So, I finished my projects! Which is good because, so far, everything is still great with the house we are buying so I need to our garage organized and get things inside the house ready to move! My mind is spinning with the possibilities of the new house and all it’s rooms!
Here’s the story on the chandelier. I check for chandeliers pretty often online, so when I saw this one for $25 I got super excited. I called the owner and she, in not so many words, told me how terribly old it was and that it must be original from when the house was built. Perfect! The wood was painted over with a dark brown paint, so I took that off and stained/polyurathaned the wood with some things I already had on hand.
Sooooo….where’s it going to go?
I’m just giving you a tiny glimpse of the new place. The previous owners obviously bought into the “Just paint it tan!” fade of the decade. Everything, including the ceiling, is that tan/orange-y/tan. I’m slapping white everywhere and calling it this house’s redemption. Imagine how hysterically long this is going to take me to get this all done while also homeschooling and moving into this house?! I also have plans to restain the cabinets and add/replace the hardware on them. (In 2020, maybe?) Anyway, I’m in the Kitchen a lot and lighting is so super important to me when cooking, so I’m excited that I already have a fun fixture to install and get rid of that beast light. (No amount of energy savings could make up for that kind of ugly.)
And here is the second little dresser I found with the campaign dresser! (Did I mention that before? That I picked this up at the same lady’s house?!) I’m not a fan of painting over wood, but this dresser had veneer that was damaged and needed to be repaired, so paint was the only way to make it look right. I couldn’t resist the little legs and shape of the dresser, so it was totally worth it. I filled a lot of dings, scratches and repaired some corners with wood filler before sanding and then painting. I used the same paint as on my front door, Gloss Black by Rustoleum. I was considering cleaning up the handles a bit more, but I like them with the old brass, so I’m leaving um!
I’m not sure where it’s going yet because I don’t really have the rest of the rooms assigned to specific things yet. (I still can’t believe we will have enough rooms to actually pick where I want to put things!)
And the last, but not least, a pic of Joel’s new bike! The man who sold it to us was one of the first kids to be on the Vans BMX team back in the day. He showed off a little for the kids on a ramp he had in his yard, so they thought he was way cool. Everything on the bike is original, and it’s mint condition. It now sleeps in our living room because there is no way we can leave that beautiful thing outside!