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by robinCO
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Arthur Swab
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Arthur Swab

I posted a few pics of one of my husband's grandfather's houses (architect+builder) in Pasadena to another board and thought you might all enjoy as well. "653 So. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena, CA. The home of Mr. and Mrs. David Greenfield in San Marino, CA. This was "Five Star Home No. 2501&...
by robinCO
Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new home in San Diego, CA.
Replies: 6
Views: 2677

by robinCO
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My weekend (mini) disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Thanks, sumu - Luckily the drunk painter didn't have the forethought to ask for a deposit, so all I'm out is the cost of the paint (which isn't entirely insignificant but certainly less than if I had paid him for the labor). Believe me, I would consider suing the builder-neighbor (especially since h...
by robinCO
Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My weekend (mini) disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Thanks, Kate. Despite my mostly tongue-in-cheek vengeance, I do feel for the guy. We finally found a painter who will take on the job (many wouldn't touch it because of the drips and runs and thickness of the paint coat and suggested our only course of action would be to re-side -- although I haven'...
by robinCO
Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 79762

by robinCO
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My weekend (mini) disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

by robinCO
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My weekend (mini) disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Thank you for the suggestions and sharing my flabbergasted amazement! After spending a good part of the morning attempting to sand down the mess I'm beginning to realize that I have even more work ahead - we may end up re-siding or, at the very least, having to use paint stripper. Perhaps we'll have...
by robinCO
Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My weekend (mini) disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Yeah, and between my kids and my sister's kids (who are visiting soon) we even have the 6 kids to match the Bradys (3 girls, 3 boys, no less). It is pretty hilarious (especially if it had happened to someone else ;-)) - I'm enjoying watching all of the ridiculous looks the neighbors make as they dri...
by robinCO
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My weekend (mini) disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

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by robinCO
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My weekend (mini) disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

My weekend (mini) disaster

It's been a long time since I posted - we've been concentrating on finishing up some work inside. We had planned to wait a couple of years to repaint the exterior (although we HATED the mauve paint) because we need a little break from home improvements. Well, (ominous music), our neighbor (who is a ...
by robinCO
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 79762

Nice nursery, Jeff!
by robinCO
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in search of chevron cabinet pulls...
Replies: 19
Views: 5857

Yep, Fort Collins. I've never heard of such a house in Greeley but if you find out where it is, I would love to check it out! I don't have 32 of the chevron pulls but I will check out our local Habitat for Humanity store to see if they have some (I bought the most amazing no-name MCM bedroom set the...
by robinCO
Sun May 28, 2006 5:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in search of chevron cabinet pulls...
Replies: 19
Views: 5857

Mandy... How many chevron pulls do you need? I don't know that mine are quite as nice as the ones you pictured but they are similar. We (reluctantly) are redoing our upper bathroom, and there are several in there (plus a great vanity, pink sink, pink tub, and retro formica vanity top) along with som...
by robinCO
Thu May 25, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in search of chevron cabinet pulls...
Replies: 19
Views: 5857

I've got some of those in my house... definitely cool! I haven't found replacements anywhere but when we decided to switch out our copper-colored knobs and (not quite as cool but still interesting) pulls in the bedrooms, we found the identical pulls and knobs in chrome at: pulls: http://www.dlawless...
by robinCO
Fri May 19, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Interface Flor SALE!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2909

Interface Flor SALE!!

I'm not associated with them in any way (except lusting after some but finding it way too expensive for what it is). Today through May 26 use this code "CRSS_25%" and get 25% off your entire purchase. Such a deal!
by robinCO
Sun May 14, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tile layout feedback
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

We are in the middle of our bath remodels as well and I have been surprised that we could not find anything but the most basic 4x4 white tile (which we will be using in one or the other bathrooms - love the simplicity) cheaper than glass mosaic tile. I don't think they have the pinks you are looking...
by robinCO
Wed May 10, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Forbo Flooring - Marmoleum, what do you think of it?
Replies: 13
Views: 5149

