Saturday, April 20, 2013

Driveway Dilemma: Blacktop or Concrete?

When we purchased the Care-Free Home, one of the first projects we knew we'd have to tackle was the garage exterior and driveway.  Both were in sad shape and definitely detracted from the home's exterior. While we were able to get the garage cleaned up when we did the rest of our exterior renovation last year, now the driveway is even more of an eyesore than it was before!
Original Garage Exterior and Driveway
The updated Garage exterior looks a lot better, but the driveway still needs work!
This spring we are finally planning to tackle the driveway project and are debating between replacing the current blacktop driveway with a new one or going for a concrete driveway with a little more style.  What to do?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Found Vintage: Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair

One of the first pieces of true mid-century modern furniture in Our Care-Free home was this very cool lounge chair that was given to us by a family friend.  At some point the chair was recovered in the current green fabric and we haven't been able to find any original manufacturer's markings.  However, from the shape of the bent plywood legs we're guessing it was made by Thonet.  Now its getting a makeover along with the rest of our living room!

Does anyone know the manufacturer of this chair?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Modern wallpaper selections for the Kitchen, Living Room and Bedroom

Recently we've been focused on furniture and decor selections for the spaces of Our Care-Free Home that we have finished renovating.  As part of the project, we decided to update some of the walls in the Kitchen, Living Room and a Bedroom with some mid-century modern inspired wallpaper.

After a trip to International Market Square with our interior designer Cy Winship, we came home with about a hundred cool, funky wall paper samples.  After looking them all over, taping them up on the walls and getting feedback from family and friends, we finally made some selections.  Here are the ones that made the cut!
Weitzner "Newsworthy" (for Living Room)
Sanderson "Dandelion Clocks" (for Bedroom)