"Here's a letter from a housewife in the southern tier of the kingdom. She writes: 'Sire, would it or would it not be appropriate to use a sand-finish latex paint on a wall on which there remains some painted-over wallpaper? Respectfully, Mrs. R. Jones.'"
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"It's very me, but I hate myself."
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"Well, I'll be darned. There's a really nice hardwood floor under here."
"Can't we just get some load-bearing wallpaper?"
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"It's an orchid."
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"My husband used his rejected manuscripts to make these columns."
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Girl who can't cook meets guy who can't fix stuff.
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"When we remodeled, we decided to go with the granite countertop."
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"How Georgia O'Keeffey are you thinking?"
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"I'd consider taking out this appendix you'renot using and greatly expanding your kidney area."
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"Do you want to watch someone cook or someone decorate?"
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"First thing when you get home tonight help me with the refrigerator."
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"I've been researching a little furniture company that I'd like to rearrange."
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"Of course, we'd 'This Old House' it."
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"Bottom line - is our new lighting doing anything?"
"Our dream is to live long enough to see the end of our renovation."
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Your home remodel team: architect, contractor, couples therapist
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"Well, you said you wanted an island."
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"Spray me.""Trim me.""Prune me.""Mow me.""Weed me.""Fix me.""Paint me."
"We had these twigs flown in from Italy."
"Would it be possible for you to totally exaggerate how much it will cost and how long it will take, so we'll be pleasantly surprised at the end?"
"The screen porch makes it a home."
"Goody, it's snowing. Now I can have that extra bedroom."
"In the store it was kitschy - in my apartment it was tacky."
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"We're in the tub together. But not like it used to be."
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