“You put in a french drain system? Sweet! I bet you’re really loving that.”
“Dude! LOVE the new roof and gutters man, it really shows off the house. Makes it like home ya know?”
What? You’ve never really walked into someone’s house and uttered those two things? Yeah, me neither. But see, that’s the balance of patience and renovations. We’re spending money on the big things right now, the foundational things, the absolute must have done things. And? While necessary, kinda sucks. It’s not the fun stuff. Being a grown up is hard to do.
We knew we’d need the french drain. Thought it was one of those “eventually we’ll get to that” things and not a “Oh wow! Look at that water coming down the basement walls!” kind of thing.
Patience, patience, patience. We have to remind ourselves of that as we look at our white walls and sparse original furniture (while I’m not knocking the $150 craigslist couch as its good with small kids definitely – not exactly our style).
It would be fun to spend that money turning this:
Into something like this from Falling Waters Landscape:
Or perhaps turn a room into something like such:
And so I’ll keep telling myself (and R), “Patience, patience, patience. Someday, someday, someday.”
I have no idea why but I am obsessing over some prints for our house. The baby’s room (who has a crib by the way!! Just still in the box, more on that later), the kitchen, the sitting room… So I thought I’d check out etsy and see what there was, supporting the unique.
This print caught my eye first. I love both the shapes and colors. I was pondering where it should/could go in the house. Those were the colors I thought would be great for X’s room, being a boy and all – but the hubs is going with more of a mid-century mod blue. So we’ll have to see. I clicked into the shop for a few more views.
Check this out! I’m usually not one for any of the “Home Sweet Home” things I see, usually crocheted But this might do as a small piece in the kitchen?
I did find this that is kind of “babyish” but I was thinking something a bit more retro for our little X-Ray.
Either way there are just a lot of really neat prints listed – like this great Retro Tea Print or a Mid Century Modern inspired coffee print.
So who’s the genius behind the prints? Handz. Check him out. “Welcome to my shop – here you find posters inspired by Scandinavian mid century modern design, Cathrineholm, Stig Lindberg, Marianne Westman etc. eychart & letterpress inspired prints, vintage objects and more…”
Turns out he also has a fairly fantastic blog! design attractor - chock full of inspiration.
Oh how I want this. Thank you for the find Mid-Century Modern Typefaces.
The web developer hubby will admire the sans serif font and the technical aspects of this beauty. Me? I’ll just sit back and drool, wishing for an original I could frame and hang in my son’s room, let’s start ‘em young right?
I found these prints on another blog (for the life of me I’ve lost the link, promise to give credit where credit’s due as I continue searching!).
But I am in love beyond in love with these prints. I’m sitting here wishing we had the cash to collect all three, but especially this perfect little number:
The hubs and I have yet to agree and/or find any art that will grace the walls. I think now I could convince him of this. So perfect for the kitchen/dining area. If not this then maybe one of these two:
All design from cul-de-sac, which is minutes away from becoming a fave inspiration of mine. Excuse me while I go browse…