Since the holidays are over, have things slowed down around your house?
It's been a slow week here--very unusual. . . . My Honey has been working away from the farm--meaning the living room is on hold for a while. . . .I've busied myself painting a few pieces of furniture but not much else is happening--typical of winter. . . .everything slows down to a crawl. . . .
When I find myself alone like this, I begin to eye things with more scrutiny than normal. . . .Winter is the time I catch up on serious cleaning--rooms, closets, cabinets--and often serious rearranging. . . .
First order of business--strip down the bath to the bare necessities and give it a thorough cleaning while I'm at it. Talk about plain and simple! Look at it now!
One thing I've learned over the years is that I'm better off starting with a clean slate. . . .gradually adding back as the inspiration comes. . . .
An example of how this one little trick allows me to see a room in a different light--I've used the washtub in the bath for seven years and have never noticed that it has the same shape as the tub! Duh. . . .I knew it looked right--never realizing why. . . .
Then I eyed the wooden clothes dryer that we've used for our extra towels more than seven years--why have I never painted it?
Stripping down the bath has certainly presented lots of possibilities, yet I continue to tell myself "Simplify". . . . . I've never decorated a bath in which less was more. . . .but, I think it will be fun to change things around. . . .
I'll finish my cleaning and painting this week. . . .then start bringing back a FEW items that are more "farmhouse". . . .
Hope to show you our new old bathroom one day soon. . . .
plain and simple style. . . .
. . . from my farmhouse to yours. . .
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