|This wreath was brown and plain so I took three colors of my trusty spray paint and did a color fade effect for fun! I love how it turned out! |
I used ivory, Blue Ocean Breeze, and Bahama Sea from Krylon.
|So far I have a couple of ancestor photos painted jade and some screens from a room divider against the wall!|
|I have had this sewing cabinet for years and kept it the same sage color until now. The other day I got out my turquoise paint and brightened it up. Now it looks like a new table!|
So.....I am thinking this will be 31 Tips to a Less Messy Cottage so that I don't feel obligated every single day to have something new. I want to show you what I have been working on.....
The Front Room Project is coming to a close
Who knows if it will ever really feel finished, but have an OCDD (obsessive compulsive decorator disorder.)
|Beloved "mudroom" makeover with a table made bench!|
Those pillows are black and white hounds tooth! The picture doesn't do them justice!
I repainted because I felt the room was too gloomy. I wish I had taken a better "before" picture of the coppery brown walls. They were great when we moved in but started to wear on me after I also painted the adjoining kitchen dark too!
Just think drab copper penny and that is the color of my front room before my gradual transformation.
The color now is a cheerful, golden mustard with some neutrals mixed in with blue-greens and turquoise
I am loving it!!
|Our Entry Table|
Sorry for the lack of good photos. Using photobooth until I get a cord for my camera!
CThe last two days I have also been starting to de-clutter my kitchen as well. It is a long, narrow kitchen so the more decluttering the better. Some of you will think I'm nuts but I got rid of my microwave to give me some more counter space......don't think the hubby will like that one.
In the long run he will thank me ;)
So Todays Tip is to clean off your counter tops and breathe!
The last week has been hectic with wrapping up a clients project so......I couldn't see the counters in my kitchen. The last two days I have been trying to do ALL of my dishes.
I've noticed that I have had more dishes than I've ever had. I think it is due to the fact that I bought some extra dishes and pots.
My poor kitchen can't handle it so.....there will have to be a purging of some older dishes and pots to make everything fit. Then when I need to cook dinner I will have to use the dishes we have (or use paper plates...lol) and pots forcing me to keep up on the dishes. It will be a blessing in disquise.
What do you do to cut down on dishes?
How many of you find that using a crock pot helps with the dish load?
I met someone a few years back who only wanted to mess up her kitchen once a day. (I think all her kids were in school!)
So when she got up in the morning she would make her dinner meal or stick it in the crock pot.
I think it was this same person who had five children and never went over $250 per month.
There is also another blogger who makes meals ahead of time and she has a great e-book for like only $10 or so. She has some great ideas...and no I am not getting paid to promote her. I just think she is cool.
I would love to hear about any other ideas you may have!