Thursday, August 21, 2008

All moved in (almost)

Moving back from Atlanta really was bitter sweet. The hardest part about moving back (for us anyways) are the memories we leave behind. I say it's bitter sweet because we do still get to keep those memories (we still talk about how much we loved living in Vegas for a little while) but it is still sad to leave those memories in the past and move on. Especially when moving on means moving to Logan. Ha ha, I'm just playing, that comment was dedicated mostly to Morgan (her and Logan have always had a rocky relationship). I will say this though, if there's one thing in life you can count on never changing, it's Logan. That poor town has been the same for the last twenty years, and in twenty years I'm pretty sure there won't be any surpises if we go back to visit. Ha, enough ragging on Logan, I like it there, and I love school (Honestly, no sarcastics this time) so I always look forward to getting back.

We spent the last few days moving into our new place. We're pretty excited to be living next door to Whit and Tiff this year. When the new Gears of War game comes our for the XBOX 360, don't count on seeing or hearing from Whit or me for a few days. Back to moving in though, with Morgan around unpacking in our home is synonomous with new decorating and she thought it'd be fun to restore some old furnature to go in our new place. I'm not usually to keen on these decorating projects because they usually involve lots of time and effort (both of which are already pretty maxed out as it is around our place) but her idea and vision sounded cool, so I was in. I've got to say, we had an awesome time fixing up this old dresser Morgan's parents had at their house. It was so fulfulling to see our work come full circle. At the bottom of this post are some pictures of our process. We started out by giving the dresser a light sand (picture one), then put on a coat of grey primer (picture two) (the guy at the Home Depot said grey primer works better for red paint then white primer), after we let that dry we painted on our first coat of the red paint (picture three) then went outside to sand down the hardware and give it a cool vintage feel with some of the tarnish staying on around the edges (picture four). Then we let all of that sit overnight. The next morning I woke up early to paint our last coat of red on the dresser (picture five). I let that dry another five hours, then distressed the edges to add to the vintage feel (picture six), put on the hardware (picture seven), and then just admired it for a little bit (no picture). It was really fun, and we were stoked with how it turned out.







5 comments:

ClaysJenna said...

The dresser looks great! I love it!!! Sad we dont have a picture of the admiring of it:)

Kim said...

YEAH!! your home!! can we get together asap! o how i missed you. i need me some morgan!

Chase and Katie Oborn said...

Welcome back! The dresser turned out so good! I love furniture restoration. Chase even helps here and there.

Jessica said...

Hey, that is pretty sweet. By the way- You don't have to be married to blog, I am far from it, and I'm quite a blogger... Fun seeing you guys today! P.S. I posted a picture of you two if you want to check it out.

Cade and Carrian said...

SO FUN!! Want to come decorate our place? You guys are so fun!!! I need to make that chicken it looks so delicious! Are you guys up for another vacation? We need one!