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RE: bathroom window treatment for staging? (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: johnmari on 03.11.2007 at 01:18 am in Home Decorating Forum

Thanks, Les/Robindc/Patricia. I think pleated shades are rather unattractive - I wouldn't have them in "my" house but I'm trying hard not to think of this as "my" house anymore, it's someone else's house I'm living in for a while until they come take custody of it - but they're practical and bland, and "pleasantly bland" seems to be the name of the game in this whole staging insanity. Plus they don't look quite as cheap as they were, since they can be shortened so they'll look a little less "off-the-shelf". ;-)

I'm getting kicked out of the house for a few hours tomorrow while DH and a friend prime the ceiling, walls, trim, and cabinets in that bathroom, and I plan on finding some clearance bins to paw through for some cheap (like $5) valances for the bath and two bedrooms. (The last bedroom has some already.) So as not to damage trim or walls I'll pick up some of these slip-over curtain rod brackets and I have about forty of those plain white curtain rods. I swear those things reproduce just like wire coathangers, every time I open a closet there are more of those blasted curtain rods. ;-)

And now I have to go put another coat of drywall patch on the hole I put in the wall prying one of the sidesplashes off, so it'll be dry when the guys get started tomorrow afternoon. Only I would be spackling at 1AM... LOL


clipped on: 03.11.2007 at 08:48 pm    last updated on: 03.11.2007 at 08:49 pm

RE: When life gives you zucchini.... (Follow-Up #26)

posted by: trh701 on 07.14.2006 at 02:10 pm in Cooking Forum

I have tried this and it is very good - trust me!!!!! Tastes just like apple crisp.


4 c. thinly-sliced zucchini
3 T. lemon juice
. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. flour
1 c. oatmeal
c. sugar
c. brown sugar
1 c. butter

Mix zucchini and lemon juice; add sugar and cinnamon. Spread in greased 9x13 pan. Mix topping and crumble over top of zucchini mixture. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.


clipped on: 07.31.2006 at 12:03 am    last updated on: 07.31.2006 at 12:03 am

RE: Hibiscus syriacus Diana...rose of sharon opinions? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: laceyvail on 06.17.2006 at 07:01 am in Shrubs Forum

Diana is a great choice as it is sterile, so you don't have the million seedlings older varieties of Rose of Sharon produce. It blooms a long time for me. Cons are it doesn't leaf out until quite late and has no fall color.
I've heard that all the Hibiscus syriacus that have names from classical mythology--Aphrodite, Minerva--are also sterile, but have never had this verified.


check old or new variety
clipped on: 06.21.2006 at 11:06 pm    last updated on: 06.21.2006 at 11:07 pm