Aren't these blooming beauties awesome?! Each year my star-gazer lilies bloom in June, but this year they came early. I'm not sure if was the warm winter or the early spring (or both), but this is the brightest red I've ever seem them. These make me look like I actually know how to garden!
Friday, May 4, 2012
DOWN AND DERBY!" by Watt White.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
HOW TO REARRANGE A ROOM
aka...how to move your crap
And no....my room doesn't look like the picture above. Whoever owns that couch (if anyone) never sits on it, nor does he/she have children, pets, or dust. My boys and I have a more "lived-in" approach to decor. With actual crap. Be forewarned...there will be NO staging involved in this tutorial.
Now...here's how I go about giving my room a fresh feel without spending a dime.
Take a before picture....so when you're knee deep in frustration, you remember why you're doing the rearranging in the first place.
Make a big mess. (See..that's real crap, people! None of that fake-placed stuff here)
Vacuum the floors and baseboards for a fresh, clean surface. And you know...terrorize the dog at the same time. It's like exercise for them, right?
When moving furniture, be certain to leave plenty of room open for big pieces.
When moving furniture by yourself, lift/push/shove with your legs, not your back. And be prepared to move it multiple times once you realize it doesn't fit as you envisioned.
Stay hydrated. Especially after moving the heavy stuff.
Moving stuff can be scary to pets. Be sure to keep them comfortable.
One of the great things about rearranging a room is getting a fresh organized space. It's also a great time to note that you may have a bit of a problem at purchasing too much of a certain item....
...but don't worry! Once you get it back on the shelf, it usually looks nice and purposeful again.Yay for books!
Rearranging can take time, so it's important to put up the essentials and worry about the smaller items and details when you have more time.
Realize that certain pieces of furniture may no longer work in the space.
Realize that it doesn't matter how much of your crap you move around, none of it will give you one iota of "feel good" decor change unless you spend some actual money on new paint, new linens, and color coordinated organizers. *Dang!*