Episode 177: Elsie’s Historic Home Temper Board


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

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

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Present Notes:

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

-We point out Low cost Outdated Homes

Colours + Wallpaper:

-Inexperienced, somewhat little bit of pink, purple, blue, and somewhat little bit of white

-Nova’s lavatory 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 wooden flooring within the entryway


-Utilizing ceiling tiles in three rooms


-Elsie received this artwork piece: Tall Lady 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)

Children 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 Stunning 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 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 arduous week for our household and the entire group in Nashville as a result of we had a faculty taking pictures. I don’t know if it’s the primary one we’ve ever had, nevertheless it’s the primary one which I can bear in mind since I’ve lived right here and it was a really traumatic occasion. I all the time knew that ultimately, it will occur in my very own group. Simply primarily based on the statistics, and when it did, it was weirder and extra horrible than I imagined it will be. So I simply wish to ship my like to all mother and father in all places for the massive weight that we have now to reside with always. Yeah, that’s all I’ve to say about it, it’s horrible. We’ll put within the present notes a strategy to assist the individuals affected within the faculty. There’s a great useful resource, so yeah, we’ll put a hyperlink to that and it’s not less than one thing, displaying assist it’s not less than one thing. It’s simply the worst week ever. 

Emma: Yep. Just about. 

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

Emma: Yeah, truthfully, I wasn’t 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 not sure, 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 essential however heavy. I’m simply teasing for the top. Anyway, let’s speak about your home and transferring.

Elsie: Okay. Yeah, I really feel quite a lot of love for Nashville proper now, like I all the time do. However yeah, transferring, it’s like further 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 house. A few month or two in the past, Emma stated to me, she was like, in the event you don’t share manner, far more of what you’ve executed on this house, that is rather like a waste and you could try this. It’s bizarre if you don’t actually discover. It’s arduous to understand what you’ve shared from one other perspective. Are you aware what I imply? I’m tired of my home trigger I’ve lived right here for 3 years nearly. I felt like I had shared it lots, however as soon as I received into it and began making, extra movies, extra earlier than and afters, and issues like that, there was a lot extra. So I’m actually glad that you simply inspired me on that, Emma and that’s actually the one purpose that I haven’t began sharing my new house but is that I simply wished to wrap that up and form of like preserve issues so as. However I’m nearly executed and so I feel 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 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 type of put a bunch of that within the present notes so you possibly can simply take a look at it and a few of it won’t be tremendous coherent or organized, however not less than it’ll provide you with 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 feel I’ve stated 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. Regardless that I do know to the web, it most likely looks like I simply began, I truly began like an entire yr in the past after we had been nonetheless considering of transferring 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 had 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 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 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 provide a shout-out to our buddy Elizabeth whose Instagram is reasonable outdated homes as a result of she is like my finest texting buddy about outdated home stuff and he or she helps me a lot. So anyway, she can also be designing her dream outdated home. We had been like in the identical boat, in the identical time of life, and I despatched her photos, or possibly it was like a video tour of my new house and I used to be like, what do I do? How do I make it really feel just like the one factor I didn’t love in regards to the house after we first checked out it in photos on-line is that it simply felt very modernized and plain on the within, whereas the skin is beautiful? The skin is like one in every of 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 lots, 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 most likely is aware of you’re transferring, however are you able to remind individuals of the age of your property and what’s the authentic period? 

Elsie: Sure. Good thought. So it has type of a spooky historical past to it, which I’m undecided I’ve shared but. But it surely 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 feel that after I take a look at the images and the staircase and it does really feel somewhat extra craftsmen and somewhat bit much less Victorian. So I type of felt like for me it was a permission slip to type of use these entire 30 years nonetheless I need, which I 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 truthfully suppose they mix collectively rather well. Plenty of outdated homes have a mixture of each, so it’s type of between these two eras. 

Emma: I adore it. 

Elsie: So yeah, Elizabeth’s recommendation. So after I despatched her the images and I used to be like, what do I do? She stated, the one factor that first involves thoughts is that It’ll 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 feel that’s like a factor that makes a home really feel modernized. It’s a factor that individuals didn’t accomplish that a lot up to now that they do lots now it’s simply portray the entire home one colour. So one of many first issues we’re doing is including a great quantity of colour in. I don’t suppose we’re going full hundred %, we’ll nonetheless must 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 quite a lot of statement-colored rooms. Among 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, somewhat little bit of pink. I assume that’s it. So I’m nonetheless utilizing these colours, however I actually wished so as to add purple as a result of I’m actually impressed by the house alone home with like all of the inexperienced and purple.

