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by PNWgal
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Retaining wall finish question
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Hi Dan, We hired someone to build the wall and I have pictures of the process around here somewhere... As I recall, he poured a footing, stacked the CMU, then filled it with concrete and rebar. We were going to tackle the project on our own, but are glad we didn't. Let me know if you have other ques...
by PNWgal
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Retaining wall finish question
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Retaining wall finish question

Hi all, We just built a retaining wall and can't decide how to finish it. Our landscape architect wanted to build a gabion wall, but neither my husband nor I liked the look. I am really leaning toward Arizona sandstone ashlar pattern to match the fireplace in our living room. I know the exterior wal...
by PNWgal
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home addition plan reboot...
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

by PNWgal
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Square vs galley kitchens
Replies: 13
Views: 2698

I HATE our galley kitchen. Like others have said though, it is probably due to the bad design. We have 48" between cabinets and none of the appliances hit each other when opened, but you have to hop over the dishwasher door when it is open and wait for the refrigerator door to close before you ...
by PNWgal
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 16361

To be extra safe, he used redgard: http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/ProductCatalog/SurfacePrep/WaterproofingAntiFractureMembranes/RedGard.aspx on the seams. We've used Redguard on both of our bathroom remodels. Been very happy with. If you haven't already, check out http://www.johnbridge.com/v...
by PNWgal
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 16361

Sorry if I'm hijacking, but this bathroom is what inspired us to update ours; unfortunately, we are on a tighter schedule than the 4-6 week tile lead time would allow.

http://www.cbbain.com/Popups/PhotoTour. ... D=32900487
by PNWgal
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 16361

Re: beginning master bath resto

other: mixing in some random Ann Sacks–Barbara Barry star burst tiles or Angela Adams Manfred tiles in the shower surround Wasn't sure if you were aware that those tiles are thicker than the standard DalTile-type 4" tile. We wanted to use those too, but the different thickness issue was going ...
by PNWgal
Mon May 10, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Seattle area architect?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

by PNWgal
Mon May 10, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Seattle area architect?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Seattle area architect?

Do any of you Seattle folks have any suggestions for an MCM-friendly architect we can use? Our house was built in 1964 and has some cool features, but it wasn't designed by any big-name architect. We would like to add a couple of bedrooms and expand the small galley kitchen, preserving the style as ...
by PNWgal
Thu May 28, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bedding that doesn't suck...
Replies: 34
Views: 17770

Might be a little too wild, but have you tried
by PNWgal
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kerf DIY
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Yes, we ordered a cabinet ( here ) and a long wall-mounted bookcase for the office. We live in Seattle, so we didn't have to pay shipping. We are pleased with the quality--the same cool, slow-closing drawers and doors as the fully assembled version at a substantial $$ savings. And yes, you have to p...
by PNWgal
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace redo -- 100 Ways to Screw up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Thanks everyone! It took some work to talk my DH into spending the money for Kerf. Luckily, they came out with their DIY line around the time I had given up hope. Going the DIY route saved us about 30%. This spot was a real pain because it was an odd width and we still needed the crawl space access....
by PNWgal
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace redo -- 100 Ways to Screw up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

So it seems the tile didn't go over very well with this crowd (tough crowd!), but come on, you've gotta love the Kerf. :D


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by PNWgal
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace redo -- 100 Ways to Screw up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Fireplace redo -- 100 Ways to Screw up...

I didn't want to hijack the " 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home " link, so I am posting here. We FINALLY covered our "mid-century (1964) Seattle-suburb-home-but-not-by-a-famous-builder" stock cinderblock & brick fireplace: before with 3/8" tile. And lots ...
by PNWgal
Sat May 12, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 75938

Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes. We are enjoying every minute!

