Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Flashback to the 60's!

 Lot's of my friends have been asking when they will see interior photos of our new home. First of all, it's been empty for 2+ years, and prior to that was a rental. It needs a thorough scrubbing from top to bottom, along with some new paint. I didn't want anyone to see photos until some of that work was completed.
 This is our main bath... don't you love that retro green?! The porcelain and tile cleaned up pretty well and we will live with it until we can get new vanities. I think I know someone who can make me a vessel sink. The master bath is a lovely pink, or perhaps we will call it salmon.

Can you believe the original cooktop is still there... and it works?! Today I scrubbed most of the grub off of it. A little polish, new drip pans, knobs, and we are good to go. The wall oven is not original. It's a newer model with a black front. While searching for cooktop parts online, I became engrossed with all the websites devoted to retro kitchens and baths. Around the time this house was built (1961) pink kitchens were very trendy. I like to think it explains why the interior of our cabinets are painted pink. Perhaps the Mrs. wanted a pink kitchen but the Mr. said no. I like to imagine that the pink interiors were a compromise!

The dining room needed the least amount of work. I cleaned the wood work, shampooed the carpet, and already moved some pottery into the china cabinet. Luckily, both Jeff and I think that the cherry blossom wallpaper mural is pretty cool. We are going to leave it for awhile. Jeff is going to make stoneware knobs and pulls for both the china cabinet and the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets need to be stripped and painted. When it's done I'll post a before and after photo. The before photo on it's own is too scary.

***Celebration of Spring Studio Tour Update***
Day two of the studio tour was very rainy, but the people still came and bought pottery. It was the best Spring studio tour yet. Even though we sold LOTS of pots, we still have some nice ones left. We plan to stay open throughout our move. Come to Seagrove, buy some pots, and we will have less to move. If you can't come to Seagrove, our Etsy shops are open 24-7. The goal is for our new gallery will be ready by mid-June.

9 comments:

  1. You mean that isn't a Jeff Brown sink ? I was going to ask for the glaze recipe !

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    1. You'll have to ask Kohler for the glaze recipe ;-)

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  2. I don't know if you have seen this blog, but check it out for some great fixer upper inspiration.
    http://magnoliahomes.net
    They can make a retro brick ranch look amazing! I would bet your new house is way better built than any of todays new constructions!

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    1. Thanks for the blog link, I will definitely check it out. Despite the work this house needs, we know it has good bones. It was built by Luck's family members. They didn't scrimp on things. It just was never updated.

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  3. My house was built in 1965. It took me a while to embrace the retro style. Over the past 13 years we have made many necessary changes and upgrades, but our house still has a lot of that 60's feel and we love it. My favorite is the main bathroom, pink tub, sink, toilet and bubble tile.

    Enjoy!

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  4. Oh look at the china cabinet built in, how wonderful and practical, the home and garden channel has some great shows on home improvement. I happen to love 60s styles especially mcm furniture. I've enjoyed working on all the homes we've had, the results are so satisfying, you two are going to have a blast making the place your own.

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  5. I was thinking that about sinks before you mentioned it :) NICE dining room indeed!

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  6. Thanks for the mini tour. The dining room is wonderful.
    So happy for you that the sale was a success!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your new home here! Beautiful dining room!

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