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As you know, I’ve been crazy busy with moving and now, most recently, renovating. My mom is up here for the week and we’re painting like mad.
I discovered that there was some unfortunate history attached to my new house. The previous owner was a single woman, and as it turns out, her husband took his own life about a year and a half ago (though it occurred in one of the other houses they owned, not this one). It appears that her first husband was murdered as well, and she and the second husband had somewhat of a rocky relationship. The information – supplied by a new neighbor – was that they’d split up and gotten back together a couple of times before husband number 2 died.
Given the amount of grief and heavy energy that the people living here must have been carrying around, I decided it was probably a good idea to clear the air with a little sage. Even if you aren’t necessarily looking to clear negative energy, saging/smudging can still be a good way to claim your space and set intentions.
Obviously, renovating and redecorating is another way of claiming a space and making it yours and even rearranging furniture that’s been in place for a while can loosen up a little stagnant energy.
That being the case, I’m in the process of claiming mine. Take a look at the progress!
Our master bedroom was very 90s. The gold walls and dark carpet were prevalent all over the house, along with heavy curtains that blocked out most of the light and what wasn’t was quickly soaked up by all of the dark colors.
I wanted LIGHT. So I picked colors that would reflect lots of it and lighten up most of the rooms. We haven’t been able to replace the emerald green carpet just yet, but painting is moving along quickly.
I also decided to stencil a couple of accent walls on either side of the fireplace, and while I love the end result, stenciling was a pain in the ass. Next time I’m just going with wallpaper…
Several hours later – still stenciling, and still another wall to go. Ugh.
It looks fabulous, though!
The Basement Brought To Life
Our old house didn’t have a finished basement and basically served as a giant storage room for all the things that we didn’t have room for. Patio furniture that we didn’t have a patio for, my backyard fish sculpture that had no home, my makeshift craft room that felt more like a dungeon.
Our new house has a home for all of these things!
Karl the koi fish finally has a home.
My craft room is actually IN a room now…
And finally, my favorite place in the whole house – kinda, sorta the reason I wanted to buy it…
It really wasn’t bad before, at all, but – I still had to make it mine. 🙂
There’s still quite a bit of work to do. I want to paint some grey block stripes at the bottom of those curtains, stain the deck something less Oompa Loompa, and I still have several rooms to go, not to mention the complete first floor gut and kitchen renovation. But it’s exciting and fun and new! And it is drawing my attention back to the original theme of this blog, which was intuitive lifestyle and incorporating spirituality into your daily life.
My first reaction to the reading was WOW. Your words captured a theme woven into my life right now. The reading has emboldened me to take back my power and inspired me to research some books, get back to meditating and provided a focus.Dina