I’ve felt stuck in a rut with my home for a while. Not for a lack of ideas for decorating and renovating, but rather for not making the time to clear the clutter (and the subsequent cobwebs in the head.)
I’ve decided to start a fun YEAR LONG challenge, you in? I am picking one room each month to make over. I will post the before pictures here (yes, BEWARE!) and I will share the inspiration and ideas with you. I will be sharing many of the projects with you here and in the Homebound Magazine. What do you think? And we’ll end each month with a parade of homes. A link party, or if you aren’t online you can just send me a picture. This way if you choose to join in the challenge you get to take part too!
I may have actually found a way to get myself excited about the idea of cleaning out closets! :p
I’ve got a hankering to get rid of everything and start fresh! (If you are local keep your eyes out at ReTreat Design, I will be dropping off lots of goodies there in the coming months!)
I wouldn’t trade my life for anything, but there is a certain amount of chaos that comes with 5 kiddos, business, hobbies, marriage (and I could go on and on). I am sure it is that way in your life too! (I can’t believe how ‘swamped’ I thought I was with only one kid and no business, garden, farm, etc…) Overwhelm is an awesome thing when it’s things ya love. HOWEVER, I am really hardcore about having some down time / dream time and consequently my housework seems to be the first to slide.
(what you can’t see beyond the lens frame can’t hurt you! haha)
But first….. before we get started on the EXCITEMENT I want to be clear…. this is a ‘do what you can, with what you can’ challenge. Which means there is a very good potential that I may bomb out more often than not. I will be doing only what I have/make time and money for. This need not be an added stress, rather inspiration to tackle something fun!! I am all about fun motivation, so we’ll see if this works!
Here is my bathroom. I love the bones of this room. But it is too cluttered. It needs new paint. Maybe wallpaper? I would love a new vanity that is long enough to double as a changing table. It needs a shower curtain. Trim. A door on the closet. Once I’m in dream mode how about salvaged tile flooring? Or an old claw foot tub?
c’mon and tell me….. what would you do with this space?
Thanks so much. Please let me know if you’re joining in the challenge!
(a tricky room to photograph… but it already looks a bit better after removing some of the junk. I think the next thing I will do is sweep the floor…)
p.s. sale price good for only a bit longer on a Subscription to Homebound Magazine!