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by Van
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Wall color question
Replies: 9
Views: 2229

I'm with egads on this one--neutral. All the rooms are light grey (different colors) except for the master bedroom, which is light green. I think neutral colors won't get old as fast as bold ones will. That is, I won't get tired of looking at a neutral color. Plus, it doesn't detract from the view o...
by Van
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dallas, TX - Cliff May - Needs Work - $67,500
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

The neighborhood is a mix. Some of the Cliff May houses are in good shape. Others, not so much. But things are looking up. Roger (he's on here) fixed one up to sell (done the right way) and it's under contract now (I believe). Another one sold next to it and I've heard that the owners are going to t...
by Van
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dallas, TX - Cliff May - Needs Work - $67,500
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

by Van
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another potential mod disaster
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

by Van
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How do you deal with seams when re-paneling?
Replies: 7
Views: 842

I have no idea how difficult/easy it would be but have you thought about staining what you have a different color? A richer, less yellow brown? My father's house in Garland (awesome early 60s house...not mcm but not standard either) has the same type of panelling and I like it. It's not quite as yel...
by Van
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just got our new Mid Century home! So happy! Images Added
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Congrats on the house!

Not sure where Ferguson Heights is but it sounds like it's nearby--we're off Ferguson. 75228
by Van
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Wind turbine AKA whirlybird
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

How long have you lived in your house? I live in Dallas in a house with a low pitched roof with no attic and lots of windows (Cliff May Prefab). If you haven't lived there long, maybe you should see how it does in the winter and summer. We have lots of trees shading the house so that has helped trem...
by Van
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Behind the Sheetrock and Paneling - HVAC and Plumbing
Replies: 3
Views: 948

I don't have any advice on HVAC issues but wanted to say congrats on the Ju-Nel! We were a too late on one and it broke our hearts. :-{
by Van
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 5398

by Van
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Apartment Therapy House Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

by Van
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Apartment Therapy House Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Yeah, I don't understand why they think less clutter = not warm and inviting. Clutter makes me cringe.
by Van
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Apartment Therapy House Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

by Van
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Clutter & Junk
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Keep telling yourself, "less is more!" It will make your prized posessions stand out more if they aren't surrounded by a bunch of other stuff. If you haven't viewed/used something in a month, get rid of it. (of course there are exceptions for seasonal things, etc) After you have everything...
by Van
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MCM in a video game
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

MCM in a video game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdVb4UnqO7A
xcom

Violent so maybe NSFW.
by Van
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What countertop product looks like formica/laminate?
Replies: 20
Views: 3410

Staron is another brand of solid surface countertops. I have no idea if they are good or not. Just thought I'd put it out there.
by Van
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me brainstorm my garage door
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

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 goin...
by Van
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Late 50s Ad Posters Uncovered in London Underground Reno
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

Late 50s Ad Posters Uncovered in London Underground Reno

Thought I'd share the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36844288@N00/sets/72157624079183751/ "Work at the station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas and that date from c1956 - 1959 when the station's lifts were removed and replaced by escalators. These...
by Van
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any recommendations for mid-mod curtins?
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

by Van
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any recommendations for mid-mod curtins?
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

by Van
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any recommendations for mid-mod curtins?
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

Here's a different take--my house came with solar roller shades--white semi-transparent with an aluminum fascia valance. It blocks UV rays and some heat but it not completely private. The bedroom has the same setup but with white opaque ones for privacy and to block our neighbor's light that's brigh...
by Van
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any recommendations for mid-mod curtins?
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

What kind of windows are you looking to cover?
by Van
Mon May 17, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Introducing...the Rancherondack Chair
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

That's really neat that you can build your own outdoor furniture!
by Van
Tue May 11, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this exterior painting scheme a bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

by Van
Tue May 11, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this exterior painting scheme a bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

by Van
Tue May 11, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this exterior painting scheme a bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Is this exterior painting scheme a bad idea?

So I've read and reread any post about paint on here and I'm still trying to figure this out. This is what it seems to boil down to: -Beams, posts, and fascia need to be the same color. -Beams need to be the same color inside and out. -Ceiling plane needs to be the same color inside and out. -Walls ...
by Van
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Patio Furntiure
Replies: 46
Views: 18580

Yeah, CB2 has some good outdoor furniture. I was planning on getting those chairs above but was wondering how comfortable/uncomfortable they are.

I actually saw a decent simple outdoor dining table at Target the other day. And it's cheap too. Looks better in person. http://bit.ly/da5tlv
by Van
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Van: Not to be completely off topic, but your Sketchup drawings are great (I only viewed the ones posted here, btw). I desperately need to learn that program so I can do quality plans for a home addition project. Have taken a couple runs at it, but I seem to loose my zeal each time. It's SO differe...
by Van
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Well, if the other houses are that run down, then editing the view is desirable. Thankfully they aren't that run down on my end of the street. So put up a privacy fence, throw open the window coverings (or eliminate them) and get naked! Party time! :cheers: What about a concrete block wall? Maybe i...
by Van
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Are there other Cliff Mays around? Is it like a small tract of them? Are there any other fenced in front yards? It's possible, there are different rules for your neighborhood. I know there are in mine. One of the only areas in my whole city that has different rules. It does not matter how small the...

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