Episode 177: Elsie’s Historic House Mood 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 find it irresistible 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-We point out Low-cost Outdated Homes

Colours + Wallpaper:

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

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

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

–Take a look at William Morris Wallpaper and Home 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 wood flooring within the entryway


-Utilizing ceiling tiles in three rooms


-Elsie bought this artwork piece: Tall Woman 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)

–Youngsters artwork

-Take a look at our Child’s Artwork Body DIY


-Including a pool

-Just a little 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 pay attention. 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 find it irresistible after I appear like a clown.

Emma: Who doesn’t love a clown? 

Elsie: Okay, so earlier than we get in, I needed 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 faculty capturing. I don’t know if it’s the primary one we’ve ever had, however it’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 might 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 might be. So I simply wish to ship my like to all mother and father all over the place for the large weight that we have now to dwell with always. Yeah, that’s all I’ve to say about it, it’s horrible. We are going to put within the present notes a option to help the individuals affected within the faculty. There’s useful resource, so yeah, we’ll put a hyperlink to that and it’s at the very least one thing, displaying help it’s at the very least 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, actually, 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 uncertain, so I used to be eager about what’s my embarrassing story. Yeah, so I’ll have a bonus one on the finish since we began with one thing vital however heavy. I’m simply teasing for the top. Anyway, let’s speak about your home and shifting.

Elsie: Okay. Yeah, I really feel quite a lot of love for Nashville proper now, like I all the time do. However yeah, shifting, it’s like further 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 attempting to recap my present house. A few month or two in the past, Emma mentioned to me, she was like, should you don’t share method, far more of what you’ve completed on this house, that is rather like a waste and it’s good to try this. It’s bizarre if you don’t actually discover. It’s laborious to appreciate 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 bought 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 cause that I haven’t began sharing my new house but is that I simply needed to wrap that up and type of like maintain issues so as. However I’m nearly completed 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 type of put a bunch of that within the present notes so you may simply take a look at it and a few of it won’t be tremendous coherent or organized, however at the very least it’ll offer you a visible thought. 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 point out but. It’s truly like fairly constructiony wanting in the intervening time, however I’m excited to speak about it cuz I believe I’ve mentioned little issues, however that is the primary time to dedicate an entire episode to it. So it feels actually particular and it is vitally thrilling. Although I do know to the web, it in all probability looks as if I simply began, I truly began like an entire yr in the past after we have been nonetheless considering of shifting to New York. That’s after I actually began designing this house as a result of I began designing a historic house at the moment. And just about the entire 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 thought of a subsequent house and figuring out that it was gonna be an outdated one. 

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

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so I’ve to present 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 she or he 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 concerning the house after we first checked out it in footage on-line is that it simply felt very modernized and plain on the within, whereas the skin is gorgeous? The surface is like one among my favourite homes ever, however the inside, quite a lot of the rooms, there’s not quite a lot of authentic woodwork happening, there’s simply not quite a bit, it’s fairly easy. It’s been modernized through the years and issues like that. 

Emma: And may you remind individuals in the event that they didn’t hear a number of the final episodes? I believe everybody in all probability is aware of you’re shifting, however are you able to remind individuals of the age of your house and what’s the authentic period? 

Elsie: Sure. Good thought. So it has type of a spooky historical past to it, which I’m undecided I’ve shared but. Nevertheless it was inbuilt 1904 after which it burned down nearly utterly 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 after I take a look at the photographs and the staircase and it does really feel a bit extra craftsmen and a bit bit much less Victorian. So I type of felt like for me it was a permission slip to type of use these complete 30 years nevertheless I need, which I really like as a result of I like quite a lot 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 actually suppose they mix collectively rather well. Numerous outdated homes have a mixture of each, so it’s type of between these two eras. 

Emma: I find it irresistible. 