I just put a deposit on sheet Marmoleum (for half price - HUGE remnants at a local flooring store) and installation for our two bathroom redos. I love the stuff! It has so much more depth, saturated color, and warmth than vinyl. With the discount it is pretty comparable to mid-range vinyl but at ful...
by robinCO
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 79762

...our babies were always more soothed by bouncing than rocking. I spent many an evening holding babies and bouncing on a Fit Ball. Now THAT was the best $30 I spent - totally washable, easy on the back, and pretty portable.
by robinCO
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 79762

Great stroller! You won't regret it. I have an uncle named Mike who named his son Miles - both good names. Of course, his name is going to be Magnus... A dear friend of mine named her daughter Viola - vEEola, that is - I really like it. No crap from me for your yuppy purchases... If you love it and ...
by robinCO
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 79762

Love the book! I'll have to get that one for my friend who is expecting. The Papa Bear chair is great - you will never regret that one (Get some Simple Solution at Petsmart - it works as well for baby stains as it does for pet stains). I left an item out - be sure to get an absolutely fabulous strol...
by robinCO
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 79762

Congratulations! As zookeeper to 3 little bundles myself, here's some advice: 1 - Splurge on a great chair for Mom and Dad to snuggle with the little pooper 2 - Find a great, nearby liquor store (preferably one that will deliver) 3 - Go crazy on adorable kid clothes (you just CAN'T resent the lost s...
by robinCO
Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Favorite Lesser Known Mid Century Architect
Replies: 63
Views: 65730

by robinCO
Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doesn't anyone buy orange carpeting anymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 21579

rubber floor deal!

I took Classic Form's advice and looked into the Pirelli rubber tile and called their 800 number. The woman was nice but the price was too high for us -- then, right at the end of the phone call she said "of course, we do have some closeouts..." it turns out they sell odd lots for between 95 cents a...
by robinCO
Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Has anyone done cork floors?
Replies: 57
Views: 29640

Thanks, SDR!

SDR - I had been trying to find a way to get wood stairs to harmonize with cork (or other) flooring elsewhere -- the matching handrail is the perfect idea! Unfortunately the stairs aren't open-riser but I don't think it would be too hard to dress 'em up with some wood (they have a really nice band o...
by robinCO
Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Has anyone done cork floors?
Replies: 57
Views: 29640

Stairs?

I think I've narrowed down my flooring choices for our 1967 split-level but I'm having a problem figuring out what to do with the two short flights of stairs. I would like to use floating cork or marmoleum click but I don't know how to treat the stairs... has anyone else run in to this issue? I plan...
by robinCO
Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Window Treatments
Replies: 33
Views: 10763

My husband's grandmother (Leona Swab - wife to noted midmod architect and builder Arthur Swab) did much of the interior design for Swab-built houses and regularly spec'd drapes (the nubby fabric kind with or without blackout lining) with a wood valance (or nicely tailored tops). My husband's mom and...
by robinCO
Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doesn't anyone buy orange carpeting anymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 21579

rubber floor

Thanks. I will read the technical data. I don't expect anything to be as cheap as VCT but I've had a hard time finding out what rubber flooring costs - I don't have a Lowe's here but maybe I'll make the drive to see what they have. Also, thanks for the info on the Pirelli rubber floor! I'll have to ...
by robinCO
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doesn't anyone buy orange carpeting anymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 21579

rubber floor

Hey Synth - Tell me more about your rubber tiles... what kind of substrate did you attach them to? We have a VAT floor in our lower level that I would love to cover with underlayment and some sort (rubber?) of floor tiles. Also, (if I may be so bold) how much did they cost /sf?

Thanks
robinCO
by robinCO
Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fabulously funky fireplace - help me make it "work"
Replies: 5
Views: 1842

What I don't know won't hurt me...

...we're planning on having that as our mantra in our bathroom and laundry re-flooring efforts but we're not sure if we can be quite so bold for the other 600 or so square feet ;-) I'll check out the self-leveling compound, too. We're absolutely planning on DIYing most things, so our timeline is loo...

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