Episode 177: Elsie’s Historic Home Temper Board

This week, Elsie is sharing the imaginative and prescient she has for her new residence. 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 adore it when she seems like a clown. Lol.

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Listed below are some photos of Elsie’s temper board for the brand new home:

-We point out Cheap Old Houses

Colours + Wallpaper:

-Inexperienced, a bit of little bit of pink, pink, blue, and a bit of 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 wood flooring within the entryway


-Utilizing ceiling tiles in three rooms


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

-Oil portray portraits of individuals from Etsy and eBay

-Unique artwork from favourite artists

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

Kids art

-Try our Child’s Artwork Body DIY

Open air: 

-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 hear. This week I’m sharing the imaginative and prescient I’ve for my new residence. 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 adore it after I seem like 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 exhausting week for our household and the entire neighborhood 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 at all times knew that finally, it might occur in my very own neighborhood. 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 need to ship my like to all mother and father all over the place for the large weight that now we have 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 approach to assist the individuals affected within the faculty. There’s a very good useful resource, so yeah, we’ll put a hyperlink to that and it’s a minimum of one thing, displaying assist it’s a minimum of one thing. It’s simply the worst week ever. 

Emma: Yep. Just about. 

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

Emma: Yeah, actually, I wasn’t positive 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 excited about what’s my embarrassing story. Yeah, so I’ll have a bonus one on the finish since we began with one thing necessary however heavy. I’m simply teasing for the tip. Anyway, let’s speak about your own home and shifting.

Elsie: Okay. Yeah, I really feel a variety of love for Nashville proper now, like I at all times do. However yeah, shifting, it’s like additional unhappy proper now. Okay, so this week I wanna share about my entire 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 residence. A couple of month or two in the past, Emma stated to me, she was like, if you happen to don’t share method, far more of what you’ve executed on this residence, that is rather like a waste and it’s worthwhile to do this. It’s bizarre whenever you don’t actually discover. It’s exhausting to understand what you’ve shared from one other perspective. Have you learnt what I imply? I’m uninterested in my home trigger I’ve lived right here for 3 years virtually. I felt like I had shared it loads, however as soon as I obtained 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 residence but is that I simply wished to wrap that up and type of like hold issues so as. However I’m virtually executed and so I feel this week I can start sharing extra about our new residence 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 photos. 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 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 indicate but. It’s really like fairly constructiony trying in the mean time, however I’m excited to speak about it cuz I feel I’ve stated little issues, however that is the primary time to dedicate a complete episode to it. So it feels actually particular and it is rather thrilling. Though I do know to the web, it in all probability looks as if I simply began, I really began like a complete 12 months in the past after we have been nonetheless pondering of shifting to New York. That’s after I actually began designing this residence as a result of I began designing a historic residence at the moment. And just about the entire concepts have been translatable to our new residence 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 residence and realizing that it was gonna be an outdated one. 

Emma: Yeah, let’s begin with colours cuz I really feel like that bleeds into the whole lot else and we are able to 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 offer a shout-out to our pal Elizabeth whose Instagram is affordable outdated homes as a result of she is like my finest texting pal 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 photos, or perhaps it was like a video tour of my new residence 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 residence after we first checked out it in photos on-line is that it simply felt very modernized and plain on the within, whereas the surface is beautiful? The surface is like one among my favourite homes ever, however the inside, a variety of the rooms, there’s not a variety of unique woodwork happening, there’s simply not loads, 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 few of the final episodes? I feel everybody in all probability is aware of you’re shifting, however are you able to remind individuals of the age of your property and what’s the unique period? 

Elsie: Sure. Good thought. So it has form of a spooky historical past to it, which I’m unsure I’ve shared but. Nevertheless it was in-built 1904 after which it burned down virtually 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 feel that after I take a look at the photographs and the staircase and it does really feel a bit of extra craftsmen and a bit of bit much less Victorian. So I form of felt like for me it was a permission slip to form of use these entire 30 years nevertheless I need, which I really like as a result of I like a variety 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. A variety of outdated homes have a mixture of each, so it’s form of between these two eras. 

Emma: I adore it. 

