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

Built-In Countertops, Fireplace Status, and Holey Ceiling

Hallmark Stone installed our countertops on Friday, and we installed the toe kicks on Saturday morning.  So our built-ins are officially done!

I also finished painting the family room walls, including the wall to the right of the fireplace.  I decided to go ahead and paint over the green paint in hopes of balancing out the fireplace (which is safe for now). 

We have some additional plans for that wall, so stay tuned to see how it turns out.

Speaking of special surprises, I had this crazy idea to use chalkboard paint on the wall above the bar built-in.  I need to let it cure for a week before I can do anything with it.  So come back to see what I draw on it.

This hole in our ceiling is the start of our next project.  Stripping the paint off our UFO style light.  Unfortunately, we did not get a picture of the light before we decided to take it down.  The only picture I could find was this picture that Delia took before we purchased the house.

The lower portion of our light fixture has a bare metal finish, but the recessed portion was completely painted over.   
(Recessed portion of light)

We are hoping that once we are done stripping it, we will end up with the original metal finish.   

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