Elsie: So yeah, Elizabeth’s recommendation. So after I despatched her the photographs and I used to be like, what do I do? She mentioned, the one factor that first involves thoughts is that It can really feel a lot extra historic when it’s not all painted white, it’s truly painted like gentle grey, however the entire home is like gentle 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 suppose we’re going full hundred p.c, 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 quite a lot 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 quite a lot of inexperienced, a bit little bit of pink. I assume that’s it. So I’m nonetheless utilizing these colours, however I actually needed 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 needed to attempt it not all over the 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 quite a lot of historic properties, you see quite a lot of pink, so I’m giving {that a} attempt. 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 thought.

Elsie: I’ve an issue with royal blue, however I don’t actually have an issue with gentle powdery blues. Within the children’ library, it was referred to as a silent movie and it’s like a powdery uninteresting blue and I really feel prefer it was fairly, I favored it. Yeah, we’re doing it in Nova’s rest room, it’s like a cute little clawfoot tub rest room 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, excellent for her sulking room pink is what the colours are referred to as Oh my gosh. Isn’t that excellent? 

Emma: Sure, sure. Cuz Goldie is a lot drama in all the perfect methods, that’s excellent. 

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 proud of the William Morris wallpaper that we utilized in our present house. So I wish to discover someplace to make use of that inexperienced one once more trigger it was so particular and I actually favored it. The one which’s type of by the hidden library armoire. After which aside from that, I needed to attempt to discover some wallpaper with a bit tiny, like conventional feeling, however a bit tiny edge to them or a bit little bit of like a spooky. I believe I wanna push my model a bit bit away from whimsical and a bit 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, type of factor.

Emma: Sure, I’m truly this, I do know this episode is about your home. However I additionally simply need, since we’re speaking about spooky, and giving your self permission to perform a little spooky. I’m type of attempting 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, it’s good to at the very least begin making a plan to make this an inspiring area cuz you’re employed in right here every single day. So anyway, I’ve three wallpaper samples coming and so they’re all spooky. That was one of many searches. I used to be taking a look at 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 that they had for these search phrases and I discovered three that I used to be type of excited by, they’re spooky, however like delicate spooky, the place one among ’em has principally 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 cling the samples up and type of see. After which there’s one which’s like, it simply appears to be like like an summary, neutrally with a bit pink, however if you take a look at it carefully, it’s all ghost. It’s like every 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 type 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 can have one room in your home that’s spooky all yr 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 incredible 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 cling ’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 excellent. Yeah, so one of many wallpapers we have been taking a look at is from Home of Hackney. Are you aware that model? It’s so cool. They’ve a fort 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 among my favorites. I believe we used, I don’t know, perhaps I haven’t used one but, perhaps I’m simply all the time attempting to. Anyway, so there’s this one, this sort of like jungley wanting, it’s quite a lot of bushes and there’s like very, very delicate individuals figures within the bushes and it’s very cool. It’s a bit bit creepy. So yeah, that’s type of the wavelength I’m considering. Okay, so anthropology has quite a lot 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 lightweight bulb. There’s a hand holding a bit rod that holds the bathroom paper, after which there’s only a hand that simply stands proud of the wall as a hook, so I bought 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 delicate. So I bought 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 is best to inform them concerning the Julie Blackman piece you bought for your home as a result of it’s not spooky, however I believe it has a vibe. 

