Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Quieting the Room

Have you ever just looked around a room and decided that you need a change? There’s just that something that just.doesn’

In my living room, I had two spaces that bothered me to death. Say hello to my built-in bookcases and my mantel.



Yep….that’s how our house looks on any given day. On the bright side, I usually do a quick clean-up before bed.

Not the point though.

These two walls flank either side of this room, and both places were filled with stuff. Not meaningful stuff. Not stuff with a purpose. Just stuff that didn’t have a place anywhere else in my house.

In an effort to get some control of the room and make some changes, I decided to follow the advice of The Nester and quiet the room aka take everything but the big stuff out.


Cleaning things out makes you want to clean every nook and cranny. I pulled out the couches and wiped, vacuumed, and mopped. I stripped the couches and washed every slipcover on it. That left us with this {minus a few things you still see in the room}.


I moved the kid table over to see if it would work there {and to vacuum and mop}, but it didn’t. Then, it was time to reconfigure the bookshelves and mantel. Stand by…

I’ll share my progress later. For now, I encourage you to do the same. Quiet the room. Start over.

And for goodness sake, if you need more tips, take the class or read the book like I’ve said a million times.

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