Thursday, 18 September 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.


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.

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!