Elsie: Effectively, sure. Okay, so should you haven’t heard of the artist, Julie Blackman, simply look her up. She has a gorgeous espresso desk ebook, Emma bought it for me as a housewarming reward and she or he lives within the neighborhood the place I’m shifting. So, after I was there a few instances in the past, we have been capable of go to a present within the neighborhood of her artwork and see them in particular person actually large, 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, however it’s fairly uncommon. And so they’re superb 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 bought it at our home and she or he was all the time like, oh, we’ll share it and I used to be joking, such as you owe me one and so after we bought in there, she was like, you should buy one. It was so pleased. I used to be like so excessive. I used to be like working round all of the rooms eager about it and so I ended up getting this piece referred to as Tall Woman and also you’ll should look it up, you simply should see it. And it’s my first piece of legit superb 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 method, method, method too large for this area. So I’m excited to maneuver it when I’ve an opportunity. However yeah, I really like her work. I’ve all the time liked it since I first heard of it in school, so it’s been a very long time. She’s unbelievable and it’s simply cool as a result of it’s native artwork, which is absolutely particular. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s native, however she’s actually internationally recognized, and yeah, her work is so distinctive, as Elsie mentioned, it’s like superb artwork images, she’s a photographer. It’s quite a bit about childhood, there will not be quite a lot of adults in her pictures. It’s not that there by no means is, however it’s principally targeted on childhood. In addition they really feel very timeless. In addition they type of like play with some type of like darker, heavier themes at instances, which is absolutely fascinating. It’s simply very cool what she makes of the world round her. So love her artwork, and I really like the one else you picked out, Tall Woman. 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 matches in my theme, Halloween all yr is unquestionably. Okay, so let’s speak about furnishings. So at this level, I ought to point out that we have now an episode arising in a number of weeks referred to as Promoting Our Residence Totally Furnished as a result of proper now on the time of this recording, our home is below contract and you realize, I’m a bit so I’ll wait till it’s totally offered to launch that episode and speak concerning the particulars a bit bit extra and it’s nearly our expertise. However our home in the intervening time 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 realize why she’s like, I’m getting quite a lot of furnishings. And also you’re like, don’t you have already got quite a lot of furnishings? Effectively simply look forward to an upcoming episode, you’ll see. 

Elsie: So yeah, we’re not shifting hardly any furnishings, we’re shifting like two issues and my pottery kiln and mattresses and stuff and a ton of non-public stuff. However yeah, not hardly any foremost furnishings. So type of from the start I knew that if I had an opportunity to get a historic house I actually needed to do historic furnishings as a result of I simply suppose it matches the home completely. And Emma and I’ve this bizarre obsession with the knives out at house. I believe that’s type of the trail I wanna go down a bit bit like a model of that. I really like antiques a lot and shopping for new furnishings there’s nothing unhealthy 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 completely different. It’s prefer it has a soul or one thing. Perhaps I’m being too bizarre about it. For instance, the little swan mantle that I simply bought, that I believe I’m gonna be capable of 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 may make one thing that seemed prefer it was a reproduction and nonetheless one way or the other it won’t really feel the identical. There are simply little imperfections and stuff. So I’ve recognized for some time that I needed to get primarily outdated furnishings, and I believe we’ll get a number of issues blended in there which are new, after which we’ll get a lot of stuff. However I believe for the furnishings, it’s simply, it’s really easy in Missouri to search out vintage furnishings. We now have wonderful flea markets, the Fb market is fairly good there, I believe for the scale of the city, it’s actually good. 

Emma: I might agree with that. 

Elsie: There’s extra buying all over the place you may drive round. In case you are 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 bought, which is that this little vainness for Marigold’s bed room. We bought it after we knew we have been shifting 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 photographs, 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 thought of getting furnishings that matches the age of the house, and in addition simply the method of gathering stuff. I went to relics the opposite day and I used to be simply wanting on the little using 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 toes, 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 pleased. 

Emma: Yeah, it labored out. So yeah, why don’t you inform ’em concerning the flooring in your home, as a result of I really feel like that’s one of many large 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 type of a much bigger challenge.

Elsie: Yeah. I can inform you every thing we’re doing earlier than we transfer in a single sentence, it’s all of the flooring, portray most of it, including one rest room and Jeremy’s studio. In order that’s it, for essentially the most half, we’ll transfer into it and it’ll be just about the best way it’s now, which is ideal. We needed to maneuver in and never be renovating and identical to actually get pleasure from our summer time, Christmas, fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween all that. After which after the brand new yr, I believe we’ll in all probability do an enormous renovation, however I needed a bit little bit of time to bond with the home earlier than we bought into it. Yeah, that labored out rather well for me in our present house, was to dwell right here and overthink it earlier than we began. So it’s one thing now, particularly with the kitchen, like when Emma first discovered, 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 challenge when you’re in however should you don’t hundred p.c know what you need but, I believe you’re proper. It makes extra sense to dwell 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 suppose if you redo it, that won’t be a enjoyable few months, nevertheless many months. 

