Episode 177: Elsie’s Historic Home Temper Board

This week, Elsie is sharing the imaginative and prescient she has for her new house. She’s breaking it down and sharing all her temper boards, plans, and present tasks. 

Elsie can be sharing an embarrassing story as a result of she is aware of you all like it when she appears to be like like a clown. Lol.

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Listed here are some footage of Elsie’s temper board for the brand new home:

-We point out Cheap Old Houses

Colours + Wallpaper:

-Inexperienced, just a little little bit of pink, pink, blue, and just a little little bit of white

-Nova’s toilet is Oval Room Blue from Farrow & Ball

-Goldie’s room is Sulking Room Pink from Farrow & Ball

Check out William Morris Wallpaper and House of Hackney Wallpaper

-Spooky decor from Anthropologie


-Shopping for antiques and a few new furnishings

-A roll-top desk for the workplace

-Vintage piano


-Mid-tone or darkish flooring

-Stained diamond wooden flooring within the entryway


-Utilizing ceiling tiles in three rooms


-Elsie received this artwork piece: Tall Girl by Julie Blackmon

-Oil portray portraits of individuals from Etsy and eBay

-Authentic artwork from favourite artists

-DIY artwork (like a portrait with eyes that transfer)

Kids art

-Try our Child’s Artwork Body DIY


-Including a pool

-Somewhat home for the pottery kiln

-A firepit

Here’s a sketch of Elsie’s new yard:

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Episode 177 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. This week I’m sharing the imaginative and prescient I’ve for my new house. I’m breaking it down and sharing all my temper boards, plans, and present tasks with you. I’m additionally sharing an embarrassing story as a result of I do know you all like it once I appear to be a clown.

Emma: Who doesn’t love a clown? 

Elsie: Okay, so earlier than we get in, I wished to simply acknowledge that this week has been like a really, very, very laborious week for our household and the entire group in Nashville as a result of we had a college taking pictures. I don’t know if it’s the primary one we’ve ever had, but it surely’s the primary one which I can keep in mind since I’ve lived right here and it was a really traumatic occasion. I all the time knew that finally, it could occur in my very own group. Simply based mostly on the statistics, and when it did, it was weirder and extra horrible than I imagined it could be. So I simply need to ship my like to all dad and mom in every single place for the large weight that we’ve to stay with always. Yeah, that’s all I’ve to say about it, it’s horrible. We’ll put within the present notes a method to help the individuals affected within the faculty. There’s useful resource, so yeah, we’ll put a hyperlink to that and it’s a minimum of one thing, displaying help it’s a minimum of one thing. It’s simply the worst week ever. 

Emma: Yep. Just about. 

Elsie: Effectively, I assume we’ll simply get into the podcast. 

Emma: Yeah, truthfully, I wasn’t certain I used to be studying the define, and now that I do know it’s your embarrassing story, nice. However I used to be not sure, so I used to be interested by what’s my embarrassing story. Yeah, so I’ll have a bonus one on the finish since we began with one thing essential however heavy. I’m simply teasing for the top. Anyway, let’s speak about your own home and transferring.

Elsie: Okay. Yeah, I really feel plenty of love for Nashville proper now, like I all the time do. However yeah, transferring, it’s like additional unhappy proper now. Okay, so this week I wanna share about my complete temper board for the entire new home. So I’ve not shared very a lot of it but as a result of I’ve been making an attempt to recap my present house. A few month or two in the past, Emma stated to me, she was like, for those who don’t share approach, far more of what you’ve achieved on this house, that is rather like a waste and that you must try this. It’s bizarre if you don’t actually discover. It’s laborious to understand what you’ve shared from one other perspective. Are you aware what I imply? I’m tired of my home trigger I’ve lived right here for 3 years nearly. I felt like I had shared it quite a bit, however as soon as I received into it and began making, extra movies, extra earlier than and afters, and issues like that, there was a lot extra. So I’m actually glad that you simply inspired me on that, Emma and that’s actually the one motive that I haven’t began sharing my new house but is that I simply wished to wrap that up and type of like hold issues so as. However I’m nearly achieved and so I believe this week I can start sharing extra about our new house and it’ll begin with this podcast episode. So within the present notes this week, I’m going to place some temper boards that I’ve made. Just a few private stuff, some footage. I’ve this little pocket book that I carry round always that has the drawings of my yard and it has the ground plans and issues like that, and it has temper boards in it that I printed out and issues like that. So I’ll simply form of put a bunch of that within the present notes so you may simply take a look at it and a few of it may not be tremendous coherent or organized, however a minimum of it’ll provide you with a visible concept. The primary factor I wanna convey with this episode is the temper that I wanna go for within the new home as a result of there actually is nothing completed to indicate but. It’s truly like fairly constructiony wanting for the time being, however I’m excited to speak about it cuz I believe I’ve stated little issues, however that is the primary time to commit an entire episode to it. So it feels actually particular and it is rather thrilling. Although I do know to the web, it most likely looks like I simply began, I truly began like an entire 12 months in the past once we have been nonetheless pondering of transferring to New York. That’s once I actually began designing this house as a result of I began designing a historic house at the moment. And just about all the concepts have been translatable to our new house as a result of I didn’t ever have a house picked out. I used to be simply designing for the concept of a subsequent house and understanding that it was gonna be an outdated one. 

