I don't know about you, but at least once a year I go through my house and purge. It's usually around the same time I do a strenuous cleaning. Now before you go thinking I only clean my house once a year, remember I said "strenuous". For the record, I clean my house twice a year! I take stock of my surroundings and decide that there's too much "stuff". Stuff on walls, countertops, on top of tables, underneath tables, behind tables, next to tables, heck there are even too many tables.
I know what you are thinking, I just did a post on accent tables and how much I love them, and truth be told I only removed one table this particular purge and it will probably find its way back into my home at some point in the near future. In fact, I will probably add more "stuff" to my walls and tables at some point too, but for now, I like the feeling of clean and freshness that surrounds me when I look around my home. I had a few too many fake flowers and arrangements that were just collecting way too much dust. And as much as I love them, it makes me feel better at the moment not having them collecting dust.
So down they went to the great beyond known as my storage room in the basement. The place for misfit decor. But not to worry, there are already bets being placed on how long before I hang something new/old in their place. Odds are in favor of less than a month. That's another post.
I'lll show you what I took down so you can gasp and say "Oh No She Didn't!!!"(does anyone else besides my kids have this ridiculous app on their cell phones?!) And as always, your input is more than welcome!
Kitchen counter went from this:
Antique in the Living Room from this:
Office space before:
office space after:
(How d'ya like my new cork board??? Hubby made it for me using an antique frame I found at a flea market - these will soon be available on my Etsy.).
The clock went. Well, it didn't exactly go completely, just got moved to a new home......until I find a better home.
Back in the kitchen, the wall decor is gone baby gone.
Even de-cluttered the corkboard in the Mud Room.
Living Room as it looks now without a coffee table.
This is actually out of necessity. After the baby comes I'll be moving the coffee table from the rec room into this room. But for now, I like the openness that this provides.
Also removed the bench seen here in front of the fireplace.
Since we'll be using the fireplace a lot, this will just get in the way.
So that's it, nothing major, but I sure feel like I can breathe around here again. Just how long it will last is anyone's guess.
Enjoy the rest of your week!