Elsie: Yeah. We’ll get to that after we get to it. So anyway, let’s speak concerning the flooring. So for the longest time, I’ve been like gentle wood flooring solely. I really like whitewashed flooring, and I’ve completed 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 she or he particularly advised me to not get a black one. I used to be like Nova! So it’s superb. I believe we’ll simply have quite a lot of little hairs on our ground, however it’s value 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 bought a pug and we went over to their home the opposite night time and I bought 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 identical 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 utterly set. So anyway, yeah, let’s speak concerning 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 matches 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 gentle, however it won’t be the darkest attainable colour. It could be one thing type of within the center. So I despatched colours to our wood flooring particular person this week. And the opposite factor that we’re gonna try this’s particular is within the entryway. So that you’ve in all probability 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 lightweight 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 substitute was the kitchen. So I actually needed to do like an announcement ground, just like the final couple of homes I’ve completed like at herringbone ground, and it’s so fairly. However we determined that we’d do the assertion because the stain element as a substitute of the best way the wooden is laid. So I’m excited to attempt it. We’re protecting the best way the rail, the staircase authentic would work, we’re protecting that darkish colour, so we’re type of simply gonna select a colour that blends nicely with that. So yeah, I really feel actually good about that. And it’s like an enormous evolution for me to have the ability to settle for authentic darkish wooden and never take into consideration portray it. So I really feel pleased and excited that my mind is lastly advanced to that time. 

Emma: Yeah, you’re rising up. No, I’m simply kidding. I do like although that you simply’re type 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 thought of one thing you was so in opposition to, now you utterly find it irresistible. 

Emma: I believe it’s neat. Yeah, it’s not even that, it’s like development cuz it’s not unhealthy that you simply didn’t prefer it earlier than. I really feel that method about issues in my life too, however I identical to the thought of staying open. I assume it’s type of just like the ebook we talked about considerably not too long ago, the like, you realize, suppose once more. It’s like, sure, he’s type of speaking about, information 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, a lot of assertion colours, a lot of molding, a lot of little brass palms, and spooky particulars. The following factor I’ve down is, getting my grasp’s diploma in vintage buying. So I’m obsessed, let’s simply put it that method. I’m obsessed and my checklist is a full-page lengthy factor that I wanna be searching for. And a few of it I’ve been attempting to carry off as a result of till our flooring are completed, it’s type of not good to purchase furnishings as a result of then it needs to be moved twice. So I’ve been attempting to simply maintain it at bay a bit bit. That’s additionally in all probability why I began with lighting. So I purchased all of the lighting type 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, however it was additionally so enjoyable. I’m very, very passionate concerning the lighting fixtures and the following factor I’ve been engaged on is shopping for quite a lot of little wooden element items and in addition ceiling tiles. So I’m attempting to persuade our wallpaper woman to hold the ceiling tiles as a result of it’s a distinct sort of challenge 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 completely different. There are ones which are type of like wallpaper, like a sticker which you can stick on. After which there are ones which are made from steel, 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 particular person to see which of them you suppose look essentially the most genuine, as a result of a few of them look quite a bit, for my part, much more detailed and genuine than others. However as soon as they’re up on the ceiling, they may 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 eager about skim coating or one thing, or like a few of our ceilings, it’s not popcorn, however it’s like a texture that they put as much as attempt to conceal how unhealthy it seemed. It’s one other type of texture that’s simply type of like brush stroke wanting and we have now actually outdated ceilings. So it’s simply an effective way to cowl over ceilings and make them lovely and actually completely different from wallpaper, completely 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 extremely 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 in all probability nonetheless have them, we went not too long ago 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. Nevertheless it’s the place our outdated retailer was and yeah. I dunno, I all the time suppose if you say ceiling tiles, I simply all the time consider that.

