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by dani
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: opinions needed on a rug
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

opinions needed on a rug

I am having a REAL hard time finding rugs for the house. The living room has been esp. hard. I need something large. A 12'x9' would be PERFECT. Most everything I find is 8x10. We are going to look at one tonight, the size is perfect, but I am on the fence about the pattern. It's a bit Persian. Altho...
by dani
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: slider window drapes
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

I have 2 little girls. One of them LOVES girly things. but ruffles and sparkles don't go real well in a modern house. Their window treatments are simple, just blinds. The have a retro robins egg blue wall with red accents in the room. It's very simple, but still girly. I found some vintage aprons th...
by dani
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What brand of appliances are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 3104

The bertazzoni is close to the oven in bottom pic.
by dani
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4752

by dani
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: anyone have an info on this chair?
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: anyone have an info on this chair?

Sorry for the re-post but this thread seems busier. Happy Thanksgiving all - pumpkin bread is in the oven~~!!! Does anyone have any info on this chair - I picked it up at a garage sale last weekend. Thanks! Sorry for the link - the pics are formatted too large - http://clarksdaleplace.blogspot.com/...
by dani
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4752

I was joking :D it's actually in the 20s-30s today out here on the left coast and my boiler broke down :oops: time to build a fire! . BURRRRR! What a day for that... better than when the snow flies though. It is same temps here and this morning we had that entire door out, plus a window on the othe...
by dani
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Whats on your counters?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

by dani
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4752

not living in the midwest is one solution :wink: This is true :) Well our window is in on our slider. For the first time since we bought the place, I can see my back yard. The new glass seems to transfer way less cold. I think we will look at replacing a little bit each year. Not the cheapest thing...
by dani
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Whats on your counters?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

I have a vintage kitchen aid stand mixer in yellow that matches the original appliances. (replaced my daughter's pink breast cancer awareness one) There's a very large Cuisinart toaster with a vintage shape. I have some stainless steel cylinders that hold often used utensils. I might suggest a frui...
by dani
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Whats on your counters?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Whats on your counters?

Just wondering as we finish cleaning up the kitchen.... what's on your counters? We have been hard at work striping the 90's sponge wallpaper in our kitchen all weekend. We even decided to take out our backsplash that was embellished with southwest patterns and fish. We replaced the tile with a whit...
by dani
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4752

We have the same problem. The previous owner installed blinds that pull across the windows, they are insulated and do a great job of keeping the cold air out, but during cold winter days, we like the blinds OPEN. We are having a glass panel replaced tomorrow in one of our doors. it's letting moistur...
by dani
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our House on Apartment Therapy!
Replies: 13
Views: 3732

Thanks everyone! We had some orange sheets once but they were more of a terra cotta orange than an orange-orange. We got them from The Company Store. Our front door was originally going to be orange but we decided to change it up and go with the yellow. I wasn't sure at first because I'm such a ora...
by dani
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our House on Apartment Therapy!
Replies: 13
Views: 3732

I just LOVE you home :) I too seem to favor orange accents.... and do have orange bed sheets (a deep orange). I found them of all places Walmart. I just use the fitted because we have a white horizontally stitched quilt and a white down comforter, so just the little orange peeks through.
by dani
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

LIKE it :)
by dani
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 43141

by dani
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom brainstorming
Replies: 13
Views: 3510

Dani - I would love to know where the retro looking tree shower curtain is from. I love that it looks kinda like barkcloth. Target... it's still in store. I set it aside for fabric use in the kids rooms, since it was never used, just hung in the bath for a month or 2 and the shower was never used d...
by dani
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

Well we ordered slate...16" ebony squares. Went to pick it up and hated the color of it, the lot was too uniform for our house and VERY dark black/purple. So back to looking, looking, looking. :cry: good thing we actually looked at it before we had it delivered, which we were originally going t...
by dani
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LQQking for a room divider/screen
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

THe most interesting thing is how our old furniture - dining and cabinet - look horrible in the new space. so we are going to have to work with that down the line. we saw something interesting in a hair salon in deep ellum - metal frame with colored plexi glass squares - something i think I can mak...
by dani
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LQQking for a room divider/screen
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

You should be able to find a company that specializes in Iron fabrication. just about anything can be made. Was the original a full panel or just an end panel that went from the planter to ceiling? I kind of like the end panel with taller plants in the planter rather than shelves. Then the light wou...
by dani
Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: carports
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4680157317_bdae6e72f9_z.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4680210213_0a5e623b21_z.jpg These are 2 I had in my flickr. from a techbuilt steel brochure. Very simple design, both double carports but free standing, I have some more in my picture files, let me d...
by dani
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom brainstorming
Replies: 13
Views: 3510

these are the before pictures: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4651488386_135f18d3cb_z.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4651490670_603b80804c_z.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/4636608476_70fe136ccb_z.jpg during........... all these tiles were not square by the way, all were just s...
by dani
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom brainstorming
Replies: 13
Views: 3510

Well, we ended up deciding to salvage the floor and the shower tile. We had extra in the garage attic. So we started to disassemble the shower and find out how much water damage was behind the shower. We ended up with about a 3x3 area that needed removal of the greenboard. It had wicked up water fro...
by dani
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

Loving this tread, as my kitchen will be next years project. Ian, LOVE how your kitchen turned out and with the soapstone counter it will really tie everything together! I am almost liking some of the "shapes" rather than squares for your kitchen. It would kind of offset how square everyth...
by dani
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

Not really diggin' any of them. They are all kind of dark, the same as the counters and the floor. I actually like the white tiles, but not the tile shape. I'm a sucker for "stacked" subway tile. I also do like the idea of the painted back glass. Most MCM homes don't have much for a back s...
by dani
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

If you go back to leveling - how about terrazzo? Seems like you can over-pour and polish (or did I miss something?) We did look at this and found someone to do it too. an overlay of 1/2" with stones and such in it would give us the terazzo look. It was a very close second, but it would cost a ...
by dani
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

Just noticed on you plan, your house is laid out on a grid. What are it's dimensions? I would consider the running bond pattern if you were using oblongs. But with square tiles, I think the pattern classic form shows would be better. the grid is about 1' squares. the plan must have been laid on gra...
by dani
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

I like the choices and it sounds like you have spent a lot of time thinking this through...but, and just one mans opinion here, I am not sure of the layout of the slate. I'm assuming you'll lay them out to see how they look in your room before commiting to the running bond pattern. Here's a pic of ...
by dani
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

90% there!!! We have made headway and finally got it narrowed down. Most of the house, the blue area's will be slate. The tile we like only comes in 16x16" sizes. we tossed around the idea of cutting them in half to create 8x16" tiles, but decided on the 16x16" tiles in a running bond...
by dani
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

Well we did do some shopping today, we still have yet to find a tile for the entry. We are looking for something like a rectangle slate look alike. We brought home a larger bamboo sample and it seems a bit dark. We did bring home some cork samples too. We are liking most of them. Any suggestions on ...
by dani
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

Egads, yes that is what we were looking at. The chestnut color in the solid strand. It carries a 25 year structural and finish warranty. It ends up being about $6.00 a square foot. It is the high end of bamboo for sure. With bamboo the cut and the age of the plant have everything to do with the stre...

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