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.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hello Spring! Hello New Projects! Hello Concrete Sink!

Given the nasty winter we had this year, I wasn't too sure that spring would ever get here.  Too add insult to injury, we got around eight inches of snow on the first day of spring!  But spring finally did arrive, and so did our sink and our desire to take on new projects.

LD and I finally finished clearing all of the vegetation in the backyard last Thursday.  And we have a humongous brush pile to prove it!

Now we are in the process of getting bids for its removal.  It is amazing how much all that overgrown vegetation blocked our view.



We can almost see all the way to Turkey Creek.  The downside is that we have a lot of landscaping to do now.  Unfortunately, that will have to wait until we are done with some of the interior projects we have planned for this year.

We got an email from Cretedog-the concrete sink for our master bathroom was finally done!  Keith and Jeff came by this afternoon to install it.

I couldn't be happier, it was exactly what I wanted.  We are waiting to hook up the plumbing until we install the backsplash.

I figured it will be a lot easier to tile without the faucets in the way.  The tile we purchased earlier ended up going back to Home Depot because LD was not completely sold on it.  The sooner LD and I can agree on tile, the sooner we can get the master sink done.

This weekend we also went shopping for some baseboards and cabinet toe kicks.  LD stained and applied two coats of polyurethane to the toe kicks yesterday.


This evening we installed most of it.  We need to stain more toe kicks to finish the job, and get some smaller nails for the nail gun.  The baseboards have to acclimate to the house, so we will probably start tackling those next weekend.


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