Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch

Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch
Built in 1957 as the model home for the development. 1796 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Front Room Colors an Art Acquisiton and No Animal Pictures

Hello from K and C at the Texas State Fair 2010 with Big Tex!


No animals? Well there is our little friend Cramer.



The reading nook has a nice light yellow. There will be book shelves and other accessories in the future.

Our mission style dining set looked really fantastic in our old 1924 bungalow. But now it doesn't seem to work so we will be swapping it out some time in the future.

The main color is a light gray / blue. With the molding it looks a little French-ish but we like it way better than the off putty flat tone that was there before.

The Same can be said of the china cabinet that we inherited. It looked fantastic in our old home but we need to swap it out at some point we feel.

K's work bought some artwork from this individual's estate. After a bachelor's life spent wandering the orient he amassed a huge collection of chests, screens, pottery, and all things Asian. We went to the 'leftover' sale - 4 rooms full of the stuff and came away with this print. It is by Asano Takeji [b. 1900] from 1951. We picked it up for $30. There was some literature on the back of the frame that hinted it might be worth $450-650 but after some online research we found values closer to $200. Still, not bad for $30 and what is important is that we like it for what it is.

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