Hello there old friends.
Welcome to the downsized version of Frippery.
We have moved on.
No longer the farmhouse.
Maybe the cozy house, the project house, I am still playing with that.
I have never liked the term downsizing.
It sounds so negative.
In researching synonyms I found cut, diminish, decrease, lessen, lower, dwindle, amputate...
If you all have any great terms for what I feel is a new and freeing phase of life please share.
We have been here since November and I am just getting around to a bit of sharing.
Our little Cape Cod style house is about a third of the size of Frippery farmhouse but has so much potential.
I am having so much fun planning all of the changes we hope to make.
It has been a learning curve on how to live with less.
(unfortunately we are still paying for two storage units full of stuff)
It shows how little we actually need.
Don't misunderstand, I still love my stuff. I just edit with more care.
I will begin to share some little peeks of our progress as we move forward,
The biggest thing I had to do was paint the entire interior.
I chose to go with Sherwin Williams Alabaster, a warm white, for every room.
In a small home it helps to have a cohesive background from room to room.
Lacking a mantle I have used the cabinet you may remember from our old foyer as my place to play with seasonal decorating.
If you have been visiting for a while you know how often this little area will change.
Living smaller makes for so much more time to play.
Stalking the decorating blogs and Pinterest has my head spinning.
So many options.
That said, I am trying my best to hold back and be patient.
Those storage units need to be emptied and other more boring things should be seen to before I really dig into the big changes.
Good to get back to the blog which also needs remodeling.
Everything in it's own time.
Yours in new beginnings, P.