Emma: Yeah, let’s begin with colours cuz I really feel like that bleeds into every little thing else and we will additionally speak about wallpaper with colours cuz I really feel form of like what’s happening the partitions, however colours are extra than simply wall colours, however nonetheless.

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so I’ve to provide a shout-out to our buddy Elizabeth whose Instagram is reasonable outdated homes as a result of she is like my greatest texting buddy about outdated home stuff and he or she helps me a lot. So anyway, she can be designing her dream outdated home. We have been like in the identical boat, in the identical time of life, and I despatched her footage, or perhaps it was like a video tour of my new house and I used to be like, what do I do? How do I make it really feel just like the one factor I didn’t love in regards to the house once we first checked out it in footage on-line is that it simply felt very modernized and plain on the within, whereas the surface is beautiful? The surface is like one in every of my favourite homes ever, however the inside, plenty of the rooms, there’s not plenty of authentic woodwork happening, there’s simply not quite a bit, it’s fairly easy. It’s been modernized over time and issues like that. 

Emma: And might you remind individuals in the event that they didn’t hear a number of the final episodes? I believe everybody most likely is aware of you’re transferring, however are you able to remind individuals of the age of your property and what’s the authentic period? 

Elsie: Sure. Good concept. So it has form of a spooky historical past to it, which I’m unsure I’ve shared but. However it was inbuilt 1904 after which it burned down nearly fully within the Nineteen Twenties. So it was just about rebuilt within the Nineteen Twenties. So in some methods, it truly is extra of a Nineteen Twenties-style home. 

Emma: Proper. A lot was rebuilt trigger you fired. 

Elsie: And I believe that once I take a look at the images and the staircase and it does really feel just a little extra craftsmen and just a little bit much less Victorian. So I form of felt like for me it was a permission slip to form of use these complete 30 years nevertheless I need, which I like as a result of I like plenty of moldings and stuff from the Victorian period however I additionally actually just like the Nineteen Twenties. I just like the kitchens, I just like the fireplaces. I actually like craftsman-style woodwork too, and I truthfully assume they mix collectively rather well. Numerous outdated homes have a mixture of each, so it’s form of between these two eras. 

Emma: I like it. 

Elsie: So yeah, Elizabeth’s recommendation. So once I despatched her the images and I used to be like, what do I do? She stated, the one factor that first involves thoughts is that It would really feel a lot extra historic when it’s not all painted white, it’s truly painted like mild grey, however the entire home is like mild grey, and I believe that’s like a factor that makes a home really feel modernized. It’s a factor that individuals didn’t accomplish that a lot prior to now that they do quite a bit now it’s simply portray the entire home one colour. So one of many first issues we’re doing is including quantity of colour in. I don’t assume we’re going full hundred %, we’ll nonetheless should layer in additional later. However I put in as a lot as I felt actually assured about, and I did do some white simply because I didn’t wanna do a daring colour that I wasn’t certain about, some white simply to freshen it up, after which plenty of statement-colored rooms. A few of the colours that we’ve used, a few of our earlier colour schemes, like our present house, the colour scheme is like plenty of inexperienced, just a little little bit of pink. I assume that’s it. So I’m nonetheless utilizing these colours, however I actually wished so as to add pink as a result of I’m actually impressed by the house alone home with like all of the inexperienced and pink.

I actually simply wished to strive it not in every single place and never all the time inexperienced and pink collectively in the identical room, however I don’t know I simply really feel like it’s in plenty of historic properties, you see plenty of pink, so I’m giving {that a} strive. After which the opposite factor I’m giving an opportunity to is blue, which I attempted right here for the primary time in my children’ library. 

Emma: I’m extra shocked by that than the pink. That’s humorous as a result of blue’s like such a impartial. Actually? However I’m like, you’re doing blue. I had no concept.

Elsie: I’ve an issue with royal blue, however I don’t actually have an issue with mild powdery blues. Within the children’ library, it was known as a silent movie and it’s like a powdery boring blue and I really feel prefer it was fairly, I appreciated it. Yeah, we’re doing it in Nova’s toilet, it’s like a cute little clawfoot tub toilet and we’re doing oval room blue, which is sort of a historic colour. From Pharaoh and Ball after which in Goldie’s bed room we’re doing, that is so dramatic, good for her sulking room pink is what the colours are known as Oh my gosh. Isn’t that good? 

Emma: Sure, sure. Cuz Goldie is a lot drama in all the most effective methods, that’s good. 

Elsie: Yeah, she actually is. We’re very excited and I really feel like, so excited to simply go extra all in with colour, with paint, and positively with wallpaper too. So the wallpaper that we’re selecting, I used to be actually pleased with the William Morris wallpaper that we utilized in our present house. So I need to discover someplace to make use of that inexperienced one once more trigger it was so particular and I actually appreciated it. The one which’s form of by the hidden library armoire. After which aside from that, I wished to attempt to discover some wallpaper with just a little tiny, like conventional feeling, however just a little tiny edge to them or just a little little bit of like a spooky. I believe I wanna push my fashion just a little bit away from whimsical and just a little tiny bit in direction of haunted wanting just a bit bit. It simply feels proper, and it’s in my soul, it’s the factor you need beneath the factor you are feeling like it is best to do, form of factor.

