Meet the Petersens

I realized that part of blogging, in some cases, is getting to know someone that you would otherwise have no contact with (kind of creepy), so we decided to post a little about us. Amber will write her's soon.

Loren is a 22 year old small business owner. Born and raised in Oregon, he is a pretty nerdy individual. Despite the picture, Loren does not like to read but does like collecting and studying all things nostalgic.


The Bathroom

So most of the trivial stuff is done with the house. We have put up some light fixtures and painted and fixed holes, but now we are thinking bigger. Our house has a main bathroom and a small 1/2 bathroom. The main, pictured below, has original green bathroom fixtures and now we are ready to start remodeling. First, we need the matching green sink and since the green color was common amongst several manufacturers, we are pretty excited about the Crane Drexel and Diana lines. I have written to a few people on craigslist who have them but they dont seem willing to ship (for good reason). If you have any leads let me know!

The bathroom is going to be tiled and probably in a white/green motif, and then we purchased a few little details to help add to its functionality and coolness like a little built in mirror that flips around to reveal a toothbrush holder and soap dish.

The room is very small, but it will be awesome.

We also are getting a matching toilet seat.

The tub is cool and in perfect condition.

This is a late 40s Crane sink, which is cool, but I kind of want one with chrome legs.

This is what I really want.


We have been working hard!

So Amber and I moved into our home over memorial day weekend and it was great. In one weekend we got everything moved, walls painted, and the front and backyard cleaned up. We have so manny projects planned but we have been cautioned to only take on one at a time so right now I have taken on the front and backyard project of getting the lawn back to life.

While Amber was away on business, I put together our wall unit and it looks great. It was a craigslist find that we have had in storage because it wouldnt fit in our tiny apartment. Anyways, here are some updated photos of some of our progress.

We love the long driveway and the shrubs, although they need to be trimmed.

Our living room. We plan on just using the carpet for a while until we get the underside of the house insulated, but there are gorgeous hardwood floors underneath.

This is our office

Our bar was the first piece of furniture that we brought over, haha.

We replaced the purple wall with off white, and a starburst clock.

We have had these lights in our storage unit for about 2 years and we finally got to use them. Amber got them at Lowes for about $5 a piece since nobody around here seems to be into mid century they couldnt sell them!

I could not have imagined that the wall unit would have fit so well in this room. We bought it from a guy who said it was in his house when he moved in and he didnt want it anymore so for 150 bucks I bought it. It is extremely strong and our records dont seem to be too heavy. Eventually we will put a tv in there, but we have really been enjoying not having tv at all, we get a ton of stuff done.