Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I recently started a new position that gives me the flexibility of working from home at times. My plan is for this room to function as both a workspace and a guest room.
The style I'm going for is cottage/country chic. I'm planning to do a linen color on the walls. The headboard and footboard on the bed are going and I'm on the search for an old door to create a new headboard. This pictures sums up the color theme I'm aiming for.
(From The Inspired Room)
I brought up two piceces of furniture from the basement that are in need of painting. I'd like the bookcase to be a white-washed and the desk to be the distressed blueish color (like hutch in above picture.) Problem is I have NO clue how to refinish furniture! Any tips/ideas/inspiration for me?
Monday, July 28, 2008
There are always those last few berries, grapes, bananas, etc that get thrown away when you go buy new produce. Instead of tossing them, chop them up and store them in freezer bags. Anytime you want a fruit smoothie you've got some frozen fruit ready to use!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
What a perfect idea for pots and pans?! Kitchen storage is always a struggle for me and this is perfect to fit them in a smaller space! Think I might need to invest in something like this!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Today is Day 2 and so far so good! I'm looking forward to picking up little habits that will work together to help me form a smooth routine I can stick with.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The drawers have become a free for all for anything and everything. It's embarrassing to even take these pictures!
But here goes....
1st Step.....Purge, Purge, Purge!!!
I came out of the bathroom with a garabe bag FULL! Soaps and lotions that hadn't been touched in years all got tossed.
2nd Step....What doesn't belong in the bathroom?
I found several items that didn't even belong in the bathroom. Those items were all taken to where they should be. Under the sink it was crammed full of cosmetic bags, many that aren't ever used. I kept one small one for each of us to stay in the bathroom, the large bulkier ones went in the luggage closet, and the rest went in the rummage pile.
3rd Step....Evaluate what can be used to keep the space tidier and more organized.
I headed to Target and picked up inexpensive trays and baskets that would fit in the drawers and under the sink.
4th Step....Organize and put back together utilizing the basket and trays.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
And so - - - - -
the process begins!
Purging....why is it that it's so hard to purge, yet these are things I haven't seen or used in who knows how long?!?! I've already started to purge but I know as the process continues I will need to do plenty more!
There are some things that I just can't toss and so I've started a rummage sale pile in the corner of our basement. With a city wide rummage sale coming up at the end of the summer I decided to tak the plunge and do my first ever rummage!
The beginning of my rummage pile