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Postby Stephen » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:28 am

I'm trying to clear junk out of my courtyard. Here are a couple "before" shots:


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Some interesting notes. In the first shot the broken up concrete is from the previous owners ripping up a slab. Instead of actualyl getting rid of the concrete they just stacked it in a corner behind the plants! Oh yeah, and those aren't real tree stumps...the POs just sat those on the soil for "decoration" as the listing agent said.

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Postby Futura Girl » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:38 am

TILE!

bathroom that is...

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Postby SDR » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:26 pm

I probably missed something: is Futura Girl (having sold her spectacular Eichler) now working on another MCM residence? If so, congratulations, and encouragement are in order !

Now, everybody get back to work. :D (I'm trying to relieve the suffering of a new poster who's wrestling with design issues. As the weather here gets more wintry, indoor work/play is appreciated.)

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Postby Futura Girl » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:07 pm

i am living in vegas for a while working on the 1957 El Ranchito Vegas... it was rented out to a girlfriend of mine, but she moved out around the time the Eichler was sold, so i have moved in.
http://www.lottaliving.com/elranchito/ (site is about 2 years out of date...)

i am finishing up my original plans for the Elvis Bathroom now - ripped out the shower - don't worry we were able to salvage the decorative Fransican gold tiles for reuse in the new tub/shower.

i should be working on the bathroom tile, but so far, i have only been attending to my internet business and emails. i am a procrastinator.

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Postby SDR » Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:40 pm

Cool ! Neat-o graphics there, particularly the house/site plan. Have fun (if that's the idea -- or even if it isn't !) Be sure to consult Lotta Living for lotsa good ideas (heh-heh) \:D/

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Postby dentedvw » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:15 am

Wellll.... I started a front steps project a few weeks ago. Does that count?
It really just needs a few little things wrapped up, but I might carve pumpkins instead.
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Postby tikiyaki » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:45 am

I finally started on my front porch project last weekend, and have been working on it a little throughout the week....

see here....

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4481

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Postby JXBrown » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:09 am

I figured out how to use the picture machine!

Here is the progress on the ceiling.

Before:
[img][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/JXBrown/110-1004_IMG.jpg[/img]

During:
[img][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/JXBrown/110-1005_IMG.jpg[/img]

After (the white stuff between the boards is artifact from the photo and doesn't really show -- I'm not a photographer):
[img][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/JXBrown/110-1006_IMG.jpg[/img]

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Postby SDR » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:37 am

Isn't Stephen's Cliff May sweet? That shot of the wide-open structure, closed end wall providing structure and privacy where needed,
just says it all about the MCM/Timeless architectural spirit. . .so Japanese ? Or, what the 'twenties bungalow morphed into, in 30 short years.

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Postby Futura Girl » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:18 pm

original look...
http://www.lottaliving.com/elranchito/bath_guest.htm

backerboard went in almost 2 weeks ago...
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backsplash is almost done as of today...note we were able to save the original franciscan tiles from the shower stall that used to be there...
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Postby Joe » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:08 am

who's Futura Girl? Do we know her? :wink:

my weekend? I was in Tucson. Saw a cool custom mid-'50s Cliff May :-O:, Enjoyed a Navy Grog at the Kon Tiki :cheers: on E. Broadway, shot googie signs *** , and watched my Ducks wins :D

Oh, ya, I raked leaves and painted the beams and fascia of the bedroom wing when I got back yesterday. I am tired zzzzzzzzz

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Postby Sienna » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:55 am

Last weekend I stripped the white paint from my hallway closets to reveal a very nice Birch. I will finish this weekend by cleaning up the edges and doing a final fine sanding. It is then time to decide what stain, if any and then a satin finish varnish. I will try to post pictures of the progress later.

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Postby Joe » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:23 am

sienna, if it's your birch, I might recommend Bullseye Amber Shellack. It will blend quite nicely with original patina of aged birch. I used it on several birch projects around the house and they match my original birch cabinets. Easy application. Brush on, light-light sand, brush on second coat. That's it.

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Postby Stephen » Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:04 am

This is a little "problem" corner in my front yard:

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Time for some ripping out and cleaning. Yay manual labor!

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Postby Joe » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:42 am

pickup up leaves. Half down, half to go :( :D

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Postby shannanigan » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:28 pm

This is what I did this past weekend.....

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Now I have to clean all the grout off the old tiles so I can reuse them when the walls get put back up.... :?
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Postby SDR » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:44 pm

Hang in there Shannanigan -- all will be lovely in due time. Sorry this job was necessary -- but maybe the house wouldn't have come to you if not for this defect. . .?

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Postby mlo » Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:04 pm

Ah... the sign of progress! I love it.

Tile work is joy I have not yet boldly experienced.

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Postby STLModern » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:08 am

Here is the desk that my brother and I built for my computer room.

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I had to put luan down to raise the floor and give it a more level surface for my red interface flor tiles as seen (upside down) on the desk.

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Postby shannanigan » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:53 am

That desk is awesome! Thats the sort of thing I'm hoping to do in the basement... someday...
when I get around to making a family room down there. So many plans & ideas... so little time & money. :cry:
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