Elsie: So yeah, Elizabeth’s recommendation. So after I despatched her the photographs and I used to be like, what do I do? She stated, the one factor that first involves thoughts is that It’ll really feel a lot extra historic when it’s not all painted white, it’s really painted like mild grey, however the entire home is like mild grey, and I feel that’s like a factor that makes a home really feel modernized. It’s a factor that individuals didn’t achieve this a lot prior to now that they do loads now it’s simply portray the entire home one colour. So one of many first issues we’re doing is including a very good quantity of colour in. I don’t suppose 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 positive about, some white simply to freshen it up, after which a variety of statement-colored rooms. A few of the colours that we’ve used, a few of our earlier colour schemes, like our present residence, the colour scheme is like a variety of inexperienced, a bit of 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 attempt it not all over the place and never at all times inexperienced and pink collectively in the identical room, however I don’t know I simply really feel like it’s in a variety of historic properties, you see a variety 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 youngsters’ 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 mild powdery blues. Within the youngsters’ library, it was known as a silent movie and it’s like a powdery uninteresting blue and I really feel prefer it was fairly, I preferred 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 one of the best 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 proud of the William Morris wallpaper that we utilized in our present residence. So I need to discover someplace to make use of that inexperienced one once more trigger it was so particular and I actually preferred 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 a bit of tiny, like conventional feeling, however a bit of tiny edge to them or a bit of little bit of like a spooky. I feel I wanna push my model a bit of bit away from whimsical and a bit of tiny bit in the direction of haunted trying just a bit bit. It simply feels proper, and it’s in my soul, it’s the factor you need beneath the factor you’re feeling like you must do, form of factor.

Emma: Sure, I’m really 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 attempting to do one thing with my workplace. Elsie can see it proper now as we’re on Skype whereas we document. 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 worthwhile to a minimum of begin making a plan to make this an inspiring area cuz you’re employed in right here daily. So anyway, I’ve three wallpaper samples coming they usually’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 they’d for these search phrases and I discovered three that I used to be form of occupied with, 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 dangle the samples up and form of see. After which there’s one which’s like, it simply seems like an summary, neutrally with a bit of pink, however whenever you take a look at it carefully, it’s all ghost. It’s like the whole lot is definitely a ghost, however whenever you stand again, it simply seems 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 smart.

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 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 a fantastic 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 dangle ’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 taking a look at is from Home of Hackney. Have you learnt that model? It’s so cool. They’ve a fort they usually 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 feel we used, I don’t know, perhaps I haven’t used one but, perhaps I’m simply at all times attempting to. Anyway, so there’s this one, this sort of like jungley trying, it’s a variety of timber and there’s like very, very delicate individuals figures within the timber and it’s very cool. It’s a bit of bit creepy. So yeah, that’s form of the wavelength I’m pondering. Okay, so anthropology has a variety 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 of 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 obtained 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 basic. Like actually basic trying and actually delicate. So I obtained a complete 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 which means as a result of I simply love spooky stuff with all my coronary heart.

Emma: I agree. It is 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 feel it has a vibe. 

Elsie: Properly, sure. Okay, so if you happen to haven’t heard of the artist, Julie Blackman, simply look her up. She has a good looking espresso desk e-book, Emma obtained 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 in a position to go to a present within the neighborhood of her artwork and see them in individual actually huge, which is thrilling as a result of there are a few locations round city which have them hanging up and also you’ll, on occasion 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 obtained it at our home and she or he was at all times like, oh, we’ll share it and I used to be joking, such as you owe me one and so after we obtained in there, she was like, you should purchase one. It was so joyful. I used to be like so excessive. I used to be like working round all of the rooms excited about 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 superb artwork for my residence ever. So I really feel actually enthusiastic about it and it’s within the pink home proper now. It seems method, method, method too huge for this area. So I’m excited to maneuver it when I’ve an opportunity. However yeah, I really like her work. I’ve at all times cherished it since I first heard of it in faculty, 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 de facto particular. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s native, however she’s actually internationally recognized, and yeah, her work is so distinctive, as Elsie stated, it’s like superb artwork images, she’s a photographer. It’s loads about childhood, there are usually not a variety of adults in her images. 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 form of like play with some type of like darker, heavier themes at instances, which is de facto 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 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 feel 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 certainly. Okay, so let’s speak about furnishings. So at this level, I ought to point out that now we have an episode developing in a number of weeks known as Promoting Our Dwelling Totally Furnished as a result of proper now on the time of this recording, our home is underneath contract and you already know, I’m a bit of so I’ll wait till it’s totally bought to launch that episode and speak in regards to the particulars a bit of bit extra and it’s nearly our expertise. However our home in the mean time is underneath contract to promote as totally furnished. So, it does come into play although for what we’re speaking about, cuz the subsequent factor I wanna speak about is the furnishings. 

