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by SleazyG
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: looking for 1" x 1" ceramic/porcelain tile blends
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

I have to say the Brio glass tiles from ModWalls do not look like glass tiles at all to me. I have the Brio blend called "Windy City" in my tub surround. The tiles are opaque and the surface texture is matte and slightly pitted. The tiles are glass, but there must be a ton of air bubbles a...
by SleazyG
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! In need of Flooring installers in Orange County, CA.
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Try Renteria Flooring. They installed over 900sf of Forbo linoleum in my condo. I cannot speak highly enough of their work and of Forbo Marmoleum for a flooring material. Renteria Flooring was referred to me by Linoleum City. If you haven't been to Linoleum City yet, I'd make the trip. They're defin...
by SleazyG
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A tale of two illicit loves...
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

What does one do if they want a ceiling fan that doesn't draw attention to itself? I don't like a lot of the offerings from "The Modern Fan Company" because of this. They're too "Hey, up here! Look how sleek and modern I am!" What about this one: http://www.emersonfans.com/Pages/...
by SleazyG
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this a Cliff May house and is it beyond repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

by SleazyG
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tell Me About Your Interior Doors!
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

A couple of months ago, I finished my kitchen renovation. On another thread, I was considering using a laminate from Formica that was a decent approximation of American Red Gum veneer. With encouragement from forum readers, I decided to scrap that idea and pay for real, exotic wood veneer. I wanted ...
by SleazyG
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Test Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

by SleazyG
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Test Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

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by SleazyG
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathroom fans
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

This link has an article with several suggestions on period appropriate bath fans:

by SleazyG
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need a mason or fireplace guy in the Valley.
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

But I'm skeptical on how real and period correct a manufactured stone will look. My opinion is that a lot of the manufactured stone looks period appropriate, but almost none of it looks real. Conspicuously fake stone veneer is commonplace in mid-century architecture, but it may be more of a pedestr...
by SleazyG
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need a mason or fireplace guy in the Valley.
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

What I see a lot on mid-century homes and business in Los Angeles is white or cream colored "castle" stone with dark mortar joints. I wish I would've used that instead of Pro-Fit Ledgestone. Look at the stone color called "Austin" via the link below. I think that would be very p...
by SleazyG
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need a mason or fireplace guy in the Valley.
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Your brick underneath the stone veneer may or may not be destroyed after veneer removal. I don't know if there's any way to find out other than popping a few stones off and seeing what happens. In any case, I would budget for having to re-veneer the brick and if you don't have to re-veneer, prepare ...
by SleazyG
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen Faucet Advice Needed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

by SleazyG
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen Faucet Advice Needed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Thanks for all the feedback. I've decided to keep the 15" high American Standard faucet and return the 24.75" Moen sink for a larger one, probably this 31" Houzer model: http://www.houzersink.com/product/ehd-3118 I really wanted a zero-radius sink, but at $1000, it's not in the budget...
by SleazyG
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen Faucet Advice Needed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Kitchen Faucet Advice Needed!

Help! I ordered the faucet below because I liked its minimal styling. http://www.americanstandard-us.com/products/productDetail.aspx?id=1676 However, I received it yesterday and it's HUGE...about fifteen inches high! My kitchen is pretty small and I've been vigilant about scaling appliances accordin...
by SleazyG
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps
Replies: 21
Views: 2080

I recommend a color temp in the 5200 to 5600k range. These are sometimes called designer white. But any quality fluorescent lamp will have it's color temperature listed on it. Wow, 5200k is really "cool" in temperature. I think 5600k is daylight balanced, right? I guess if you're not mixi...
by SleazyG
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Vote on our floor!
Replies: 30
Views: 3151

I'd go white as well and I'd choose an AzRock product over an Armstrong one. To me, AzRock's VCT just looks more like the asbestos tiles of yesteryear. AzRock has several colors which I'd classify as "white," but none of them are truly white. V-312 is probably the classic "white"...
by SleazyG
Wed May 27, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM lighting sources: ball lights and sconces
Replies: 36
Views: 24678

Since this seems to be the definitive thread on MCM lighting, I'll post my question here. When is mixing different types of MCM lighting too much? For example, is it too much to have a Nelson saucer lamp near a sputnik chandelier and two sputnik sconces? I really want a Nelson saucer lamp over my di...
by SleazyG
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Living Member Websites
Replies: 60
Views: 36225

Site Name: 1970's Porno Condo URL: http://www.pornocondo.blogspot.com/ Site Author: SleazyG What you'll find there: BLOG - This is my second condo purchase and I hope it'll be a more positive experience than the first. The building was completed as apartments in 1965 and converted to condos in 1980....
by SleazyG
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hallway light conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 3898

I'd look at section B, page 16 of the Primelight catalog. Not sure if it's period appropriate (may be more 60s/70s), but it looks like they have a couple of fixtures with a 6" profile or lower.

by SleazyG
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 4911

For those who have VCT installed in their homes, about how long can one reasonably expect for that wet-look, high-gloss sheen to last before needing re-waxing and buffing? A year? How long for a low-traffic household (no children or pets)? Classic Form, do you have any pics of your V-312 floor or a ...
by SleazyG
Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 4911

FYI, for those looking for VCT that more closely resembles VAT, I've just come across a manufacturer called AzRock. Has anyone used their products? AzRock's VCT seems to replicate the "streaky" quality of VAT better than Armstrong's VCT, which is more "speckly." http://www.azrock...
by SleazyG
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tell Me About Your Interior Doors!
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Wow. Robbhouston and Joe, those doors look fantastic. Is it just me or does shellac seem to show off the somewhat iridescent quality of wood like no other finish? The issue I have is that my hideous front door (pictured below) cannot be replaced because the HOA will not allow varying doors within th...
by SleazyG
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tell Me About Your Interior Doors!
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Tell Me About Your Interior Doors!

While considering my options for a new kitchen, I've become concerned about the interior doors throughout the rest of the home. I definitely want to retain the use of slab doors, but rather than the white doors there now, I'd like to have veneered doors or something at least less "apartment loo...
by SleazyG
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Member / Creating MCM from scratch
Replies: 1
Views: 2689

Here are some pictures and the floor plans for what I call the "1970's Porno Condo." http://home.earthlink.net/~barracuda1978/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/danplans.gif Foyer with awful ceramic tile, 1980's glass block and strange choice of paint. http://home.earthlink.net/~barrac...
by SleazyG
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Laminate Kitchen Cabinets: Your Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2204

So I went and bought a 4x8 sheet of the laminate in question and it only vaguely resembles the pictures on the Formica website. The colors in their images are way off. The actual laminate is far darker and there's no pink tint to it. I have to say, it's much prettier and pulls off the wood illusion ...
by SleazyG
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Laminate Kitchen Cabinets: Your Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2204

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets: Your Thoughts?

I've just purchased a condo with an unsalvageable kitchen. The previous owner butchered the cabinets to make room for an unpermitted, unvented washer/dryer. My dilemma is that I want new kitchen cabinets that are full-overlay, slab doors with exotic wood, but on a budget. For instance, I like some o...
by SleazyG
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Member / Creating MCM from scratch
Replies: 1
Views: 2689

New Member / Creating MCM from scratch

Hello, I'm a new member who's just purchased a condo in Los Angeles and is interested in giving it a Mid-Century Modern renovation. Oddly, the property was built in 1965 but my particular unit seems to have been defiled sometime between 1975 and 1985, i.e. the dark walnut cabinets have been painted ...

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