I actually simply wished to attempt it not in all places and never all the time inexperienced and purple collectively in the identical room, however I don’t know I simply really feel like it’s in quite a lot of historic houses, you see quite a lot of purple, 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 purple. 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 known 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 lavatory, it’s like a cute little clawfoot tub lavatory 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 undoubtedly 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 wished to attempt to discover some wallpaper with somewhat tiny, like conventional feeling, however somewhat tiny edge to them or somewhat little bit of like a spooky. I feel I wanna push my model somewhat bit away from whimsical and somewhat 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 you need 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 do some 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 report. 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, you could not less than begin making a plan to make this an inspiring area cuz you’re employed in right here on daily basis. So anyway, I’ve three wallpaper samples coming 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 type of desirous about, they’re spooky, however like delicate spooky, the place one in every of ’em has largely flowers, however then there are a couple 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 seems to be like an summary, neutrally with somewhat pink, however if you take a look at it carefully, it’s all ghost. It’s like the whole lot is definitely a ghost, however if you stand again, it simply seems to be like an attention-grabbing 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 smart.

Elsie: Stunning, that sounds enjoyable.

Emma: I really feel like I by no means gave myself permission. I’m going all in for adorning for Halloween, after which I used to be like, you would 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 awesome love for that, in order that’s very thrilling. I can’t wait to see which one you select. 

Emma: I’ll undoubtedly 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 good. Yeah, so one of many wallpapers we had been taking a look at is from Home of Hackney. Are you aware 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 in every of my favorites. I feel we used, I don’t know, possibly I haven’t used one but, possibly 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 timber and there’s like very, very delicate individuals figures within the timber and it’s very cool. It’s somewhat 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 bathroom 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 somewhat rod that holds the bathroom paper, after which there’s only a hand that simply stands out of the wall as a hook, so I received a bunch of these. I’ll hyperlink them on the present notes after which from, I can’t bear in mind the place else, however there was one other place that had some sconces that had palms that had been actually simply actually fairly and traditional. Like actually traditional wanting and actually delicate. So I received an entire bunch of these and I’m utilizing them in two areas. 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’s best to inform them in regards to the Julie Blackman piece you bought for your home as a result of it’s not spooky, however I feel it has a vibe. 

Elsie: Effectively, sure. Okay, so in the event you haven’t heard of the artist, Julie Blackman, simply look her up. She has an exquisite espresso desk guide, Emma received it for me as a housewarming present and he or she lives within the neighborhood the place I’m transferring. So, after I was there a few occasions in the past, we had been in a position to go to a present within the neighborhood of her artwork and see them in individual 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, occasionally you’ll see them in individuals’s homes, nevertheless it’s fairly uncommon. And so they’re effective artwork, they’re very costly. I used to be joking to Emma as a result of we purchased one for the Airbnb after which she received it at our home and he or she was all the time like, oh, we’ll share it and I used to be joking, such as you owe me one and so after we received in there, she was like, you should buy one. It was so glad. 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 known as Tall Lady and also you’ll must look it up, you simply must see it. And it’s my first piece of legit effective artwork for my house ever. So I really feel actually enthusiastic about it and it’s within the pink home proper now. It seems to be manner, manner, manner too large for this area. So I’m excited to maneuver it when I’ve an opportunity. However yeah, I like her work. I’ve all the time beloved it since I first heard of it in school, so it’s been a very long time. She’s unimaginable and it’s simply cool as a result of it’s native artwork, which is de facto particular. 

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

Elsie: It suits 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 developing in a couple of weeks known as Promoting Our House Absolutely Furnished as a result of proper now on the time of this recording, our home is underneath contract and you realize, I’m somewhat so I’ll wait till it’s absolutely offered to launch that episode and discuss in regards to the particulars somewhat bit extra and it’s nearly our expertise. However our home in the intervening time is underneath contract to promote as absolutely 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 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 ahead to an upcoming episode, you’ll see. 

