The Scrap House

Fridge Fairy | May 17, 2009

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Things have gotten in the way. But I figured I needed to post something. So here is something.


Nope. It’s not a lovely abstract oil painting. It’s our house, in the rain, viewed through a window. That depicted pretty much the entire day. We got-wait for it- ONE row of shingles done before it started pouring. Oh well.

We did get something out of the day though. Sometime Thursday evening someone decided to leave a fridge in our house. That was nice of them. Have no idea who, but if you read this, Thanks! It smelled like rotten fish, and it was a horrible fake wood-paneling, but who cares? I got the smell out pretty well, and it works like a champ. Was cold within 10 minutes. We decided we needed to take care of the faux-wood, so after a coat of primer, a coat of black, and a coat of Rust-oleum Metallic Silver… not to mention a WONDERFUL hour and a half of us all basking in spray paint fumes in an enclosed room, we now have a faux-stainless fridge. Should contrast the black stove quite nicely. Hopefully there will be more progress tomorrow. I have a couple leads on cedar shakes, and maybe we can start plywooding the roof(How many times have I said that already?!)

So… Bye.




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  1. I would find it hilarious if the fridge benefactor was actually from a culture where leaving random appliances in another community-member’s house is a time-honored tradition.

    Comment by Em — May 18, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

  2. Keep up the good work! Looking forward to your next post.

    Comment by Elizabeth Goertz — May 19, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

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This blog is dedicated to an experiment a group of three other fellow students and I are doing at our school in Buxton, NC. My Drafting III class and I set out to see if we could build a house for free. It's small, but functional. All the materials come out of dumpsters. And most of all, it's working.







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