Friday, October 24, 2014

NESTING...stop the madness


Lately I’ve been nesting. NO, I’m not pregnant but going through that nesting stage during pregnancy where I want to clean and scour every countertop and rearrange every closet and junk drawer down to military precision. I can’t explain this sudden urge to pitch and purge except to say I’ve been battling a weird autoimmune disease that has left me feeling helpless with only a quarter of my cylinders spinning. So when the multiple meds kick in, I get the urge to straighten and dust and rearrange and throw out missed-matched socks and my son’s deflated footballs hiding in every corner of my house like last year’s Easter eggs. 



Which leads me to designing. Yup. Once the de-cluttering commences, the designing begins. Because now I can see my spaces with a fresh eye. For example, I’ve moved the dining room table (actually I bribed my kids to move it) into the breakfast room for better use and now I have this small but empty dining space with infinite possibilities. *rubbing hands together gleefully* Picture this: repainting tired, boring white wainscoting a deep dark chocolate brown, adding contemporary yellow floral wallcovering, new chandelier and custom-made, round drape table surrounded by acrylic chairs. A room no one will use except my sisters, girlfriends and me, of course. Perfect. 
These Ghost chairs!


No window bench, but round table with tablecloth!
My son, who only has two more years before he heads to college, will finally get the draperies and bigger bed he’s been begging for since turning thirteen. 

Replace the K with a B and my son will be in heaven!


And take my office…please, I beg you…take it! Today it would make Niecy Nash from Clean House break out into de-cleaning sweat. 
"Girlfriend...you need an intervention!"

But not by the end of the month, because I’ve ordered the coolest writing table with extra storage to serve as credenza and extension to my much larger writing table. And I’m adding a huge metal grid to one of my walls to hold my various white boards, notes, scarps of fabrics, pictures, ribbon, trim…you name it. I’m getting all the crap stuffed in bags (cute bags, but still) off my floor so I don’t fear navigating a land mine every time I enter the “danger zone”.

Can't wait to get my new writing table!



All before it’s time to pull out the holly and deck the halls for Christmas. How about you? Do you get the urge to pitch and purge? What sets you into a cleaning frenzy?

Michele Summers
www.michelesummers.com
Find My Way Home

8 comments:

  1. Michele, I hope you inspire me to enter a cleaning frenzy LOL Thanks for the fun post

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    1. Christy: I've been told I'm OCD unnatural. O well. At least I get the job done. And I'm damn good at it. Just ask my clients. ;-)))
      Good luck purging. Thanks for commenting and have a great weekend.
      Michele Summers

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  2. I'd love to see a pic of your office after it's done. Now I want to go clean!

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    1. Terri: I always find the cleaning liberating, but then it leads to another project. When will the madness end? ;-) Today I'm hunting down Queen-size beds and bedding; need it time for Christmas. Call me crazy.

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  3. I'm there with you. All this stuff around here is weighing me down. Good for you!

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  4. Susanna: Purging always lifts my spirits! Good luck.

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  5. Wow, I'm tired just reading about everything you plan. I hope you feel better soon and that your house turns out just the way you want it to!

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    1. LOL. I know. I exhaust everyone and myself. I'm not proud of my behavior. Thanks for wishing me better health. Everyday I feel a little better. Baby steps.

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