Elsie: So yeah, we’re not transferring hardly any furnishings, we’re transferring like two issues and my pottery kiln and mattresses and stuff and a ton of private stuff. However yeah, not hardly any foremost furnishings. So type of from the start I knew that if I had an opportunity to get a historic house I actually wished to do historic furnishings as a result of I simply suppose it suits the home completely. And Emma and I’ve this bizarre obsession with the knives out at house. I feel that’s type of the trail I wanna go down somewhat bit like a model of that. I like antiques a lot and shopping for new furnishings there’s nothing dangerous about it, clearly, I’m gonna purchase a couple 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 received, that I feel 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 possibly can make one thing that appeared prefer it was a duplicate and nonetheless in some way it won’t really feel the identical. There are simply little imperfections and stuff. So I’ve identified for some time that I wished to get primarily outdated furnishings, and I feel we’ll get a couple of issues combined in there which are new, after which we’ll get plenty of stuff. However I feel for the furnishings, it’s simply, it’s really easy in Missouri to search out vintage furnishings. Now we have wonderful flea markets, the Fb market is fairly good there, I feel for the scale of the city, it’s actually good. 

Emma: I might agree with that. 

Elsie: There’s extra buying in all places you possibly can drive round. In case you are keen to drive a few hours in any path, there are extra antiques. So yeah, I’m planning to gather just about all the brand new furnishings. There’s one piece from our home that we simply received, which is that this little vainness for Marigold’s bed room. We received it after we knew we had been transferring with the intention of taking it to the brand new home. In order that’s the one factor we had been taking with us, and it wasn’t in our actual property photographs, so it doesn’t really matter because the absolutely 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 likewise simply the method of accumulating 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 had 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 had 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 glad. 

Emma: Yeah, it labored out. So yeah, why don’t you inform ’em in regards to the flooring in your home, as a result of I really feel like that’s one of many large stuff you’re doing earlier than you guys transfer since you’re not doing like tons and tons and tons as some individuals may count on however the flooring are type of a much bigger venture.

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 lavatory and Jeremy’s studio. In order that’s it, for probably the most half, we’ll transfer into it and it’ll be just about the way in which it’s now, which is ideal. We wished to maneuver in and never be renovating and identical to actually get pleasure from our summer time, Christmas, fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween all that. After which after the brand new yr, I feel we’ll most likely do an enormous renovation, however I wished somewhat little bit of time to bond with the home earlier than we received into it. Yeah, that labored out rather well for me in our present house, was to reside right here and overthink it earlier than we began. So it’s one thing now, particularly with the kitchen, like when Emma first came upon, she was like, you’re gonna transfer in with out doing the kitchen. And I used to be like, I do know. I do know. I do know. 

Emma: It’s simply such a venture when you’re in however in the event you don’t hundred % know what you need but, I feel you’re proper. It makes extra sense to reside 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 if you redo it, that won’t be a enjoyable few months, nonetheless many months. 

Elsie: Yeah. We’ll get to that after we get to it. So anyway, let’s discuss in regards to the flooring. So for the longest time, I’ve been like gentle wooden flooring solely. I 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 lots and it’s actually arduous paradoxically, now that we’re deciding to do darkish flooring for the primary time in additional than 10 years. We’re additionally planning to undertake a blonde pug as a result of it’s the one canine that Nova desires, and he or she particularly informed me to not get a black one. I used to be like Nova! So it’s effective. I feel we’ll simply have quite a lot of little hairs on our ground, nevertheless it’s price it. And I can’t wait to be residing with a child pug, it’s my fantasy. It’s all of our fantasy. 

Emma: It truly is, a buddy of mine, simply received a pug and we went over to their home the opposite evening and I received to carry it. I’ve been very like no extra canines till our son’s older. I don’t wanna change diapers and have a pet on the 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, possibly 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 arduous. 

