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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Week in Review - Vanity countertop and Eames Shell Chairs

A couple of weeks ago Top Master came and took measurements for our new vanity countertop.  Unfortunately I had to go into work and could not stick around.  I was bummed, especially since there were lasers involved.

This past week, they came back with our new countertop!  It was a perfect fit, and they said it was their easiest install all day.

Last year we purchased an undermount sink and a widespread faucet.  However, when we placed them on the new vanity, they didn't fit!  So our loss is your gain, if you could use a Kohler undermount sink or a Delta Lahara widespread faucet (in stainless steel finish) they are currently listed on Craigslist.

We had no choice but to go with the vessel sink ( in pic above), which LD had originally wanted anyways, and a new faucet (in pic below).

I could not talk LD into tiling the backsplash this weekend, so we will have to work on that this week (we get the plumbing hooked up on Friday).

Given that it was a 3-day weekend, and I really wanted to work on something I finally decided to tackle the Eames shell chair refinishing project (which we had purchased over a year ago).

I unscrewed the old legs, removed the old shock mounts, and sanded the remainder of the epoxy that was left on the chair.  Even with an orbital sander, it took a while to get all of the epoxy removed!  I had purchased two sets of shock mounts last year, so I was able to attach those to two of the chairs (I have already placed an order for two additional sets).   Once the epoxy had a chance to cure I attached the legs on for size, they fit well.

Next step is to wet sand the chairs, let them dry, and apply Penetrol.  I am hoping it will not take another year before tackling this next step.  So stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. We are glad everybody made it back with only a few scratches. The vanity looks great!