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by CapitalMod
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting Bifold doors
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

by CapitalMod
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 7298

I suppose the big question is, how much of this "trend" is simply the result of a bad economy? That's it in a nutshell. As soon as the money starts flowing again you can look to everyone pouring back into McMansions. I find it interesting that 90% of what I read regarding the suburbs is n...
by CapitalMod
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4079

There is another thing you can do in addition to the drapes, which I also recommend. There are those window insulation kits sold at every hardware store. The ones that have plastic and double sided tape that you attach with a blow dryer. They have ones specifically for sliding glass doors. The disad...
by CapitalMod
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: outet for electric wall clock?
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

I had one of those in my old apartment. The building was a classic MidMod highrise.
by CapitalMod
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LQQking for a room divider/screen
Replies: 9
Views: 2691

I am with egads- have something made. You could do a lot without going against the style of your house.

My divide has no planter. Instead it has 5 verticle poles which form the screen. One of these days, I am going to have a carpenter take out the poles and put in a set of irregular shelves.
by CapitalMod
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it possible to be too cool?
Replies: 22
Views: 3493

They pale in comparison to what you see here on LL. But I would take one over a typical McMansion.
by CapitalMod
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 34654

The house is located in the Lake Highlands district of Dallas... It's a fantastic area! The chimney In question was a definite add-on as was the raised roof in that same room. Looks like they raised it about 4 feet - no idea why... There are about 20 "styles" going in the house right now....
by CapitalMod
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3624

Re: misled by paint stores?

I hear (and see) what Jerry is saying. Nonetheless, I have seen greater travesties right down the street from me. Changes so horrid I cannot bring myself to describe them. Horrid as they may well be, I'd like to see a photo or two of these "travesties" . Sorry to say, MCMs are often mistr...
by CapitalMod
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3624

I hear (and see) what Jerry is saying. Nonetheless, I have seen greater travesties right down the street from me. Changes so horrid I cannot bring myself to describe them.
by CapitalMod
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 7298

by CapitalMod
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finally got around to updating my Blog...
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

by CapitalMod
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 7298

Clarksdale- I was sure someone would comment about this on LL-thanks! Have you read any James Howard Kunstler? His "Geography of Nowhere" does indeed reference the doughnut theory, and has been around awhile, but he has some really good insights. His writing is great, and he has a fine ir...
by CapitalMod
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! I'm in need of fence ideas and photos.
Replies: 17
Views: 5182

Get a hold of those old Sunset books from the early 60s. I have one that details fences and gates and a couple of others that discuss patios and backyards. Plenty of photos and ideas. Look no further.
by CapitalMod
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: What to see in Washington, D.C.?
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

Re: What to see in Washington, D.C.?

by CapitalMod
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: house numbers, a bit stumped
Replies: 14
Views: 2712

Some in my area affix the numbers to a cut and polished piece of stone and set it in the lawn or groundcoverout front. A landscape light helps of course, but perhaps you could set it near your lamp. Some are small boulders that look as if they have been cut and polished in a lapridary shop. Others a...
by CapitalMod
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: 60's Modern Partisan Memorials in former Yugoslavia
Replies: 2
Views: 3936

by CapitalMod
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doors are done
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Very nice.

Your house looks like one near me. The owners procured a new door that would only look good on a McMansion.

Good to see some taste as well as sanity prevailing.
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Talking trash (cans)
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

The Container Store has some decent candidates.
by CapitalMod
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Outdoor post lights-any mod options?
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

I sense a custom job is in order. Find a sculptor with electronics know how and you are good to go.
by CapitalMod
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Patio Furntiure
Replies: 46
Views: 17323

I too am impressed with the latest from CB2. I may go for the firepit they are selling
by CapitalMod
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Consumer reports interior paint review
Replies: 9
Views: 1944

I have recently used Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Behr for different jobs. They were all fine.

I did start to use the in house brand of a hardware chain and it was like trying to paint with milk. Bailed on it.
by CapitalMod
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

I have the same situation as you- a wood double sash in the shower. I cannot imagine the insanity that conceived it. Anyway, I had the window replaced with a vinyl one. However the sill and the molding are still there and made of wood. So, I hang a vinyl, louvered shade to protect the area. I painte...
by CapitalMod
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jack Webb house in Palm Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

The house was featured in Atomic Ranch not so long ago. I guess those two guys sold it already.
by CapitalMod
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo in SoCal
Replies: 15
Views: 3274

Heed Joe's warning- bamboo runs amok if not properly contained. The type that grows here looks great and serves well as a screen. But it is very invasive. My parents' place was overrun from bamboo coming in from the indifferent neighbors. A pick axe and Round Up took care of it, but at a cost of lot...
by CapitalMod
Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We put a time capsule in our wall.
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

I may have to as Mrs CM is none too thrilled at their discovery. :oops:
by CapitalMod
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We put a time capsule in our wall.
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Cool idea. I just found one in my house- sort of. I pulled up some floorboards in the attic and found a large envelope containing 20 or so Playboy centerfolds circa 1969. Just the centerfolds, no magazines. Thought it might be a then teenagers secret stash. But these were under floorboards that had ...
by CapitalMod
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Holiday Party
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Would loved to have attended. That dude in the fez is very cool. :cheers:
by CapitalMod
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Show us your modern christmas tree!
Replies: 83
Views: 26054

I think I talked the wife into an aluminum tree! I had one growing up with red balls and a color wheel. Now I search for one for Christmas 2010 (we already have a live one this year) any brands to look out for? I really like the shape of jesgord's and perk's trees. I have a Peco one that I grabbed ...
by CapitalMod
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Cool mid century modern color wheel for christmas tree?
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

I have read, perhaps here on Lotta Living, that the original ones can be fire hazards due to their age. I went with a reproduction from the Vermont Country Store. Quite cheap and once I found the right bulb (small floodlight bulb) it worked well.

The one you have linked to looks pretty cool.

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