Elsie: Nova’s utterly set. So anyway, yeah, let’s discuss in regards to the flooring. So I really feel prepared and excited to do darkish flooring and it’s been such a very long time since I checked out them and was like admiring them however I simply really feel prefer it suits the age of the house and it simply feels actually proper to me, so I’m actually excited. I feel we’ll both be in a mid-tone or a darkish, it undoubtedly received’t be gentle, nevertheless it won’t be the darkest doable colour. It could be one thing type of within the center. So I despatched colours to our wooden flooring individual this week. And the opposite factor that we’re gonna try this’s particular is within the entryway. So that you’ve most likely seen these like painted diamond flooring the place it’s like wooden after which painted elements. We’re doing that butt with stain, so it’s like they’re gonna be stained diamond in two colours of stain, like a lightweight stain in a darkish. So I’m actually excited to see how that seems. There actually had been nice flooring that had been usable, so there was nothing so as to add. The one ground we needed to substitute was the kitchen. So I actually wished to do like a press release ground, just like the final couple of homes I’ve executed 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 way in which the wooden is laid. So I’m excited to attempt it. We’re holding the way in which the rail, the staircase authentic would work, we’re holding that darkish colour, so we’re type 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 authentic darkish wooden and never take into consideration portray it. So I really feel glad 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 type of all the time open to vary. I feel 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 once so towards, 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 manner about issues in my life too, however I identical to the thought of staying open. I assume it’s type of just like the guide we talked about considerably just lately, the like, you realize, suppose once more. It’s like, sure, he’s form of speaking about, data and political concepts and all kinds of issues. However I’m like, additionally although house decor and colours you’ll put on.

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

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

Elsie: Okay, so darkish flooring, plenty of assertion colours, plenty of molding, plenty of little brass palms, and spooky particulars. The subsequent factor I’ve down is, getting my grasp’s diploma in vintage buying. So I’m obsessed, let’s simply put it that manner. I’m obsessed and my listing 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 executed, 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 preserve it at bay somewhat bit. That’s additionally most likely 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, nevertheless 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 quite a lot of little wooden element items and likewise 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 venture 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 are type of like wallpaper, like a sticker you could stick on. After which there are ones which are fabricated from metallic, and there are ones fabricated 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 attention-grabbing. I feel that you simply simply must 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 lots, 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 you could 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, nevertheless it’s like a texture that they put as much as attempt to conceal how dangerous it appeared. 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 stunning 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 very outdated constructing. I really feel like I stared at that ceiling on a regular basis whereas I used to be working within the store. So in my thoughts, it’s like ceiling tiles, the purple velvet retailer and I feel they most likely nonetheless have them, we went just lately when Elsie was on the town. Yeah, it’s a tea home now and it’s so cute and busy and superior. We had been like, let’s make this our spot. But it surely’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 feel 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 flats too. I wasn’t planning on getting a brownstone, however I checked out them lots. The brownstones have actually, actually good ceilings and moldings. There are such a lot of of them which are so fairly. So I feel I received an obsession that received’t give up for that type of ceiling. Like actually, actually detailed ceilings. The vintage listing, it’s so lengthy and I’ll simply slender 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 seems to be 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 manner 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 purpose. , within the outdated occasions’ secrets and techniques, it’s quite a lot of hidden love letters sort. I adore it. I like secret compartments, in order that’s one in every of my favourite classes is vintage furnishings with compartments, . And so they’re all the time in plain sight, nevertheless it’s identical to a chunk that you simply wouldn’t suppose to tug or, you realize what I’m saying? It seems to be like a chunk of tremor molding normally. And then you definately pull it out and it’s like somewhat file cupboard. For my second one, we’re leaving our white piano in Tennessee due to the absolutely furnished cell of the home. And truthfully, I all the time hoped it will keep right here as a result of it seems to be actually good on this home, it’s good. 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 in the event you simply depart it and the subsequent individual can use it and you should buy a brand new one in your new spot regionally. And pianos are additionally actually in the stores used Grand pianos, upright pianos, all of them. So, we had been all the time 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 children are usually not in piano classes by the top of the yr, 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 crucial 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 couple of pals who ship their children to her for a piano. 

Elsie: Oh my gosh. That’s good.

Emma: I do know. It’s an awesome 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 somewhat bit spooky. I need it to look somewhat 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 somewhat 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 taking part in it, the sound. After which for the opposite one, he could be somewhat 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 positive there’s different artwork that you simply’re eager about in the home. So aside from the Julie Blackman piece, inform us in regards to the artwork that you’ve deliberate. 

