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by classic form
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dedham, MA - WOW - $349,900
Replies: 5
Views: 2501

You know Joe, there are quite a few times when I read your responses and feel you went a little too far, a little too blunt, a bit too honest.

But in this case? I've got your back.
by classic form
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoring a Slate Floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Yes...Pure Tung Oil. Here is what I used: http://www.realmilkpaint.com/oil.html Slate coping on top of brick wall, notice blotchiness of slate in before pic. OK...not the best before and after but gives you a little idea. During tour of house for sale. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/classicfo...
by classic form
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoring a Slate Floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

I'm sorry I don't have any answers regarding removal of old finish...but, when you DO remove it I can recommend what to use as a new finish. Pure tung oil. I've used it on unfinished slate and it is excellent. Not shiny at all but still gives it that "wettish" look. My slate was very dry l...
by classic form
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 9684

Believe it or not this showed up on ebay a week ago. Just ended. Time for a road trip to PA:-) The search is over. Thought it might take years to find....Someone down there likes me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/221182541063?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&autorefresh=true
by classic form
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 9684

No miracle, Bemis manufactures all colors in plastic colored all the way through. I have a few extra stashed just in case they decide to stop production.
by classic form
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 9684

I'm in and out of ReStores whenever I can locate them. We have one in Kalamamzoo, one in Grand Rapids and i bop in when i see them during travels. I used to go to them quite a bit and remember seeing colored toilets everytime but no such luck,so far. The toilet that you point out SDR, I have a line ...
by classic form
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 9684

Thanks for the tips and links...I've pretty much surfed the web completly back to shore. I'm hoping someone might run across one on a local craigslist or architectural salvage store and think of me.
by classic form
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 9684

American Standard Ming Green

About a week ago our original A.S. ming green toilet tank cracked. Desperatly looking for a replacement and would appreciate any leads...don't need the bowl or lid but will definately purchase the whole toilet to get what I need. This one is from 1956. Will consider slightly different style as long ...
by classic form
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front Door Color
Replies: 9
Views: 3965

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/classicform/image.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/classicform/image-1.jpg Here is our entrance door color...Vermillion, 6PA on the Ostwald color chart. Same color on both sides, original color from 1957. A little cliche' but it's what was specified wh...
by classic form
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Living Member Websites
Replies: 60
Views: 44636

Site Name: Nelson/Kirkpatrick House Link: http://nelsonkirkpatrickhouse.blogspot.com/?view=sidebar Author: Me Content: Pics and whatnot of our 1955 house designed by George Nelson and Gordon Chadwick with other Nelson architectural commisions scattered about. Herman Miller article on Kirkpatrick hou...
by classic form
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: signed images
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Thanks...running out of things to add though. Any suggestions? I've tried to scan published magazine/book articles and mentions but I'm about ready to throw the scanner out the window:-). Could be the new Mac as well. I would also add more prints but they are in tif form and it will not let me uploa...
by classic form
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: signed images
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Pleasure. Link didn't work too well. Click on sidebar view to see the whole site.
by classic form
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: signed images
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Hey all...been a while. Here are images of the house and a few other goodies on a blog I started, nothing fancy...not interested in making it look nice:-)

http://nelsonkirkpatrickhouse.blogspot. ... -1958.html
by classic form
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Better soffit for underside of balcony
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

How about allowing the deck to continue to let water to pass through but channel it away from the underside? A slightly sloped "waterproof sheet of whatever", that the rain would collect on the top side of after flowing through the deck and then flow to the low edge of the "waterproof...
by classic form
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

by classic form
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 109868

So...working in Bell this week and started driving around the hood, low and behold I pass this landmark after reading this thread for the past how many years? I had no idea where this place was...quite a pleasant suprise to run across it. Wasn't hungry, didn't stop (except to take a couple of quick ...
by classic form
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

Nice work Joe...is this the last project and then you can relax?
by classic form
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Richard Neutra - 1955 Kronish house - Beverly Hills
Replies: 23
Views: 8628

That's not what I wrote. What I wrote was "all the *BLEEP* idiots"
by classic form
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Richard Neutra - 1955 Kronish house - Beverly Hills
Replies: 23
Views: 8628

I am so sick and tired of all the #@$* idiots in this world I could spit.
by classic form
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Source for White Glossy Laminate?
Replies: 11
Views: 3372

Looks great! You happy with it? The thickness looks to be about the same as ours...
by classic form
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Source for White Glossy Laminate?
Replies: 11
Views: 3372

Oh come on...you can do it. I want to see your counter:)
by classic form
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM homes at today’s more realistic prices-
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

just a suggestion...please don't take this personally...have you seen the paid ads along the sides of this forum?
by classic form
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 8670

Is there enough room there for double doors? If there is I'd be on the lookout for a set, you could take care of the door and the sidelight in one fell swoop. Habitat is a good place to look but if there is a wrecking company in your town you might want to check there also...most will take anything ...
by classic form
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Creating a historic district
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Waaaaaaay over my ability to help...sorry.
by classic form
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Creating a historic district
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

by classic form
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 3318

Here's what we used to replace our 50yo skylights. Same company as the originals, still made the same size. This time though they are double domed to help with heat loss. Very nice and very well made.

http://www.wascoskylights.com/commercia ... ized-fixed
by classic form
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need wallpaper suggestions for an accent wall.
Replies: 17
Views: 7281

Have you thought about grasscloth?
by classic form
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 4630

And there it is.
by classic form
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 4630

I think the problem is that there is no place for the moisture to escape. My jalousie windows have inside storms and they don't have any problem at all. The single panes right next to them fog up in the bathroom after/during a shower but the jalousies stay clear. The temp. of the storm is warmer tha...

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