Elsie: Yeah, me too. The opposite place I believe it type of got here from is that I spent a lot time final yr buying in New York and quite a lot of ceilings there have it, and quite a lot of residences 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 are so fairly. So I believe I bought an obsession that gained’t stop for that type of ceiling. Like actually, actually detailed ceilings. The vintage checklist, it’s so lengthy and I’ll simply slim it down to love one or two obsessions. So one factor that I’m utterly 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 type of hides the floor of the desk with a chunk 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 further 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 method that it’s unmatched. Prefer it scratches an itch. Proper? I’m utterly fixated on having secret compartments. I don’t know why. I don’t know what I might put in them. I’ve no cause. You realize, within the outdated instances’ secrets and techniques, it’s quite a lot of hidden love letters sort. I find it irresistible. I really like secret compartments, in order that’s one among my favourite classes is vintage furnishings with compartments, . And so they’re all the time in plain sight, however it’s identical to a chunk that you simply wouldn’t suppose to tug or, you realize what I’m saying? It appears to be like like a chunk of tremor molding often. And you then pull it out and it’s like a bit file cupboard. For my second one, we’re leaving our white piano in Tennessee due to the totally furnished cell of the home. And actually, I all the time hoped it might keep right here as a result of it appears to be like actually good on this home, it’s excellent. It has a particular spot and pianos are actually, actually costly to maneuver, it’s type of like a pottery kiln truly. It’s a lot better should you simply go away it and the following particular person can use it and you should buy a brand new one in your new spot domestically. And pianos are additionally actually available for purchase 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 searching 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 yr, it’s a private failure on his half as a guardian. 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 trainer 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 excellent.

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

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

Emma: Principally see these shiny black ones. 

Elsie: Yeah, and I believe the for the studio, it’s like he cares a lot about enjoying it, the sound. After which for the opposite one, he could be a bit extra, as a result of it’s type 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 eager about in the home. So aside from the Julie Blackman piece, inform us concerning the artwork that you’ve deliberate. 

Elsie: So the largest class is that I wanna gather vintage artwork, authentic artwork. So after I went to the Paris Flea market final yr with Sherry, I bought my first panorama portray. So I’ve been saving that, after which I’ve been gathering the oil portray portrait of individuals from Etsy and eBay. It’s a extremely enjoyable assortment. I type 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 suppose it’s thrilling to get a number of items right here and there.

I wish 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 replenish the home with children’ artwork. We now have these actually superior frames that I discovered on Amazon final yr. 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’ll 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 maintain updating your children’ latest artwork into the frames. So that they’re actually superior and so they come in numerous finishes. So I’ve the white ones for our present house and our subsequent house. I believe I’ll in all probability get the Walnut one and so they are available units, they make gallery wall. So yeah, children’ artwork for certain. 

Emma: I find it irresistible. 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 quite a lot of large mature bushes 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 type of nothing. Yeah, you’ve been again there. The facet’s fairly cool. The facet has a bit fireplace pit space and you’ll put a eating desk and there’s like a scorching 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 a storage, however Yeah, it feels prefer it’s not put collectively but. It’s simply naked bones. 

Elsie: True. So one of many largest 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: Positive. Effectively, your ladies have all the time had their swim classes and also you guys use it quite a bit. So I get why persons 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 find it irresistible and I really feel prefer it, it’s a factor, I actually find it irresistible. So we would love so as to add one other pool and we’ve been engaged on designing it. Our buddy Sherry advised us to, she mainly mentioned to design every thing earlier than I do my first assembly. Have an image for every thing and like simply present them precisely what I need. In order that’s what I’m attempting to do to arrange to get a quote. I do not know how a lot it’s going to value, I’ve no clue. So I couldn’t even guess. So we’ll see when that comes round. However yeah, we have now a fairly intense plan for the yard and we kinda wanna transfer every thing round and have a gorgeous fence, lovely bushes, and hopefully, a gorgeous pool. And I actually wanna put a bit home. This sort of is a home there, however I’m undecided if it might match, however is a spot for the pottery and I used to be considering it might 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 fireplace pit after which identical to part of the yard for the children to run round. So I’ll submit an image of my sketch, it’s so humorous. And also you’ll in all probability 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 method, I might be amazed. It in all probability gained’t, however we’ll see. Strive for it, shoot for the celebrities. 

