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by danny leisure
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3113

Replace the fan above the dinning table with a light. Two fans in the same space is too much unless they are aligned somehow. Use the taken down one with it's longer down rod, remove the light kit, spray paint it white and use it in the living room. (the one currently in your living area has probab...
by danny leisure
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3113

what about opening up a couple of the clerestory casements.!? good DIY project. let that heat escape. oh do i wish i had that option. they may need a new gasket. but may just need a couple clean slices with a utility blade....sanding and paint. I'll definitely be doing that, but there's a decent li...
by danny leisure
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3113

by danny leisure
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3113

Here's what I think: A plain fan. The plainest you can find. You want it to go away. Not "feature" it. In your case a plain white one. You also need a longer down. rod. The fan is more efficient if there is space above it. If you go to one of the manufacturers web sites (like hunter) ther...
by danny leisure
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3113

Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans

I'm having a VERY hard time finding a ceiling fan (or two) that fit in my 1955 ranch. I know this is largely due to the fact that ceiling fans weren't really used a whole lot in modern 50's architecture and that cross ventilation utilizing clerestory windows and open doors (passive solar) was more l...
by danny leisure
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 3775

is that your main living room or just a basement chill out room? I assume you're speaking to me, and not T.O. MidMod. If not, sorry for stepping in... (plus, I assume you're speaking to me, as T.O.'s place is far from boring). if it is main living space, it is boring... lots of options. i'll try an...
by danny leisure
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 3775

My Personal opinion, but I would just remove the paint and leave it as is. Yeah. I'm already decided on the limestone stack. I just love the look so much, and it's the only thing I really love in an MCM home that this house doesn't have. Plus, the terracotta red really clashes with our color scheme...
by danny leisure
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 3775

MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)

Perhaps there is already a thread for this topic (The Mid-Century Modern Fireplace --with special attention given to interior chimneys), but I couldn't find it (granted, I didn't SCOUR into the deep dark recesses of the site...), so I'm starting one. We recently purchased a one-owner (basically) 195...
by danny leisure
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6267

I compare it to some handbags. Some of the high end bags are hideous yet you see everyone with them because it's status. I'm actually going to replace the kitchen with Ikea Danny so your instincts were right on. The measurers come today and the order is placed later this week. The countertops are g...
by danny leisure
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6267

I'm always amazed when watching those HGTV/TLC house hunting shows, that people with absolutely no style (or at least no style preference) will say, "I wish the countertops were granite." They overlook the fact that most of the houses are boring and quite awful, but they have an opinion a...
by danny leisure
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6267

Yes. I am diametrically opposed to granite (especially for MCM). It's even worse in tile form. Can't wait to see the new kitchen. PS... You can do wonders with Ikea simply by tweaking little things here and there. I've done several kitchens using Ikea pre-stock, and they come out looking like a mill...
by danny leisure
Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6267

Don't you love it when folks come on internet boards, ask a question, a bunch of folks provide answers and ask some questions for clarification, and the OP is never heard from again? Huh? Original Poster. In all fairness, I think egads is just being a tad impatient. It's only been two weeks since L...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Roofing Contractor in Denver
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

I would suggest not limiting your search for a flat-roofer to the Denver area. Check LA and Palm Springs where these roofs (and their preservation) are more prevalent. Do pay heed to domus48 in regard to wood... if there is damage to the wood beneath the roof, have a carpenter repair that before you...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6267

If you're drywall is visible above the ugly backsplash (the backsplash doesn't go all the way up to the cabinets), make a cut into the drywall with a circular saw along the top edge of the backsplash, pull out the drywall and the backsplash together, mount hardibacker to the studs in the void, mount...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Best pic hosting site? photobucket, kodak, flicr, snapfish,
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Picasa for actual sharing.

Flickr for showing off.
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern puppy!
Replies: 36
Views: 4222

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