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by tikiyaki
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Beadboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

not real enthusiastic about this detail. The ceiling in the hall is quite low. dark wood makes it feel lower. I might consider adding a skylight instead. I have two closets in that hall way. Now, if I were to do this, I would either go with simple birch plywood with no groves, or four inch redwood ...
by tikiyaki
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: roxy500's Seattle house
Replies: 39
Views: 16182

While I like the original look and feel of the exterior, what is there now feels Wrightian to me, not '70s. I would not paint it. Use stain to continue the natural color. I like it. I would not paint the trim a different color from the body. As it is now, it blends in nicely for a vintage '40s-earl...
by tikiyaki
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo floor
Replies: 14
Views: 3844

thanks. I am thinking of terrazzo tiles in my master bath, but with a smaller rock pattern. I would also use it in my shower and surround. Can't decide between that and mosaic tile. We'll see after taxes are done... http://www.wausautile.com Cheaper than Bisazza...I'm 99% sure that mile tiles are W...
by tikiyaki
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo floor
Replies: 14
Views: 3844

by tikiyaki
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: roxy500's Seattle house
Replies: 39
Views: 16182

Nice house and great style, but I'm more partial to the way it looked in 1952, as opposed to now. The natural wood slats make it look too 1970's "down to Earth" and leaves me with the feeling that it needs some exterior paint or something (just my personal opinion). 8) Actually, what thro...
by tikiyaki
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo floor
Replies: 14
Views: 3844

Re: terrazzo

my floor is a dull off white, but I think it would look awesome polished. I think it needs to be sanded, ground, polished and sealed. I'll send some pics when I get some together. When I moved in, my terrazzo tiles were covered in 99 cent home depot sticky tiles...I had to remove the glue first, th...
by tikiyaki
Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo floor
Replies: 14
Views: 3844

Whatever you do, I will tell you this...out of all the floor surfaces in my house...Terrazzo, VCT, hardwood, wood laminate...I have a mixed bag...The terrazzo is the easiest to clean, and shows less dirt than anything,and is the most durable. It always looks good. Do yourself a favor...spend the mon...
by tikiyaki
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your feedback on this house!
Replies: 21
Views: 5051

Thanks for all of the great suggestions and encouragement. We *almost* own this house and I've been feeling a bit apprehensive as of course friends and parents hate it! lose the old friends :P you have a whole bunch of new ones here who just love your taste and think you are simply fabulous !!!!! w...
by tikiyaki
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your feedback on this house!
Replies: 21
Views: 5051

For exterior color, I did dark brown with darkER brown trim (picture a chocolate layer cake), and I have have to tell you, I'm really happy with the results. If my T-111 siding was not painted I would have done a dark rich stain for sure, but the brown was a nice way of accomplishing the same appear...
by tikiyaki
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Cool MCM ceiling light for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 971

Cool MCM ceiling light for sale

I have a cool ceiling light for sale on ebay if anyone is interested.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1
by tikiyaki
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tiki Article LA Times
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

by tikiyaki
Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anonymous MCMs
Replies: 58
Views: 27831

by tikiyaki
Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIKIYAKI Dies and goes to heaven...
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

by tikiyaki
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIKIYAKI Dies and goes to heaven...
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

by tikiyaki
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Original 1950s Youngstown kitchen
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

by tikiyaki
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Regret list : If I had to do it all over again....
Replies: 42
Views: 51934

actually black shows everything and my beagle drops a boat load a hair. I do like the black tiles. Though I wish we could have polished the slab and installed cork in the master bedroom. Wow, PacificaModern and I agree on something! Right, you have a dog too...I forgot. I'm with you on the cork...I...
by tikiyaki
Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Regret list : If I had to do it all over again....
Replies: 42
Views: 51934

Re: The Regret list : If I had to do it all over again....

Those VCT's are a b*tch to clean... tiki, I use a commercial dust mop twice a week and a wet mop every other week. I use a wax-friendly sray on the dust mop and do my whole house in about 20 minutes. Wet mopping take about an hour. The difference is, you were smart enough to get a color that hides ...
by tikiyaki
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HELP! Stripping paint off interior/exterior beams
Replies: 9
Views: 3366

Oh no, not the Jasco. It works, but it's nasty stuff. We stripped our ceiling with PeelAway 7 and restained them. The PeelAway is much easier and safer to work with. Unfortunately your beams are probably fir and the open grain of the softwood won't strip perfectly. You'll have to lightly sand them ...
by tikiyaki
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Favorite Lesser Known Mid Century Architect
Replies: 63
Views: 61708

A Henry Doelger gallery: http://www.dalycityhistory.org/westlake/gallery/westlakegallery1.html Hey Sid, I've seen those houses pictured before. Amazing stuff. Definitely unique in comparison to other modernists of the era. I especially like this one... http://www.dalycityhistory.org/westlake/galler...
by tikiyaki
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HELP! Stripping paint off interior/exterior beams
Replies: 9
Views: 3366

Re: HELP! Stripping paint off interior/exterior beams

I live in a MCM home in Scottsdale, AZ, and I want to strip paint from my interior/exterior beams. There are probably about 5 layers of paint coated over our gorgeous wood beams. Does anyone have recommendations...a tried and true method for removing layers of paint? I've tried a heat gun and a pla...
by tikiyaki
Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Terra Linda, CA - Rare 2 story Eichler
Replies: 10
Views: 2761

Wow...what's cooler than 1 story of floor to ceiling glass...? ***2 STORIES** of floor to ceiling glass... I know the remuddling is a crime, but you gotta love the 2 story Eichlers for that reason alone...see below... http://norcalmls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Bareis&PRGNAME=MLSLog...
by tikiyaki
Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sarasota Modern Home Tour (Pics!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

by tikiyaki
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MajorEarth: Building a modern organic Malibu home
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Mike

Amazing blog. Just what the doctor ordered for me, as I've been thinking about doing this myself. Thanx !
by tikiyaki
Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Regret list : If I had to do it all over again....
Replies: 42
Views: 51934

The Regret list : If I had to do it all over again....

In the spirit of past threads of Top 100 ways to "screw up" and "improve" your MCM homes, I'd like to add this to the list. I don't know about all of you. but there are things I did to my house that, if I was doing it again I would do differently...mainly due to lack of knowledge or available funds....
by tikiyaki
Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Someone on HGTV FINALLY gets it right
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Someone on HGTV FINALLY gets it right

During dinner tonite I saw an edition of "Generation Renovation" with a guy who restored a beautiful MCM house in the Santa Monica mountains. I thought he did an amazing job....he sandblasted all the white paint off of all the wood, including the TnG ceiling and the original doug fir kitchen cabinet...
by tikiyaki
Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: It's nice, but is it Art?
Replies: 10
Views: 2357

oh, not THAT's disturbing....
by tikiyaki
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doesn't anyone buy orange carpeting anymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 19652

Interface flor tiles are great...removeable, washable, easy to install, and in orange...

http://www.interfaceflor.com/service/fl ... 0900609164
by tikiyaki
Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: World's Fair Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 5853

The tower structure in the 2nd photo was the New York State Pavillion . Designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster, it is still standing in decrepit condition and quite visible as you drive into the city from Long Island. There has long been talk about some kind of limited restoration but to my ...

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