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by greenmod
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Butterfly Chair Cover, size D - any condition!
Replies: 0
Views: 945

WTD: Butterfly Chair Cover, size D - any condition!

Anyone have a beat up size D cover they'd like to sell? I have two fabulous size D butterfly chairs that I got at a garage sale for $5 and had re-powder coated that I need to make covers for. I'm a seamstress by trade so I would much rather sew my own than purchase new ones. I'd rather not reinvent ...
by greenmod
Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any recommendations for mid-mod curtins?
Replies: 29
Views: 3142

I just came across this how-to: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/06/sewing-101-roller-blinds.html THANK YOU for posting this. Fantastically easy for a seamstress like me and a million times cheaper than the solar blinds posted above. I hate our long cords on our current accordion shades but w...
by greenmod
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doors are done
Replies: 9
Views: 775

It looks great!

Our house had the same outside lights when we moved in. I'm not sure what they were thinking.
by greenmod
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any "attractive" programmable thermostats out ther
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Does it have to be wired in? Our honeywell isn't wired, so we didn't put it on the wall. It just sits on top of a shelf in the living room and doesn't show at all. When we want to read it, we just pick it up and look at it. It keeps the three year old from adjusting the heat up to 80.
by greenmod
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heater Install
Replies: 31
Views: 1416

We had a gas tankless (with recirculating) put in last month, along with a new gas furnace (old one was original to the house). We are very pleased with it. Just got our gas/electric bill and it is $120 less than same month last year, that is with rates going up and it being much colder this year. I...
by greenmod
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Why in the world hasn't someone re-invented the wall mounted
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

I saw one on Seattle craigslist about a year ago, so I guess they are out there.
by greenmod
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 3418

We had this issue in our bedrooms and were getting mildew on the window panes. Started running the bathroom exhaust fans at night and it took care of the problem.
by greenmod
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod home library must-have title list. Collaborative.
Replies: 27
Views: 3054

1. Atomic Ranch - book 2. Collection of Atomic Ranch magazine 3. Eichler - Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream 4. Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered 5. How to Build Modern Furniture - Mario Dal Fabbro (DIY) 6. How to Make Built-in Furniture - Mario Dal Fabbro (DIY) 7. Mid Century Modern - Fur...
by greenmod
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 60's era hardwood floors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Our previous 1959 ranch and our current 1962 MCM both have oak.
by greenmod
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM lighting sources: ball lights and sconces
Replies: 36
Views: 16323

Since this thread has resurfaced, I wanted to add for anyone in the Portland area: Hippo Hardware! http://www.hippohardware.com/ They have a whole globe light section. Every size imaginable. I think every removed globe light in Portland is there. Also saw some bullet lights and I got a NOS schlage p...
by greenmod
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Starting from ZILCH
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

I love kitchen items. I use them daily and love the fact they've been in use for 50 years and still going strong. Estate sales are great, especially in MCM or ranch neighborhoods. People that were at their height of house furnishings buying in their thirties are now in their 80s. I've gotten most of...
by greenmod
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 107 degrees today in Eugene
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Joe wrote:
black roofing? cathedral ceilings too? ouch!


Yes, it's painful. The roof is fairly new too, so doesn't need replacing for awhile (and isn't in the budget right now anyway). We do have a partially earthbermed downstairs to hide in when it gets unbearable.
by greenmod
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our MCM home - a face only a mother can love . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

Your "ugly house" leaves me drooling.

We just had ours appraised as well but our appraiser was in the MCM lover camp. Gave us a glowing "cannot be compared to houses in the area, very unusual and desirable, blah blah blah" and put us $40K over what we paid 2 years ago.
by greenmod
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 107 degrees today in Eugene
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Well I couldn't take the heat, so I got out of the kitchen and headed to the OR coast for 3 days. 70 and overcast, just how I like it.

