clipped on: 08.21.2012 at 10:53 am    last updated on: 08.21.2012 at 10:53 am

Small bath remodel on a modest budget. Finished!

posted by: girlcat36 on 11.11.2009 at 09:21 pm in Bathrooms Forum

My 5 x 9 bathroom was gutted March 1st, and it was a long haul, but it is finally finished and usable! I am very happy with the end result. I was going for a 'modern Bohemian' look; kind of eclectic.
I had a small budget, and except for the tile, most everything was purchased online.
I lived with the 'before' bathroom for 12 years(ugh), it was mildewed because there was no exhaust vent, the vinyl floor had been painted multiple times. It was the original builders 'budget special'.
Due to a severe mold allergy, it was time to properly vent and upgrade, finally!
I had a closet door moved to be accessed from inside the bathroom, and had a french pocket door installed; I covered the glass panes on the door with opaque window film.
The ceiling was bumped up and covered with white washed fir tongue and groove.
Before(oh, the horror):
BEFORE. Bad, bad bath.











Reading this forum proved to be enormously helpful, as I was overwhelmed by having to make decisions!


Bathtub Tiles.
clipped on: 08.07.2012 at 08:25 pm    last updated on: 08.07.2012 at 08:26 pm

Electrolux French Door Fridge...yay or nay?!?!

posted by: muimui80 on 04.07.2009 at 01:30 am in Appliances Forum

Hi all,

I'm looking into buying the Electrolux SS French Door EW23BC70IS. I believe this model came out Feb this year. I was immediately drawn to this fridge's sleek look and all the "bells and whistles"...compared to others I had seen at the warehouse KA,LG, JennAir and appeared much more sturdy just when i closed the doors. Basically, I want/need for my fridge - french doors, SS finish, counter depth and external ice and water dispenser. I'm very attracted to a clean and modern look. When I saw this one it had all that i wanted and i fell in love with the LCD screen, LED lighting and the extra drawer inside the fridge section where you can regulate the temp...super cool!!!

I've been searching for "The One" for about 18 months and this model comes closest to what i like. HOWEVER, i never heard of Electrolux. I know they are known for their vacuums. I know they make Fridgedaire and have been around in Europe for a while. They have been in the US for about 5 yrs.

I checked here for messages on Electrolux fridges and they have good and bad reviews but they are from year 2007. Anyone have any recent experience with this brand of fridges. Do you know of a brand/type that would have all the features i want?

Just not sure if i should spend $4,000 on a fridge I really love but don't have much history to take from.....I appreciate everyone's feedback!


clipped on: 08.01.2012 at 03:56 am    last updated on: 08.01.2012 at 03:56 am

DON'T use vinegar in your washing machine

posted by: larsi on 02.23.2010 at 05:42 pm in Laundry Room Forum

Today we had a service call from our favourite Miele Senior technician. He said to NEVER use vinegar in the washing machine or the dishwasher Yes, it shines the stainless, but he said it totally eats and rots the rubber hoses and seals. He went on to say that they can always tell the machines that are used with vinegar. He says hoses and rubber seals and parts many times just crumble in his hands, when service is performed!

He said yes it is chemical free, but it is NOT good for the machines. Liquid fabric softener is 100% safe, when used as directed & with normal does NOT build up or gunk the machine (especially if a regular clean machine cycle is done).


Vinegar in Washing Mashine.
clipped on: 07.31.2012 at 02:12 pm    last updated on: 07.31.2012 at 02:13 pm

RE: Fun project, part II (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: AnnieDeighnaugh on 07.19.2012 at 05:02 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

egganddart, I do it the html way, which is very easy, once you know it.

You need to get the image address...I have mac so I control click on an image and it pops up with a menu including "copy image address" and I select that.

Then I come here and put the following expression in pointy brackets (less than and greater than signs) where xxx is that image address I copied.

img src="xxx"

If the picture comes out too large, then I just add a width phrase within the pointy brackets as follows:

img src="xxx" width="600"

That's it. You can use that phrase as many times as you want to post multiple pics in a single post.


Insert more than 1 pic.
clipped on: 07.23.2012 at 09:45 pm    last updated on: 07.23.2012 at 09:45 pm

Wall Color!

posted by: Liya_2012 on 07.23.2012 at 11:20 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi everyone, this is my first post so please bare with me.
My husband and I just bought our first home. The first thing we are working on is the kitchen, we already chose the cabinets and counter top. Now it's time to choose the paint. The backslash will be later due to cost :(
Hopefully I will attach the computer generated picture of our kitchen, so you can help me choose the paint color. Cabinets are maple, countertop is hard to describe it is white/beige with speckle of honey. Just now I figured that I don't have the color of the floor!! We are going to the house later on today so I will make sure to take pictures of that.
My question is what color would you recommend to paint the walls? Keep in mind one wall will have no cabinets, but I've already saw two stainless steel shelves from IKEA that I'm planning to get (didn't get it because I'm waiting for the kitchen to be installed to make my final decision).
I'm soo happy to find this website, I've been lurking here for some time and everyone seems very helpful and knowledgeable. I'm so afraid to make the wrong choice because honestly we can't afford to redo things. So whatever we do we will need to live with.
Can't wait to hear your opinions. One last thing I'm planning to go soon to see the backslash just to have an idea of the things we have available and to try to figure out the final look of our kitchen.
Thanks in advance.


My first post - kitchen
clipped on: 07.23.2012 at 01:49 pm    last updated on: 07.23.2012 at 01:50 pm