Looks like some mighty cute modern kids on this site...wow! (All girls too...hmmmm)

Thanks for the fireplace tip Roxy. We'll be needing that in a few months.
by PNWgal
Tue May 08, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 75938

Someone has arrived to use all the new, fun furniture:

Baby Dot!
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by PNWgal
Tue May 01, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 75938

Sorry that previous post was such a mess. Is there no way to edit something after it is posted? My $.02 worth on modern nursery furnishings... I stumbled across http://www.montedesign.net/modern_nursery_glider.html and ended up buying a rocker/glider. We LOVE it. (No baby here yet, but we rock in it...
by PNWgal
Tue May 01, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Too Many Globe Lights?
Replies: 26
Views: 7089

Yep, Roxy, still waiting... :wink:
by PNWgal
Tue May 01, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Too Many Globe Lights?
Replies: 26
Views: 7089

We're using something I think we bought at West Elm nearly 2 years ago. http://www.wisehawk.com/gallery/house/dining_after They don't appear to sell the exact one anymore, but they have some fun stuff: http://www.westelm.com/online/store/CategoryDisplay?storeId=17001&langId=-1&catalogId=1700...
by PNWgal
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 217088

Luka--shall do. We are currently considering 3/8" tile on mesh back. We originally planned to use the Bizassa mosaic, but the 3/8" was different and interesting. We have a baby due any minute now, so we won't get the fireplace completed right away. :wink: egads--with the use of an articula...
by PNWgal
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 217088

Thanks. That acoustical ceiling tile and cheap paneling were installed by the 80-year-old previous owner in the 1980s. The picture makes it look far better than it was. The only thing I really liked was the asbestos floor tile (not pictured), but it was in pretty bad shape, so we had to cover it. He...
by PNWgal
Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 217088

86) Refacing an original fireplace, let alone with a thin flagstone laminate Does that include refacing this 1964 gem? http://www.wisehawk.com/house/house_files/recroom.jpg (white cinder/concrete block with brick surround). We drywalled over it and want to mosaic tile it. Are we committing a cardin...
by PNWgal
Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mosaic with bullnose??
Replies: 16
Views: 2923

We used Bisazza mosaic, mesh backed. It was the easiest part of our bathroom remodel. We did not use any kind of edge.

The best tile info we found is at John Bridge forums:

Good luck!
by PNWgal
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: interior stair handrail
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

interior stair handrail

I've searched, but can't find...

What kind of handrail do people use in their mid-century homes? We have a stairway to the basement. Completely enclosed. Rail would mount on the wall. We like metal, but don't like the cold feeling of it. Plain, round wood, perhaps?
by PNWgal
Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question about grasscloth wall covering
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Ooooh! I love grasscloth! We tried to put some up a couple of years ago. We used too much paste though, so it came out all wavy. We ripped it down and painted instead. If we were to tackle it again, I'd use less paste and make sure to smooth out the bubbles in a straight line. If you do that, it isn...
by PNWgal
Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cleaning the stone floor
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Hey influx- We have a very similar floor (more geometric rather than random shapes) and I was thrilled to read about your cleaner. I'm definitely going to try this on our floor! I have a question about your grout--is it a plain cement grout? Ours looks like simple cement and it has broken away in so...
by PNWgal
Thu May 25, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in search of chevron cabinet pulls...
Replies: 19
Views: 5174

mandiekittie- That could be my kitchen! I had those same handles and awful lantern lighting. The old kitchen cabinets are now cabinets in our shop. The previous owners "updated" the kitchen with those flat front oak cabinets that were all the rage in the early 90s. We still have some of th...
by PNWgal
Mon May 22, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bo Concepts
Replies: 19
Views: 4786

Great list, Chimay! Very helpful.

Just for fun, where would you put Design Within Reach and Chiasso? Has anyone shopped at sexyfurnishings.com (site is down right now though)?
by PNWgal
Sun May 14, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tile layout feedback
Replies: 12
Views: 2624

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Robin! We would like to use all mosiac, but it was cost prohibitive, especially since this was a sooner-than-planned remodel (tile falling off drywall). Plus, the in-laws arriving in 3 weeks, so we didn't have a ton of time to spend finding the "perfect" ...
by PNWgal
Thu May 11, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tile layout feedback
Replies: 12
Views: 2624

Thanks for the feedback. We are using the 1" glass mosaic on one wall of the shower, but only 1 wall due to their price. My husband REALLY wanted these 4.5" x 13". Some battles just aren't worth fighting! One of our inspirations for the staggered was this wall: http://i26.photobucket....

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