Great opening shot from Brave Little Soul, who says: "Oldish IKEA desk found on craigslist. I love it. The picture is .59 clearance wrapping paper from Old Navy. :) "
• Cure Clock: 9 Weeks Remaining
• Assignment: Sign Up and Read to p. 69
• Flickr Pool: East Fall Cure Pool
Help has arrived, and we'll all be done right after Thanksgiving!
Welcome to our sixth Eight Step Cure. For those of you who are new, starting this week we're beginning a home makeover project by following the eight chapters of our book, Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure, and, because many hands make light work, we're doing it together.
The goal? To invest in our own homes through either elbow grease, money or both and make our own homes beautiful, healthy and organized. Again, we're also holding the Cure in four cities: CH, SF, LA and NY, so you can join a group that's close to you. A new signup and this week's assignment is below the jump...
Sign Up First: Again, we're introducing an official sign up which you will find at the bottom of this post. It is meant to improve the experience and support you as you take on your own challenge in the next eight weeks. After you read through, head down there and sign up.
This Week's Assignment: Get your hands on a copy of the book and read through page 69. This gives you all the ground work and gets you started with the interview and short quiz on the health of your home.
The Cure posts will go up twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post on each of these days and everyone is urged to take pics and post them here:
BEFORE PICS FIRST!!
>> New Eastern Flickr pool
You can also visit our old unofficial (but awesome) Flickr pool here or simply tag your pics with "apartmenttherapycure." See even older pics here too.
REMEMBER: The goal is to use the group to support, inspire and answer questions as you go. The more you participate, the more you will get out of it. But you may also lurk if you are shy ;-).
EAST CURE POST INDEX ---------------------------------------------
• Getting Oriented - Week 0
• Fall Cure - Join us next week!GENERAL INFO ---------------------------------------------
The Fall Cure is live again in all four of our Home city sites:
• Chicago (hosted by Sarahrae and covering the midwest)
• San Francisco (hosted by Danielle and covering the northwest)
• Los Angeles (Hosted by Abby and Laure and covering the southwest)
• New York (Hosted by Maxwell and covering the east)
Please choose the site nearest your home to join in, but feel free to browse and comment on all!
>> Buy Your Copy (with autograph) from our Store
>> Buy a Copy from Amazon
>> Buy a Copy from Powell's
>> Buy a Copy from Barnes & Noble
>> The Cure Archive
>> About The Book
>> Excerpt from Chapter I
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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