So I’ve had about enough of the clutter around here. I’m purging! Less stuff to clean under, on, and over is better. Does anyone have any purging tips?
So far I am going by the following rules:
If we haven’t used it in 3 months – its going.
Same for if I haven’t worn in it in 3 months – its going to consignment.
If I don’t like the look of it now (art) I’m probably not going to like it in a few months – Kijiji.
If I haven’t used it in a project yet, it needs to get sold – kijiji.
If the pets aren’t playing with their toys/scratchers they’re getting donated – humane society?
The only thing I’m having a hard time justifying getting rid of is movies and books. I never could get into those ebooks. I love having paper books around the house. I can always remember what was happening in my life and how I felt when I was reading a certain book. I can’t give away my memories!!
So we’re very close to being done and I can’t wait anymore. We’re just waiting on a duvet cover and a chandelier.
My dream room was painted, new headboard, new art, new bedside tables, new corner chair and new picture frames (no pictures yet.) And when I say “new” I mean old. Everything in the room was thrifted, yard sale-d, or made by me.
The whole she-bang!
My bedside table:
The whole view:
The boyfriend’s bedside table:
Our pretty corner chair and “new” mirror:
I am loving my new room! It makes me want to re-do all the rooms in my house!
We finished the painting today. As I’ve stated in previous posts our whole house is “builders beige.” *gag* The master bedroom is now Rain Washed by Behr.
Tomorrow I’m taking apart the current bed and I’m cleaning the doors (new headboard) with some TSP, as recommended by the paint people at a local hardware store.
I got a mirror similar to this porthole mirror yesterday at a garage sale for $3.00:
I plan on painting the frame either a heather grey or a crisp white to match the room. I have a standing mirror already that is grey, so I’m going to move it into the room and see if it even remotely matches, that will make the decision on what color I’m making my accessories!!
We picked up the doors this afternoon. It was the most stressful ride home ever. The back hatch wouldn’t shut on the car we’re driving and the doors wouldn’t fit all the way in. We tied it closed as best as we could, but I’m the type of person who likes to have all the doors closed on the car I’m riding in. 🙂
We unloaded the doors and I swept them down. They were being stored in an old barn, so they were pretty dusty and dirty. So far they look like so:
We are currently debating doing a light white-wash over them, just to clean them up a bit more.
I just got a sweet deal on these wooden boxes. They posted an ad for a garage sale and I saw these boxes in the picture. I emailed them right away thinking that I wouldn’t have a chance in hell … Continue reading →
So I’ve been steadily collecting things since my last post.
Last week I blogged that I had gotten some lamps and a chair to go in my dream room. This week has been as follows:
Old window frames for the walls:
New/Used table for the end of the bed as a “bench.”
It’s pretty awesome and has these cool claw feet:
I picked out my paint, its Behr’s Rain Washed… It’s a pale, blue green.
I’m going tomorrow to pick up some doors for my headboard. I found the ones in my last blog on Kijiji so I’ve bargained with them a bit and while I’m still paying too much for them, I’ve got to have them to complete the room.
My sister is going to do some artwork for another wall for us, so I’ve given her this as some inspiration:
I think I found some side tables today at the flea market, but I’m trying not to go tooooooo crazy buying stuff. I might have something usable around the house, or be able to find something at a yard sale tomorrow a little cheaper than the $75 they wanted at the flea market…