Hello everyone! I don’t think I’ve shared some redecorating we done recently. Everything was free and found on Craigslist, except this mirror and that was purchased on sale at HomeDepot. I believe one of you gave me this idea to put a mirror over the sink and the transformation is fantastic!
I’ve been searching on Craigslist for lumber and bricks so Bali can finish his outdoor projects. We are hunting and pecking about having both agreed to not spend any money outside mortgage, utilities, gas for the car and groceries. I haven’t found lumber yet but one day I found a shelving unit and thought it perfect for the boys room that is becoming a mess of piles here and there. Shelves are brilliant for creating a place for everything and tidying up the house.
We drove to a lovely, large house in the country and when we arrived the family had the garage open and filled with furnishings they wanted to be rid of. Turns out they were moving out of state and doing some decluttering.
Here is the after of the mirror over the sink.
Now here are the before and afters of the house after we hauled home all the new to us furniture. I donated my old furniture for free on Craigslist.
I love playing with this house. I love rearranging furniture, finding new pieces for free and giving away old pieces that are too chunky and heavy for this house. Shelves are great because all the items that were piled on various peices of furniture are now up and displayed nicely and I don’t need all the furniture.
I find that cleaning is much easier now with less furnishings and lighter pieces. The boys room has more furnishings but they need that desk and all those shelves so we don’t just pile books and art and toys everywhere or stuff in baskets to be forgotten.
I love my big table. I chop and knead dough, working on it often as I moved my island to the laundry room were it serves a good purpose. We live at that table.
I’m finding so much on Craigslist right now as everyone seems to be moving out of California and wants to downsize. So, I get to do my shopping but for free and I’m recycling their stuff and giving my stuff away for a second or third or fourth life. Nothing is wasted nor being added to the landfills. Now that is sustainable home decor!