house beautification


When I was about ten, I asked my uncle when his renovation would be finished.  His response was, “it will never be finished“.  I was completely dissatisfied with that answer.  How could you ever feel settled into something that wasn’t done?   Well, his house is a work of art.  Over twenty years, he has painted and sculpted and fixed and crafted every square inch of his dwelling.  It is my favourite house and has been since I was about… eleven.  This is what I am aiming for (when I am not stressing about pulling up old carpets).  The slow and loving evolution.  I mean, yeah, it would be nice to punch out that skylight tomorrow, but that ain’t going to happen.  Wee improvements, when we can.  Like this:

Our favourite trip shots, set into Ikea frames (Ikea is a little too convenient for those quick-fix improvements.  Earth=doomed).  My favourite shot is of AZ and his beloved smoked mackerel:

And the Latvian forest:

I hope our next improvement will involve something recycled.  There is a super storage unit in the latest issue of Dwell, made of plastic bread crates.  How great is this?:


7 Responses to “house beautification”

  1. 1 Beth

    LOVE IT!!!!

  2. 2 Amy

    Looks great, Meg. You’re giving me ideas. Hmmmmm.

  3. 3 AZ

    OMG that fish was good! And you forgot to mention the “Blue Cow” which gained you irrevocable status of “grandmasterchampion” of the cow game (game courtesy of Sis-in-law NB)

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