Black roll roofing with full sun exposure on the west side makes it as hot inside as it is outside.
by greenmod
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding door fabric
Replies: 10
Views: 599

OK, what's a reverse batik? :) I didn't mean it as a technical term, just description. For batik, you wax out the design (like the tree in this case) and then dye the whole fabric, wash out the wax, and the tree would be lighter than the background. In this case I would dye the fabric, wax around t...
by greenmod
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding door fabric
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Copyright is another ball game when you are in classic's dilemma. It is a personal restoration project. Not for resale. Even exact copies would not raise an eyebrow. The artist of the fabric would not mind at all. If he were reproducing them himself, but he's asking other companies to do it. Thus t...
by greenmod
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding door fabric
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Fabric is copyrighted just like art. The design on the fabric is considered art. Now, that said, have you tried a silk screening company? I don't know if they can do something that large, but worth a shot. You could definitely have a graphic artist sketch you a similar tree and blow it up to the rig...
by greenmod
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Who makes these brass wall birds?
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Made in Korea. I have the same birds, 7 of them, from an estate sale, and mine have a sticker on the back. Some distributing company in LA. Mine don't all fly in the same formation though. I haven't hung them, haven't decided if I like them enough.
by greenmod
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rummer 'remodel' in April Issue of Dwell (success/failure?)
Replies: 26
Views: 2055

Unsuccessful. When did these homes that were built for *families* become so family unfriendly? White? Everything white? Really, my 3 yo would have that place dirtied up in ten minutes. He's really into the indoor/outdoor aspect of MCMs. He loves to bring the outdoors in. Yes, this is posted tongue i...
by greenmod
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Refinishing & Lacing in Hardwood floor-Los Angeles (SFV)
Replies: 3
Views: 578

My friend in Altadena had hers done by Roland @ 818-261-8780. Not sure of his biz name. He did an excellent job and her's were pretty beat (including linoleum glued to them). They look brand new now.
by greenmod
Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Certified green homes sell for more?
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Talk about junk science - that prius vs. hummer article was dis proven many times over. The guy didn't use actual fact to back it up, just made up numbers. :roll: Why give "green" a bad name? I consider myself green - thus the name. No, I don't drive a prius, nor do I drive an SUV. Mostly ...
by greenmod
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heaters
Replies: 18
Views: 1089

That also brings me to a point I'd make to greenmod, it might be best to keep two units serving separate areas. All gas tankless heaters need new stainless steel venting. We can't keep two. One heater is placed in an area we could not vent (center of the house, downstairs). We can't even go with 2 ...
by greenmod
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heaters
Replies: 18
Views: 1089

We are getting bids right now. Currently we have two electric tank heaters (one 90 gallon, one 50 gallon). We are looking at converting to gas and going tankless. You can easily get one big enough to run multiple showers and dishwashers, etc. I know we got a rinnai bid but I think that is the one we...
by greenmod
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: nothing wrong with "porches"-
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: Deep porches-

Deep porches are a problem up here in the rainy Northwest in that they shade the windows too much. Skylights help unless there's a second story. Jerry What it really comes down to (as usual) is design. The front of my house did not have windows originally, only clerestory along the top. We get plen...
by greenmod
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: nothing wrong with "porches"-
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

We don't sit on the front porch. No chairs (or ratty sofas) out there. We do have a large cedar chest that holds outside "stuff" (rollerblades, skateboards, gardening tools, etc) that I don't want to walk all the way around the backside of the house for (garage is on the back, roof of whic...
by greenmod
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: nothing wrong with "porches"-
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

I'm curious what you consider a good porch design? I love my front porch. And my side porch. And my back porch. It's great to have an outside, covered area when you live in the NW. My kids can skateboard and ride scooters around the three sides of our house and stay dry. Plus is gives us a place to ...
by greenmod
Sun May 31, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS Three cone ceiling fixtures
Replies: 0
Views: 368

FS Three cone ceiling fixtures

We don't have anywhere to use these, so I thought I would see if anyone else needs them. Three cone light ceiling fixtures. Covers only, you need to go to HD or Lowes to get the innards (they just bolt on to your typical ceiling mount light). These are satin bronze or I've seen them called copper co...
by greenmod
Wed May 27, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: My cat's clawing my furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 3027

Spray bottle. We used that method for our cats and now we just have to make the spray bottle sound and they run.
by greenmod
Mon May 11, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The "New Urbanism" strikes again-
Replies: 16
Views: 797

We go to the coast at least twice a year. I love the WA coast. So you can't swim and you have to wear a jacket in August, still a good time. We go to Pacific Beach, mentioned in the article: "which is anchored by Pacific Beach, a misty mix of recreational vehicles and military families taking l...
by greenmod
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Textbook case of every abuse not to do to a good mod house
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

My remuddlers could have taught them a thing or two. They forgot to paint the ceiling and drywall the beams.

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