Emma: Sure, I’m truly this, I do know this episode is about your own home. However I additionally simply need, since we’re speaking about spooky, and giving your self permission to perform a little spooky. I’m form of making an attempt to do one thing with my workplace. Elsie can see it proper now as we’re on Skype whereas we file. It’s only a clean canvas, which is good since you may do something however I’ve been in the home now for 5 months and I really feel like, okay, that you must a minimum of begin making a plan to make this an inspiring area cuz you’re employed in right here on daily basis. So anyway, I’ve three wallpaper samples coming and so they’re all spooky. That was one of many searches. I used to be issues on Spoonflower cuz I simply love their wallpaper. Yeah. And I used to be like, spooky, bones, bats, Halloween. I used to be simply seeing what choices they’d for these search phrases and I discovered three that I used to be form of considering, they’re spooky, however like refined spooky, the place one in every of ’em has largely flowers, however then there are a number of bats flying round in there. That’s my best choice however we’ll see as a result of I’m gonna grasp the samples up and form of see. After which there’s one which’s like, it simply appears to be like like an summary, neutrally with just a little pink, however if you take a look at it intently, it’s all ghost. It’s like every little thing is definitely a ghost, however if you stand again, it simply appears to be like like an fascinating texture. I’ve one which’s like potions, it’s bottled with like form of flowers, it’s actually fairly, they’re all like fairly and have like extra upbeat colours, however all of them have one thing spooky about them, if that is sensible.

Elsie: Lovely, that sounds enjoyable.

Emma: I really feel like I by no means gave myself permission. I am going all in for adorning for Halloween, after which I used to be like, you possibly can have one room in your own home that’s spooky all 12 months spherical. So why don’t you simply make your workplace that? However not too spooky, just a bit bit.

Elsie: Yeah, just a bit bit. I’ve an excellent love for that, in order that’s very thrilling. I can’t wait to see which one you select. 

Emma: I’ll positively present you as quickly as they arrive in and I grasp ’em up, I’ll be like, right here’s from this angle, right here’s from this angle. Which one would you like? 

Elsie: Good, that sounds good. Yeah, so one of many wallpapers we have been is from Home of Hackney. Are you aware that model? It’s so cool. They’ve a fortress and so they have an episode on the present, the Discovery Plus Present For the Love of Kitchens and it’s like my favourite one, it’s actually good. Anyway, their wallpaper is one in every of my favorites. I believe we used, I don’t know, perhaps I haven’t used one but, perhaps I’m simply all the time making an attempt to. Anyway, so there’s this one, this type of like jungley wanting, it’s plenty of timber and there’s like very, very refined individuals figures within the timber and it’s very cool. It’s just a little bit creepy. So yeah, that’s form of the wavelength I’m pondering. Okay, so anthropology has plenty of actually good spooky {hardware} proper now. They’ve a rest room paper roll holder, a towel bar, some lighting fixtures which have little palms, there’s a hand holding a light-weight bulb. There’s a hand holding just a little rod that holds the bathroom paper, after which there’s only a hand that simply stands out of the wall as a hook, so I received a bunch of these. I’ll hyperlink them on the present notes after which from, I can’t keep in mind the place else, however there was one other place that had some sconces that had palms that have been actually simply actually fairly and traditional. Like actually traditional wanting and actually refined. So I received an entire bunch of these and I’m utilizing them in two places. So yeah, I simply really feel so excessive on this theme cuz it’s enjoyable. It’s like a secret double that means as a result of I simply love spooky stuff with all my coronary heart.

Emma: I agree. It’s best to inform them in regards to the Julie Blackman piece you bought for your own home as a result of it’s not spooky, however I believe it has a vibe. 

Elsie: Effectively, sure. Okay, so for those who haven’t heard of the artist, Julie Blackman, simply look her up. She has an attractive espresso desk e-book, Emma received it for me as a housewarming reward and he or she lives within the neighborhood the place I’m transferring. So, once I was there a few occasions in the past, we have been in a position to go to a present within the neighborhood of her artwork and see them in individual actually massive, which is thrilling as a result of there are a few locations round city which have them hanging up and also you’ll, now and again you’ll see them in individuals’s homes, but it surely’s fairly uncommon. And so they’re nice artwork, they’re very costly. I used to be joking to Emma as a result of we purchased one for the Airbnb after which she received it at our home and he or she was all the time like, oh, we’ll share it and I used to be joking, such as you owe me one and so once we received in there, she was like, you should purchase one. It was so completely satisfied. I used to be like so excessive. I used to be like operating round all of the rooms interested by it and so I ended up getting this piece known as Tall Lady and also you’ll should look it up, you simply should see it. And it’s my first piece of legit nice artwork for my house ever. So I really feel actually enthusiastic about it and it’s within the pink home proper now. It appears to be like approach, approach, approach too massive for this area. So I’m excited to maneuver it when I’ve an opportunity. However yeah, I like her work. I’ve all the time beloved it since I first heard of it in faculty, so it’s been a very long time. She’s unimaginable and it’s simply cool as a result of it’s native artwork, which is de facto particular. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s native, however she’s actually internationally identified, and yeah, her work is so distinctive, as Elsie stated, it’s like nice artwork pictures, she’s a photographer. It’s quite a bit about childhood, there will not be plenty of adults in her pictures. It’s not that there by no means is, but it surely’s largely targeted on childhood. Additionally they really feel very timeless. Additionally they form of like play with some type of like darker, heavier themes at occasions, which is de facto fascinating. It’s simply very cool what she makes of the world round her. So love her artwork, and I like the one else you picked out, Tall Lady. I can’t wait to see it in your new home. I imply, it’s actually cool within the pink home. However yeah, I believe it’ll match higher in your barely spooky new home. It’s gonna be lovely. 