Emma: I’m rooting for it simply because then I can carry Oscar over each Saturday morning after we’re up, which presently is like 6:00 AM and we’ll simply be over there by 7:00 AM. I’ll carry 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 mentioned 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 mentioned, and I wasn’t certain should you had one or if I used to be imagined to be considering of 1. So I used to be like, what have I completed 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 quite a lot of TVs, however after we do, it’s principally like Daniel Tiger and Sesame Avenue. However his particular deal with is he loves vehicles. So we are going to watch like 20 or half-hour of vehicles, not every single day, however fairly typically. So we’ve watched all three vehicles, motion pictures, there’s like a bit TV present, it’s referred to as Vehicles on the Highway. There’s an entire bunch of shorts, all of the stuff on Disney Plus. So you probably 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 among his very first phrases. He’s simply all the time been excited by 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 the entire Vehicles motion pictures. It’s an enormous a part of my life. And the embarrassing factor is I’ve observed that it’s simply type of like in my mind now prefer it’s nearly change into like my faith or one thing as a result of I’ve began relating issues, and I say these items to adults. I’m not saying them to Oscar, I say these items to adults. I begin relating life stuff to vehicles. I’ll offer you an examination. It’s so dorky and I type 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 offer you one instance, however I’ve completed this numerous instances, however one was I had a remedy session, I am going as soon as a month proper now and my therapist’s identify’s Kelly and she or he’s very nice. And anyway, I used to be telling her about type 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 completely different section and I used to be like, it’s type of like in vehicles three when Lightning McQueen realizes that he’s an older race automotive and he wants to love change up, he can’t be the brand new rookie anymore. And I used to be type 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 completed it. It does eat you for some time for certain.

Emma: I do know. So if everybody’s like, do you’ve gotten something fascinating in speaking about, I’m like, nicely, 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 in all probability 10 years in the past after I nonetheless lived in Missouri, we bought an e-mail, I keep in mind I used to be at work from our, now superb buddy Erin, she has a enterprise referred to 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 needed to satisfy. And likewise she mentioned that her husband, Creighton was from this well-known band referred to 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 satisfy them. So went to a cute little bar downtown and we had drinks and it was nice and it was fantastic. After which type of in direction of the top of the night time, I noticed Creighton going over to the bar, seeming like he was paying. And when he got here again I mentioned, Oh my gosh, that was so candy of you, you didn’t have to do this, we weren’t anticipating that, thanks. And he type of mentioned nothing. And after in all probability 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 an enormous deal. And she or he claims that she doesn’t even keep in mind it, which I believe she’s in all probability 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 in all probability doesn’t keep in mind. She’s in all probability telling the reality. Though she could 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 completed years in the past, like after I mentioned one thing awkward to somebody and there’s no method 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 an enormous deal, however it’s humorous. 

Elsie: Sure. The worst. Anyway, that’s our embarrassing story time. Tell us should you like embarrassing tales. Additionally, tell us if there are different segments that you really want us to carry again that we haven’t completed for some time. I like listening to requests cuz that provides us concepts and it helps us do issues which are fascinating to you. Okay, so thanks a lot for listening. In the event you’re having fun with our podcast, we’d actually admire a five-star reveal. Like I’m not ashamed to say it we solely need the nice ones, please not the unhealthy 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 dwell? 

Elsie: The place do cows dwell? The place?

Nova: On the moooooooon. And the way do you intend 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.

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