flickr set of his home renovation. Here is what he had to say... "I've been reading the site for a year or two now, very enjoyable. Not sure if this is the sort of thing you or your readers would enjoy, but I wanted to contribute some before and after shots of part of our old house renovation. We are *not* tackling this with an enormous budget or a team of contractors or designers. Although we have hired a regular handyman, basically everything you see here was chosen and directed by a pair of amateur decorators with two young kids in tow." Some highlights: full set to see some of the "befores" and to read James' captions. Thanks James for tagging your photos with "apartmenttherapychicago" and for sending the email!