Home decor

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Honey, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. user63

    user63 Chicken

    Ok good because cookie jars were just things Ive only seen on TV/movies and not something anyone I know has had.

    Movin' up in life.
  2. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    My gram has backup cookie jars. I made a comment on how much I liked one of them and she immediately made my grandfather get a box so I could take it because she had a backup she wanted to get out! :lol: She thought the one I liked was too creepy and only my grandfather liked it.
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  3. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    My grandma had a cookie jar full of Mother’s cookies so yes, oreo's are very acceptable!
  4. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Iced oatmeal?
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  5. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Yes! That one and one of the sandwich cookies.
  6. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I have a cookie jar shaped like a corgi in rainboots.
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  7. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I really like it! There’s a lot more old junk to go through, but it feels a lot more open than the old console, plus it being magnetic means any random thing we don’t know where to put we can stick on there any worry about later. It’s a nice sized bench and it’s tall enough that I don’t feel cramped sitting on the bench.

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  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Any of you have Roombas? Worth it or gimmick? If worth it, what model do you have? I vacuum once a week and don’t mind it, but it would be nice to do it less and rooster gets allergies, so I probably need to vacuum more. Assuming I have another c-section it would also be nice to have one less chore like that to do. However, don’t want to drop $ on it if it’s gimmicky.

    We are 3 slobs and one semi-bald dog in a 2400 sq ft house, top floor’s all carpet except for bathrooms, lower floor is mostly hardwood with some carpet.
  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    How good are you at keeping shit picked up? I liked mine when I lived alone but just getting crap off the floor to vacuum is half the battle here.
  10. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    We are not great at keeping things off the floor.
  11. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    We have a robot vac (Eufy brand) and it’s pretty good. But yes, @CoolWife is spot on, you have to keep EVERYTHING picked up or blocked off. Make sure all your cords are off the ground and bundled together. Ours does a pretty good job on carpet/rugs but is really not good at picking up dirt/debris etc from hard surfaces. I mostly only use it for the bedrooms anymore, just close it in there for a cursory vacuuming.
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  12. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    For me, it's worth it for just getting under beds and furniture. I've seen a lot of improvement in my allergies when I wake up.
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  13. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I quit using mine because it keeps getting stuck
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  14. RogueLlama

    RogueLlama Chicken

    I love our roomba, but you do have to keep the floor picked up. I usually will pick up the floor in a room and put it in that room to vacuum. It’s mostly used for the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms in my house. The main family room requires me to vacuum it with a regular vacuum because of our mess and the sheer amount of dog fur I vacuum daily. Poor roomba can’t keep up with a lab’s shedding.
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  15. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    We had one. We stopped using it after a year.
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  16. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    This is my first post from my clawfoot tub and 10/10 would recommend how fancy I feel. I’m on Sephora now ordering bubble bath.
  17. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Yas girl! Very jealous.
  18. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    LOVE my Roomba. I have the 880, but it's around 3.5 years old so not sure how current models compare.
  19. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Has anyone painted kitchen or bathroom cabinets? Our new house has wood colored cabinets and they are not my jam. Called and got a couple of quotes today to paint them and the prices are more reasonable than I expected, but still can't decide if it's worth it, if they'll hold up well, etc.

    Also having trouble deciding how to pick a paint color (98% sure it will be a white, but there are a lot of options) and wondering if the painted cabinets will look okay with the existing granite. We want to paint the walls too, but not sure what color yet. Everything in this house is warm toned and cool colors are much more my aesthetic.
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  20. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Also, here's a bathroom picture - I want to paint them all if we do it, but the bathrooms also have some aggressively warm toned shower tiles to work around.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2020
  21. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I haven't personally had cabinets painted, but my apartment complex painted our cabinets before we moved in (from a pine to white) and it seems to be holding up well, though it can be slightly more difficult to clean depending on what your preferred cleaning products are.

    Based on your countertops I think if you're gonna go white I'd do a warm toned white like eggshell or meringue. I know you said you liked cool tones but it might clash with what to me looks like pretty warm toned counter
  22. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    We gel stained ours and they've held up really well, but I'm not sure how paint would hold up in comparison. We just have some wear on the drawer tops where they rub.
  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We painted ours in our old house and my mom just did hers in their new condo. Ours held up really well, they only had one or two chips after 5 years.
  24. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I haven’t done this yet but I plan to get the N-Hance cabinet resurfacing on our kitchen cabinets and one bathroom vanity, probably early next year. It has an antibacterial aspect which is super appealing to me for the kitchen and bathrooms.


    I looked into painting ours myself but found waaaaay too many stories of how finicky it can be and how easily it can be messed up.
  25. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I think white in the bathroom works really well.

    I would hold off until you decide on the wall color because that will influence the cabinet choice.
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