Emma: So now you already know why she’s like, I’m getting a variety of furnishings. And also you’re like, don’t you have already got a variety of furnishings? Properly 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 important furnishings. So form of from the start I knew that if I had an opportunity to get a historic residence I actually wished to do historic furnishings as a result of I simply suppose it suits the home completely. And Emma and I’ve this bizarre obsession with the knives out at residence. I feel that’s form of the trail I wanna go down a bit of bit like a model of that. I really 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 completely 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 obtained, that I feel I’m gonna have the ability to use in our kitchen. It’s so distinctive and particular and has a narrative. And it got here from a complete different state and it’s historic. You might make one thing that seemed prefer it was a duplicate and nonetheless one way or the other it may not really feel the identical. There are simply little imperfections and stuff. So I’ve recognized for some time that I wished to get primarily outdated furnishings, and I feel we’ll get a number of issues blended in there which can be new, after which we’ll get a lot of stuff. However I feel 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 feel for the dimensions of the city, it’s actually good. 

Emma: I’d agree with that. 

Elsie: There’s extra purchasing all over the place you may drive round. In case you are keen to drive a few hours in any route, 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 obtained, which is that this little vainness for Marigold’s bed room. We obtained 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 images, so it doesn’t really 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 accumulating stuff. I went to relics the opposite day and I used to be simply trying 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 joyful. 

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 huge 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 a much bigger challenge.

Elsie: Yeah. I can inform you the whole lot 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 best way it’s now, which is ideal. We wished to maneuver in and never be renovating and identical to actually take pleasure in our summer time, Christmas, fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween all that. After which after the brand new 12 months, I feel we’ll in all probability do an enormous renovation, however I wished a bit of little bit of time to bond with the home earlier than we obtained into it. Yeah, that labored out rather well for me in our present residence, 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 if you happen to don’t hundred % know what you need but, I feel 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 feel it is smart. I simply suppose whenever 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 in regards to the flooring. So for the longest time, I’ve been like mild wood flooring solely. I really like whitewashed flooring, and I’ve executed 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 loads and it’s actually exhausting 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 feel we’ll simply have a variety of little hairs on our flooring, however it’s price it. And I can’t wait to be dwelling with a child pug, it’s my fantasy. It’s all of our fantasy. 

Emma: It truly is, a pal of mine, simply obtained a pug and we went over to their home the opposite evening and I obtained 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 exhausting. 

Elsie: Nova’s utterly set. So anyway, yeah, let’s speak 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 feel we’ll both be in a mid-tone or a darkish, it positively gained’t be mild, however it may not be the darkest doable colour. It is perhaps one thing form of within the center. So I despatched colours to our wood flooring individual this week. And the opposite factor that we’re gonna do 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 flooring we needed to exchange was the kitchen. So I actually wished to do like an announcement flooring, just like the final couple of homes I’ve executed like at herringbone flooring, and it’s so fairly. However we determined that we’d do the assertion because the stain element as an alternative of the best way the wooden is laid. So I’m excited to attempt it. We’re conserving the best way the rail, the staircase unique would work, we’re conserving 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 an enormous evolution for me to have the ability to settle for unique darkish wooden and never take into consideration portray it. So I really feel joyful 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 at all times open to vary. I feel that one of many actually enjoyable issues about you is you’re at all times 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 once so in opposition to, now you utterly adore it. 

Emma: I feel 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 method about issues in my life too, however I identical to the thought of staying open. I assume it’s form of just like the e-book we talked about considerably not too long ago, the like, you already know, suppose once more. It’s like, sure, he’s type of speaking about, information and political concepts and all types of issues. However I’m like, additionally although residence decor and colours you’ll put on.

Elsie: The enjoyment of being mistaken about wooden flooring colours. 

