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by dani
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Clutter & Junk
Replies: 13
Views: 2028

Joe pretty much covered it all... I do a clean out of each room and closet once every couple months. Including drawers. My girls rooms get cleaned out (closets and toys) every other month. Toy storage is in their closets and in some wicker baskets right now. I try not to let them get too many toys (...
by dani
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me brainstorm my garage door
Replies: 16
Views: 2117

dani, try to get the panels delivered before install day and prime and paint them before they go up. Borrow a bunch of sawhorses and lay them out so you can lay off the finish really nice. I'd paint the daylights out them. Yes, they are going to deliver them so we can get them ready before they ins...
by dani
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me brainstorm my garage door
Replies: 16
Views: 2117

Not sure if this would work but I met someone in the neighborhood yesterday who may want to sell her original garage doors. I have no experience with this so not sure if garage doors can be transplanted from one house to another. I was just joking with my husband last night about stealing garage do...
by dani
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need creative ideas for our small kitchen
Replies: 13
Views: 3508

I like Joe's idea of the eating area. a small fixed island with a sink may be nice, then the table could but up to that.... or a cantilevered concrete surface for the table (maybe oval, circle or rectangle). That would allow you to center a cook top or a range on the back wall. It's going to be hard...
by dani
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Garage door on Techbuilt house??? AFTER pic POSTED
Replies: 22
Views: 1696

update: as of today we are going to get 4 replacement panels for our door. They do not make replacement panels in the same construction as ours was (tongue and groove) they only make them in lap joints now. Soooo. we are going to have all 4 of them replaced. so the garage door will be exactly the sa...
by dani
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me brainstorm my garage door
Replies: 16
Views: 2117

my latest as of today is that we CAN get 4 replacement flush smooth panels to reconstruct our door. so it will look as it does now (just have different joints...lap not dove tail) but we will paint it to match the color of the house. I think that is the route we are going to take. The next door on t...
by dani
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6531

by dani
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6531

as I mentioned before, garage doors companies just want to move current inventory. they don't care about design or your home. hire someone to make a custom door that is appropriate for your home. I would not waste thousands of dollars for an aluminum and glass door that is not period correct. The p...
by dani
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6531

I was just looking at these last night. I am exhausted with garage door companies. All anyone can give me that is relatively close to what my house needs is a flat panel wood grain aluminum door. We cannot get a replacement panel because the company does not make them in tongue and groove anymore. A...
by dani
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone recognize this GE range?
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

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by dani
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1909

Whats wrong with the house? I understand it's not MCM and it's a McMansion, but it still better looking than a lot of the other crap-ola being from the mid west, and growing up in a corn field I understand that this house is a wowza here. Where plain is the normal. People like big shiny and new (th...
by dani
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: oval tulip table help
Replies: 1
Views: 1414

well it seems I have half a table, I am missing the top..... now it makes sense. http://www.metroretrofurniture.com/images/dining/diningtabletulipbase01.jpg http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gKHDfsKruQI/SuuEvlS19NI/AAAAAAAABfc/wH4s-kw_M6c/s320/foundmod%2B021.jpg&imgre...
by dani
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: oval tulip table help
Replies: 1
Views: 1414

oval tulip table help

I picked this up today.... It's kind of small, not really sure what I am going to do with it. There is no name or markings on it. Top is oval covered with lambskin and is original. The stem is s steel and the base is a black Lucite (see through). What can I clean the lucite with to get rid of minor ...
by dani
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What countertop product looks like formica/laminate?
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

by dani
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me brainstorm my garage door
Replies: 16
Views: 2117

I really like that door, and you can have a seal on it then...... can you add a window in the gable latter if you find you really want to? BTW we finally decided on a wood door. it will be Redwood (rough sawn) flush panel. To save our old door was just not worth it... it was in much disrepair the mo...
by dani
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me brainstorm my garage door
Replies: 16
Views: 2117

