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by dani
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front Door Color
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

ours is Behr antique copper. I don't love the brand, the color is OK.. I still am thinking I may go more orange and less copper.
by dani
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: swivel rocker upholstery
Replies: 0
Views: 3203

swivel rocker upholstery

I acquired this chair from an estate sale for $10. The original fabric is stain free and at first glance looks awesome. BUT it is deteriorating fast. This will be my first piece to be reupholstered. What should be a reasonable cost for doing so? I have a few places to contact, but would like to know...
by dani
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Yet another landscaping question
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

As a landscape architect, things I would address: right now the house seems a little uninviting. The lines of evergreens and the closed up courtyard are not exactly beckoning visitors in. To get some "flow" in from the street you need to extend something of the house out. You see it done w...
by dani
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My new House in Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 9186

Very nice house! LOVE the terrazo! and that kitchen will look stunning!
by dani
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Techbuilt Mid-Century Modern homes
Replies: 1
Views: 1666

Techbuilt Mid-Century Modern homes

Found this on Facebook a group for Techbuilt owners. There is little out there, as far as resources for restoration about these fabulous MCM's. This is a group to share and converse about them. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Techbuilt-Mid-Century-Modern-Homes/211680435541785#!/pages/Techbuilt-Mid-Cen...
by dani
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Project Updates
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

This is nice! someday we will do our utility room, for now I just shut the door :wink:

but I do love the cabinet under the washer and dryer nice use of space.
by dani
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need wallpaper suggestions for an accent wall.
Replies: 17
Views: 5142

nice, I like it :)
by dani
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 15532

I'm with Egads on this. our master has a low shower head and the previous owners installed a hand held with a bar that the head is on, to adjust it up and down. we love it, and since we tend to give our dog a bath in the shower with the hand held, I don't know that I would ever change it.
by dani
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front porch somewhat fixed....
Replies: 12
Views: 3249

so far looks good! do you have a picture from a little further back? so we can see more of the front of the house? that may help determine which way to go. I am also a fan of Darker... or drift wood. either one would make it pop. I am currently on break (literally) from planting at our house. The go...
by dani
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 7344

We had a glass panel on the aluminum sliding door replaced. It was safety glass, thermal... double pane. i think it was $600ish? but it was labor intense. A smaller window was $200 for the same glass.

Your foyer is sweet, I can see why you would want people to see in :)
by dani
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 8410

We get condensation and ICE in the winter on the inside of one of our sliding doors. We have a whole house humidifier/dehumidifier. It helps a TON... (or we would get it on our windows) but in the times when we are below 15 degrees we will get the condensation and the ICE. I have yet to find a way t...
by dani
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 7344

our door, with original clear glass side, I do like being able to see out. it also makes the foyer a lot brighter. I would have a hard time choosing between keeping the old or adding new clear glass, if I was in your shoes. I do like the idea of reusing the old, if you take it out. from inside: http...
by dani
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 7344

If you remove it, I vote for clear glass next to the door and a solid color door :)
by dani
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Baseboards, Casing and Crown Molding?
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

maybe you'll get lucky and find a piece of original baseboard scrap hiding under the current baseboard :) we found old parquet pieces when we pulled out our carpet, hiding under the baseboards. That baseboard your looking at is generally what we have in out home, built in the mid 60's. Ours is a lit...
by dani
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Compost Bins
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

also mowing leaves can help them breakdown faster. Renting a mulcher is another option. If your just doing leaf composting, you can compost them into beds in the fall and by spring they should be good to go. These would have to be mulched or mown leaves tilled into the soil. It's great for starting ...
by dani
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Compost Bins
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Most likely you'll need a few "piles" or bins. The material takes quite a bit of time to break down far enough to use. It needs air to do so. That's why they make the turning bins that you can rotate. Another way is to turn over the compost with a pitch fork. The easiest route (because you...
by dani
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 32871

For cooling, floor level vents are less than ideal. (good for heat) However, the rooftop ducts in a case like this pick up a lot of heat are are not efficient. Of course at the age that system was, it was very inefficient anyway. Makes total sense. We are on a wooded lot, so cooling is not a big is...
by dani
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 32871

The octopus had to go! Fortunately, there was existing ductwork built into the slab that was in excellent condition, so we are now using it again. Works great and has all kinds of positive benefits from being located in a concrete floor. From the looks of it, it's very much like out heating and coo...
by dani
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 5028

by dani
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Floor, Kitchen & more help - Techbuilt house
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

by dani
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Floor, Kitchen & more help - Techbuilt house
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

The kitchen is hard... it's been pretty much re done, so staying true would not make much sense unless you were gutting and starting over. I would go with a solid color of quartz. Maybe even redo the back splash. We redid ours just with white subway tiles stacked (like those in your master bath tub)...
by dani
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on exterior paint, please
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

make sure all the white trim goes, it's kind of distracting and hard to find the front door. Which ever door color you choose, make sure it is bright. This will allow for the door to be located easier. Colors are hard, esp. on the exterior. I'm kind of on the fence about the avocado... only because ...
by dani
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

LOVE your paint color!!! everything pulls together with the landscape being mostly rock, the green really brings out the lines of the house while keeping everything monochromatic (except the flamingos of course). i like the mustard chimney! they just need to re-paint the fascia - that's all. i bet a...
by dani
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Suggetions for my NorCal MCM hybrid interior
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

We are in some what of the same process. I now have my husband on board and it is much easier. We are FAR from done with swapping furniture, but it will be a fun couple of years looking for it. I think you could drastically change the style with just changing out some of the pots on the plants. addi...
by dani
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aren't we lucky!
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

ouch... they will have nice views of each others gray siding. What beautiful land. There could have been some REALLY cool homes built there!
by dani
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: hi-fi restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 5183

"I would assume it is smoke/nicotine damage" Nerd-boy strikes again: did you know that nicotine is essentially colorless? What people refer to as "nicotine stains" is actually tar stains, caused by the fruit sugars they put in tobacco products to give them a more robust flavor. ...
by dani
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: hi-fi restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 5183

thanks so much! this is exactly what I was looking for! :)
by dani
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: hi-fi restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 5183

hi-fi restoration

well, kind of..... we recently acquired a beautiful philco working 72" hi-fi. YAY! The only down side is the speaker screens seem to be real yellowed. can these be cleaned? I don't want to touch them and mess them up. I would assume it is smoke/nicotine damage. oh, and um we payed $30.00 :)
by dani
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gen Y doesn't want McMs
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

I'm a Y too. and I love my MCM... but I'm a very mature, practical minded Y'er so maybe that makes the difference.
by dani
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: opinions needed on a rug
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Well, we got it.... it's awesome and I love it :)

need to take pictures, but it's gloomy, rainy and foggy here... no light :( so I will next time it's sunny. Thanks for the opinions!!!!

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