Saturday, May 16, 2009

Finished products

With the lamp shade (also goodwill, cost $.99 and I think it was brand new) on the large bulb, all that is left is the tiny bulb shades. I don't know where to find those, but I haven't ever looked for them either. So I have a bit of work to do to make this look perfect, but I adore the way it looks now.

And here is what the food pictures look like after I painted the frames:

Wont those look cute over the kids little stove in the new kitchen?

On the decluttering front, I have been getting rid of everything. Lol... I say that lightly, but I went through my kids rooms yesterday with a fine toothed comb, and then I went through the drawers in the kitchen and got rid of everything I hadn't used for the last 6 months. I have gotten rid of 'favorites', 'specials', and "But I love that ones". And in many ways it is freeing. I have decided not to keep anything I can't see inside the new house. If I can see where it goes, and have a place for it, than it stays. If not, it goes... and some of that is really hard, but a lot of that is freeing and feels great! With the nice sunny weather we have had for the past two days I am really enjoying getting everything out and taking trips to goodwill to drop stuff off. It feels so great!

How is everyone else's weekend going? Spring cleaning and decluttering going alright so far?



Anonymous said...

I had a yardsale with my mom a couple of weekends ago. What didnt sell was donated. It feels great to get rid of useless stuff!

The bigger our boys get, the smaller the house seems to get too so decluttering is done atleast twice a year here.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I love the idea of the prints hanging over the kids' stove... how darling!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That sounds great Beth! Yes... decluttering is done a lot here too... but at the same time, I don't think I have ever gotten down to what we have right now. It feels good. :)

Thanks Valerie! I love the pics and the lamp still. There is a pile of red accents for my new kitchen waiting in a box for the move. I can't wait! (I still can't find the lampshades anywhere, though.)


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