Since it’s January, our brains always seem to run to the fresh start that the month invites. I’m no different. I love new beginnings; I crave the excitement of what could be ahead. So what am I leading up to here? I’m thinking we can make out homes more beautiful, more organized, easier, happier…in a systematical way. What do you think? I think you deserve to do nice things for yourself this year, don’t you?
I was thinking we could tackle a project a week (or so) and see how we could improve our homes and lives in 2016. Do you eye certain little corners of your home as you walk by and with they were different? What tops your list? My bedroom and closet is a big one for me. My bedroom is large and has some parts that make me happy and others that are just begging for change. There’s a corner that is perfect for a reading nook that has remained empty for years. Yes. Years. See below. My husband has a putting green IN MY BEDROOM. I also got rid of a teeny toy chest at the end of my king sized bed because the bed dwarfed it. Now the space is empty and begging for a nice long bench. Do you think I can get my husband to build me one even though I am eliminating his putting green? My closet has needed organizing for years. Again, yes. Years. The question is…what should I tackle first?
And the winner is….the empty corner! My dear friend Jill (yes, the very same Jill who gave me the fab desk for my guest room makeover), donated a sofa to my bedroom reading nook. I found a coffee table at my local “antique” shop. I re-purposed an old tiffany floor lamp & lamp shade to shed light on the area. Below you will see my new nook. I’m really enjoying it! And, no, you cannot have Jill. She is MINE. But as a consolation, please enjoy some reading nook ideas!
I have begun heavy negotiations with my husband in regard to building me a bench for the end of the bed from plans I have found online. I think my favorite is this one from sawdustgirl.com. What do you think?
The closet looms. seriously. But there’s a huge snowstorm forecasted so perhaps I will take advantage of being homebound and remove EVERYTHING so that I must truly decide whether each and every item truly deserves a home in my closet. I know it won’t be fun, but I am imagining the weight off my shoulders at he removal of all the unnecessary items. I am creating a mental picture of my beautiful new closet. In case closet work in on your list as well, here are some closet organization strategies that may assist you.
Update: the snowstorm was, in fact, huge. And I did not, in fact, clean my closet. Still looming. To be continued…