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.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Snapshots and Some New Art

I thought I would post a few snaps to try and get in a better habit of posting. We have acquired a few new art pieces to add to our 'paint-by-numbers' collection and other thrift store and estate sale finds. Hope you all enjoy! And please don't forget to submit your email to the right if you would like emails when we update the site - thanks. C+K

The Desk Area: We finally framed the Gene Davis and we think it looks pretty good. Please excuse the unfinished trim under the desk. I still haven't gotten around to finishing it. You can also see one of our paint-by-numbers pieces and a thrift store litho just to the right.

 Another snap of the bench area. You can see the built in planter is flourishing. I highly recommend mother in law tongue plants. They are very hearty and beautiful. Again please excuse the unfinished trim.
 A little corner of the house with our wedding plant - looking like it needs a little work but it is almost 7 years old. We have collected some brass animals along the way and one of my great estate sale finds - a lithography stone. That puppy weighs a ton but it is a beautiful art object.
 A close up of an unfinished paint-by-numbers painting that we got at an estate sale for something like a dollar or fifty cents. I am eventually going either mount it on a wood backing or frame it somehow.
 This is our latest paint-by-numbers find that we picked up yesterday. Please excuse the red and blue splotches on the frames. I was trying to get the thrift store prices off with vinegar. They write with those lithography crayons. Usually I can get them off but we have seen some valuable objects destroyed by those crayons.

 Two more from our paint-by-numbers collection from thrift stores and estate sales. They are next to our Greg Murr painting.
This is a corner in the front room. The print is one of our best [in terms of value] art find thus far. It is an etching by Luigi Kasimir from the 20's I believe. Kasimir is considered the inventor of multi color plate etching. Ain't Google grand sometimes.