On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Odds and Ends

We have not blogged for a couple of weeks because we have not worked on any major projects, but have been tying some loose ends.  Steve came back last week and added another coat of mud to our new ceiling drywall, and I primed the new areas.  We followed that with a couple of coats of ceiling paint; the last of which we just rolled on Friday night.  We reinstalled all of our ceiling fixtures after spray painting them with silver paint, the gold finish was just not working for us.


I purchased some new door knobs about a month ago, but they had been sitting in one of our cabinets waiting to be installed.  Last weekend I finally got around to replacing them.  All of the downstair knobs have been replaced, eventually we intend to replace all of the door knobs upstairs.

This morning we applied a coat of Tried & True Original Wood Finish to the walnut wall in the master bedroom.  It is a mixture of polymerized linseed oil and beeswax.  It is non-toxic and had very little odor.  The finish gave the wall some real depth, and we are quite pleased with the results.

After taking some time to appreciate the beauty of the wall, we took our two labs to Porter Park in Prairie Village to attend "Amanda's Dog Festival".  It was a benefit started by Amanda and some of her friends to raise funds for KSDS, which is a non-profit organization that assists disabled people by providing trained canine assistants.  Katy and Morgan were lucky enough to have their photograph taken with Scooby Doo, Clifford, and Amanda herself!

1 comment:

  1. Awwwweee. The girls look so cute and all grown up.