"Creativity is oxygen for our souls." ~ Julia Cameron
Ever since I was a teenager, at least a few times a year I would rearrange all of the furniture in my bedroom. I enjoyed creating new spaces without necessarily buying something new. I loved the feeling of new perspectives and fresh energy.
Have you also noticed that the state of your surroundings can have such an impact on the state of your mind? When I start seeing patterns, like continually having difficulty focusing or feeling weighed down in a particular room in my house, then I know it is time for a change.
My latest home project was to declutter our living room and make it a more peaceful place to be. All of the STUFF we had was driving me crazy. I got rid of things we no longer use, moved what we don't use regularly to the attic, and refurbished some furniture pieces into a calming grey/white theme with a shabby chic flair.
That included giving a metal cabinet I bought from Ikea 15+ yrs ago a new life by coating it in grey chalk paint and adding some little details to give it a softer, more unique feel. This part of project "living room rehab" took less than 2 hours (excluding drying time)! I forgot to take a "before" picture, so the one below is an Ikea photo ;-).
Do you play around with your environment too? Would love to be inspired by new ideas!
Michelle Borner, a mom on 23 missions, blogs about her Deep Thoughts on a wide range of topics from parenting to conscious living to lessons from brain cancer.
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