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Sunday, April 23, 2017

DOWNSIZING

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.
The playhouse?

I have never liked the term downsizing.
It sounds so negative.
In researching synonyms I found cut, diminish, decrease, lessen, lower, dwindle, amputate...
Amputate???
Wow.
 
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.
 


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3 comments:

Hopemore Studio said...

Pam, how great to see a post from you!! The space so far is beautiful. Yes paring down will be hard but the freedom that comes less stuff can be liberating!! I too could use with a little liberating from my stuff.
My husband and I have always made it our plan to downsize after the kids graduate college, that is less than 8 years away now. I think a cape cod is fabulous, they are usually so interesting and very good at making the best use of all space.
Take care!!
Angie

Joy Galbraith said...

You inspire me. Have a good day '

cathy ll said...

Just found your blog while searching for a way to paint my bedroom floors after removing old nasty carpeting. Do you remember years ago you used Kona Brown? lol I'm on it! Love your new simplified space. I am looking forward to looking back at more archived posts as well as the future of your new digs.
Blessings to you!
Cathy