It seems like it'd be good to be more on the historically accurate side because the garage is pretty much what you see when you look at your house (at least, that's how I understand it--you're behind a bb fence, right?). And by that I mean to look historically accurate. I like Joe's idea. We're goi...
by dani
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6531

anyone have comments on the color or condition of the siding? I like the color, but since it's aluminum it has dents in it. I was thinking if I painted the garage door another color or got a new garage door that might make it look better? What about a wood or faux wood garage door? With your style ...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me brainstorm my garage door
Replies: 16
Views: 2117

can I ask what the rest of the house on that side looks like? do you have a picture of it? just to see the full "curb appeal" view. What direction does the garage door face? We have gable windows on the north and south side, but the south side is partially under a tree. Honestly it's prett...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What countertop product looks like formica/laminate?
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

We had a very good installer and the laminate we used was nevamar, which i supposed to be more durable than formica. Our countertops are nowhere near completely destroyed - there are small chips here and there at the edges where it's been bumped, and surface scratches that are visible on close insp...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: my $ 0.50 stool
Replies: 15
Views: 3769

Ebay is awesome for books! I just got one for 1/4 of what it should sell for. I decided to redo the stool white, because I am going to go back to a plant stand for the window, now I shall start my long tedious search for one. Our floors will be dark so I decided to keep the stool white. I will post ...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6531

To expand on the courtyard idea, after looking at the pictures again, I recommend an L of wall to create privacy and just remove everything. I'd even change the front door to a single light glass one. I am too out of your climate to give you any other landscape advice. But I agree about the shutter...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6531

our side window like that had a honeycomb blind on it, that you could draw all the way up and was as thin as the wood trim between the windows. It was also white like the trim, so not noticeable during the day but gave privacy from the road at night. I have also seen cling on frosted glass sheets, b...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6531

Nice home! but yes the leaded glass is a little sad, considering the railing on the deck is so modern, kinda makes me wonder what they were thinking??? I would look into restoring the windows and door, considering the area your in, it's nice to have as many view of nature as you can. I don't know ho...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: house numbers, a bit stumped
Replies: 14
Views: 2949

I have my landscape plans all drawn up (well sketched up), finally. Took a long time to decide on the back and I have been milling over the front for some time. I still need to decide on the "number" issue but want to get the landscape going first. I have a REAL hard time doing any design ...
by dani
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What countertop product looks like formica/laminate?
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

From what I have seen of formica, you get what you pay for. There seems to be some real cheaply made counter tops out there. I would look at getting formica again, myself. but pay the $ for a nice supplier and installer. other than that quartz and corian are the options, if you want white. Egads is ...
by dani
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: opinions needed on bedroom flooring
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

i think a good quality slate (or slate-esque) surface would be more trouble-free than VCT (and actually look better in your house) -- not an educated opinion, but there's stripping and recoating of VCT which is necessary and known... most natural stone is a set, protect and forget scenario. no? (pe...
by dani
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Base Molding: A naive Q
Replies: 16
Views: 3857

about that space you say you have..... I was looking at ours when I was taking these pictures, it seems our jams are wider than our drywall and studs. So we too would have a space if you were to lay a flat piece of wood on them. It looks as if all of our trim is notched to accommodate the jams. so i...
by dani
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Base Molding: A naive Q
Replies: 16
Views: 3857

IT's REAL similar to ours, it may be original all of our molding and trim is original and made from redwood. you can see a close up and far away in this photo. originally it was a opaque driftwood color but 2 owners ago was painted all white. Our baseboards originally had a shoe because of the parqu...
by dani
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: opinions needed on bedroom flooring
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

we just had armstrong VCT installed in a bedroom after looking at many options. It just came out to be affordable. i would mention that VCT all over will definitely give you a more accurate retro look. for my wife and I, our style is more overall modern...not necessarily ONLY MCM...so too much of t...
by dani
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: opinions needed on bedroom flooring
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

of course the classic black is my favorite :) but my other half wanted slate, until he learned what maintenance is involved. The congoleum is a compromise since it is close to the color of slate he wanted. We are contemplating putting up wood on one wall also, since the original plans called for it ...

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