Friday, October 19, 2012

making home here in this place

painted shelves by lovelydesign
Since moving in earlier this year, our new old house is slowly, patiently, starting to come together. The house was built in 1910, and the gentleman who owned this house previously (and I do know he is a gentleman because he left little helpful notes for us all over the house, and dropped off the history of the house just the other night) - he was a cabinet maker and the house was *full* of his shelving, all over, everywhere. It's taken us months to minimize much of it, and it took me a couple of weeks to paint out these built-ins. (5 coats!) The main floor has 9.5 ft ceilings and these shelves go all the way up. It was great fun trying to paint with Reid in his climbing ladders phase.



The other day, I found that Addie scribbled these scrawlings all over our front stoop, and I wanted to capture them before the rain faded them away forever. It feels like this house is where my heart lives. Where our hearts live. I really love it and my soul feels at home here in this place. Everything seems to have come together and it is a magical feeling. And I love having lots of little minor projects to keep me busy. I am constantly planning and plotting! This type of thing suits me well. I am happy here.

9 comments:

Megan said...

Awesome! I've been wondering how it's been going with the house. It's so fun to plot and plan a new space. I've been dreaming of getting an old house (we're looking at one tomorrow) but of course must sell our place first! sigh. I don't feel "at home" in our current house even though it's perfectly nice. I sort of still feel like I'm a renter even though we bought it.

anamanzana said...

you have such an eye for design, and am so wanting to see a home tour post. i am so envious and hope everything is going well

MarikoBrown said...

Looking very good! I am glad you are happy in your new home. Please let us peek here and there.

Joan said...

It's a wonderful thing to have that "sense of place" isn't it? The preview of the shelving is great. Looks wonderful. Hope more pix follow.

mariana said...

wow. the shelves are beautiful. and i love how you arranged everything within it. :)

suzanne b. said...

I loved seeing this little peek at your new home. I am so happy you are blogging again. :) (But no pressure!)

"Addie + Reid" is darling.

l o v e l y d e s i g n said...

Thank you, everyone! for listening to me ramble :)

I hope to share more of our new place with time. It's coming slowly along and even at the most basic level: I am still learning the light in our new home and how to work it and when. Funny things. And getting things properly functionally organized - that's no weekend fix unfortunately, it could take years - but I'm on it!

xox.

Annika said...

I agree to all of the above! A home tour would be lovely, I am so curious what this house looks like.

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The shelves are beautiful. I love you how to arrange everything in it. :)