Elsie: It suits in my theme, Halloween all 12 months is unquestionably. Okay, so let’s speak about furnishings. So at this level, I ought to point out that we’ve an episode developing in a number of weeks known as Promoting Our House Absolutely Furnished as a result of proper now on the time of this recording, our home is below contract and you recognize, I’m just a little so I’ll wait till it’s totally bought to launch that episode and discuss in regards to the particulars just a little bit extra and it’s nearly our expertise. However our home for the time being is below contract to promote as totally furnished. So, it does come into play although for what we’re speaking about, cuz the following factor I wanna speak about is the furnishings. 

Emma: So now you recognize why she’s like, I’m getting plenty of furnishings. And also you’re like, don’t you have already got plenty of furnishings? Effectively simply look forward to an upcoming episode, you’ll see. 

Elsie: So yeah, we’re not transferring hardly any furnishings, we’re transferring like two issues and my pottery kiln and mattresses and stuff and a ton of private stuff. However yeah, not hardly any principal furnishings. So form of from the start I knew that if I had an opportunity to get a historic house I actually wished to do historic furnishings as a result of I simply assume it suits the home completely. And Emma and I’ve this bizarre obsession with the knives out at house. I believe that’s form of the trail I wanna go down just a little bit like a model of that. I like antiques a lot and shopping for new furnishings there’s nothing dangerous about it, clearly, I’m gonna purchase a number of issues new, however I simply love outdated stuff with historical past, the sensation that it brings into your room is totally different. It’s prefer it has a soul or one thing. Possibly I’m being too bizarre about it. For instance, the little swan mantle that I simply received, that I believe I’m gonna be capable to use in our kitchen. It’s so distinctive and particular and has a narrative. And it got here from an entire different state and it’s historic. You could possibly make one thing that regarded prefer it was a duplicate and nonetheless in some way it may not really feel the identical. There are simply little imperfections and stuff. So I’ve identified for some time that I wished to get primarily outdated furnishings, and I believe we’ll get a number of issues combined in there which might be new, after which we’ll get plenty of stuff. However I believe for the furnishings, it’s simply, it’s really easy in Missouri to seek out vintage furnishings. We now have wonderful flea markets, the Fb market is fairly good there, I believe for the dimensions of the city, it’s actually good. 

Emma: I might agree with that. 

Elsie: There may be extra purchasing in every single place you may drive round. If you’re prepared to drive a few hours in any path, there are extra antiques. So yeah, I’m planning to gather just about all the brand new furnishings. There’s one piece from our home that we simply received, which is that this little vainness for Marigold’s bed room. We received it after we knew we have been transferring with the intention of taking it to the brand new home. In order that’s the one factor we have been taking with us, and it wasn’t in our actual property images, so it doesn’t actually matter because the totally furnished factor.

Emma: You’re not pulling a quick one on anybody.

Elsie: Proper. Proper. I’m actually excited by the concept of getting furnishings that matches the age of the house, and in addition simply the method of accumulating stuff. I went to relics the opposite day and I used to be simply wanting on the little driving desks that I may use as an entry desk. And there have been ones with moldings on them that have been like animals. And there have been ones that had the claw foot, the lion-looking ft, like bathtubs half. There have been ones like that, however they have been carved out of wooden and it’s simply magical to me. So I’m actually enthusiastic about outdated furnishings proper now. I’m so completely satisfied. 

Emma: Yeah, it labored out. So yeah, why don’t you inform ’em in regards to the flooring in your own home, as a result of I really feel like that’s one of many massive belongings you’re doing earlier than you guys transfer since you’re not doing like tons and tons and tons as some individuals may anticipate however the flooring are form of an even bigger undertaking.

Elsie: Yeah. I can inform you every little thing we’re doing earlier than we transfer in a single sentence, it’s all of the flooring, portray most of it, including one toilet and Jeremy’s studio. In order that’s it, for probably the most half, we’ll transfer into it and it’ll be just about the way in which it’s now, which is ideal. We wished to maneuver in and never be renovating and identical to actually get pleasure from our summer season, Christmas, fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween all that. After which after the brand new 12 months, I believe we’ll most likely do a giant renovation, however I wished just a little little bit of time to bond with the home earlier than we received into it. Yeah, that labored out rather well for me in our present house, was to stay right here and overthink it earlier than we began. So it’s one thing now, particularly with the kitchen, like when Emma first came upon, she was like, you’re gonna transfer in with out doing the kitchen. And I used to be like, I do know. I do know. I do know. 

Emma: It’s simply such a undertaking when you’re in however for those who don’t hundred % know what you need but, I believe you’re proper. It makes extra sense to stay with it.

Elsie: I’m afraid I’ll make a mistake.

Emma: Yeah, precisely, and that’s an costly mistake. You don’t wanna redo a kitchen twice, clearly. No, I believe it is sensible. I simply assume if you redo it, that won’t be a enjoyable few months, nevertheless many months. 

