This is Offbeat Home's archive of walls posts.
We recently ran a story about getting rid of your TV, but today I'm going to talk about going the other way: after a decade of not having a screen in our living room, I finally decided I was sick of watching movies on a laptop. This is the story of how we got a TV, but how it's a crazy futuristic touchscreen media center that cost less than many widescreen TVs.
Let's Learn a Thing today! I hear a lot of comments on Offbeat Home about the difficulty people have with hanging things, so i'mma put on my Housewife hat and lay it all out for you: how to hang art on notoriously-difficult plaster walls OR! how to break the rules of your lease the smart way. (If you do it right, no one will know!)
Everyone needs a little soundproofing knowledge now and then, but nerds more than most. Here are our solutions for soundproofing your space.
We chose one of the hottest days of the year to paint our garage. And not just to paint our garage, but to paint it with four different colors of stripes.
Lemme tell you, I've got stripe-painting skillz.
Design firm ZNAK made me think about wallpaper in a whole new way. Never thought I'd say that; it kind of seems like wallpaper has gone through all possible iterations. At least until, you know, it starts changing in response to our moods or the weather or the size of our bank accounts or something.
So what'd they do?
When we moved in, the bathroom walls were pure white. Now, they're pink, yellow, blue, and green — and they tell the world we're science nerds.