Elsie: So the most important class is that I wanna accumulate vintage artwork, authentic artwork. So after I went to the Paris Flea market final yr with Sherry, I received my first panorama portray. So I’ve been saving that, after which I’ve been accumulating the oil portray portrait of individuals from Etsy and eBay. It’s a very enjoyable assortment. I type of wanna do a wall of individuals someplace. I feel that’s a great spooky nod sort of assortment. I wanna accumulate some authentic artwork. I’ve a couple of favourite artists and I simply suppose it’s thrilling to get a couple 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 constructing a portrait with ice that transfer. Yeah, it’s crucial. I’m actually excited. After which aside from that, I wanna replenish the home with children’ artwork. Now we have these actually superior frames that I discovered on Amazon final yr. 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 must take it down, and you may open it and put a brand new piece of artwork in and simply shut it. You don’t even must take the order out, you possibly can simply layer it in there and simply all the time preserve updating your children’ latest artwork into the frames. In order that they’re actually superior they usually come in numerous finishes. So I’ve the white ones for our present house and our subsequent house. I feel I’ll most likely get the Walnut one they usually are available in units, they make a great gallery wall. So yeah, children’ artwork for positive. 

Emma: I adore it. What about outside 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 stunning. There are quite a lot 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 type of nothing. Yeah, you’ve been again there. The facet’s fairly cool. The facet has somewhat hearth pit space and you may put a eating desk and there’s like a sizzling tub. The yard’s identical to a storage. A storage, proper in your view from the kitchen, and that’s it, after which nothing else actually again there.

Emma: It’s good that you’ve 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 seems to be so arduous for 3 years.

Emma: Positive. Effectively, your women have all the time had their swim classes and also you guys use it lots. So I get why persons are all the time asking that. 

Elsie: Yeah, I feel there are individuals who have a pool of their home after which they understand 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 buddy Sherry informed 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 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 reasonably intense plan for the yard and we kinda wanna transfer the whole lot round and have an exquisite fence, stunning timber, and hopefully, an exquisite pool. And I actually wanna put somewhat home. This sort of is a home there, however I’m undecided if it will match, however is a spot for the pottery and I used to be considering it may very well be like gardening and likewise 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 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 most likely be like, wow Elsie. I made it on an airplane. And yeah, if it truly works out that I can afford it and it seems that manner, I might be amazed. It most likely received’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 at present 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 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 in the event you had one or if I used to be alleged to be considering 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 nearly two and we don’t actually watch quite a lot of TVs, however after we do, it’s largely like Daniel Tiger and Sesame Avenue. However his particular deal with is he loves vehicles. So we’ll watch like 20 or half-hour of vehicles, not on daily basis, however fairly usually. So we’ve watched all three vehicles, films, there’s like somewhat TV present, it’s known as Vehicles on the Highway. There’s an entire 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 could find it. Yeah, I had by no means seen any of the Vehicles films earlier than having my son however he simply loves vehicles. Vehicles had been like one in every of his very first phrases. He’s simply all the time been desirous about 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 films. It’s an enormous a part of my life. And the embarrassing factor is I’ve seen that it’s simply type of like in my mind now prefer it’s nearly turn into like my faith or one thing as a result of I’ve began relating issues, and I say this stuff to adults. I’m not saying them to Oscar, I say this stuff to adults. I begin relating life stuff to vehicles. I’ll provide you with an examination. It’s so dorky and I type of don’t even understand 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 mistaken with me? So I’ll provide you with one instance, however I’ve executed this various occasions, however one was I had a remedy session, I’m going as soon as a month proper now and my therapist’s title’s Kelly and he or she’s very nice. And anyway, I used to be telling her about 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 part and I used to be like, it’s type of like in vehicles three when Lightning McQueen realizes that he’s an older race automobile and he wants to love change up, he can’t be the brand new rookie anymore. And I used to be type of moving 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 entire life. Vehicles and Daniel Tiger. 

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

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

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

Emma: I wasn’t anticipating that. She most likely doesn’t bear in mind. She’s most likely telling the reality. Though she may be very good. So she may simply be letting off the hook. However I do really feel like, I bear 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 manner they bear 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 in the event you like embarrassing tales. Additionally, tell us if there are different segments that you really want us to carry again that we haven’t executed for some time. I like listening to requests cuz that provides us concepts and it helps us do issues which are attention-grabbing to you. Okay, so thanks a lot for listening. In case 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 dangerous ones. Subsequent week we will probably 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. Now we have a joke, proper? Nova?

Nova: This week of the Joke. I’ve like a couple 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 reside? 

Elsie: The place do cows reside? The place?

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

Elsie: How?

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

Elsie: When?

Nova: At launch time.

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

Nova: Have a great week! 

Elsie: Bye.


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