Do you ever take a good look at some arrangement you've done and think
maybe it looks too cluttered? Maybe it was also because I was looking through
a decorating magazine and saw a feature on a home focusing on minimalism
(that would never be me with decorating, that's for sure). I sometimes have to
remind myself that "less is more". I also wanted to lighten things up a bit for spring.
Even though spring seems like a long way off around here. We're going down
to below zero temps again tonight. Can't even talk about it.
Anyway, first I decided to tackle this area of the living room.
This is the before.
And here's the after. I took out most of the heavy, gold accessories and
added a couple of white ones. I also removed the brown birds and brown
candle that was in the narrow basket.
Made a new vignette on the buffet with clear bottles. There had also been
a wooden bowl filled with books and pine cones on the right, and I changed
that out for a stack of books with a framed mirror and my grandma's clock.
I added some white accessories to the table in the entryway.
The fun stuff is over. Now I'm off to make a call to an endodontist (need
a root canal), fold laundry, clean cat puke out of the vent (Clementine has
great aim), and research natural ways to get rid of ants (tried the cinnamon
thing I found online earlier - doesn't work). And then tonight, we get to go out
in the bitter cold to a car dealer and look at a couple of used cars for Tim!
Still haven't found one and we are sick and tired of dealing with people we've
found on Craigslist. We've been looking for six weeks and Tim needs a car
ASAP as it looks like he might be getting a new job and needs transportation.
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