Another jam-packed weekend, of grandparent visiting, shopping, craft night, church fellowship, a Star Wars birthday party, and we even managed to fit in work on the wiring at the Anchorage. It all started with re-doing a floor, and then widening two doorways, and tearing down some ugly sheet rock and a lot of old insulation. Researching ceilings I came across one idea, and fell in love:
Currently we have some cool lighting possibilities in the works: antique charm meets pioneer upcycling. We will sand and paint our ceiling, which at the moment looks like this:
So much more character than before:
While the tiny house craze has tempted me, I’ve realized I’m just too independent to jump on the bandwagon. Instead, I’m forging my own trail. Our semi-tiny, wannabe minimalist, handbuilt farmhouse is going to win all the categories.
“All art involves conscious discipline. If one is going to paint, do sculpture, design a building or write a book, it will involve discipline in time and energy — or there would never be any production at all to be seen, felt or enjoyed by ourselves or others. To develop ‘Hidden Art’ will also, of course, take time and energy – and the balance of the use of time is a constant individual problem for all of us: what to do, and what to leave undone. One is always having to neglect one thing in order to give precedence to something else. The question is one of priorities.”
–Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking