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by cougarider
Mon May 16, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Advanced Interior Designs in SF
Replies: 4
Views: 5637

Alphaville Exposition Chairs

Several years ago I had bought a pair of Barcelona Chair replicas from designerseating.com. I was satisfied with my purchase until I knew what to look for. I started to do some research on build quality. I noticed that my chairs always had a bounce to them when I sat in them. The metal frame was onl...
by cougarider
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 4134

here's our kitchen

Still hoping to reface cabinets with a flat front. Cabinets were not our doing but are new. Here are pics of our new backsplash. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b122/cougarider/IMG_4193.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b122/cougarider/IMG_4199.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b122/cougar...
by cougarider
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My new Cliff May in Long Beach
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

by cougarider
Mon May 17, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: smooth walls, no texture
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

I just had my walls and ceilings skim coated too and it's the best decision I've made. Huge difference in appearance. The best way to smooth the walls when sanding is the do it at night with a spot light and holding it at different angles to see any imperfections. The imperfections will cast shadows...
by cougarider
Mon May 17, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Introducing...the Rancherondack Chair
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

chair looks great. I like the round pavers. Where did you get those and what are the sizes?
Thanks,
by cougarider
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Consumer reports interior paint review
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

Consumer reports interior paint review

I'm about to paint the whole interior of my house. I've been researching paint and colors for a few weeks now. A neighbor turned me on to Sherwin Williams. Another neighbor showed me the consumer reports on Sherwin Williams being listed as almost last while Behr and Valspar being at the top. The nei...
by cougarider
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Scraping popcorn ceilings
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

I'm actually having the walls and ceiling in my whole house skimmed. Meaning...they are all getting scrapped and re-textured using drywall joint compound to give the walls and ceiling a smooth finish. Let me tell you, it is one of the best decisions I've made. Is messy but is giving the house an ent...
by cougarider
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: where can I find this AC register
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

where can I find this AC register

Where can I find these type of AC registers. I'd like to get new ones since these have about 3-4 coats of paint on them.
Thanks,

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by cougarider
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with my ranch exterior (fun with photoshop)
Replies: 39
Views: 3627

I like the taupe too.
by cougarider
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Ranch Bathroom vanity fixtures
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

great suggestions Scowsa and johnnyapollo. Thanks!
by cougarider
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Ranch Bathroom vanity fixtures
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Mid Century Ranch Bathroom vanity fixtures

Can anyone help me decide on a set modern mid century vanity fixtures for my guest bathroom? I have no idea what type of fixtures to replace these existing awful lights with. Nothing too expensive. Thanks in advance. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b122/cougarider/securedownload-4.jpg
by cougarider
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen with Pig Lipstick remuddle
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Thanks peeps! We are just trying to make the kitchen a better place on a limited budget. If we had to do the kitchen from scratch we would have gone a whole different route...but since the kitchen was fully renovated before we bought the house 2 years ago we figured why demo the whole kitchen if it'...
by cougarider
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen with Pig Lipstick remuddle
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Cabinet faces will be replaces to a solid smooth/modern front (if not too expensive) once I can figure out where they were purchased. Also, the goofy crown molding will be removed from the top caps.
by cougarider
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen with Pig Lipstick remuddle
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Kitchen with Pig Lipstick remuddle

As mentioned in my earlier post last week I said I would post pics of my backsplash when finished...here they are. Thank you to all those that gave me useful information and advice. Who ever said a pig with lipstick can't look sexy? Before http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b122/cougarider/IMG_4164.j...
by cougarider
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Livin Trial & Jury - A Cliff May Re-muddle (Dallas
Replies: 24
Views: 3915

Great Reno! If I were in Dallas I'd buy it. As far as lipstick goes, I like L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipstick - Lily. But that would look rather silly on your house. lol
by cougarider
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice vid: Seattle Paul Thiry house
Replies: 7
Views: 2536

amazing! Love the staircase.
by cougarider
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

by cougarider
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Putting lipstick on a pig sounds kinda fun. Is your wife available? Same goes for a person who might own a SUPER HIP, true purist, mid- century home with all the original bells and whistles does not make that person a cool person. It only makes them a "jerk" with good taste. Once a jerk al...
by cougarider
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Paul: I never thought of taking it up to the ceiling. Sounds great but budget is a issue. At 32.00 a foot I'll take the other option of just bringing it out to the end of the counter.

Pics will be posted late this week early next.
by cougarider
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Rockland: the house is a re-muddle and I paid for that re-muddle in the initial cost of the house. With that said, it's a new kitchen and I'm not going to tear up what I already paid for if it's new. I'll let the next owners deal with that if they'd like. The house was built in 1955 and I just want ...
by cougarider
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

thanks. This is identical to my situation. I't good to see a visual. Not sure if I like the way it looks though. Thanks, Jorge
by cougarider
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

kitchen glass backsplash help

I'm adding a glass backsplash to mid century kitchen. I am having the granite bumper removed and I'm installing the backsplash down to the countertop. Here's the question: Would I add the backsplash to JUST the back wall or have it wrap on the left side of the wall as well? Please help. Ofcourse I w...
by cougarider
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My New Mod
Replies: 16
Views: 3938

Great home

Great windows and floors! I'm in Houston too. What part of town did you buy in?
by cougarider
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sourcing architectural posts for sail shades
Replies: 14
Views: 1904

sail shades

I recently posted on this same topic. I was told by a sail company that engineers would need to come and evaluate. Code is that the posts need to be 10 ft in the ground by several sail companies. I just ended up getting an umbrella.

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=14717
by cougarider
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Patio sets
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

This is the sail I was to install. I like the way the sail was mounted to the roof for added height. Should I be concerned about roof stress?

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by cougarider
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Patio sets
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

here's a pic of the patio I promised.

I want to add seating and dining. Should I use a wood (Teak/acacia) for the dinner table or metal? Suggestions for Outdoor living sofa and club chair? I'd like to add a shade sail and attach them to the roofs. I was told by local awning reps that it would rip my roof off. I'm now leaning towards the...
by cougarider
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Patio sets
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

I like the bench idea. Those pics help out a lot. I will try and post some pics of the patio tomorrow.
Thanks for the help so far.
by cougarider
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Patio sets
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

Patio sets

I'm looking to furnish my patio for entertaining large numbers of people. At least 15-20. Does any one have any suggestions for dinning and sectional seating that would go with a modern ranch? Mainly I need suggestions for the seating area. I kinda have a teak or acacia wood table in mind. Can anyon...
by cougarider
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tennessee Mid Century House UPDATE
Replies: 1
Views: 722

I like the pearsall tables. Looking good.

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