Elsie: Yeah. We’ll get to that once we get to it. So anyway, let’s discuss in regards to the flooring. So for the longest time, I’ve been like mild wooden flooring solely. I like whitewashed flooring, and I’ve achieved it in three homes in a row, and I actually like them. The primary time we did it, it was as a result of we had our pug who sheds quite a bit and it’s actually laborious sarcastically, now that we’re deciding to do darkish flooring for the primary time in additional than 10 years. We’re additionally planning to undertake a blonde pug as a result of it’s the one canine that Nova desires, and he or she particularly instructed me to not get a black one. I used to be like Nova! So it’s nice. I believe we’ll simply have plenty of little hairs on our ground, but it surely’s price it. And I can’t wait to be residing with a child pug, it’s my fantasy. It’s all of our fantasy. 

Emma: It truly is, a buddy of mine, simply received a pug and we went over to their home the opposite evening and I received to carry it. I’ve been very like no extra canines till our son’s older. I don’t wanna change diapers and have a pet on the similar time, it’s simply a lot work. However yeah, I used to be holding that little pug and I used to be like, I don’t know, perhaps we have to go searching and see if any want adopting. However I’m like, no, no, no, Elsie’s getting one. I’ll simply go maintain Nova’s pug. No, no, no. Don’t do it. However yeah, it’s laborious. 

Elsie: Nova’s fully set. So anyway, yeah, let’s discuss in regards to the flooring. So I really feel prepared and excited to do darkish flooring and it’s been such a very long time since I checked out them and was like admiring them however I simply really feel prefer it suits the age of the house and it simply feels actually proper to me, so I’m actually excited. I believe we’ll both be in a mid-tone or a darkish, it positively gained’t be mild, but it surely may not be the darkest attainable colour. It is likely to be one thing form of within the center. So I despatched colours to our wooden flooring individual this week. And the opposite factor that we’re gonna try this’s particular is within the entryway. So that you’ve most likely seen these like painted diamond flooring the place it’s like wooden after which painted elements. We’re doing that butt with stain, so it’s like they’re gonna be stained diamond in two colours of stain, like a light-weight stain in a darkish. So I’m actually excited to see how that seems. There actually have been nice flooring that have been usable, so there was nothing so as to add. The one ground we needed to change was the kitchen. So I actually wished to do like an announcement ground, just like the final couple of homes I’ve achieved like at herringbone ground, and it’s so fairly. However we determined that we might do the assertion because the stain element as a substitute of the way in which the wooden is laid. So I’m excited to strive it. We’re holding the way in which the rail, the staircase authentic would work, we’re holding that darkish colour, so we’re form of simply gonna select a colour that blends effectively with that. So yeah, I really feel actually good about that. And it’s like a giant evolution for me to have the ability to settle for authentic darkish wooden and never take into consideration portray it. So I really feel completely satisfied and excited that my mind is lastly developed to that time. 

Emma: Yeah, you’re rising up. No, I’m simply kidding. I do like although that you simply’re form of all the time open to alter. I believe that one of many actually enjoyable issues about you is you’re all the time altering and evolving and it’s enjoyable. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Yeah. You simply by no means know, I prefer it too. I like the concept of one thing you was so towards, now you fully like it. 

Emma: I believe it’s neat. Yeah, it’s not even that, it’s like progress cuz it’s not dangerous that you simply didn’t prefer it earlier than. I really feel that approach about issues in my life too, however I identical to the concept of staying open. I assume it’s form of just like the e-book we talked about considerably lately, the like, you recognize, assume once more. It’s like, sure, he’s type of speaking about, data and political concepts and all kinds of issues. However I’m like, additionally although house decor and colours you’ll put on.

Elsie: The enjoyment of being improper about wooden ground colours. 

Emma: Yeah, precisely. Assume once more about your ground colour. 

Elsie: Okay, so darkish flooring, plenty of assertion colours, plenty of molding, plenty of little brass palms, and spooky particulars. The subsequent factor I’ve down is, getting my grasp’s diploma in vintage purchasing. So I’m obsessed, let’s simply put it that approach. I’m obsessed and my record is a full-page lengthy factor that I wanna be in search of. And a few of it I’ve been making an attempt to carry off as a result of till our flooring are achieved, it’s form of not good to purchase furnishings as a result of then it needs to be moved twice. So I’ve been making an attempt to simply hold it at bay just a little bit. That’s additionally most likely why I began with lighting. So I purchased all of the lighting form of instantly. It was the very first thing, and since all to my in-law’s home, they introduced it throughout in a truck. It was so magical opening all of them up. Oh my gosh. They took hours to place collectively, all these vintage chandeliers with all their little elements wrapped individually in bubble wrap and staples and it was horrible, but it surely was additionally so enjoyable. I’m very, very passionate in regards to the lighting fixtures and the following factor I’ve been engaged on is shopping for plenty of little wooden element items and in addition ceiling tiles. So I’m making an attempt to persuade our wallpaper girl to hold the ceiling tiles as a result of it’s a special sort of undertaking and it’s not wallpaper. Yeah, I believe I’m gonna do the ceiling tiles in three rooms, and so they’re actually cool, they’re actually totally different. There are ones which might be form of like wallpaper, like a sticker which you can stick on. After which there are ones which might be made from metallic, and there are ones made from plastic and there are ones made of froth. And nearly all of them could be painted as soon as they’re up there, which is fascinating. I believe that you simply simply should see them in individual to see which of them you assume look probably the most genuine, as a result of a few of them look quite a bit, in my view, much more detailed and genuine than others. However as soon as they’re up on the ceiling, they could all be fairly good and one thing actually cool. The ceiling tile factor is which you can put it over popcorn, people who find themselves interested by skim coating or one thing, or like a few of our ceilings, it’s not popcorn, but it surely’s like a texture that they put as much as attempt to conceal how dangerous it regarded. It’s one other form of texture that’s simply form of like brush stroke wanting and we’ve actually outdated ceilings. So it’s simply an effective way to cowl over ceilings and make them lovely and actually totally different from wallpaper, totally different from portray results. It’s one thing I’ve by no means tried earlier than. 

