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, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
LD has also been working hard on repainting the family room downstairs. She decided it was time to replace the temporary brown on the walls and the rust on the soffit. She's been wanting to put a gray color down there, but in this house gray does not always equal gray! Our sofas can attest to that!
Well that has been quite a journey!
Gray color #1 = blue
Gray color #2 = lilac
Gray color #3 = gray? or lilac?
Gray color #4 = purple!
Fifth attempt, Gray #3 was actually gray with a second coat. Yay!!
LD wants to paint the fireplace white, and I don't want to. It is a huge decision for us because undoing the paint job would be painful. Reasons why LD wants to paint the fireplace-1) the room is too monochromatic with the rust-brown on the walls, floor and the fireplace, and 2) the brick color makes it too heavy in the room. Reasons why I want to keep it natural-1) integrity, 2) it's Roman brick, and 3) I like it!
We need help with this one. Any suggestions?
Thursday, February 3, 2011
So LD had this "awesome" idea to do a search in the blizzard! She said that it would be easy to see the wind direction, and good to get the girls out of the house. So what do I do? I grab my coveralls, boots, coat, hat, gloves, and balaklava and hide in the woods. The temperatures were around 16F with wind velocities between 30-40 mph.
LD sent Katy first, then Morgan. They both found me in like 2.5 minutes. Then she sent Phoenix. She is only 7 months, but did a great job! And she found me in about 3.5 minutes. She is growing up so fast, and doing so well in her disaster search and rescue training.
Watch her search in the blizzard!