One of the most exciting things I've done around the house has been a little cleaning. (OK, "exciting" may be slightly the wrong word...) Whenever I move to a new place there always seem to be these little pockets of chaos, where stuff that doesn't have a home swirls and festers. When we moved into our co-bedroom last fall, I developed just such a chaos pocket in my dormer. My delightful vintage vanity and vintage chair moved into the dormer. Along with various hatboxes of hats, gloves, scarves, a couple wigs, a bunny mobile...you get the idea. I'm bad at taking before shots, so I don't even think I have a picture of the chaos, but imagine yourself knee-deep in flotsam and you'll be about there.
Finally a couple weeks ago I just couldn't take it anymore and I did a huge sort, purge, elimination of the Ross-Dress-for-Less hatboxes, and now it looks like this!
OMG, there's actually carpet under there! (Yes, that's my 1980's cropped pink leather jacket on the chair. It inspires me every day to try and be as fabulous as possible...)
The fabulous husband spurred me on to one more sorting project before I ran out of steam. Again, no before picture because the wedding stuff stacked to the ceiling was truly mortifying. But now the "closet" at the end of our hall looks like this!
Not a lot of progress has been made in decor-land. My favorite recent addition was totally impromptu, spurred by my delightful friend Lisa's wedding.
Also in the works is still my chandelier. It's looking better!
Also in the works is the Great Molding Extravaganza of '11. It's the master bedroom windows first, which are rolling along. I didn't want to jinx anything with a photograph but soon (if we're lucky) I can share some pics of all the steps. Stay tuned!