Emma: Yeah, precisely. Suppose once more about your flooring 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 purchasing. So I’m obsessed, let’s simply put it that method. I’m obsessed and my listing is a full-page lengthy factor that I wanna be in search of. And a few of it I’ve been attempting to carry off as a result of till our flooring are executed, it’s form of not good to purchase furnishings as a result of then it needs to be moved twice. So I’ve been attempting to simply hold it at bay a bit of bit. That’s additionally in all probability 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, however it was additionally so enjoyable. I’m very, very passionate in regards to the lighting fixtures and the subsequent factor I’ve been engaged on is shopping for a variety of little wooden element items and in addition ceiling tiles. So I’m attempting to persuade our wallpaper girl to hold the ceiling tiles as a result of it’s a distinct sort of challenge and it’s not wallpaper. Yeah, I feel I’m gonna do the ceiling tiles in three rooms, they usually’re actually cool, they’re actually completely different. There are ones which can be form of like wallpaper, like a sticker that you may stick on. After which there are ones which can be fabricated from steel, and there are ones fabricated from plastic and there are ones made of froth. And virtually all of them could be painted as soon as they’re up there, which is fascinating. I feel that you simply simply should see them in individual to see which of them you suppose look probably the most genuine, as a result of a few of them look loads, 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 that you may put it over popcorn, people who find themselves excited 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 cover how dangerous it seemed. It’s one other form of texture that’s simply form of like brush stroke trying and now we have actually outdated ceilings. So it’s simply a good 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 feel 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 feel 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 at all times suppose whenever you say ceiling tiles, I simply at all times consider that.

Elsie: Yeah, me too. The opposite place I feel it form of got here from is that I spent a lot time final 12 months purchasing in New York and a variety of ceilings there have it, and a variety of flats too. I wasn’t planning on getting a brownstone, however I checked out them loads. The brownstones have actually, actually good ceilings and moldings. There are such a lot of of them which can be so fairly. So I feel I obtained an obsession that gained’t stop for that form of ceiling. Like actually, actually detailed ceilings. The vintage listing, 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 form of hides the floor of the desk with a bit that rolls down. Hopefully, everybody can simply visualize of their thoughts what it seems 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 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’d put in them. I’ve no motive. You realize, within the outdated instances’ secrets and techniques, it’s a variety of hidden love letters sort. I adore it. I really like secret compartments, in order that’s one among my favourite classes is vintage furnishings with compartments, . And so they’re at all times in plain sight, however it’s identical to a bit that you simply wouldn’t suppose to drag or, you already know what I’m saying? It seems like a bit of tremor molding normally. And then you definately pull it out and it’s like a bit of 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 at all times hoped it might keep right here as a result of it seems 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 really. It’s a lot better if you happen to simply go away it and the subsequent individual can use it and you should purchase 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 at all times hoping that the brand new proprietor would need the piano, they usually 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 youngsters are usually not in piano classes by the tip of the 12 months, it’s a private failure on his half as a dad or mum. He’s very severe about this as a result of he’s a musician and our children are 5 and 7 they usually haven’t began piano but, it’s essential to him.

Emma: Properly, 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 associates who ship their youngsters to her for a piano. 

Elsie: Oh my gosh. That’s good.

Emma: I do know. It’s a fantastic 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 a bit of bit spooky. I need it to look a bit of bit haunted. I would really like wooden if doable, not painted, not black, simply wooden for each of them. However yeah, with the grand piano, I feel it’s a bit of tougher to come back by they’re normally black.

Emma: Largely see these shiny black ones. 

Elsie: Yeah, and I feel the for the studio, it’s like he cares a lot about enjoying it, the sound. After which for the opposite one, he is perhaps a bit of extra, as a result of it’s form of for the youngsters. 

Emma: So I do know we already talked about one piece of artwork, however I’m positive there’s different artwork that you simply’re excited about 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 most important class is that I wanna accumulate vintage artwork, unique artwork. So after I went to the Paris Flea market final 12 months with Sherry, I obtained 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 extremely enjoyable assortment. I form of wanna do a wall of individuals someplace. I feel that’s a very good spooky nod sort of assortment. I wanna accumulate some unique 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 need to clearly make artwork for our residence. 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 youngsters’ artwork. We now have these actually superior frames that I discovered on Amazon final 12 months. I’ll hyperlink them within the present notes they usually 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 at all times hold updating your youngsters’ latest artwork into the frames. So that they’re actually superior they usually come in numerous finishes. So I’ve the white ones for our present residence and our subsequent residence. I feel I’ll in all probability get the Walnut one they usually are available in units, they make a very good gallery wall. So yeah, youngsters’ artwork for positive. 