Emma: Yeah, I believe it’s gonna look actually cool, and it very a lot jogs my memory of our outdated retailer as a result of it had the actually outdated ceiling tiles it was a very outdated constructing. I really feel like I stared at that ceiling on a regular basis whereas I used to be working within the store. So in my thoughts, it’s like ceiling tiles, the pink velvet retailer and I believe they most likely nonetheless have them, we went lately when Elsie was on the town. Yeah, it’s a tea home now and it’s so cute and busy and superior. We have been like, let’s make this our spot. However it’s the place our outdated retailer was and yeah. I dunno, I all the time assume if you say ceiling tiles, I simply all the time consider that.

Elsie: Yeah, me too. The opposite place I believe it form of got here from is that I spent a lot time final 12 months purchasing in New York and plenty of ceilings there have it, and plenty of flats too. I wasn’t planning on getting a brownstone, however I checked out them quite a bit. The brownstones have actually, actually good ceilings and moldings. There are such a lot of of them which might be so fairly. So I believe I received an obsession that gained’t give up for that form of ceiling. Like actually, actually detailed ceilings. The vintage record, it’s so lengthy and I’ll simply slim it down to love one or two obsessions. So one factor that I’m fully fixated on is having for my workplace a classic or vintage roll-top desk that the place it’s such as you roll it, it form of hides the floor of the desk with a bit that rolls down. Hopefully, everybody can simply visualize of their thoughts what it appears to be like like. In my thoughts it’s identical to the homicide she wrote desk, proper? It’s an old-timey author’s desk, it’s very cool. And the factor that makes them additional particular is that a few of them, not all of them, however a few of them have secret compartments. And the key compartments, it provides me a tingle in a particular approach that it’s unmatched. Prefer it scratches an itch. Proper? I’m fully fixated on having secret compartments. I don’t know why. I don’t know what I might put in them. I’ve no motive. You recognize, within the outdated occasions’ secrets and techniques, it’s plenty of hidden love letters sort. I like it. I like secret compartments, in order that’s one in every of my favourite classes is vintage furnishings with compartments, . And so they’re all the time in plain sight, but it surely’s identical to a bit that you simply wouldn’t assume to tug or, you recognize what I’m saying? It appears to be like like a bit of tremor molding normally. And then you definitely pull it out and it’s like just a little file cupboard. For my second one, we’re leaving our white piano in Tennessee due to the totally furnished cell of the home. And truthfully, I all the time hoped it could keep right here as a result of it appears to be like actually good on this home, it’s good. It has a particular spot and pianos are actually, actually costly to maneuver, it’s form of like a pottery kiln truly. It’s a lot better for those who simply depart it and the following individual can use it and you should purchase a brand new one in your new spot regionally. And pianos are additionally actually that can be purchased used Grand pianos, upright pianos, all of them. So, we have been all the time hoping that the brand new proprietor would need the piano, and so they did, which is nice. So we’re looking for a brand new grand piano for Jeremy’s studio, after which an upright piano to go in our eating room. Jeremy says if the children will not be in piano classes by the top of the 12 months, it’s a private failure on his half as a father or mother. He’s very critical about this as a result of he’s a musician and our children are 5 and 7 and so they haven’t began piano but, it’s essential to him.

Emma: Effectively, nice information. I do know of a piano instructor that it is possible for you to to stroll to her home for her new home. 

Elsie: That’s nice information.

Emma: I’ve a number of buddies who ship their children to her for a piano. 

Elsie: Oh my gosh. That’s good.

Emma: I do know. It’s an excellent neighborhood. 

Elsie: Yeah, and I don’t know what piano precisely we’re in search of however I do know that I need it to look just a little bit spooky. I need it to look just a little bit haunted. I would love wooden if attainable, not painted, not black, simply wooden for each of them. However yeah, with the grand piano, I believe it’s just a little tougher to return by they’re normally black.

Emma: Largely see these shiny black ones. 

Elsie: Yeah, and I believe the for the studio, it’s like he cares a lot about taking part in it, the sound. After which for the opposite one, he is likely to be just a little extra, as a result of it’s form of for the children. 

Emma: So I do know we already talked about one piece of artwork, however I’m certain there’s different artwork that you simply’re interested by in the home. So aside from the Julie Blackman piece, inform us in regards to the artwork that you’ve got deliberate. 

