quick house update

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It’s almost been four months since Tyler and I moved into this house! Wow! Time goes by too fast. Anyway, four months later, I’m finally feeling like our house is to a point of being “done”. Okay, not done. Not even “done”. But “done” enough to share. Our home will never ever be done, and I love that. We are always moving stuff, rearranging things, swapping stuff out, and building new furniture for our home (yes, Tyler has built most of the furniture you will see here). One of my favorite past times is redecorating. It’s so fun to move things around and see how everything looks in a different spot. It also keeps things fresh without spending any money on new stuff.  So now, I want to take you on a tour of what our home currently looks like, though, it has already changed a bit since taking these photos.

First, our living room/dining area.

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Now, on to the kitchen.

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(Yes, that is the GE Fridge we restored… I’ll post about that soon!)

And our bedroom..

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And finally, the bathroom…

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I definitely plan to post another tour with more detailed photos in the future. I want to wait until we have finished our “to-do/to-build” list!

neon green and a GE update

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My grandma moved here from Lake Havasu City last August, and she brought with her some really amazing stuff. Or, “junk” as she calls it. Lucky for me that means she is willing to part with a lot of it. One thing that really jumped out to Tyler was her patio furniture. It’s pretty rusted and needs some TLC, but with the right paint job it could be really fun and unique. Friday, my mom casually asked grandma if she wouldn’t mind parting with it, and she said not at all, as long as she had something to replace it with. My mom offered up some old rusted table she had as an exchange, promising it would be painted to brighten up grandma’s patio.

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Keeping that promise in mind, I picked the brightest glossy green they had.

I started by sanding all of the rust and rough edges off. Luckily it wasn’t in too bad of shape.

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Next, primer. I paid the most attention to rusted areas, but did make sure to cover it all to prevent future rust. After it dried I sprayed color. I used about  1 1/2 cans of color.

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I really love how bright this came out! It was definitely brighter than I had imagined, but I think grandma will love it. It really brings out the green in the surrounding plants, which is perfect for her little plant-filled patio.

Meanwhile….

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Tyler was busy masking, sanding, and priming. We started with a high-build primer, it was the first of many coats. This will help us see what areas need some extra love, maybe even some Bondo. After we fix any needed areas we are going to use Cover Stain as the final primer.

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After we finish with primer, then it’s painting time! That’s what I am looking forward to the most.

General Electric

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Recently, like Saturday recent, Tyler and I started to restore an old GE fridge. We haven’t done a ton of research on it yet, but we do know it’s old, and it’s awesome. This is new territory for us. And it’s exciting.

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We started by taking out every shelf, drawer, door… really anything that would come out we took it off. And we started cleaning. Deep cleaning. You don’t need to know what we found inside this thing.

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The girl we bought it from said she “restored” it herself. AKA she painted over the rust. We still have a lot of cleaning to do on the shelves and drawers, they have a lot of gunky build up, but at least they aren’t sticky anymore. The next step was sanding the heck out of this thing.

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I need to take a minute to tell you about this person. Tyler is the most supportive person in my life, and that is saying a lot because I have tons of support surrounding me. I have never met anyone so genuine, gracious, fun, smart, and not to mention handsome. He is the person who lets me drag him to LA to buy an old fridge to restore. The person who buys me a new computer so I can start my blog again. The person who gets excited to work on new projects with me, even when we have a few ongoing projects already in the works. The person who sits patiently, and hungrily, while I photograph his meal. The person who supports and shows interest in even my wildest ideas. He is always by my side, no matter what. I am so thankful and fortunate to have him as my husband.

Okay, now on to the sanding. Really.

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This is basically where we left things. Next up is priming. Then more sanding. More cleaning. Then paint. The inside of the fridge is this beautiful teal, and I figured we would just keep the body white. Tyler suggested painting the body tangerine, and he is totally right.