Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cubes Makeover

I'm on a mission to get my house just the way I want it. We've lived in this house for 4 years now, & we have made quite a few changes/improvements, but there is so much more I want to do. The main object of the exercise, is to de-clutter as much stuff as possible. I get ridiculously attached to 'things,' & instead of all those things making me happy, I feel like I'm dragging them all along behind me, & boy are they weighing me down! 
Every so often Rowan & I daydream about moving to another country, & it all sounds so wonderful, but then I think about all the stuff I have collected over 54 years, & the idea of moving anywhere, let alone to another country, is a nightmare. SO, I'm getting rid of as much as possible to make life lighter & easier. The house will work for me, instead of against me, it will be quicker & easier to keep clean & tidy, & I'll know where everything is. 
My focus is on the lounge/dining/kitchen, which is an open plan area. Because it's a bit overwhelming to attack 3 rooms I'm breaking it down into areas. I've nearly finished 2 walls of the loungeroom, & here is a peek at a project for wall 1. The cubes were in another room, & I had an antique kitchen dresser in this position. I decided to jazz up the cubes & display things I love & will be keeping.

Before, boring.
After: I cut 3mm MDF squares, covered one side with
wallpaper & arranged them in the back of the cubes. 
 Just a few of my favourite things. As I work my way through the house I'll add more treasures. The typewriter was my dad's. I chose the wallpaper behind it with some yellow in it, as yellow was dad's favourite colour.

4 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great.......

Sweet Pea said...

Jan that's an ingenious way to redecorate the backs of the cubes.
What a job it is deciding what to 'let go' and what 'to keep'. I am myself going through a similar dilemma after having to help clean out my mother's home of 53 years. I'm now determined to 'let go' some of my 'stuff' too. Good luck.

Bev C said...

Hello Jan,

Good on your for tackling such a big job. Love the typewriter.The cube display looks great with the addition of colour.

Happy days.
Bev.

Gina E. said...

What a super way to tizzy up the boring cubes. Being an Aries, I am not creative at all, but I can and do copy lots of ideas, and follow stitching and patchwork patterns to the nnth degree!