January is close to being over and my attempts to follow the January cure with Apartment Therapy were somewhat of a success, at least for me. I came to the conclusion that there is no possible way I was capable of following this kind of thing with diligence and discipline. If I was diligent and disciplined, I wouldn’t need the cure in the first place!
Anyway, it was not a complete ‘fail’ as I was able to take care of some big issues in my house. It does feel really good to clean, purge and renew parts of your home. I have only lived in the Little Cinderblock house for a year and a half and yet, I had all the same issues I had with my previous house that I had lived in for fifteen years! I have also found that the bigger the house, the more rooms you have to hide your messes! I would just close doors and not set foot in certain rooms of my old house! With only 900 square feet, that is NOT an option. Every square inch is necessary, both inside and out.
So, it’s all relative. Even though I only did a small percentage of things suggested by the cure, they made a big impact on my home and the way I feel in it.
Here’s what I DID do.
Cleared out the red bookcase and got rid of a lot of books. This was tough for a book hoarder like myself, but it really looks a lot better. Next to the bookcase the LOML hung a nice black rustic coat rack from Target. I then used an old black painted chair covered with vintage Ralph Lauren fabric to hold a tray and my purse. Shoes underneath. I like it!
|If you look close you can see here butt!|