Emma: I adore it. What about out of doors areas? You talked about the outside of the home is sort of a 10 outta 10, however I’m positive 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 a variety 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 aspect’s fairly cool. The aspect has a bit of fireplace pit space and you’ll 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 seems so exhausting for 3 years.

Emma: Certain. Properly, your women have at all times had their swim classes and also you guys use it loads. So I get why individuals are at all times asking that. 

Elsie: Yeah, I feel 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 adore it and I really feel prefer it, it’s a factor, I actually adore it. So we would love so as to add one other pool and we’ve been engaged on designing it. Our pal Sherry advised us to, she mainly stated to design the whole lot earlier than I do my first assembly. Have an image for the whole lot and like simply present them precisely what I need. In order that’s what I’m attempting to do to organize to get a quote. I don’t 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, now we have a fairly intense plan for the yard and we kinda wanna transfer the whole lot round and have a good looking fence, lovely timber, and hopefully, a good looking pool. And I actually wanna put a bit of home. This type of is a home there, however I’m unsure if it might match, however is a spot for the pottery and I used to be pondering it might be like gardening and in addition like a pottery kiln. I feel 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 youngsters to run round. So I’ll put up 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 really works out that I can afford it and it seems that method, I’d be amazed. It in all probability gained’t, however we’ll see. Attempt for it, shoot for the celebs. 

Emma: I’m rooting for it simply because then I can convey 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 convey 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 positive if you happen to had one or if I used to be alleged to be pondering of 1. So I used to be like, what have I executed these days that’s actually silly and so mine is extra like a recurring factor that I’m doing. Okay, so my son’s virtually two and we don’t actually watch a variety of TVs, however after we do, it’s principally 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 daily, however fairly typically. So we’ve watched all three vehicles, motion pictures, there’s like a bit of TV present, it’s known as Vehicles on the Highway. There’s a complete bunch of shorts, all of the stuff on Disney Plus. So in case you have a child who loves vehicles, that’s simply why I’m telling you the place you 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 at all times been occupied with vehicles. We used to sit down 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 seen that it’s simply form of like in my mind now prefer it’s virtually grow 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 offer you 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 pal. What’s mistaken with me? So I’ll offer you one instance, however I’ve executed 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 title’s Kelly and she or he’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 completely 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 automotive and he wants to love change up, he can’t be the brand new rookie anymore. And I used to be form of moving into it and I used to be identical to, oh my God. I’m like telling you ways 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 entire life. Vehicles and Daniel Tiger. 

Elsie: We’ve all executed it. It does eat you for some time for positive.

Emma: I do know. So if everybody’s like, do you’ve 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 in all probability 10 years in the past after I nonetheless lived in Missouri, we obtained an e-mail, I keep in mind I used to be at work from our, now excellent pal Erin, she has a enterprise known as Solar Woven and it’s lovely weavings and issues like that. And he or she 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 fantastic. After which form of in the direction of the tip 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 in all probability lower than a minute, a few minutes, somebody introduced us our invoice. So, it was very embarrassing. After which the subsequent 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 associates for a very long time, like 10 years. So it’s not an enormous deal. And he or she claims that she doesn’t even keep in mind it, which I feel she’s in all probability mendacity about. However perhaps not as a result of it’s like your embarrassing second different individuals don’t at all times 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 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 executed years in the past, like after I stated 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 do 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 if you happen to like embarrassing tales. Additionally, tell us if there are different segments that you really want us to convey again that we haven’t executed for some time. I like listening to requests cuz that offers us concepts and it helps us do issues which can be fascinating to you. Okay, so thanks a lot for listening. In case you’re having fun with our podcast, we’d actually respect 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 Traditional. 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 they usually’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 a very good joke. That was a complete bunch of jokes. All proper. Do you wanna inform everybody to have a very good week? 

Nova: Have a very good week! 

Elsie: Bye.