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by oldbarbarino
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting Kitchen Cabinets
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Okay I moved into this MCM beauty 6 years ago and I painted the original cabinets (already painted white at the time) brown. Now I want to take them back to white and my hubby and I are going to do concrete counter tops as well. So I am debating the spray gun for the drawer fronts and doors this tim...
by oldbarbarino
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....
Replies: 80
Views: 10931

Hey Miguel and Robbhouston,

Thank you for the photos and the links. I got some really good ideas for this year. Happy Holidays ***
by oldbarbarino
Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....
Replies: 80
Views: 10931

Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....

Please show some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas
by oldbarbarino
Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3701

Congrats on your home! Hard to believe anyone else here in cowtown even knows what MCM means. I know what you mean about Dallas having more because I had an aunt who lived in the Casa Linda area around White Rock Lake in a really cool MCM. I loved to visit her when I was a kid. Anyway, I am wonderin...
by oldbarbarino
Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: MC home tour in Dallas 4/23/06
Replies: 4
Views: 876

white rock lake home tour

Gosh I wish I had known about this tour. I live in Fort Worth and my aunt use to live right across from the lake. Her old house is located on a corner on Garland Road. I use to go stay with her all the time and I have driven by the home several times since she sold it. I will look for this tour in t...
by oldbarbarino
Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I've just got to let it out......why oh why.....
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

painted brick

I understand what you mean but I went ahead and bought a painted brick house because I guess I felt that the good outweighed the bad. I wish the previous owners had not painted the brick but it seems in my neighborhood it was a very common thing to do at some point in time. Also, it seems that all t...
by oldbarbarino
Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: photos of mi casa
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

mi casa

Thanks for all the kind comments from everyone. To answer a couple of questions. The vents in back are builtin glass brick. The glass brick is a "window" for the laundry area on the inside of the house. My washer and dryer are right in front of the glass bricks. Yes, that is indeed two different bat...
by oldbarbarino
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: tar used in the foundation
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

slab in kitchen

\my husband and I talked about what we think the deal is with this floor in the kitchen that possibly does the same in the living dining area. We think that the orginal owner, the architect who designed the house and lived here for thirteen years, probably had wood floors in this area of the house o...
by oldbarbarino
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: photos of mi casa
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

photos of mi casa

Okay, I am going to finally post some photos of my house. I have not done this before and I am afraid my quality is not that great. http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c134/oldbarbarino/IM000094.jpg http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c134/oldbarbarino/IM000096.jpg http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c134...
by oldbarbarino
Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: tar used in the foundation
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Joe: To answer your question the kitchen floor has one layer of linoleum, and what appears to be two layers of vct tile under that. The linoleum and vct are layed over plywood. Then there is the space under the plywood of about 6 inches and then the concrete covered with tar. I guess the plywood is ...
by oldbarbarino
Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: tar used in the foundation
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Hi johnnyapollo, Thanks for the info. I took a chisel and a hammer and indeed the tar covers concrete. I still wonder why there is space between the slab and the kitchen foor. There is plywood and then space and then the slab covered with tar. I thought the whole point of slab was to be flush with w...
by oldbarbarino
Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: tar used in the foundation
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

tar used in the foundation

Hi everyone. I have not posted for awhile as I have been busy working on the house. Anyway, I searched the thread to see if there was any information about tar used in place of concrete for a foundation. I know that most of the house is pure slab but in the kitchen not so. There seems to be some spa...
by oldbarbarino
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: taking on too much or just anxious to get it down right
Replies: 19
Views: 4452

Thanks to all for your input on my post. I have chilled out since the other day and I have decided that I will get things done when I get them done. :D
by oldbarbarino
Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: taking on too much or just anxious to get it down right
Replies: 19
Views: 4452

taking on too much or just anxious to get it down right

I have bought this mcm with alot intact but alot to be undone. Someone indeed took out the paint gun and went crazy over the woodwork in the kitchen and the rest of the house. Also, they painted the brick fireplace white. I really love the house but feel I must do justice by it. It was built by a lo...
by oldbarbarino
Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: built in lighting in valances above windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

valance lighting

Thanks to all who have replied to my question about the valance lighting. First, I want to say that they are wired for flourescent lights. Second they are over the windows in the den, living area and in two of the bedrooms. They are in working order and I am trying to decide what to do at this point...
by oldbarbarino
Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Portland Oregon Rummer Rescue in progress
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Rummer Restoration

Wow these folks are doing a great job. I say bravo for them.
by oldbarbarino
Sun Sep 18, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: new lortondale home
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: new lortondale home

by oldbarbarino
Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: built in lighting in valances above windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

valances

Hi Craig, Thank you for your info. about the valances. These are still very intact and I think you have a good point about replacing with incandescent lighting. It is interesting because the valances are textured like the wall and look to be part of the wall if that makes sense. I wish I knew more a...
by oldbarbarino
Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: built in lighting in valances above windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

built in lighting in valances above windows

Hi, I am new to this site and I have just purchased a mcm home that was custom built and designed by a local architect here in Fort Worth, Texas. The house was built in 1955. Anyway, I am wondering if anyone has seen built in valnces above the windows that have lights in them. I have looked on the s...

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