Monday, October 31, 2005

Here is the finished fence.

Next, I need to focus on the inside with paint, stain and new tile!

I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Since the last post, I am now painting my house and adding a new front fence. The original fence that came with the house was falling apart. I'm getting a new redwood fence!!!

Okay, I'm not painting my house. My contractor who completed the dry rot and vegetation purge is painting the house and putting up the new fence.

The paint colors I chose were Dolphin Dance and Glitter, both by Kelly Moore. I thought that the dolphin color would be a little dark, but it's actually much lighter than the paint sample furnished by Kelly Moore. This is much better than the Dark Teal that came with the house.

I can't wait to see the fence up completely!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

My interest in Mid-Century Modern began when I bought my Eames Dining Room set (round office table, 4 tulip chairs). Next, I purchased my first Nelson bench. Most recently, I purchased a "Sputnik" chandelier to hang over the Eames Dining Room set.
The first "Mid Century" home located in the Balboa Highlands neighborhood in Granada Hills was really just a mid-century tract home, updated with bamboo floors, ball lighting and accessories. The kitchen (no pic yet) was published in the Spring 2005 edition of magazine.

I always drove around the neighborhood up higher on the hill to look at the Eichlers. I told myself that I would purchase one of my own someday.

A job transfer to Northern California forced me to sell my house and look for a new house. For 6 months, I looked high and low until I stumbled upon my Eichler in Concord.

It is nearly original. There were virtually no improvements to the place, except for a greenhouse added on in the back.

The fences are falling down, the floors need to be redone, and other minor touch-ups that have to be fixed.

So the work has begun. The dry rot is repaired, the fences are mended, 2 tons of vegatation has been removed from the yards. My next step is landscaping...