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January 2013 … Starting Anew

January 2, 2013
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New Year …


Life is a journey … unexpected twists, turns and detours …

Sometimes we are impatient to arrive at ‘our destination’ only to find all destinations are only stops along the way … Life is a Journey not a Destination!

2012 was a year of big changes for Zinc Studio …

The Sea is calling

In 2012, my dream of a Rockport House came true …

We purchased a house that we have inquired about for years and the call finally came … were we still interested?

Of course we were … but were we up for the challenge?  We have watched this house deteriorate over the years and we knew that  a lot of work would be required … Well, it would be a “beach house” and we could take our time and renovate over a series of projects and years!

On December 1st 2011 we closed on the house and raced to the property, anxious to get started.  We mowed the lawn and hacked away at the overgrown vegetation. And the journey began …

before and during

The project proved us right … It required a complete overhaul!  Structural as well as cosmetic … no baby steps … stripped down to the 1905 post and beam frame , replaced sills , rebuilt walls … the whole nine yards!

The Summer brought new landscaping … granite walk … granite walls… stone path and a little garden and lots of beach time!

Cottage Rules

Fall brought the realization that we hated to go ‘home’ and really loved Rockport  … So we moved!  My dear sweet husband drives 75 miles each way to work, so I can wake up looking at the ocean!

We have spent our first Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in this charming seaside town feeling blessed!

Zinc Studio Design has had its share of growing pains and has followed to Massachusetts as well …

Our focus is on design work … Web Design, Interior and Lighting Design as well as Merchandising.  We still make lamps, but now we do the design work and have them hand crafted locally.

Zinc Studio will be blogging about this wonderful town full of Art, Music, Nature and of course … beaches!  This community is full of  resources I will share.

My New Years resolution …



2 Comments leave one →
  1. Donna Sargent permalink
    January 2, 2013 6:11 pm

    Oh Laurie ! I am delireously HAPPY FOR YOU! There is always tomorrow for dreams to come true & your tomorrow has arrived !!! ((hugs))….. Donna

  2. March 7, 2013 11:07 am

    Love seeing photos of the house Laurie! It is adorable! I love the color you used on the front door too. What a sweet husband indeed! Hope you are well and happy!

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