I started this blog post back in April, and never went back to finish it. I didn't realize it had been that long. I still needed to take a picture of our bed with nightstands and lamps. What can I say, it's been kind of a weird year.
Taking Martha Beck's advice (Starlight) on redecorating. Remove something from your space that you dislike (bins!) and bring in something new.
A cloth Shower Curtain.
Mermaids on the bathroom wall.
A Tablecloth for the dust-collecting kitchen table.
Symon helps me sew the tablecloth.
A new chair and ottoman.
Yes, we still have the box the vacuum came in - Symon likes to play in it.
Real lamps, too. We were using these little desk lamps that pointed down and made the bedroom dark. It's amazing how much light there is now that we have real lamps.
Many years ago, we purchased a bunch of bins - and I mean a bunch, like over two dozen clear bins - while in Seattle. We had a Studio apartment, so it made sense to be able to store and stack our stuff in the big walk-in closet as well as our basement storage area. Then we never got our stuff out of the bins, until now. There are none left. Everything is unpacked. For the first time since we left Memphis, which was 2000.
It's been amusing that as Steve drops off the bins in the 'free stuff' area at the recycling center, they are gone in less than ten seconds. The useless wooden bar stool, too.
No more stacked bins as nightstands.
Or a printer stand.
Our home has a different energy. Our lives have a different energy.
Especially with this Furry Ginger addition: