As you may remember, I have been more than encouraged to purge my collections a "bit" by Mr Roboto. After much denial and a fit or two, I've realized that he might just have been right. GULP!!!! Shhh, don't tell him.
I do love my things, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
So with his "encouragement" I began the Purge in earnest. Below you can see my Dining Hutch area before,
And after the purge. As you can see there is a lot less stuff. This area probably saw the most decrease. It can still look a bit stark to me, but it is nice to walk into the room and be a bit less overwhelmed. I didn't even realize how much I had before.
My office was much of the same. See before above my desk.
I would not say this area is finished. Mr Roboto even thinks it needs a bit more, but he likes the framed sign. I'll probably do some B&W prints framed in black with white mattes, on each side. Not real sure yet.
On the opposite wall in my office, is my telephone nitch.
Before fully decked out above and below.
After a little editing, a cleaner less cluttered look
And part of my Greyhound Collection
I've used this book and Amy at Whisperwood Cottage's house as inspiration.
I love how she has been able to give her home a flea market look but not have it over cluttered. Now if I could just get her to sell me that Wonderful Greyhound Sign of hers :)
Another area that has gotten a major purge is my creative room. Wow I didn't know I had so much stuff in that space. And I'm still taking stuff out of there. Sorry no pics yet.
My strategy is to look at an area and remove several item, then a few more, maybe everything. Then add back just a bit, if it looks too empty. But as Mr. Roboto said, "It's gonna look empty because of how "dense" it's been".
He's lucky I love him, that's all I gotta say about that.
I still have more to do, but have slowed down a bit. If you take a look at my Etsy store you'll see lots of the things I've removed showing up in the weeks to come.