Our House

Co_July_008Hello hello! It’s been too long since I’ve posted anything on here! We’ve been so busy with moving into our new house that I haven’t had a moment to be in front of the computer. Oh yeah, so, exciting news! We got the house that we were hoping for and I may have done a happy dance around the room when I received the email that we were selected as tenants. It’s a cute little old house in a pretty neighborhood where the houses resemble dolls houses and the streets are wide and lined with enormous trees. We really couldn’t have had better luck with our house search. It feels like we’re finally making a home for ourselves. Two months in your parent in-law’s basement will give you some real pent up, antsy energy to get your motivation levels sky-rocketing. We’ve been working on furniture to fill our new house with, weeding the garden and tilling up the old lawn, polishing the wooden floors, you name it!

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This is the table that we sanded and repainted. It used to be covered in a super dark varnish that was too dreary for our tastes, so we brightened it up! The house is still very empty and needs artwork on the walls and flowers in the vase, all those good things that make a house feel like a home.

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We acquired a few chairs that we intend to re-upholster, this rocking chair included.

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This is the wooden framed couch has been our biggest project this month. It was about to be thrown in the dumpster but we saw potential in this beauty. We dismantled it, sanded it, stained it, and varnished it. It sounds a lot easier when I say it like that, but this was in really bad shape when we found it. We even replaced the warped underwire and spring support with new slats. The next step is to re-upholster the old cushions. This step has kind of been put off for a while since we investigated upholstery prices and they’re not as economical as we’d hoped. We’re both not sewers so we might just have to fork out the cash to get some nice cushion covers made that’ll last us many years instead of risking an amateur job done that will just be an embarrassment to look at.

Well, that’s just a little bit about what we’ve been up to.
Home making is so much fun, but so exhausting.

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