Elsie: So the largest class is that I wanna gather vintage artwork, authentic artwork. So once I went to the Paris Flea market final 12 months with Sherry, I received my first panorama portray. So I’ve been saving that, after which I’ve been accumulating the oil portray portrait of individuals from Etsy and eBay. It’s a very enjoyable assortment. I form of wanna do a wall of individuals someplace. I believe that’s spooky nod sort of assortment. I wanna gather some authentic artwork. I’ve a number of favourite artists and I simply assume it’s thrilling to get a number of items right here and there.

I need to clearly make artwork for our house. I wanna make some particular items. I’ve a imaginative and prescient of creating a portrait with ice that transfer. Yeah, it’s essential. I’m actually excited. After which aside from that, I wanna refill the home with children’ artwork. We now have these actually superior frames that I discovered on Amazon final 12 months. I’ll hyperlink them within the present notes and so they open and shut like a door. So it’s already in your wall, you don’t even should take it down, and you may open it and put a brand new piece of artwork in and simply shut it. You don’t even should take the order out, you may simply layer it in there and simply all the time hold updating your children’ latest artwork into the frames. So that they’re actually superior and so they come in several finishes. So I’ve the white ones for our present house and our subsequent house. I believe I’ll most likely get the Walnut one and so they are available units, they make gallery wall. So yeah, children’ artwork for certain. 

Emma: I like it. What about outside areas? You talked about the outside of the home is sort of a 10 outta 10, however I’m certain you’re nonetheless planning issues for the yard or simply issues sooner or later. 

Elsie: Yeah, so the entrance of the home and the entrance yard are a ten, outta 10, they’re so lovely. There are plenty of big mature timber alongside the sidewalk main as much as the house that I can’t wait to fill with pumpkins, line with pumpkins, and issues like that. However the yard is definitely fairly near extra like a zero out of 10. It’s form of nothing. Yeah, you’ve been again there. The facet’s fairly cool. The facet has just a little fireplace pit space and you may put a eating desk and there’s like a sizzling tub. The yard’s identical to a storage. A storage, proper in your view from the kitchen, and that’s it, after which nothing else actually again there.

Emma: It’s good that you’ve got a storage, however Yeah, it feels prefer it’s not put collectively but. It’s simply naked bones. 

Elsie: True. So one of many greatest questions individuals ask is are you going so as to add a pool? As a result of I’ve been romanticizing my pool in our Tennessee home appears to be like so laborious for 3 years.

Emma: Certain. Effectively, your ladies have all the time had their swim classes and also you guys use it quite a bit. So I get why individuals are all the time asking that. 

Elsie: Yeah, I believe there are individuals who have a pool of their home after which they notice it’s not for me. After which there are individuals who like actually like it and I really feel prefer it, it’s a factor, I actually like it. So we would like so as to add one other pool and we’ve been engaged on designing it. Our buddy Sherry instructed us to, she mainly stated to design every little thing earlier than I do my first assembly. Have an image for every little thing and like simply present them precisely what I need. In order that’s what I’m making an attempt to do to organize to get a quote. I do not know how a lot it’s going to price, I’ve no clue. So I couldn’t even guess. So we’ll see when that comes round. However yeah, we’ve a reasonably intense plan for the yard and we kinda wanna transfer every little thing round and have an attractive fence, lovely timber, and hopefully, an attractive pool. And I actually wanna put just a little home. This sort of is a home there, however I’m unsure if it could match, however is a spot for the pottery and I used to be pondering it may very well be like gardening and in addition like a pottery kiln. I believe it must be indifferent from our home after experiencing what it’s like, it’s fairly fumy. And a hearth pit after which identical to part of the yard for the children to run round. So I’ll put up an image of my sketch, it’s so humorous. And also you’ll most likely be like, wow Elsie. I made it on an airplane. And yeah, if it truly works out that I can afford it and it seems that approach, I might be amazed. It most likely gained’t, however we’ll see. Strive for it, shoot for the celebrities. 

Emma: I’m rooting for it simply because then I can deliver Oscar over each Saturday morning once we’re up, which presently is like 6:00 AM and we’ll simply be over there by 7:00 AM. I’ll deliver you some McDonald’s hash browns and we’ll be in your pool.

Elsie: Oh, hell yeah. That sounds nice. That sounds just like the dream. So let’s go on to the embarrassing tales. You stated you had one, so why don’t you go first? I wanna hear it. 

