Hey Guys! I guess you’ve been wondering what have I been up to – at least I hope I’ve crossed your minds. :-), if not, it’s cool.. I know you’re just as busy. But your girl has been quite busy, between finishing up the foyer refresh and gearing up for our town’s I2I 49 Miles to Shop Yard Sale – which has now been lengthened to 70 miles!! Isn’t that awesome..!!! If you remember me talking about it last year and how much fun it was – well this year is expected to be even more fun. My sister is headed down to join in on the fun again and we’ve got lots and lots of stuff to sell. By taking on my Living Room makeover, the Budoir Refresh, and now the Foyer, I’m realizing it’s time to let go of some stuff. I’m really trying hard to minimalize my hoarding. It’s something when you remove items to begin a re-decorate project, how your thought changes and you somehow are able to let things go that you’ve not thought to get rid of. That’s where my head is now. It’s great because I just recently won first place in a de-clutter contest that was hosted by Goodwill_SC. Along with gift cards, I also received the book “The Life-changing magic of tidying up” – perfect timing right??!!!
So needless to say I’ve got boxes all around the house and just dumping stuff and I’m vowing to price this stuff to sell because I have to let it go. I want to have less stuff to dust, less stuff to store away and less stuff in the way. Wish me luck on this process because it’s not easy.. trust me.. it really isn’t. But..moving along.. I’m really happy how the foyer is coming along. No major big renovation (because hubby ain’t having that..lol) – just painting and changing the light fixture. I love how just doing those two items made a big difference. I pulled an item out of storage to replace the table you see here. I had no love for the table, but it held “more stuff” that I wasn’t using.. I mean really – why did I still have the last 5 years of telephone books in there.. smh. I found candles that I should have been burning, papers, receipts and just – stuff.
It’s not a big space so I wanted to minimize the items I had in there to make it appear more spacious. I had a rococo style mirror and console table to sell, but the buyer decided not to take it. I was going to put it in the yard sale then I took another look at it and decided to use it in my space. Reason #1 – no drawers to hold “stuff” and reason #2 – I love it. Here is the before:
Isn’t that a sweet looking mirror.. I’m not feeling the black or the shabby look of it though..
This is the console table. Black did nothing for this piece not to mention the beautiful rose tone marble top that was on it. They both got a new look with my faithful can of spray paint. I’ll show you the after next week. I want to finish up the foyer and then surprise you 🙂
That’s all for now, and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you next week! Oh and if you’re wanting to travel to the Yard Sale, hop over to the website and read all about it. I’d love to see you there. But in the meantime.. Happy hunting.. Smooches