lately i have been so bored with our home. i'm talking so bored that i don't want to be here much. and that's a pickle because i have to spend a lot of time at home with the birdie during the day to keep her on a schedule. i can't help but just want to be out and about all the time. our house is dark and the rooms are small. i want to move to a bigger, brighter space but unfortunately that isn't in the cards for us right now so i needed to come up with a solution to cure this house boredom funk that i have fallen into. we decided to PURGE in a BIG WAY! i want to get rid of all this STUFF. being a vintage collector and dealer for so many years, i have accumulated many THINGS. TOO many things and certain spaces in our home are becoming cluttered. as much as i love some of these things, it's time for them to go or else i have a feeling we'll end up on a future episode of hoarders. we've started getting rid of stuff and putting it in the back house in preparation for a big "spring cleaning yard sale" that we are getting ready for. the kiddos are so excited! they've been wanting to have a yard sale for the past couple of years so they could sell some of their old toys and make a lemonade stand. the cheers and excitement that came out of those two when i told them it was happening soon was mighty adorable.
in addition to getting rid of half of our belongings we are painting our dark gray walls WHITE! (hence the amazing white walled inspiration above.) something i have been bugging the mister to do for over a year now. i mean we already have the paint, we just haven't had the time. so "hopefully" we can get around to brightening this place up within the next couple of weeks, one room at a time, and then we can rearrange and get a few new special pieces for our home. i've been on the hunt for a new couch and a couple other pieces of furniture to change this place up a bit. i also want house plants. a whole slew of them. i've had numerous plants in the past and sadly i've killed them ALL, but i have a secret plan of action on how NOT to kill the new plants this time around... i will be adding plant watering to the kiddos chores list. fancy idea isn't it?!!
there is so much inspiration out there in internet land, holy smokes! i could have made this blog post a mile long but i think i will end here and just tell you that i am excited. i cannot wait to make this place fresh and new for the remainder of our time here. the only room that i am happy with at the moment is gemma bird's. and OF COURSE there will be a house tour when i'm done. maybe even a mini room by room tour as i complete each space. oh yes, i am so motivated!