Emma: Sure, mine’s kinda lame anyway, so I wanna go first cuz I noticed the define like I stated, and I wasn’t certain for those who had one or if I used to be imagined to be pondering of 1. So I used to be like, what have I achieved currently that’s actually silly and so mine is extra like a recurring factor that I’m doing. Okay, so my son’s nearly two and we don’t actually watch plenty of TVs, however once we do, it’s largely like Daniel Tiger and Sesame Road. However his particular deal with is he loves vehicles. So we’ll watch like 20 or half-hour of vehicles, not on daily basis, however fairly usually. So we’ve watched all three vehicles, motion pictures, there’s like just a little TV present, it’s known as Vehicles on the Street. There’s an entire bunch of shorts, all of the stuff on Disney Plus. So when you have a child who loves vehicles, that’s simply why I’m telling you the place yow will discover it. Yeah, I had by no means seen any of the Vehicles motion pictures earlier than having my son however he simply loves vehicles. Vehicles have been like one in every of his very first phrases. He’s simply all the time been considering vehicles. We used to take a seat on the porch when he was mainly a child and like simply babbling and he would see vehicles and level at them. After which he began saying vehicles, he simply loves vehicles. So anyway, so we watch all the Vehicles motion pictures. It’s a giant a part of my life. And the embarrassing factor is I’ve seen that it’s simply form of like in my mind now prefer it’s nearly turn out to be like my faith or one thing as a result of I’ve began relating issues, and I say this stuff to adults. I’m not saying them to Oscar, I say this stuff to adults. I begin relating life stuff to vehicles. I’ll provide you with an examination. It’s so dorky and I form of don’t even notice I’m doing it. After which I’m like, oh my gosh, I’m speaking about vehicles once more, and I’m speaking to love my grownup buddy. What’s improper with me? So I’ll provide you with one instance, however I’ve achieved this a variety of occasions, however one was I had a remedy session, I am going as soon as a month proper now and my therapist’s title’s Kelly and he or she’s very nice. And anyway, I used to be telling her about form of like my profession and the way we’ve been running a blog for nearly 15 years and we’re not the shiny new rookies we’re like on this totally different part and I used to be like, it’s form of like in vehicles three when Lightning McQueen realizes that he’s an older race automobile and he wants to love change up, he can’t be the brand new rookie anymore. And I used to be form of entering into it and I used to be identical to, oh my God. I’m like telling you the way the plot of vehicles three is how I really feel about my life and my profession. I’m identical to, oh, I’m such a toddler mother. 

Elsie: That’s cute, Emma. Oh my gosh, that’s so cute. 

Emma: It’s dorky, however that’s my complete life. Vehicles and Daniel Tiger. 

Elsie: We’ve all achieved it. It does devour you for some time for certain.

Emma: I do know. So if everybody’s like, do you will have something fascinating in speaking about, I’m like, effectively, let me inform you how vehicles relate to life. No, I don’t. 

Elsie: Aw, okay, my story is an oldie however a goodie and I did get permission to share this story. A very long time in the past, it was most likely 10 years in the past once I nonetheless lived in Missouri, we received an e-mail, I keep in mind I used to be at work from our, now excellent buddy Erin, she has a enterprise known as Solar Woven and it’s lovely weavings and issues like that. And she or he sells different issues it’s nice. So anyway, she emailed for the primary time, launched herself, and requested if I wished to fulfill. And likewise she stated that her husband, Creighton was from this well-known band known as Band of Horses, and I used to be like, holy crap Band of Horses, it’s a really cool band. I used to be very excited to fulfill them. So went to a cute little bar downtown and we had drinks and it was nice and it was great. After which form of in direction of the top of the evening, I noticed Creighton going over to the bar, seeming like he was paying. And when he got here again I stated, Oh my gosh, that was so candy of you, you didn’t have to try this, we weren’t anticipating that, thanks. And he form of stated nothing. And after most likely lower than a minute, a few minutes, somebody introduced us our invoice. So, it was very embarrassing. After which the following day magically they invited us to hang around once more after which guess what? They paid for it and it was so embarrassing that made it even worse. And now we’ve been buddies for a very long time, like 10 years. So it’s not a giant deal. And she or he claims that she doesn’t even keep in mind it, which I believe she’s most likely mendacity about. However perhaps not as a result of it’s like your embarrassing second different individuals don’t all the time care. So anyway, that’s mine, simply thanks. Thanks a lot. Oh my gosh. So candy. 

Emma: I wasn’t anticipating that. She most likely doesn’t keep in mind. She’s most likely telling the reality. Though she may be very good. So she may simply be letting off the hook. However I do really feel like, I keep in mind awkward issues that I’ve achieved years in the past, like once I stated one thing awkward to somebody and there’s no approach they keep in mind. It’s simply burned into my mind of like, sure, oh my gosh, why did I try this? And it’s like not a giant deal, however it’s humorous. 

Elsie: Sure. The worst. Anyway, that’s our embarrassing story time. Tell us for those who like embarrassing tales. Additionally, tell us if there are different segments that you really want us to deliver again that we haven’t achieved for some time. I like listening to requests cuz that provides us concepts and it helps us do issues which might be fascinating to you. Okay, so thanks a lot for listening. When you’re having fun with our podcast, we might actually admire a five-star reveal. Like I’m not ashamed to say it we solely need the nice ones, please not the dangerous ones. Subsequent week we can be again with a rewatch episode of Father of the Bride from 1991, Nancy Myers Basic. Within the meantime, right here’s Nova. All proper, I’m again with Nova this week. We now have a joke, proper? Nova?

Nova: This week of the Joke. I’ve like a number of jokes and so they’re all about area. 

Elsie: Okay. 

Nova: How do you get a child to cease crying? 

Elsie: How? 

Nova: You rock it? The place do cows stay? 

Elsie: The place do cows stay? The place?

Nova: On the moooooooon. And the way do you propose a celebration in outer area? 

Elsie: How?

Nova: You planet. And when do astronauts eat lunch? 

Elsie: When?

Nova: At launch time.

Elsie: Oh yeah. That was joke. That was an entire bunch of jokes. All proper. Do you wanna inform everybody to have week? 

Nova: Have week! 

Elsie: Bye.