Have you ever changed up your whole house based on something small? I seem to be moving in that direction over these past couple of days. It all started because the lampshade I was swooning over at Target (and who's with me on loving everything in the Threshold collection) was marked down from $40 to $4.98. $4.98 people!! Can you believe it?!?!
Ok, truth be told, we just got back from vacation at the cottage we rent every year on Cape Cod and that house always inspires me to scale back on the accessories and brighten things up.
Coming back from this house, everything in my house feels so dark and cluttered. Then The Nester did her 30 days without accessories challenge, and though I don't know if I could ever go accessory free, I do feel like our house could benifit from some cleaner surfaces.
Since this guy came home from South Korea last spring...
Our life has been beyond challenging (as I am sure it is for any family when they bring a new member home!) and although I have completed a number of house projects - they were more about maintenance and survival that they were about creating the kind of enviornment I want to come home to.
So if that lampshade sparked that change - then hip hip hooray - $5 well spent!!